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Have you heard about the bObsweep Standard Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop, Rouge? Chances are you’ve seen one on TV or online. It’s like a scene right out of the future!
Like most busy families, I simply just do not have time to vacuum and sweep a 3,700 sq. ft house several times a week. With full-time jobs, school, and extracurricular events, all of my time is taken up by being a dad.
Today, I’ll be providing a review of the bObsweep Standard Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop, Rouge. I bought it for my wife for Christmas and have spent a good 3 weeks getting to know it and its features.
- Wall Track – cleans along corners efficiently using a quad-bristle side-brush
- Edge Recognition – sensors on the unit allow for dropped items, edges of stairs, and platforms
- Obstacle Detection – bObsweep uses infrared sensors to locate and avoid objects in its path
- Dirt Sensor – high sensitivity dirt sensors allow bObsweep to navigate over highly soiled areas until the dust alert is deactivated
- Lithium battery, backed with a 2 year warranty – allows for a 1 hour run time
- Automatic charging – bObsweep can determine when its battery is low and automatically return to its dock for recharging
- Remote Control – take command of every feature
- Brush – 11-inch main brush allows for consistent coverage and efficiency
- Dustbin – 1000 ML dustbin is the largest in the robotic vacuum industry
- LCD Screen – allows for easy interaction with the settings
- Self Check-up System – system automatically checks all of its components to maintain proper functionality and reports errors automatically.
What kind of performance can you expect?
The bObsweep is an easy product to remove from the packaging and set up. Total time to set up for first charge is less than 10 minutes. When you first take it out of the box and place it on the charger, allow for 24 hours of continuous charging before first using it.
I had surgery on my ankle the day after Christmas, so cleaning the floors was not going to happen. Thankfully, I had my trusty robot take care of that for me. What a great job it has done so far.
What I’ve noticed is that if you have a larger area to clean, like I do, sometimes the robot can have a hard time finding its charging station. Make sure you have it set up where there are not very many obstacles. I came down after leaving it running by itself only to find that it was going around the house when the dock was in the next room. The user manual gives clear instructions on how to situate the dock for optimal performance.
Cleaning quality is fantastic. It spends enough time on each surface to do a great job. It looks just as good as if I had popped out the handheld vacuum to do the same job. I recommend emptying its dustbin after about 2 full cleans. Just like any other vacuum on the market, regular cleaning keeps the robot running at its best.
You will have trouble with this product if it encounters low-lying obstacles, such as the bottom of cabinets, furniture, or chairs. I have entered the room many times only to see an error on the screen and the unit stuck. Sometimes it will work itself out of jams, but this has been the biggest frustration with using this product. I have a lot of furniture and obstacles, which means I have to come to its rescue sometimes. But, if you have a wide open area, you will have no problems with it getting stuck.
I have experimented with the scheduling feature and found that it works great. My plan was to set it to run at night, when the family was in bed, so that we would wake up to clean floors. Make sure to set the correct time as it uses a 24-hour clock format.
Rather than do a full clean, you can also set it to do a spot clean. This is perfect if you either don’t have a large area, or there’s a certain area that is spoiled and need of cleaning. You can also change the pattern in which the robot will run.
Using the remote control is easy! It works just like a remote control car. I have found that sometimes I’ll use the remote to guide the unit out of potential jams. The remote also allows you to push one button to send the robot back to its dock. Pretty cool feature!
Overall, if you have a fairly open area and minimal objects on the floor, you’ll be satisfied with bObsweep. Don’t be surprised though if there are times when you have to intervene. I’m hoping future versions of this robot will have improved sensors to avoid jamming itself up.
The bObsweep Standard Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop, Rouge is currently selling for $229 on Amazon. Not a bad deal for such a cool gadget.
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