Robomaid RM-770

March 14th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

Robomaid RM 770 reviewOverview

One of the reasons why a lot of robots are expensive is they’re adorned with all those bells and whistles—yes, features you can actually do without. Though they are helpful, what really matters is the robot cleans as efficiently as a regular vacuum cleaner, such as an upright. It should be able to save you time and energy and shouldn’t put a dent in your bank account through constant maintenance or poorly made body that will compel you to buy a new one. What you need is something simple yet powerful such as Robomaid RM-770.

Pros

  • Is cheaper (up to 20 times than its competitors)
  • Can be scheduled to clean at your preferred time
  • Easy to operate and use
  • Consumes less energy
  • Cleans a floor thoroughly
  • Is comfortable to carry
  • Comes with built-in UV lamps
  • Picks up a lot of dirt
  • Covers 100 square meters in an hour
  • Charges itself in its docking station
  • Sweeps and mops the floor
  • Works its way around bumps such as furniture legs
  • Helps create a confined space with virtual walls

Cons

  • Produces noise louder than the other robots
  • Some finds it too high
  • Gets stuck
  • Doesn’t handle rugs well
  • Doesn’t have a full-blown onboard scheduler

Features

  • Turbo-head spinning brush
  • Side brush for the walls
  • Suction power from the main brush
  • 28 sensors for wall and furniture detection
  • Shock-absorbing bumper
  • 100 square meters in 1 hour
  • Microfiber mopping cloth
  • Stair and ledge detector
  • Built-in UV light
  • Remote control
  • Virtual wall
  • 1-year limited warranty

Detailed Review

  • Turbo-head spinning brush
  • Side brush for the walls
  • Suction power from the main brush
  • 28 sensors for wall and furniture detection
  • Shock-absorbing bumper
  • 100 square meters in 1 hour
  • Microfiber mopping cloth
  • Stair and ledge detector
  • Built-in UV light
  • Remote control
  • Virtual wall
  • 1-year limited warranty

Detailed Review

The Robomaid doesn’t have the same polish or professional look as the other robots. In fact, it may just appear a thick layer of red rolled tape on the floor! However, you should not just a book by its cover. RM-770 has impressed thousands of people all over the globe with its efficient cleaning process, more affordable price, and ease of use.

The cleaner is actually made up of several types of brushes. This is to ensure it can pick up all the particles along the way, as well as clean the edges of the walls and every nook and cranny. Given its height clearance, it sometimes gets stuck under the furniture, but it’s so easy to pick up since it’s just lightweight. You can also use your remote control, which is also ideal for programming the robot’s settings. One of its brushes is the helical spinning brush that produces a lot of power, allowing to deal even with very hard stains and grime on the floor. The only problem is it doesn’t clean well with rugs. It also works as a mop, with its attached microfiber cloth.

When it comes to navigation, it is equipped with a variety of sensors such as stair and ledge detector. It also has the ability to sense the presence of obstacles and travel around them to prevent bumps. But just in case bumping happens—this may occur even with the best robots out there—there’s a shock-absorbing bumper to minimize the effects of the impact on both the robot and the furniture. The virtual wall isn’t as impressive as that of a Roomba, but it is sufficient enough to create your confined space or boundary while cleaning. It’s also a whole lot better than the magnetic strips of Neato XV-11.

Besides the dust bin, which needs regular emptying, RM-770 has a built-in UV light, killing off bacteria and dust mites. The floor is therefore sanitized after being thoroughly cleaned.

There’s no clear onboard scheduler, though you can use the self-charging docking station as a timer to alert you if it’s time to clean.

User Comments

Simply put – it works. While it’s not the smartest vacuum on the block given enough time it will clean all areas, and clean them well. The bin is very large and easy to empty while the various sensors do a good job .

—Allmyfriends, Product Review

couldn’t believe how much dog hair my Robomaid, Nyles, pulls out of the carpets. It’s hard to believe there was that much dog hair actually on/in the carpets and I’m just surprised that our boxer still has hair on him!

—Julie Macarthur67, Product Review

Excellent. I used it for the first time a week after professional carpet cleaning and it still picked up quite a bit of stuff. In the following month I have used it three times and each time it picks up dirt although this is not a dirty house just me and a small short-haired dog. I follow up with a vac of the edges, corners, skirting boards etc.

—Ian, Robomaid

 

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