Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review
If you are one of those people who doesn’t like spending to much time cleaning, then you might consider yourself lucky, because of the Neato XV-11 All Floor Robot Vacuum Cleaner. The product will not only clean your entire house, but it does it when you are not home. So there’s no problem if you have guests when you just come home from work.
The Neato XV-11 is a smart robot, designed to clean all the floors, even on a daily basis. Because of its 360-degrees incorporated laser, this robot vacuum cleaner is able to scan the place, detect the walls, furniture and make a map of the room. Due to this map it is able to clean the room and avoid most of the obstacles easily. If you rearrange the furniture, the Neato XV-11 will adapt and do its job properly next time.
When you press the start button, the Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Cleaner will start scanning all the obstacles in the room and the doors. After finishing the cleaning of one room, it goes to one of the recognized doors and starts cleaning the other room. And so on until cleans the whole house.
With just a few presses on the buttons, you can schedule the Neato XV-11 to do all the work when you are away – one of the main benefits of a robot vacuum cleaner. This way your house will be always clean and ready for guests. If Neato XV-11 runs low on power it is smart enough to go back to its charging base, recharges itself and then returns to work from where it left off.
The powerful vacuum motor inside the Neato XV-11 makes it easy to pick up any tiny speck, any pet hair. Because of its low profile, XV-11 is capable to clean under the furniture, under the bed and sofas. Neato XV-11 cleans every type of floor: carpet, rugs or hardwood.
According to customers reviews the Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, has more pros than cons.
The users were very satisfied with the product. People were amazed by the intelligent laser mapping used to clean the room. Customers commented about the powerful vacuum motor that sucked anything from deep in the carpet.
In particular, several users who are also pet owners were very pleased with the Neato’s performance, commenting that it picks up an embarrassing amount of pet hair that isn’t visible to the human eye.
People who used Neato XV-11 loved how they could schedule it and leave home to come back to a cleaner place. They also love the auto docking function.
“Automatically finds its dock to recharge if it can’t finish in one charge, then picks up where it left off.”
“I really like this robotic vacuum. It cleans a ridiculous amount of pet hair and dust from my carpet!”
A number of owners commented that the excellent performance (Neato was regarded as a better performer that the Roombas) required the Neato to recharge itself to be able to clean large areas. However, the Neato returns itself to its recharging base, then starts again where it previous finished.
Most of the bad reviews were about the customer service from Neato, rather than from people who had technical problems with their Neato XV-11. Also, some users, commented about the fact that XV-11 does bump into some obstacles and it does not clean so well around corners.
Generally, though, the Neato XV-11 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is what one happy reviewer called “automation at your service“.
Neato XV-11 Pros
- it detects doorways and moves from room to room in a logical fashion
- the suction and cleaning ability is amazing
- it can change from hard surfaces to soft almost all of the time
- extremely easy to clean
- contact with Neato customer service was a dream
Neato XV-11 Cons
- the noise level is maybe a little louder than the whine of a Roomba
- My house is large enough that the Neato is not able to clean the whole house in 1 charge but it returns to its base and charges up and then finds its way back to where it left off and finishes the job
Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Features and Specifications
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 15.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 16.8 pounds
- Laser-based Room Positioning System that helps avoiding obstacles in the room
- Very powerful vacuum that cleans everything from dirt and dust to pet hair
- Automatic doorway recognition – only after finishing completely one room will move to the next one
- Low profile helps cleaning under the furniture
- Always vacuums in straight lines and cleans closely around obstacles
- Goes independently to the charging base when it is on low power or after finishing the job
- Boundary markers can be used to schedule only to clean certain areas