Review: Neato Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

The Neato VX-11 robotic vacuum cleaner offers not only efficiency to the homeowner, but entertainment as well! Those who own this handy gadget enjoy watching it as it uses it’s “brain” to map out a room by use of a Laser Based Room Positioning System. The Neato VX-ll quickly scans an entire room, mapping out the location of all objects in the room before going to work.


Noted for its efficiency and quick movement around a room, the Neato VX-11 is great for quick clean ups between more thorough vacuums. For hardwood floors, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring it works fine, but people are more skeptical about how thorough a job it does cleaning carpeting. There’s no need to worry. Most owners say it has no problem cleaning up carpeting.

This little robot offers not only efficiency to those who own it, but entertainment as well. Watching this new household gadget is fun and interesting as it’s brain scopes out the entire room before it gets to work. Its laser operating system keeps it from running into objects around the room, with the objects stored in its memory. For many, just the thrill of owning a robot is exciting.

It not only has a Laser Based Room Positioning System, but it also has a timer that can be set automatically so the vacuuming can be done while the owner is away from home. It quickly vacuums underneath furniture and into corners. When its done, it returns to its charging base automatically, all on its own. The only thing it doesn’t do is “meow!”

The Neato VX-11 is noted for its ability to be maintained easily and its quick and easy clean up. With a battery operated charging system that can easily be removed, this robotic vacuum cleaner runs between $350.00 and $400.00 brand new. So far, the only versions available are the VX-11 and the VX-21, which is for those who suffer from allergies to pet hair and dust. The cost is comparable to other robotic vacuum cleaners that are on the market today, and it does come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. I can’t help but wonder what Neato manufacturers will come up with next!

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Best Features of the iRobot Scooba Vacuum Cleaner

iRobot was an innovator when it launched a robot vacuum cleaner. The Roomba was a revolutionary household tool that would automatically surf around your carpet and hardwood floors to vacuum. iRobot has now gone one step further with the Scooba.

Like the Roomba, it is a robotic floor cleaner. However, this robot takes cleaning up a notch by scrubbing your sealed hardwood, marble and other solid surface floors with a wet cleaning solution. The patented 4 stage cleaning process of the Scooba never lets the dirty solution touch the floor. It begins by vacuuming up dirt, crumbs and other debris you would normally sweep up. Second, fresh cleaning solution is dispensed automatically from the machine and then the area is scrubbed by a row of rotating brushes. Lastly a squeegee comes along to help collect the dirty solution back into the machine to leave the clean floor dry. You simply empty the dirty water from the machines, step back and enjoy your clean floors.

This is the Roomba 530 equipped with the function of scrubbing hardwood, marble and other solid surface floor with the wet cleaning solution.

Since the machine has two separate reservoirs the clean and dirty water never mixes. This gives you a superior clean to mopping and it can even remove up to 98% of the bacteria on your floors. You may purchase a cleaning solution from the company, use a vinegar and water mixture or plain water in the machine. This flexibility allows you to operate your machine quite affordably.

The robotic floor cleaner is also safe to run on a variety of floor types. Sensors built-in allow it to recognize and move around furniture, bathroom fixtures and general room clutter as it cleans. This is a great feature, especially for smaller bathroom or mudroom areas. It also makes several passes over the floor to ensure that sticky or stubborn dirt can be removed cleanly. The machine also follows the walls of your room to clean right up to the edge of your rooms, and is smart enough to sense stairways and avoid falling down them. The Virtual Wall accessory keeps your robot in the room you intend to be cleaned, by creating a virtual barrier. Surprisingly, as the vacuum works it can choose from over 60 different moves to make every second to maximize the cleaning of your room. This allows the machine to also remove itself from tight areas and not to become trapped. This ensures that your floor cleaner can operate quite effectively with very minimal attention from you.

According to Pop Tech, this light painting photograph was created by a group of students over in Germany using a swarm of seven Roomba automated vacuum cleaners. Each one had a different colored LED light attached to the top, making the resulting photo look like some kind of robotic Jackson Pollock painting.

From large to small rooms, the iRobot Scooba can take care of all your hard surface floor cleaning needs. Just add your solution, set it and go. Read the next innovative home cleaning tech tools review: Technological Advances of Robot Vacuum Cleaners on The Market.

Watch this video demonstration of iRobot Roomba 560