Look, you’ve seen the clickbait title. I’ve seen the clickbait title. We’ve all seen the clickbait title. Let me cut straight to the chase.
Is the RoboVac 11 really worth all the hype? Yes. And here’s why.
The team over at smart-home tech brand, Eufy, reached out earlier last month to see if I’d like to trial a robotic vacuum and give my honest opinion as to how it’s impacted my household and cleaning routine.
With over 5,000 positive reviews on Amazon no less, there’s a reason why the RoboVac 11 has become a number one best seller the world over. And once you get passed the initial fear of robots taking over the world, one task at a time, I realised just how helpful Roger – yes that’s what I’ve named him – would be at saving previous time cleaning.
So here’s how he works. First of all, you flip Roger over and attach two counter-rotating side brushes, alongside the central 14.5cm rolling brush, to enable a 3-point cleaning system – designed to loosen, extract and vacuum dirt.
Once I’d done that, I let the robot loose to do his thing. The beauty of the RoboVac 11 is that it navigates around obstacles in the room. Obviously you need to pick things up off the floor as you do with a regular vacuum cleaner, but with a soft bumper design, and featuring a whole heap of anti-collision infrared sensors, it can clean non-stop without help from you. Plus, it has such as small compact profile, it’s able to get under sofa’s, beds and other hard to reach places that your normal vacuum might not be able to. The one thing I will say though is he got a little lost under my drawers against all four legs, so I had to help him out a bit.
With a battery life of 1.5 hours, I set the vacuum to work while I cleaned the bathroom, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, and moved him from room to room as I’d finished. As I live in a fairly small flat, this was fine, but I’d imagine if you lived in a larger house, you might have to do the downstairs first, charge him and then do the upstairs. But that’s true of the Dyson V6 I have now anyway. The ingenious thing about the RoboVac 11 is that once it’s running low on power, it returns to its docking station automatically (which needs to be placed against a flat wall) to charge again, ready for the next task.
A thing to note is that I have two cats, and although Shirley – who is scared of a crisp packet – wasn’t so keen, the reduced noise in comparison to my Dyson, meant she didn’t run for the hills as soon as I turned it on. Audrey on the other hand followed it around like Roger was her new best friend. All I wanted was to walk back in and see her riding on the back of it, but she refused to play ball.
I’ve seen these style of vacuums on sale for up to £1000, so to have this design come in at £219.99 really is a steal. Is it a lot of money for a vacuum? Yes. But is it worth it in terms of saving time and having something else to the hard work for you? Yes.
Now, we get to the exciting part.
Eufy are giving away not one, but TWO RoboVac 11 models and all you have to do to be in with a chance of having your own Roger is enter the giveaway right here.
AND, if you want to grab your own RoboVac 11 right now, I have a discount code to get 15% off the retail price, bringing it down to £189.99, which ends at midnight tonight. Just enter the code “VAPTNO4” at the checkout over at Eufylife.com and he’ll be on his way.
So, what do you think about this robot? Is it something you’d have in your house to help? You have to admit, it’s a stylish bit of kit, right?
*I was kindly gifted the RoboVac 11 by Eufy to trial and give my honest review of.