You wanted toso you didn’t have to clean the house yourself, but here you manually empty the vacuum cleaner bucket every time you start it. A self-emptying robot-vacuum can start the journey a bit, because you only need to empty the trash once a month or so. But models like are insanely expensive, priced at over $ 1,000. If you want to achieve a vacuum self-discharge for about a third of that price, you can get it now when you apply the coupon code CNETNBOT at the box office.
Not so long ago, I told you about a contract to get Neabot for $ 424, but thanks to CNET exclusives at Daily Steals, it’s now available at the lowest price I’ve ever seen for this vacuum. Moreover, this is one of the lowest prices of self-priming vacuum cleaners currently sold by any brand.
Neabot started on Kickstarter, but is now shipped in retail. The robot seems to have learned something from almost every other vacuum cleaner on the market, and the list of its features is surprisingly long.
Take, for example, the self-emptying dock. Yes, it empties itself when it returns to the docking station and starts charging. And when it’s time to finally throw away the garbage bag, you’ll see that it even has a smart little cardboard valve that you can close before you pull it out of the dock, so there’s no chance of dirt falling out as you pull it in the trash can.
The robot itself is quite powerful – it has three levels of suction power with a maximum of 2,700 Pa – and automatically adjusts as needed during cleaning. The following is a Z-shaped cleaning pattern and includes lidar sensors () to keep track of where it is in the house.
With the mobile app, you can set a cleaning schedule as well as customize a cleaning session by highlighting a map of your home. You can add restricted areas and name specific rooms, so you can instruct him to go directly to the kitchen to clean the spout, for example. It is also compatible with Alexa and Google Home.
I have been using Neabot in my home for some time now and I am pleased with its performance for a reason. At first it frustrated me, as he seems to be more sensitive to being hanged, trapped, and sabotaged by common household barriers. For example, a vacuum was obsessed with a particular floor lamp, which has a base just high enough to knock it off the rails. Single. Time. He also managed to get stuck under the front of the fridge, believe it or not, and hooked himself to the wires under the bed. But I managed, knowing that as soon as he finished one good map of the house, I could mark the forbidden zones. I did, and since then it’s been great, I was able to deftly avoid all those robo vacuum sand traps. My early patience paid off.
All in all, this is a great alternative to the expensive Roomba self-discharge models, and competes with more affordable robots like. The difference is that, at least for now, Neabot has the best price.
First published earlier this year. Updated with the latest prices.
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