Robot vacuum may not deserve its namesake if it requires you to regular empty its dust bin. The word ‘robot’ means, you should have minimal interaction with it and considering how small the dust bin on such device is, interaction can be quite frequent. This is where Neabot Robot Vacuum comes in.
This dirt sucking bot will empty its onboard dustbin automatically whenever it is full, saving you the frequent interaction. And if it has yet to complete its task, it will continue to do so after ditching the content.
Obviously, this isn’t the first robot vacuum with self-emptying feature, but I am pretty certain that it is the most affordable. Moreover, this little guy boasts many features that are found at higher end machines.
Features like Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) for smart mapping and navigation, 3 levels of suction power (700, 1200, and 2700 Pa) for different surfaces, and automatic suction boost over carpet.
The dust collection center contains a 2.8L auto-sealed dust bag that is good for 2-4 weeks before needing replacing.
The rest of the features are pretty rudimentary to top-end robot vacuum and they includes setting cleaning zones and no-go zones via a dedicated app, cliff sensors to prevent falling over stairs and ledges, wall sensors for adhering to obstacles and walls very closely, and finally, a big capacity 5,200 mAh battery that is good for 2,150 square feet (200 square meter), or 3.6 hours, on a single charge.
Now, with those features, you’d probably expect a $1,000-ish machine, or at least 600 plus dollars, but surprisingly, the Neabot costs just US$399. But that’s only if you secure a unit on Kickstarter soon.
Last check, only around 8 units are left at this price. So, if you want it at that price, you will have act on it fast. After that, it will cost US$429. But that is still very much cheaper than what the market has to offer for similar spec machine.
All images courtesy of Neabot.