Which robot vacuum cleaner to choose in 2022: seven popular models

MOSCOW, January 4 – RIA Novotel, Kirill Kasimov. Robot vacuum cleaners have taken a strong place among household appliances. According to the Moviedom-Eldorado group, in the first half of 2021 alone, these home assistants were sold in Russia for 29.7 billion rubles. RIA Novotel talks about the popular models of the new year.

Xiaomi Mejia 2C Sweeping Vacuum Cleaner

The successor to the extremely popular 1C model (the global version is called Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop), although it looks like its predecessor, has received a number of improvements. One of them is soft – the vacuum cleaner recognizes obstacles better and crashes into dark-colored furniture much less often. The navigation system is the same: several sensors and a camera that is located on the top plane and needs good lighting in the room.
at least when 2C is just building a map. Yes, the vacuum cleaner reads the map and learns itself, increasing cleaning efficiency. The side brush has been heavily redesigned, which, according to the manufacturer, allows better cleaning of debris from corners and along walls. They also promise an improvement in the function of wet cleaning, but it has not fundamentally changed (except that the water tank has become larger). An indisputable advantage is an increase in autonomy: Mejia 2C Sweeping Vacuum Cleaner is able to clean 150 square meters and return to base.

Samsung VR50T95735W

Expensive and high-tech cleaning drone from Samsung. Looking at it or Jet Bot AI +, you might think that instead of a traditional wheelset, there is a caterpillar mover. This is not so, but the model is all-terrain against the background of competitors. The front part of the body was specially “squared”: this should help in cleaning the corners. The developers have invested in this model a lot of modern solutions. For example, a vacuum cleaner cleans its own base .

rubbish is collected in special bags (enough for a month, you need to buy more). Jet Bot AI+ has lidar, here it is only part of the navigation system. The device recognizes surrounding objects using artificial intelligence algorithms: for example, a vacuum cleaner will not jam a wire left on the floor or bypass an unexpected gift from a pet. Naturally, it builds a map of the room, has its own application and is easily integrated into a smart home. Moreover, there is a patrol mode when the cleaner broadcasts a picture of the room from the built-in camera. Finally, a high level of air purification from dust is assumed – there are several HEPA filters here.

iRobot Bravo Jet m6

Attempts to create an efficient robot with a wet cleaning function lead to such experimental forms as the iRobot Brava Jet m6. Strictly speaking, this is not a vacuum cleaner, but a floor polisher, and iRobot recommends using it in tandem with a drone vacuum cleaner: after dry cleaning, the first one will signal to a partner that the floors are ready for wet. For “tick” there is also dry cleaning, but it is secondary and ineffective here. The device, even outwardly.
is very different from the usual “round” ones: rather small and square. The robot remembers the entrusted territory after several passes. There are functions of a virtual wall, restricted areas and scheduled launch. But the main thing is wet cleaning. They implemented this in a rather interesting way: when they see a spot, the device passes over it several times, spraying water in front of it. Unlike universal models, there is a separate tank for a special detergent. There is only one problem: the drone can get stuck even on a low threshold.

Robodoc S7

The fashion for wet cleaning is also felt in the flagship model from the popular Robodoc brand. In the S7, the water tank and microfiber unit uses Sonic Sea technology: roughly speaking, the vacuum cleaner creates vibrations at a frequency of up to 3000 per minute, which should help in the fight against pollution.
The system is more efficient than its predecessors, but it is far from robot polishers. The vacuum cleaner is literally crammed with sensors, a camera and lidar, using ultrasound to recognize a carpet or pile on the floor, automatically increasing suction power. Robodoc S7 is quite smart, avoids obstacles well and easily remembers any apartment. However, it will not see small objects, so the area must be prepared before cleaning. The model is friends with the Mi Home application from Xiaomi and, which is important for the Russian user, with the Alisa voice assistant.

VITEK VT-1806

A fairly simple robot vacuum cleaner, similar ones are ironically called an “electric broom”. VT-1806 does not remember the map of the room: for him, each cleaning is a new journey, in which several infrared sensors help. The model is clearly aimed at conservative users who are just learning new cleaning technologies – there is no special application, connection to a local Wi-Fi network is not needed, control is by buttons on the device or remote control.
This approach has advantages besides simplicity: the height of the robot is a little more than six centimeters, which means that there are more chances to drive under the closet and get out on your own. There is also wet cleaning – a vacuum cleaner can wipe the floors. It may not be as effective as expensive models, but it adds functionality. There are only two comments: noise and modest autonomy. With two hours of operation declared by the manufacturer, in practice it can withstand a maximum of one and a half.