Neato Botvac D5 is one of the many best vacuums that are available on the market today. Robot vacuums are slowly becoming a member of our household. They do their own set of chores quietly, while others make their presence known moving haphazardly from one wall to another. You’ll even receive cute messages from some while you are in another room. Here we review a robot with all these qualities, and we’ll see if it’ll be a worthy addition to your home.
Neato Botvac D5 Design
Even from afar, the Neato Botvac D5 can be instantly recognized thanks to its unique D-shaped body. The robot has this D-shape so it can reach some corners where other robots might not be able to reach.
The Neato Botvac D5 measures about 100 x 336 x 319mm. This makes the Neato Botvac D5 Connected short in terms of height, helping it go under places that other cleaners might miss. It can easily slide under sofas and kitchen cupboards. However, this sort of design can bring another problem. The Neato Botvac D5 Connected is short in height but wide in length, making it hard for the robot to move between narrow spaces. Just like iLife Vacuum A9, this cleaner can be connected with the smartphone and android devices.
Beneath the Neato Botvac D5 Connected
When you look beneath the Neato Botvac D5 Connected, you’ll spot the combination bush bar. The job of this brush is to remove dirt from hard stuck places. The Neato Botvac D5 Connected comes with a sharp tool especially made to hair that has been tangled. The brush also requires regular cleaning, and it is recommended to change them every six months.
Looking inside the Neato Botvac Connected, you’ll find a bin with a 0.7-liter volume. Inside you’ll also find a high-performance filter. You can get two filters at the price tag of £23, and the filters need to be changed every 1-2 months. The app will help you here and will let you know when it’s time to bring in a new filter.
With the Neato Botvac D5 Connected, you get Neato’s enhanced filter which improves outgoing air filtration and enhances the performance of your vacuum. Botvac’s budget model D3 didn’t have this technology.
When it comes to actual cleaning, the Neato Botvac D5 Connected, for the most part, it works as most vacuum cleaners do. As soon as the robot leaves its dock, the robot analyzes the room through its laser navigation system. Once it’s done, the robot begins to clean the room and moves both in horizontal and vertical lines.
The Neato Botvac Connected also does more than a single pass, provided its battery is sufficiently charged. The D5 also knows when its battery is about to die and will return to its dock when the battery is about to run out. When fully charged, the robot will be able to make three cleaning runs and cover-up over 4,500 square feet.
Along with a laser for navigation, the Neato Botvac D5 Connected also has drop sensors on its corners, so it doesn’t fall down the stairs. It also has a bumper at the front. All these features guide the Neato Botvac D5 Connected to different rooms and lets it do its job without falling or getting stuck somewhere.
Along with the Neato Botvac Connected, you also get special barrier strips that the robot won’t dare cross. These can be used to form barriers around the house where you don’t want the Neato Botvac Connected to go. Also, be sure to keep the ground free of wires, so they don’t get stuck on the roller of the vacuum. This stands true for almost any brush-based vacuum cleaner.
The Neato Botvac Connected also has no problems with either long female hair or pet hair. As discussed above, it also comes with a tool that will help you get rid of the stuck hairs and strands that have made their way around the brush.
When you first open the Neato Botvac D5 Connected, you’ll see how the setup is simple and easy to do. All you need to do is leave the D5 to charge and then proceed towards the store to download the compatible app. The options the app provides are things like: options to stop or start the robot, run spot cleaning, or set a schedule. There are also several ways the Neato Botvac Connected can be controlled. These ways include:
- Amazon Alexa
- Google Home
You can even control the robot by messaging the chatbot on Facebook.
Moreover, the app will let you see your cleaning history and the remaining battery life of the Neato Botvac D5 Connected. From inside the app, you can see a little FAQ and an option to purchase replacement parts. There are more reminders the app provides. These reminders include:
- Change brushes
- Empty the dust bin
- Change the filter
- Can be controlled in multiple ways
- Looks nice
- Easy to use app
- Can go under low places other robots might fail to
- No manual control
- Loud noise
The Neato Botvac D5 Connected is a vacuum cleaner that looks good, shows performance, and has an easy app to work with. It makes the D5 an ideal choice for your home.
Ecovacs Deebot m88 is another must-have vacuum cleaner for home where you intend to clean the debris and dust particles from the carpet. This robotic vacuum has four amazing features and a battery life of 90 minutes. A long-life battery makes it easy for you to use the cleaner for a little up to an hour for holistic cleaning of the home.