In an increasingly modern home, a device that must not be missing is a smart vacuum cleaner robot, or one that can map home and be conveniently programmed from a smartphone. In recent months we have had the opportunity to test many, but what we are going to review today is the latest top of the range Anchor, L 'Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid. How did he behave during our test? We just have to find out in the article.
Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid review
Unboxing - Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid
The following equipment is present in the sales package:
- Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid;
- power supply;
- charging base;
- anti-humidity parking platform;
- water tank with relative cloth;
Design and construction
Il design dell 'Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid it's definitely curate, minimal ed elegance. I must admit that the aesthetic perfectly reflects the premium band where the robot is located and this mainly thanks to the gold details, the white color and the extremely refined finishes.
Obviously we are not talking about a novelty in the sector since everyone seems to resemble each other, but at the moment this seems to be the perfect form to do the best cleaning.
With regard to the construction I already said that the details are finished in an exemplary way, while the whole robot is made in rigid plastic of excellent workmanship which is resistant to scratches and bumps of various kinds. However, the white coloration will make some visible dust residue which will remain attached after cleaning.
The size of theEufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid I am about 35.5 cm in diameter e 10.1 cm thick, for a total weight of 3.8 kilograms. The turret that integrates the inside is superior laser distance sensor (LDS) and the Power / Start and Home buttons. By lifting the lid, however, we find the dirt container (to which the accessory to clean the spatulas is attached) which also integrates the water tank.
However, I personally consider this choice a little unhappy, because it may happen that you are pouringwater in the filter (or in the robot in general if a bottle is used to fill the tank), or if the bottle is dropped ground dust. In short, this aspect did not convince me very much, although the brand thought of this choice in such a way as to be able to guarantee correct water emission in the container with the cloth located on the back of the robot.
On the front we have an ultrasound radar and proximity sensors protected by a cushioned band that allows you to cushion all those impacts that can damage both the furniture and the robot, as well as the contacts for charging.
At the rear we have the ventilation grille, unlike the bottom where there are cushioned wheels, the height sensors, the water container, a large central brush and a small side brush useful for cleaning the most remote corners of the house.
As we said at the beginning, theEufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid it is a smart robot because it allows you to map the house, but also because it can be commanded e planned directly from our smartphone. To pair the two devices you will need to download the app "EufyHome”And perform all the simple steps that will be shown on the screen.
Obviously it is Wi-Fi connection required in the house, otherwise you can use the robot only through the physical buttons located above it. In that case, unfortunately, you will lose the smart part, the most interesting one.
From the first screen we can go to select the following items:
- Aspira: Mop (washing only), silent, standard, turbo and Max. Obviously the modalities will vary the autonomy. We can also activate the BoostIQ that the power supply will vary;
- Start / pause cleaning;
- Cleaning areas: to be able to choose areas to avoid cleaning or areas to concentrate on. We can choose how many areas we want and how many times the cleaning must be carried out (if once or twice);
- Programs: to program the cleaning days based on the days, times and methods of cleaning;
- Cleaning history.
Through the other settings we can go to share the robot with another user (another family member who wants to control it), manage the amount of water drain for cleaning (low, medium, high), set the voice in different languages (unfortunately not Italian is present), check the maintenance of the internal components, activate the manual controls and so on.
Whenever the water in the tank runs out we will get one notifies and these unfortunately will be very insistent, the same thing happens when the device gets stuck somewhere in the house.
The application is functional e well structuredhowever I would have preferred it to be there some more customization. It would have been great if we had been able to schedule the cleaning of certain rooms only on certain days.
L'Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid works very well thanks to the combination ofLDS (laser distance sensor) el 'mapping and localization algorithmrespectively called "iPath Laser Navigation" and "AI Map Technology for Maximum Precision".
This combination will allow it to be extremely precise in cleaning and not to make mistakes. In fact, even by raising it and taking it to another room, he will understand where it has been moved and return to clean it in the previous position.
To do all this, obviously, a previous mapping of the house is required and this will be done as soon as you start it for the first time after installation. Initially the robot will start cleaning i sides of the room then move on to the inside with some movements a zig zag. This will cover all the available surface.
I noticed one good obstacle management and the perimeter, in fact, after a short approach (and in some cases after having "leaned") immediately understands the presence of a wall, will slow down, clean and continue on its way. The robot has some problems when it goes under some furniture that has only one way of entry / exit, there the device will go a little confusing in looking for the exit and resume its work and therefore you will have to put it back on the tracks manually.
On a positive note, theEufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid it also moves backwards, just as if it had one reverse gear, and therefore will not turn on itself to reposition itself and start again.
La suction power è very good and if used to the maximum reaches i 2200 Pa. In that case it will not fear any type of dirt, from the largest to the finest powders, such as that of coffee. The two brushes work very well together and the side brush manages to reach even the most insidious corners of the house. However, if used in silent mode will do some fatigue in correctly vacuuming the coffee or the most difficult dirt.
As for the washing, I have already expressed my doubts about the positioning of the tank. The latter among other things is not very large and will manage to cover at most 40 sq.m. if set the low water discharge mode.
Please note that washing must be carried out without any detergent because it could cause problems to the nozzles that distribute the water.
In general the level of the washing è good but light, as it manages to remove the lighter dirt, but not the stains rooted for days on the floor. In fact, it is recommended daily use of the robot to ensure that the house always remains in excellent condition.
Finally, the cleaning cloth should be washed with each use, but in any case you can buy others and replace it after a certain number of uses.
With regard to the battery I must admit that I was unable to find the information about the capacity, but what I can tell you is that if you use theEufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid to maximum power you will get approx 120 minutes of autonomy, which goes up to 150 minutes with less energy-consuming mode.
In reality it could last even longer, but once it reaches the 30% the robot will automatically start towards the charging station and once you reach the80% will return to where it left off cleaning to continue it again.
La recharge instead it is a little slow because the device takes approx 4-5 hours to switch from 0 to 100%.
Conclusions - Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid
Summarizing what we said, theEufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid it's a very good robot able to clean and wash very well and is above all very smart, but some aspects within the application should be improved and some functions integrated.
All in all these are not such serious defects as to shift the balance needle, probably the most is price list price, that is approximately EUR 500. Although this is more or less in line with competitors on Amazon, perhaps it is the biggest obstacle to overcome, because on other stores the products of Xiaomi they are sold at approx 200 euro less, while maintaining the same characteristics.
In short, if you have a good budget and want to enjoy all the benefits of buying on Amazon then I recommend this Eufy. For all the other interested parties you will have to wait for the company to do something promotional discount and lower the price by at least 80-90 euro to compete more fiercely with all the main competitors.
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