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Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review

By on May 10, 2020 in Indoor with 0 Comments

Do you plan to own a robot vacuum? Well, Neato Robotics offers you an amazing deal. A robotic vacuum that can provide you smart and advanced features like cleaning maps, laser navigation, with excellent battery life – well, that’s what this Neato Botvac D7 Connected can offer you. But those are just a sneak peek! As we go through this review, I’ll provide you more information about this smart robot vacuum

Design

Expect the Neato Botvac D7 Connected to be shaped as its brand’s signature D-shape that’s made to fit into narrow areas. It looks similar to the D5, the only difference is that Neato Botvac D7 Connected flexes a new metallic finish, known to be more resistant from scratches and dust. It also includes two more LED indicators than Neato’s previous models, a total of four indicators, that provide you feedback during its cleaning sessions. The indicators are meant for viewing Wi-Fi status, cleaning modes, and battery level. 

This Neato Botvac D7 Connected dimension is 13.21 inches x 12.56 inches x 3.92 inches and it weighs for 7.5 pounds. It’s taller than iRobot’s botvac, Roomba 96-0 that is 3.6 inches high. Neato Botvac D7 Connected’s height is because of its circular turret that housed both 360 camera to view your home and laser navigation system. The head also has the dustbin.

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App and Setup

Upon purchase, the D7 will come up with a charger base, power cord, spiral combo brush, ultra-performance filter, brush and filter cleaning tool, and boundary markers. 

Assembling the robot vacuum is hassle-free. You won’t be required to attach any parts since it comes already pre-assembled. What they require you to do is download the Neato app to be able to control it from your smartphone. Upon download, the app will guide you on how to pair your botvac with your Wi-Fi network. It supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. 

Features

Neato Botvac D7 Connected offers different features from its app to the botvac itself. To give you a further explanation about its features, here are the features offered by Neato Botvac D7 Connected. 

  • Laser Navigation System

With its LaserSmart™ technology, the robot vacuum can scan debris or furniture that it can crash with and map your entire house. As it works inside your home, the laser system will create a floor plan that your D7 will follow as its guide. This enables the robot vacuum to keep working even in the dark.

  • No-Go Lines

For a fact, previous models of Neato robot vacuums provide owners two magnetic divider strips. You can cut them up and put them on floors where you don’t want your robot vacuum to go. You can stick it to the floor with double-sided tape for a more secure application. The downside of this feature is that aside from it’s not so easy to see, it’s also not enough for bigger homes.

A good thing is that D7 offers you a greater feature. Although the D7 has the same magnetic divider strips, it also has a No-go line feature. This feature allows you to draw lines in your smartphone to give signals on the robot vacuum about where not to go. Aside from being effective, they’re also for FREE! What makes this feature greater is that D7 can remember three different floor plans with its multiple floor plan feature, allowing you to provide warnings for three floorplans. 

Cleaning

This robot vacuum surely can suck up dirt, pet hairs, and debris from all types of floor. What’s good about the cleaning feature of this robot vacuum is that it automatically switches to the most suitable cleaning mode when it runs on the carpet, wood, tile, or other surfaces. You can change it to house cleaning, zone cleaning, spot cleaning, turbo mode, or echo mode. If you opt for quieter cleaning options, I suggest you go to the Echo mode or Turbo mode. 

Turbo mode is also a great option if you plan to get that deep-down dirt than you can’t reach and see. This is made possible in Turbo mode by speeding up the brush and boosting its suction power. Zone cleaning is great if you just want your D7 to clean a particular room at your house. Eco mode works best if you want a longer cleaning run. You can use Spot cleaning to get your robot vacuum clean a specific spot more. 

You can also customize your robot vacuum’s cleaning schedule on the app base on your personal preference. And lastly, you can also see the vacuum’s cleaning history. 

  • Ultra-Performance Filter

This is another great feature of D7. Since your robot vacuum sucks up a lot of debris and dust, this feature makes it possible for your vacuum to trap allergens and dust mites as small as 10 microns. It promises 99% effectivity.

  • Spiral Combo Brush All Surface Types

Spiral brushes alternate standard bristles with plastic blades to dig deeper for pet hair on carpets and rugs. 

  • Battery

Neato Botvac D7 Connected has a Lithium-ion battery that can last up to two hours which makes it perfect for bigger homes. You can charge it up to 2 hours and 30 minutes. If your work is not yet done and your battery is already low, Quick Boost is the key. It will let your robot charge only what it needs. 

  • Dustbin

The dustbin is located at the top. Its capacity takes up to 0.7 liters. This means you might have to empty the bin once or twice every thirty-minute cycle. This is quite considered as a downside because it’s relatively small, but being full already at a thirty-minute cycle is also seen as a proof of the efficiency of Neato Botvac D7 Connected. 

This is not only compatible with Amazon Alexa. It can also be paired up with Google Assistant, Apple Watch, and supports IF This Then That (IFTTT) recipes, 

This is quite pricy for a robot vacuum, but its features surely are worthy of the price. If you want a smart and efficient robot vacuum, consider getting this one.  

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