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Robot Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of robot vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
iClebo Arte – Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Review
This reliable and smart robotic vacuum cleaner cleans rooms quickly and efficiently with a minimum of fuss. The built in vision system maps rooms by looking at the ceiling, which makes the Arte quicker and more thorough than other cheaper robotic cleaners. The battery life is sufficient to vacuum an average Australian 4 bedroom home in one charge using the default cleaning setting. I use it on a weekly basis to clean the timber floors, Persian rugs, tiles and carpeted rooms in my home. I highly recommend the iClebo Arte, which I purchased onlin...e from Alpha Robot. I purchased our Arte robotic vacuum cleaner in April 2013 as a mothers day present for my wife – on the proviso that I would use it to keep the house vacuumed =) We both work full time with two school-aged kids, so anything that can make domestic life a bit easier makes a welcome addition to our household. I had heard about robotic vacuum cleaners for a while and had though they were probably a bit of a gimmick – that was until I visited a friend who had one that he used every day to keep dog hair from two huskies under control in his apartment. He had tried a cheaper Chinese bot and then upgraded to a Roomba, but said that he wished he had spent a bit more and got one with a vision system. The Roomba looked great, but he said it ran into trouble with tables and chairs, causing it to miss areas and over clean other areas – he felt that a vision system would make sure that the entire room was covered. Following my friends advice, I decided to save up and purchase a higher-end robotic vacuum cleaner with a vision system. After doing some research online (search “iclebo arte” on youtube) and reading lots of reviews I discovered that the robotic vacuum sold by Phillips in Europe was made in Korea by Yujin Robot. I have always been impressed by Korean robotics engineers, so I figured if this bot was good enough for Phillips to re-badge and sell, it would be good enough for me. Now while it was possible to save a few dollars and import one of these directly via eBay, I decided to purchase it locally in Australia from online retailer Alpha Robot. They provide the security of a full local 18 month warranty, along with a range of spare parts including replacement brushes, batteries and filters. The Arte arrived by courier 2 days after I purchased it. It comes with a remote, spare filters, a mop attachment and a cleaning brush – which is housed inside the top of its recharging unit. The Arte is quick to charge, taking about 1-2 hours, depending on the residual charge. I decided to use some blue tack to stick the recharging unit to the tile floor to prevent it from slipping about.
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|Category||Robot Vacuum Cleaners|
|Release date||Jun 2013|
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