lightningcomp Review

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Neato but not Great
 from Chicago, IL,  Nov 18, 2012

This is a cool product. I purchased this because I did not want a robotic vacuum that cleaned randomly wasting battery power and missing spots. Well, the implementation of the laser guided technology used by Neato is not perfected.I hope that it may just be a software issue that can be updated in the future, but I am currently on the latest software update (2.6). I have used this for a bout 2 weeks now and noticed it's routine. I wanted to be able to use it on both floors of my house without any issues. It does scan the room and recognize doorways and other places which is really cool. It does a pretty good job of recognizing obstructions and working around them. The flaw however is that it turns corners instead of getting into them first and backing out to turn. Thus missing the entire corner and allowing for build up of dust and such. It also misses portions of the room and re-cleans other portions? I feel that this was the killer for me. I purchased this unit to avoid that problem and now feel that the i robot may have been a better choice. I would rather it clean the same spot over 2-3 times then to miss spots. It does do a good job of transitioning between hard surfaces and rugs/carpeting. Beware however of small rugs that get pushed instead of climbed on. You may want to tape them down. You also have to robot proof your home; Do not leave anything on the floors! Make it as simple as possible for it to clean without getting stuck. Overall it is a cool toy, and does a good job on carpet and rugs. It does an excellent job of detecting drop offs as well, and avoids bumping into things that may cause damage (maybe a little too much). I would not recommend this to anyone because I am not completely satisfied. They still have much to perfect in this type of vacuum, but it is getting there and I can't wait for them to achieve perfection.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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