This robot vacuum review will focus on the Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Automatic Vacuum Cleaner. Just as the name suggests, the model is designed specifically for pet owners and people with allergies. The special brush and filter will make sure that no allergenic particles will escape the vacuum and will help you keep the air in your home just as clean as the floors. In the article below, we will go over the rest of the things that have convinced us to include the Neato XV-21 in our best robot vacuum list.
The Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy is a resilient model that is designed to do well on all types of flooring. Wood floors, tiles, vinyl, rugs or carpets – nothing can stop the Neato from performing its task. The model offers very powerful suction and high airflow – whatever it finds, it will pick up and hold in. Clogging, from pet hair, dust or dirt is not something that happens to the Neato XV-21. The model can deal with pretty much any domestic situation that it encounters in your home.
Like most robotic vacuums, the Neato XV-21 has built-in orientation systems, that help it keep track of its location and of its objectives. The Room Positioning System technology (RPS) combines laser vision with mapping and allows the robot to effectively navigate and perform its duties.
Robot vacuums don’t really feature accessories in the way other types do. However, there are a few special features that the Neato possesses, which elevate it above the competition, especially when it comes to dealing with pet hair. The unique pet and allergy brush will easily deal with any type of pet hair, leaving no traces of dust or dirt in its wake. The special pet and allergy brush and filter are built in the model and they can be used for a wide variety of tasks and there is no chance of misplacing or losing them.
The main things that made us consider the Neato XV-21 for our best robot vacuum cleaner list are it’s multi functionality and mobility. The robot has no trouble maneuvering around furniture, chairs and tables and dealing with all the dust, dirt and pet hair in your home. Next comes the battery life – much longer than what most of the competitors have to offer. This combination usually spells two things – heavier weight and noisiness. And while the vacuum isn’t the lightest in the robot category, it is surprisingly quiet. Just as most other robot models, the Neato can function mostly on it’s own and is smart enough to recognize cliffs and stairs. However it will still get in trouble from time to time, but unlike some of it’s competitors, it will let you know by emitting chirping sounds, loud enough to be heard clearly, wasting no time or battery power on endless bumps in obstacles.
Powerful – The Neato XV offers pristine suction power for a robot vacuum cleaner and very few models can even come close to it. No household task that is possible for a robot model is too hard for the Neato and as long as you have reasonable expectations out of it, you will never be disappointed.
Easy to Setup – Just like the other robot vacuum cleaner models on the market, the Neato XV-21 doesn’t require much interventions after you activate and set it up. It will go around, doing its own thing while you relax, watch TV or tend to your other tasks. And if it does get into trouble, it will emit loud enough noises for you to hear and assist it.
Long Battery Life – The model has a very long lasting battery and is smart enough to go back to its recharge station before it is completely out of energy.
Quiet – Despite the power and weight of the model, the Neato is very quiet – you can easily relax in front of the TV and you will not have to turn the volume much louder than normal.
The major downside of the Neato is the size of its dust container and filter. While it can still run for a significant period of time, you will have to check up on it and empty it more often than with some other models. Other than that, it has some minor issues with cleaning in the dark, but this is easily fixable if you let it go around your home once or twice a week while there is lighting everywhere.
Dust container – This doesn’t really seem like that big of a deal, and it won’t be if you can pay attention to your Neato every day. However, it may become an issue if you don’t check up on it regularly or if your house is really really big.
The Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy gets a 9 out of 10. While its biggest downside isn’t all that annoying for most customers, it will still get in the way more often than not and will annoy those of you who own large homes or have a lot of pets and a big family that create a lot of work for the robot.
The factors that make the Neato XV a candidate for the best robot vacuum cleaner are its suction power, maneuverability, long battery life and low noise levels. Of course, we can’t leave out its ability to easily deal with pet hair and any allergens, that make it perfect for pet owners as well as people with medical issues. If you fit any of these descriptions, then the Neato is certainly one of the best robot vacuum cleaner models for you!
- Powerful Suction
- Good Battery Life
- Smaller Dust Container