The small robotic vacuum cleaner Eufy Robovac 11 will clean your room for an hour and a half, absorbing debris and tangled in wires. But the main thing is that in the end it will be clean, right?
Quiet, powerful, reliable and not very expensive, the Eufy Robovac 11 robot vacuum cleaner could not break out into the leaders of the rating, but it passed all the test tests in our laboratory with dignity. Considering the price of the device (about 12,000 rubles), you should not expect too much from it. Robovac has serious problems with overcoming obstacles, and the path covered during cleaning is very long. In addition, due to the chaotic navigation, it is suitable for working in a maximum of two rooms.
excellent suction power for a long time
spends a lot of time cleaning
big problems with small details
Eufy Robovac 11 test results
- Price-quality ratio
- Place in the overall ranking
12 out of 14
- Value for money: 75
- Navigation (40%): 40.9
- Cleaning quality (35%): 89.1
- Equipment and convenience (25%): 59.7
Newcomer to the test set
Despite its modest name, Eufy Robovac 11 is produced by the rather popular manufacturer Anker. The company, which is best known for its cables and power banks, founded the Eufy brand and began producing household robots, the first of which was Robovac 11 with a killer price of less than 200 euros. Despite the low cost, the manufacturer did not save on equipping his “first-born”. In addition to the vacuum cleaner itself and the charging station, the package also includes sets of replacement brushes and filters.
The vacuum cleaner is started by a button or using a remote control — there is no application for this purpose. If desired, the user can control the robot manually or program the schedule, indicating in it the working time and days off of his assistant. The robot will not notify you when the dust container is full, but due to the large capacity of the tank (600 ml), you will not suffer without this function.
Is he still working?
When you send Robovac 11 for cleaning for the first time, it will no longer stop. The vacuum cleaner rushes chaotically around the space back and forth, turns around, encountering an obstacle, and then frantically rushes in the other direction. And although it regularly runs along small sections of walls, and also goes around the legs of chairs, Robovac moves too arbitrarily. For this reason, cleaning takes almost 90 minutes, after which the robot is discharged and goes to the station for food.
For comparison: with a systematic work, a robot vacuum cleaner, for example, Neato Botvac Connected, takes only 20 minutes to clean one room.
Big problems start with Eufy if there is something more complicated than tables and chairs in the room. He with great pleasure gets entangled in the wires or starts to ride along them. Socks or carpet fringes are a real challenge for a cheap vacuum cleaner. And hard little parts like Lego bricks are especially dangerous for him. During test runs, they firmly stuck under the rollers and dragged the vacuum cleaner across the room. In the worst case, it can even scratch hard flooring.
If you remove in advance all the small items that may attract the attention of Robovac, then the vacuum cleaner, despite the chaotic navigation, will perfectly clean your room. It almost completely covers the space available to it and sucks up most of the specks in its path. During testing, the robot collected 64% of the sand we scattered, which is a very good result. Only iRobot Roomba 681 achieved the best results in this category.
The Eufy vacuum cleaner has a very practical design — thanks to a maximum height of 7.8 cm, it can easily pass under beds and sofas. If the fact that the robot will flicker under your feet does not bother you, you can safely turn it on in your presence. It is very quiet (0.4 sleep), which compares favorably with its competitors.
You will find all robotic vacuum cleaners in our big rating. An alternative to the tested model can be the popular iRobot Roomba 681 vacuum cleaner.
Alternative: iRobot Roomba 681
iRobot Roomba 681 is one of the leaders in terms of cleaning quality in our rating. This is achieved through integrated pollution sensors that automatically recognize the dirtiest places and give a signal to turn on the most powerful Spot mode. An alternative model can be programmed in every possible way, and when the dust container is full, the vacuum cleaner itself will inform the owner about it. And Roomba copes with obstacles much better than Eufy.
Photo: manufacturing companies
Features and test results of Eufy Robovac 11
|Battery life (according to the manufacturer)|
|Dust container volume|
|Dust container full sensor|
|Switch-on time programming|
|Switching day programming|
|App activation programming|
|Return to base station|
|Force of collision with obstacles|
|Navigation in the dark|
|Building a room map|
|Cleaning line width (without side brush)|
|Quiz: room cleaning time|
|Test: quality of dust removal|
|Test: hull strength|
|Test: the quality of cleaning corners from dust|
|Test: the number of collected wool fibers|
|Overcoming obstacles: the maximum height of the threshold|
|Overcoming Obstacles: Dangling Cables|
|Overcoming obstacles: thin carpet|
|Overcoming obstacles: socks|
|Overcoming obstacles: Lego constructor|
|Overcoming Obstacles: Fringed Carpeting|
|Overcoming obstacles: chair legs|