Neato SpinFlow Auto-Charge Robotic Vacuum

Last updated: June 6, 2023

Neato SpinFlow Auto-Charge Robotic Vacuum

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We looked at the top Robotic Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Robotic Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

Allergy sufferers and pet owners: listen up. The Neato Robot Vacuum might just change your life. We like that it's specifically designed to pick up tons of pet hair, as well as the fact that it can get into corners and super close to walls for maximum coverage.

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Neato SpinFlow Auto-Charge Robotic Vacuum placed 15th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Smart, powerful, high-performance Robot vacuum. Great for homes with pets. While you do other things, Neato BotVac vacuums dirt, crumbs, dust bunnies, and pet hair from all floor types and every corner of your home. D-shape with corner clever – exclusive d-shape with corner clever technology destroys dirt where it hides and keeps corners clean. Extra large bag less dirtying and Jumbo high performance filter capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, like mold and pet dander. Perfect for all floor types and pet hair pick-up.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Laser guided navigation system allows you to use this even on low light situations.
It is our favorite robot when it comes to getting the most bang for the buck. This robot does a great job at cleaning both hard and soft types of flooring, as well as navigating all but the tightest of places around your home without difficulty.
Thank heavens, we have a vacuum cleaner that isn’t noisy! Of course, it does hum and rumble while cleaning, and the brushes will make a sound, but none of that will bother you during your daily activities.
Laser-guided navigation system effectively maps out and cleans a room while avoiding obstacles.
Neato vacuums are extremely sophisticated cleaning machines, using the latest software and sensor technology to vacuum your entire floor, yet avoid obstacles. It will clean areas that vacuums rarely go, such as under furniture, under a bed, in corners.
Neato is much better at cleaning thick carpet and collecting pet hair without clogging, because it uses a special “combo brush” designed for that purpose. There’s also an extra-large dirt bin, it charges faster and is easier to program.
Can clean up to 3,000 square feet per charge.
- Heavy
The BotVac had no problems sweeping under chairs and around all the obstacles in my basement living room.
The Neato Botvac D80 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Pets is easy to use. You can schedule the cleaning plan for up to 7 times a week. You can switch it on and allow it to map the room. Additionally turn the auto charge and resume for continuous runtime.
It has easy brush roll removal.
Laser driven mapping technology. Designed to combat pet hair and allergens. Knows when to recharge during the middle of a job.

What experts didn't like

Will not go over dark floors or rugs because the cliff sensors think these are “cliffs.”
Doesn’t have any smart or connected features.
The most common complaint people have with this robot is how small it is. Yes, it’s great for maintenance, but it doesn’t collect a lot of dust in larger homes with more spacious floors.
Although significantly quieter than previous models, the new D80 is still rather loud compared to some of the competition.
This unit has issues with chrome finishes and short-legged furniture that fool the machine’s radar, and doesn’t get as close to walls as the Roomba.
Can struggle to find its home base and periodically gets stuck.
- Heavy
Sometimes it wouldn’t have enough juice to completely position itself back on the charging base and I’ve come home to find it a few inches away from the base. I think a little bit larger battery would be a great upgrade for future models. That said, the BotVac is smart enough to go back to the base when the battery is getting low, recharge and then automatically go back and finish the vacuuming the area where it left off.
Failure to use the manual could mean damages.
Full bin indicator did not work.
Several recharging sessions may be required to finish larger jobs.

Overview

There’s never been a better time to buy a robotic vacuum. Robovacs have come a long way since iRobot debuted its first Roomba. More brands and models have made their way to the market, which means cheaper prices and improved features.

People are drawn to robotic vacuums for their time-saving capabilities and ease of use. In theory, a robovac owner should be able to start the vacuum before leaving the house and come home to perfectly vacuumed floors — all without having to lift a finger.

Suction power, programming capabilities, boundary-setting, noise level and battery life are just some of the factors to consider when deciding which robotic vacuum to buy.

One important feature in newer models is smart mapping, which uses the latest technology to create a map of your home. This then shows you the route the robovac will take, letting you make changes as you see fit. Not all vacuums offer this functionality.

This brings us to Wi-Fi connectivity. Roomba robotic vacuums connect to your home internet, letting you manage your cleaning using an app. Through this, you can create schedules and change the route your vacuum takes as it works. Wi-Fi also means you can start your vacuum through a command to your Alexa or Google Assistant.

It’s also important to pay attention to how your vacuum will handle obstacles. A robovac will inevitably encounter walls and furniture during its travels. Some vacuums are small enough to squeeze under your beds and end tables, while others will have to try to navigate around them. Some aren’t quite as good as others at sensing and moving around your furniture, which could lead to some awkward bumps along the way.

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