Let’s face it – housework is a drag! With a family of four and 2 dogs, it seems that I could always be picking up, cleaning up, or organizing something. Yuck! Definitely NOT the way I want to spend my time. Years ago, I decided to take some of the cleaning pressure off myself, and try out a robotic vacuum. I’ve been sold ever since. So, when the folks from Neato Robotics were interested in having me try out their XV-21 Pet and Allergy model, I jumped at the opportunity!
Why Consider an Automated Robotic Vacuum?
I first started looking into robotic vacuums after some friends of mine told me they had one and loved it. I figured a robotic vacuum would free me up from some of the day-to-day cleaning, and therefore make me a nicer person to be around. You know how it goes – if momma ain’t happy about housework, ain’t nobody happy! The bottom line is, a robotic vacuum does the work so you don’t have to. In fact, you don’t even need to be home will your floors are getting cleaned. Amazing in my book!
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My Review of the Neato Robotics XV-21 Pet and Allergy Robotic Vacuum
This was my first experience with a Neato brand robotic vacuum. I owned a robotic vacuum from another company, and was excited to compare the two on features and performance.
Let’s talk first about some of the Neato Robotics XV-21 Features:
- Its special filter picks up 3 times the amount of fine particles than the average filter, making it ideal for allergy sufferers.
- It boasts the strongest suction of any robotic vacuum on the market.
- It has the largest dirt bin in the robotic vacuum industry.
- It is simple to use – just hit the start button, and the Neato XV-21 does the rest
- It is programmable, so you can select certain days/times of the week for the XV-21 to leave its charger, and automatically clean your floors whether you are home or not!
- The XV-21’s laser beams “map out” the area to be cleaned to develop the most efficient, thorough cleaning pattern.
- Can be used on all types of floors: carpeting, tile, hardwood, laminate, etc…
- Its slim design means it can reach places your normal vacuum can’t – like under beds.
- When the Neato XV-21 runs low on power, it automatically returns to its charger, recharges, and then finishes the job it started – all without help from you!
The first thing I noticed when I turned on the vacuum was how it “powered itself up,” similar to the way a plane revs up before take-off. Albeit much quieter, but a similar sound all the same. I wasn’t far off, either, because Neato’s website tells that the XV-21 and all of their vacuums have a “centrifugal compression-impeller that follows jet engine airflow principles to create sustained high-powered suction.” In simple terms, that means the XV-21 has lots of suction power.[slickr-flickr tag=neatorobot]
The next thing I noticed as the Neato XV-21 was cleaning my floors was how much faster and more efficiently it runs than my older robotic vacuum from another manufacturer. The Neato XV-21 completes a pass around the perimeter of the room, and then methodically runs back and forth in a straight pattern until it completes the job. My other robot vacuum seemed to randomly cover the floor with lots of haphazard passes around the room. With the Neato XV-21, my carpeted floors have that neat “just vacuumed” look with straight lines across the room. It might seem like a little feature, but lots of folks like the organized look of a freshly vacuumed room, complete with the vacuum pattern on the carpeting.
The feature that I love most about the Neato XV-21 vacuum is that I don’t have to do the work!
It allows me to work on other projects while it does the vacuuming. Sometimes, I’ll start the XV-21 before I go upstairs to shower. By the time I get showered and ready, I come downstairs to a freshly vacuumed kitchen, front hall, and living room. It makes me smile every time! Other days, I’ll have the XV-21 start while I am out running errands, being lunch mom at my girls’ schools, or working out at the gym. The Neato XV-21 gives me the freedom to spend more of my time where I want to be – not tied down to the housework that seems to always be there.
Now if the Neato XV-21 could just get my girls to automatically make their beds and pick up their rooms, I would consider it a miracle worker!
Buy the Neato Robotics XV-21 Pet and Allergen Vacuum
You can purchase the Neato XV-21 directly from their website for $429.99 or at Amazon.com. Neato Robotics products are also sold at retailers like Target, Petco, Macy’s, Sears, Best Buy, and many more.
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