Reviews for eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 30C, Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Wi-Fi, Super-Thin, 1500Pa Suction, Boundary Strips Included, Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets
People say Eufy is really similar to Irobot.
Better than expected, seems like a great value
I've never owned a robotic vacuum before, but I love gadgets and we just moved into a new home so it seemed like it was time. I considered more expensive offerings from Roomba etc, but consumer reports and other sites rate this one as highly or higher than a lot of the more expensive ones so I thought I'd give it a go. I'll start with first impressions and update as time goes on. First Impressions: The packaging was honestly really good and the materials that everything is made of were surprisingly good. Like I expected a lot more plastic and cheap parts, but it feels like they used really good materials, like glass on the top, good quality magnetic strips, etc. It looks good enough to leave docked out in the open (which the instructions recommend). Having never owned one from another brand, I can't compare, but I can't imagine they would be any nicer. It also comes with everything you need, and maybe even don't need, like batteries for the remote, sticky pads for the magnetic strips, zip ties to clean up cables, and a useful tool to clean gunk out of the brush if needed (more on that later). Setup was really easy. Basically plug it in, put it on the dock, and connect it using the app. Same as other wifi connected things. I will say however that the app is no frills, and lacks some basic good UI features. Stuff like you can't set a schedule for multiple days at once, you have to set each day independently. I wouldn't take off too many points for this since I don't expect a... Read More
Cleans so you don't have to... QUIETLY
I previously bought a Deebot for use on our main level floor, where we spend most of our time at home. It works great and connects with our Google Home. But we run it in the middle of the weekdays because it's pretty noisy. Still, we really like the benefits of a robotic vacuum. So, we thought we might try it on our lower level. I set it up downstairs, but found that, while it seemed to pick up dirt, the back end bounced quite a bit over the berber carpet, which isn't an issue on the main floor which is hardwood with only one entry rug. So, we went about looking for an alternative for downstairs. We really wanted something that can connect with our Google Home, so that limited our options within our budget. There were lots of great reviews of iRobot products for carpet, but I had a hard time with the price. There were a few other brands, as well, but they were obscure brands, and I didn't want to be stuck with an expensive vacuum and no customer service. Eufy was a brand I kept in mind as I shopped because we'd had a lot of experience with their parent brand, Anker. They've always sold us a great product at a reasonable price, and importantly, if a product failed for any reason, we'd experienced great customer service. I finally decided I'd pull the trigger on the RoboVac 30C because it had the features we wanted. I ordered it from Amazon on Thanksgiving with a bunch of other stuff I wanted to get. I was a bit disappointed that there was no Black Friday pricing, but it was... Read More
Fabulous and quiet
I have three robovacs, this one, an i9+ and an i6+ (Amazon's version of the i9). The + means the autoempty base). I have now been using all of them for a few months. One on each floor (Eufy is in the basement, although I wind up carrying it all over the house, over and over). This cheap Eufy is beyond a doubt far better than the iRobots, except for one failing. I cannot buy this one with a self empty option for any price. If Anker ever offers a self empty option, then they are going to rule the robovacuum market. This dirt cheap (relatively speaking) Eufy will hug the corners of a room and thoroughly clean everything. It does this much better than the iRobots, even though Eufy follows a random pattern and iRobot a rectilinear pattern. It is far more quiet than the iRobots (iRobot is a local company and I like to support local companies, so apologies to them.). It has brushes on both sides and is far superior at navigating edges in a room. Eufy will hug the edge of a room cleaning everything. It does not have the iRobot mapping feature, but neither of my iRobots will reliably follow the so carefully done map anyway. Yes, I have to block things off with Eufy, but it always does what I ask, and does it very well. Eufy superbly navigates around large items (they have to have contrast, this is an optical sensor). I also like the fact that I can self direct Eufy with the remote, to clean up a contained mess. I inevitably keep going to get Eufy to clean up what I want when the iRobo... Read More
We have an iRobot Roumba at home and bought this as a gift to parents. This this whispers compared to the iRobot. It is very detailed and sucks up the mess. Only con is not good on carpets. Area rugs it’s fine for but it wouldn’t run on carpet like the iRobot.
***DO NOT BUY IF***
This is a modal window. No compatible source was found for this media. Skip to Pros/Cons for conclusion and evaluation. ***DO NOT BUY if your house is cluttered*** The 30c Eufy Robovac struggles a lot to find its home base...BUT, it Does usually make it back home. For that, i am very happy. Many times i am watching tv in the livingroom with my girlfriend and the robovac is trying to locate its charging base. It will often be within 10ft like in a hallway adjacent to the livingroom, but unable to work its way home from there without turning around and backtracking back into the kitchen for several minutes first. Place the charging base in the center of your house so that the farthest distances from the charging doc are minimized. My situation: The most expensive vacuum cleaner I have ever purchased was around $80. Robotic vacuums always seemed like a luxury/ needless expense. However, as i have less and less time and removed most of the carpet in my house and replaced it with hard floors like wood, plank vinyl, and porcelain tile. I wanted something to capture the dust and small pieces of dirt on the floors if i were to continue walking barefoot. That's when i began considering a robotic vacuum. I shopped around for about 3wks. I read and watched reviews and opinions on which one was best performing for certain types of flooring (carpeted vs hard flooring), best value, most reliable, internet connected, etc. The Eufy 30c was the one I selected even compared to iRobot, Sam... Read More
The eufy 30c or Samsung R7065 or iRobot 960 reviews. Also Docking station solution.
Yes, i ended up with all 3 different models due to Christmas gifts and my wanting to buy a cheaper one for a specific area. Minimum height furniture must be for unit to get under it. eufy 30c = 3" Samsung R7065 = 4" iRobot 960 3.8" according to Consumer Reports. Although not necessary, I would allow .5 (1/2") more just to be safe. Maybe more if the unit is coming off an area rug and the furniture is so close the unit does not have time to be totally on a flat surface. Minimum clearance distances around base units where nothing should be. eufy 30c Each side = 3' In front = 6' R7065 Each side = 1.6' In front = 3.3' iRobot 960 Each side = 1.5' In front = 4' eufy = Overall, despite it not having mapping and it bumping into a lot of things I like this one best. In fact, I now have 2 eufys . It gets under things others do not. It's very quiet and has 2 side brushes. Without side brushes you can forget about any robot having a chance of getting dust right up against table, chair legs, etc. The things I don't like are that although it's very easy to remove the dust pan when its on it's charger. It's a super hassle trying to get it back in. Unless you remove it off the charger. Also, the magnetic strip is about 3/4" wide and is not self sticking. It will reverse using the Samsung R7065 magnetic strip which is only 1/4" wide, but those strips are expensive. Its cleaning plan appears random and like i said it does do a lot of bumping into things, but it has not missed any areas. I... Read More
RoboVac is still a 1.x product, but has some notable advantages.
I purchased the Eufy RoboVac 30C as my fourth robot vacuum. I have had several brands over time and decided to take a risk on this product. In the end, I ended up swapping it out for a product by another company which has proven to have its flaws as well. What follows is a comparison of the RoboVac with the previous and next robots so that you can make an informed decision. The first generation robot vacuums usually had a motion sensor on the front wheel that would allow the robot to detect when the front of the robot stopped moving. This was used for preventing the robot from driving down a staircase. My previous robot (now discontinued) had this sensor and hardly ever got stuck. The RoboVac omits this sensor, which resulted in the robot failing to identify that it was climbing into a place where the build-in navigation software was unable to free it. Unfortunately, the new robot from the original company also lacks this sensor, and is similarly blind. +Eufy The filtration on the Eufy RoboVac is better than the previous or replacement robot. I didn't think I would notice until I went back to the old school model. +Other The other brand has a sensor to identify dirt and redirects the cleaning pattern. This is frequently activated and makes the end result of the other brand significantly better. +Eufy The bumper design on the other brand was great on the old model but terrible on the new model. Although this was a problem on the Eufy, the replacement robot was such a regre... Read More
Better than that iRobot crap!
So, this is my umpteenth robovac bought. I've had this brand before and wanted to see if the grass was greener on the other side by purchasing an iRobot. What a mistake. That iRobot was a piece of crap so I came back to Eufy. I am satisfied with this one. It's much quieter than that other junk and it doesn't get stuck on some random object. Lastly, what makes this better is that it FINDS ITS HOME unlike my other one. It does miss pieces of stuff I deliberately drop on the floor near it. Small things like a piece of paper or string. That's why I took off a star.
Value for money
I have been using this eufy robovac 30C since 24 Dec 2019 in my 110sq meter home, I only give review now because I want to test how reliable it is. I am the ex owner of iRobot for more than 6 years it always has problems finding it way back to charging station and is quite noisy, so I decided to try eufy after doing lots of research. Like: 1) much more quiet than iRobot, only the first 2 days my cats are scared of it but now both just laid where they are don’t run away from it so the vacuum has to give way to them; 2) does great job cleaning especially I have two long furs cats and it is able to pick up cat litter that spill out of the litter boxes daily ; 3) no problem finding it way back to charging station daily; 4) able to vacuum under my sofa which has a height of 3”; 5) able to vacuum ceramic tiles, parquet flooring & run over the carpet smoothly to keep it clean; 6) able to schedule it to run on specific day & time and it will continue to run for about1.5hrs before returning to it charging station so far it has no problem finding it way back; 7) I only need to empty the bin every two days and remove any hair that stuck to the brush; 8) I bought this 30c instead of the max as I thought I might need the magnetic strips to create boundaries for my carpet grass flooring which has GAP between the ceramic floor & the carpet grass which is not glued to the gap flooring but I don’t need it at all as it has no problem running over it. 9) I am happy with the app I install in my ... Read More
After figuring out the limitations we like it. It cleans well.
We are impressed with how well it cleans both the hard floors and carpet and it does well going from one to the other. I found it a little confusing to set up and use on Wi-fi and believe the app, the instructions, or both could be improved, but got it working. The remote control works fine though so we will use that most or all of the time. It had trouble finding its way back to the base but after moving the base to a more open space it did better. I asked Eufy what would happen if it was cleaning a small area and it couldn’t get back to the base. I wanted to know if it would shut itself off when it determined that it had completed cleaning. (We have an IRobot floor scrubber that does that). I didn’t receive an answer so I thought I would test it. I put it in a small room – about 8 x 10 feet - where it couldn’t get back to the base, hoping, since it was a small room and couldn’t get back to the base, that it would determine that it had cleaned the room and would shut down after a few minutes. I put it in quick clean mode and let it run. It did not stop vacuuming until 30 minutes was up (the instructions say that is how long it would run in quick clean mode, but I was hoping it would be smart enough to know that the room was cleaned long before that), then it just kept wandering around the room until I shut it down. Under the automatic mode instructions a statement says ”RoboVac will return to the Charging Base automatically when the battery level becomes low or when Robo... Read More