Home automation is ingenious and effective because you can be productive doing something less mundane. We’ve lived through the dishwasher revolution, and now there’s a smart appliance that promises to change our lives.
Over the past few years, robot vacuum cleaners have entered the local market from world-famous brands such as iRobot to economical ones such as Xiaomi. In addition, there are many other brands that you have probably never heard of.
Robovac are smart devices that connect to a smartphone so they can be controlled and accessed using an app. It requires little maintenance and human intervention; he usually maps your home and cleans it up either by vacuuming or mopping or both.
Some of the more expensive models are self-draining, otherwise all you have to do is empty it and fill it with water or detergent.
Post office and guard tested Hobot’s new powerful Legee 7 model, which is a four-in-one vacuum mop. It cleans and washes floors up to 900 times per minute thanks to the 1800g mopping force and powerful 2700Pa vacuum suction, which is clearly not suitable for a human.
It can vacuum, mop dry, spray water and wet mop. It has features such as AI smart spray; seven cleaning modes and one custom, as well as voice commands so you know what’s going on in real time. It pairs with Android and iOS with support for voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant.
The Legee 7 also has advanced features such as the ability to map your home, split rooms, create virtual barriers, and get the best route. It uses the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Method (SLAM) to generate a map the first time you run it on your floors.
Map data is stored in the built-in memory for up to five maps for different floors in another building or level of your home. Once the floors are mapped, you can combine or separate rooms according to your preferences and cleaning schedule. You also forbid him to approach furniture or fragile objects.
It has a single side brush that sweeps over the surface area multiple times for a thorough cleaning, and the AI smart spray ensures no residue is left behind. Unlike some other robotic vacuum cleaners on the market, the Legee 7 allows you to add your own detergent to mop your floors; others simply take water into their tanks.
While the app isn’t very user-friendly, the Legee 7 was easy to set up and connect to the iPhone. It tells you when to empty the trash can, refill the water tank and everything else related to its performance.
The voice prompts are nice, so you’ll be up to date with updates and progress; if it’s low on battery, it will return to its base station and let you know it’s charging. He is smart enough to pick up where he left off when cleaning is interrupted by a cooldown.
Items such as cables and shoes lying around should be removed from the road before cleaning. I also move chairs in the dining room so that cleaning is not interrupted. It is suitable for most types of hard floors, but does not clean carpets.
The first time I tried a robot vacuum, I wondered if I would ever need one, but the amount of dust and dirt that gets trapped was a real eye-opener – even more so if you have pets, allergies, or children. It also gets into hard to reach places like under sofas or patio furniture, penetrating deep into places your broom couldn’t otherwise cover.
As a smart device, you can use the app to control which room it cleans after it’s mapped and set up barriers. It also has the ability to schedule cleaning, plus you can specify the type of cleaning from 7 modes – pet mode for the living room, strong mode for the kitchen, or polishing for the living room. The ability to remotely vacuum your home and come back dust-free after your vacation is greatly underestimated.
Hobot Legee 7 is somewhere in the middle among automatic robot vacuum cleaners. It goes beyond basic cleaning and mopping with advanced features and flexibility if you want it to be less noisy. The app may be buggy and only works on hard floors, not carpets. If you have allergies, pets or a full house, this is not a problem. It sells for R8,250 at most online and in-store retailers.