The Neato D5 is an affordable robotic vacuum cleaner, suitable for both hard floors and carpets. The device helps you get rid of different types of pollutants, starting from pet hair to the tiniest dust mites and allergens.
The Neato Botvac D5 Connected measures 12.7 x 3.9 x 13.2 inches and weighs 8 pounds. The dirt bin has a capacity of 750 ml.
The Neato Botvac D5 is a laser-guided robotic cleaner: Neato’s LaserSmart technology scans your entire house, maps it, and creates a cleaning plan to follow. The device is moving in straight lines, and its lasers allow cleaning even in the dark.
The robotic vacuum cleaner has both anti-drop and anti-collision sensors.
The cleaner is equipped with a large combo brush to pick up pet hair and debris even from long-pile carpets and the double side brushes for cleaning hard-to-reach places.
This model produces 60 dB sound during the cleaning process; the noise level of a normal conversation or background music.
Except for a standard cleaning mode, the Neato D5 Connected also offers "Eco" and "Turbo" modes. The first one runs cleaning for a longer time to save a battery. The second one, on the contrary, makes the device work at full capacity for a shorter time period. Unfortunately, there is no spot cleaning mode.
This model works with Alexa, smartphones, and even smartwatches. By connecting the cleaner to your smartwatches, you will be able to start and pause the cleaning process. You can pair it with your Alexa device for voice control or use the Neato app to control the unit via your phone. The Neato 5 updates its software, so you will be constantly upgrading your app with new features for free during the whole lifetime of your Neato D5.
This unit has a large using area of 4500 square feet. It’s also equipped with an auto charge & resume function and can auto-recharge up to two times per one cleaning cycle.
The cleaner uses a lithium-ion battery, which has enough capacity to allow the cleaner to work for about 90 minutes on one charge. The charging time takes around 2 – 3 hours.
The Neato D5 uses an ultra-performance filter capturing up to 99% of allergens and the smallest dust.
The Neato D5 is made of plastic and has a matt all-black design, the drawback of which is an easy-to-scratch surface. There are only two LED indicators (info and battery) and the "Start" button. The navigation laser is located on the upper part of the top panel.
Thanks to the D-shaped design, the device is more effective when it comes to cleaning the corners and along the walls.
As a conclusion of this Neato D5 review, I can say that this robot vacuum is a powerful device suitable for multiple purposes. Its laser navigation ensures accurate house mapping and enables the cleaner to work in the dark. The D-shaped design and a set of brushes provide a meticulous cleaning. Three modes allow customizing the cleaning process to your current needs. You are also free to choose the best way to control the cleaner: by voice (if you have an Alexa device), using your smartphone, or via smartwatches.