RoboVac 11 vs Neato D80 – brands with similar problems
On the one hand, Neato Botvac D80 has a display on the top surface, so it’s easy to get what it’s signaling about. RoboVac 11 has longer battery life enough for a single cleaning of an average house if it doesn’t start beating around the bush and start cleaning immediately.
On the other hand, Neato Botvac D80 has a border in the kit, so I decided to use it for preventing its stumbling over cords, but it hasn’t worked out completely – it blocks the vacuum cleaner’s way, but it’s continuously bumping into the fence trying to get through. RoboVac 11 has smaller using area (2000 sq ft versus 3000 sq ft).
The RoboVac 11 vs Neato D80 comparison shows that different brands have similar disadvantages. Either Neato D80 or RoboVac 11 doesn’t go through dark colored carpets due to their ambiguous cliff sensors that perceive the rag as the end of the staircase, thus both turn back and left this area unfinished.
Keep these facts in mind: Neato Botvac D80 orients independently around the house and cleverly finds the access under the bed or a table, even if I’ve left a narrow entrance, this robovac will go through it. Eufy RoboVac 11 feels when it needs to save the battery, so it stops cleaning and goes to the dock station in silence.
Comparison chart will help you compare these models versus other ones from my similar reviews and find a new match.
Eufy RoboVac 11 keeps silence and does its job
The noise level pleased me greatly even on the highest level. When I put the headphones with the music on, I even don’t notice that it’s working around. Nevertheless, it isn’t completely independent. The main brush was being tangled constantly, so I had to clean it by myself. I suppose it needs more powerful suction or some blades to cut threads and hair, preventing tangling.
PROS of Eufy RoboVac 11:
It cleaned a wet spot without any problems. It came through a spilt tea in the kitchen but nothing happened, it simply sucked it all.
CONS of Eufy RoboVac 11:
It was rambling for a long time before it found the necessary direction.
Its sensor lens seems blurred after it has bumped into a table leg.
Neato Botvac D80 – Does the shape matter?
Before Neato Botvac D80 vs Eufy RoboVac 11 comparison I had some great expectations about this unusual D-shape of Neato Botvac D80 and that it somehow would improve the cleaning. However, I can’t say that it matters; the robotic vac does its job (hardwood and carpets), it has good precision side brushes that don’t miss the edges, but a new shape doesn’t help. It has a profound navigation system and ‘memory’ – it returns to the places that have been missed during the previous cleaning or are the dirtiest.
PROS of Neato Botvac D80:
First of all, it does the cleaning on the areas that need it or that haven’t been vacuumed before the battery run out during the previous cleaning.
The dust sanction in the corners is great by itself regardless of the shape.
CONS of Neato Botvac D80:
The quality of a carpet cleaning depends on its color. I suppose that its cliff sensors are too ‘sensitive’, thus it accepts any dark patterns as a steep and stops or moves back. That’s why I have to bring it back manually and do these areas by myself.