What’s better than a robot vacuum?
A connected, app-enabled robot vacuum.
While the Neato Botvac might, at first glance, seem like it’s just like any other ordinary robot vacuum, it has proven to have a lot more to offer than any other robot vacuum currently out in the market today.
With its Wi-Fi radio connectivity, the Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum can be connected remotely via the Neato app — allowing users not only to monitor the robot vacuum’s every move but to control them, too.
With this connected version of Neato’s fairly popular robot vacuum, housecleaning need not be dependent on the user’s schedule.
The Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum can be given specific schedules regarding which times of the day and which days of the week it ought to start cleaning, eliminating the hassle of having to physically attend to and monitor the housecleaning personally.
If its users prefer to personally oversee the Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum in action, however, this robotic vacuum cleaner can be remotely controlled through a mobile phone using the Neato app.
While the device itself is well capable of navigating through areas on its own and skilled enough to smoothly direct itself through spaces without plowing into furniture or large objects around it — the Neato app takes things one step further.
The Neato app includes a feature that lets users customize a pattern that the Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum can follow, as well as a feature that allows users to directly control the device’s movement with a few swipes on the screen through the app.
Now powered by a lithium ion battery, the Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum is currently priced at $700 — notably a lot more expensive than Neato’s unconnected robotic vacuum variants, but still significantly cheaper than its closest competitor, the $900-iRobot Rumba, which is way behind the Botvac Connected in terms of features.