It’s Always Time For Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Vacuum cleaners have been around for a long time — the early days found them to be a pole connected to a pan that was pushed by a person to cause a roller to revolve and pull in dirt, crumbs and other debre for disposal later. The technology evolved into where a motor powered by electricity took over for the person pushing and then more innovations such as stronger motors and easier ways for pushing the vacuum along happened. The latest innovation is the automatic vacuum cleaner — a robot if you will — that moves along under its own power picking up what once a person had to take the trouble to collect. And further innovations occurred around that robot vacuum — such as it being able to charge itself when needed and to be able to distinguish when not to move forward (i.e., not going off the floor and falling down the stairs).
So today’s robot vacuums are mostly found with a wealth of innovations and the ability to converse and interact with a smartphone app. But two things still plague those looking to give up their efforts and rely on an automated cleaning assistant — robot vacuum cleaners tend to be expensive, and they generally fall into two categories: one that is made for pickup up determent from floors and another that is made for mopping said floors. So the Yeedi Vac Max does a sign off of both of these issues, because it’s eminently affordable (under $300 retail) and is designed to not just vacuum floors and carpets but also mop.
Suction Is Important
So we’ll break this up into three sections: the first section being the physical aspects of the Yeedi Vac Max; the section section being how it gets set up to do its job; the third section being what it does for cleaning and mopping floors. Physically speaking, this Yeedi has a conventional shape, that being of a disc which can move across the floor with its underside having the means for cleaning/dispensing its functions. A 3000 Pa motor provides an industry leading amount of suction power, and the internal rechargeable battery is rated at working for almost 4 hours when fully charged. This means that in most cases the Yeedi is less likely to need recharging before/during its use (this of course depends on the workload). But should there be a need for more power, a recharging station is provided that can be placed nearby and which must have an outlet for plugging in for electricity. As has become conventional the Yeedi, once understood where the recharging station is located, will return to the station and connect itself for charging. Once this is done, the Yeedi will then disengage from the station and make its way back to where it stopped due to insufficient power. Then it will resume the work.
That Robot Vacuum Has Brushes
The Yeedi has a 4 stage filter for picking up detriment and is emptied by turning it over and performing a few procedures that become “muscle memory” after being done once. For its mopping function, it’s 8 ounce receptacle gets filled with water and the removable cloth does the wiping. Brush-wise, there’s one central rolling bruch and one sweeper brush — working together they get the crap off a surface and stored for disposal.
Setting Up The Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Now setting up this robot vacuum means mapping out the area where you want it to clean or mop. The Yeedi uses a sensor-based visual camera SLAM system — Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for reading and reacting to the surrounding as in suction beingincreased/decreased as needed by the surface it “sees” (more on carpet than on hard floor)
So it can create a map view (it maps in real time as well as it functions) and as expected you can create zones. The iOS/Android app enables full control over this vacuum, with such functions as creating a virtual boundary, choosing a specific room for cleaning and creating schedules. One really good featdure is that you can edit the Home Map — because three might be changes in placement of furniture or a temporary inflatable bed or a dog crate, stuff like that. So this also means being able to create an area for the Vac to move away from or avoid entirely.
There is also compatibility with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, although realistically one must always be very precise when issuing voice commands, and most will find doing their commands through the app more competent.
Go Wet and Dry
In use the Yeedi Vac Max adjusts as it moves from carpets to wood floors, working on dry or wet surfaces — but there’s nothing wrong in making the job easier for it by going the zone route so that it just has to function in one mode (obviously the tech knows not to mop on carpets and that this is when higher suction is needed. It’s designed to handle pet hair, crumbs, dirt and debris and is designated to use carpets, wood floors and tiles (tile cleaning being particularly onerous and it’s a pleasure to let the robot take over).
Self Emptying Vacuum Cleaner
But for those who can’t bear the idea of emptying out a vac, there’s the Yeedi Self-Empty Station (compatible with the Yeedi Vac/Yeedi Vac Max/Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum) which replaces the included docking station. Here the Vac seats itself on the Self-Empty Station aand then the contents are automated removed into the Station as storage — which can hold up to 30 days worth (aprox) before it needs emptying. It’s intriguing because, for practical purposes it makes having to do anything with the Yeedi once it has been set up unnecessary. At least for weeks anyway. Its cost is not prohibitive either. One thing to note is that occasionally there could be some detriment that “clings” to the inside of the Vac and so doesn’t get pulled out. So while the Station pretty much makes the whole process of cleaning a Yeedi its issue and not yours, it makes sense to occasionally check the vac’s insides.
For more details on the Yeedi Vac Max, go to https://www.yeedi.com/products/yeedi-vac-max