We’ve reviewed robotic vacuum cleaners before, and if there’s a model that really stands out, we’ll definitely point it out. For instance, the RoboVac 30C MAX from Eufy with BoostIQ technology is one such model that deserves a lot more love than it’s getting. Continue reading to get a good idea of just how excellent the 30C MAX actually is.
2,000-Pa Suction with BoostIQ Technology
A vacuum cleaner is only as good as it sucks, and we’re more than happy to point out that the 30C MAX sucks big time (in a good way, of course). The robot’s top suction pressure rating is 2,000 Pa – equivalent to that of many stick vacuum cleaners – which is supported by BoostIQ Technology.
BoostIQ delivers the most airflow intake volume as possible which is needed to extract crusty old crumbs out of low and medium-pile carpet fibers.
Users can select BoostIQ mode either manually or have the robot automatically turn it on when treading on carpeting (1-1/2-second delay between standard and BoostIQ mode).
The 30C MAX uses a series of infrared sensors to navigate the wilderness of your home’s floors. They work together to prevent the robot from falling down cliffs when patrolling your floors in a random fashion. It’s also relatively smart at detecting obstacles, though it does tend to get trapped every once in a while. It will emit intermittent beeps to alert its owner that it’s caught in a sticky situation.
Similar to the rest of the 30-series family, the 30C MAX utilizes a 3-point cleaning system consisting of two long side brushes and a double-helix-style main brushroll. The bristles on the two side brushes extend a few centimeters past the robot’s circular shell to draw debris into the suction inlet.
They’re especially handy when it comes to cleaning the perimeter of a room. As for the main brushroll, its double helix design is more capable at bringing dirt into the suction inlet than standard straight-line bristle brushes.
The 2,600-mAh Li-Ion battery inside of the 30C MAX supplies it with up to 100 minutes of continuous cleaning per full charge. When running BoostIQ mode non-stop, the runtime is nearly halved (60 minutes at most), but that’s within the realm of reasonable.
Its internal sensor keeps tabs on the battery at all times, so when it’s time to refuel, the 30C MAX will attempt to drive straight to the charging dock to charge its battery to max capacity (up to six hours of charging).
Unfortunately, the 30C MAX, after recharging its battery in the charging dock, will not resume its task. When commanded, the robot will start the cleaning cycle anew, working where it previously vacuumed thanks to its random pathing and lack of map storage.
The great news is that you can command the robot to do your bidding even when you’re not at home, so after it’s charged and ready to go, all you have to do is…
Open the EufyHome app on your smartphone and you’ll have remote access to the 30C MAX. As long as your robot and your smartphone are connected to the internet, you can send start, stop, and recharge commands to the bot from anywhere in the world.
The 30C MAX is also equipped to receive instructions from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for those who simply want to shout orders from the comfort of their couch.
High-Performance Allergen Filtration
Inside of the robot, you’ll find a single filter that serves to prevent collected dust from exiting the robot’s exhaust and going airborne. The filter works well at trapping the finest particles like dander and pollen so you won’t suffer more than you need to from pet and seasonal allergies.
The filter requires replacing every six months, though it depends on how frequently it works and how dirty your floors are.
13-foot Boundary Strips Included
Since the 30C MAX doesn’t save a digital map of your floors, the only way to create no-go zones is by laying boundary strips. Inside the box, you’ll find a single 13.2-foot roll of boundary strips that are ready to be laid down near pet bowls or rooms where the robot isn’t welcome.
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The 30C MAX by Eufy is definitely one of the better robots we’ve gotten the opportunity to try out. It’s missing some key convenience features (auto-resume, selective cleaning, and so on) but its vacuuming performance, long runtime, and internet connectivity make the 30C MAX a top contender for the spot of the best budget-friendly robot vacuums.