Robot vacuums in the Eufy RoboVac line are known for two things: a super slim form factor and incredible value for money. They are not very expensive, and they do an amazing cleaning job. Couple this with their slim form factor that enables them to reach areas that most other vacuums can never reach and you have yourself a winner.
The Eufy RoboVac 12 is the successor of the Eufy RoboVac 11S. When it comes to cost, features and suction pressure, the RoboVac 12 is second in line the Eufy’s product range. It’s also second in line when it comes to affordability so if you want a vacuum that does a great job, but you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider this one.
As mentioned earlier, Eufy RoboVac vacuum cleaners will generally give you good value for money. In this review, we will take a closer look at the RoboVac 12 in a bid to find out if the robot is worth its price and if you will actually get value for your money should you choose to purchase it.
Let’s jump in.
Super Slim Body
As we mentioned earlier, Eufy RoboVac robots are slimmer than most other robots. With a height of 2.85 inches, this one is no exception. This slim body enables it to go to parts of your home where no other robots could go. Arguably, this robot can go to places where even brooms can’t easily reach.
As a result of this design, this robot is particularly effective in tight spots like under the bed, under the couch or under that entertainment cabinet that is so hard to clean.
Even with its low height, it has a diameter of 12.8 inches which means that the cleaning path is just as wide as most other robot vacuums. This means that the robot won’t have to make too many passes to cover your home’s floor area.
Decent Battery Life
You would think that this robot comes with a mediocre battery life because it is an entry-level robot vacuum. That would be wrong because the battery in this robot is the exact same one used in the high-end models like the RoboVac 15C and 30C.
This means that you will be able to get the same battery life that these high-end models have without having to spend the extra money. With a full charge, the RoboVac 12 will give you up to 100 minutes of powerful cleaning performance.
Once the vacuum detects that the battery is running low, it will find its way back to the charging dock for a charge.
This robot may be an entry-level robot, but that does not mean that it looks cheap. With an anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover, it looks and feels as premium as its high-end counterparts. The tempered glass also means that there will be no ugly scratches even after years of use navigating tight spaces.
With a suction pressure of 1500Pa, there’s no denying that this robot vacuum is a powerful cleaning device capable of deep cleaning your carpets and hard floors. However, all this suction is not always needed. Sometimes you only need a fraction of it to pick up some loose debris on your hard floor.
To get the best runtime while still staying powerful enough to dislodge embedded dirt from your carpets, Eufy has incorporated the BoostIQ technology into this robot. Essentially, this technology enables the vacuum to save power by reducing the suction level when working on hard floors and boosting the suction when the robot reaches carpeted areas.
Double Edge Spinning Brushes
The speed at which a robot vacuum will complete a cleaning job will be determined to a great extent by the width of the cleaning path. With two edge spinning brushes, this robot vacuum is able to cover a wider area than most robot vacuums that come with a single brush.
Large Dust Box
The size of the dust box will determine how many trips you will need to make to the trash before the robot is done cleaning your home. With a 0.6L dust box, there’s more than enough room for storing the dirt and debris for a number of cleaning cycles before you need to make that trip to the trash.
Triple Filter System
To ensure that none of the fine particles collected from the floor end up in your indoor air, this vacuum makes use of a triple layer filter system. This system will start by passing the air through a dual layer filter that will get rid of a majority of the particles. After that, the air is passed through a third high-performance filter that gets rid of any small particles that could have escaped the first two filters.
This way, you are sure that the air released back to your home is clean and free from small impurities.
Anti-Collision and Anti-Drop Sensors
Robot vacuums are not cheap. You don’t want to see your robot tumbling down the stairs after you leave it cleaning the upper level. Fortunately, this is something that you won’t need to worry about when you buy this robot vac.
It comes equipped with anti-drop sensors and infra-red sensors for avoiding collisions with obstacles. This way, you can rest assured that your vacuum is safe even if you leave it to clean with no supervision.
The top of the unit has a quick start cleaning button, but that’s not all you can do with this device. The included remote enables you to do much more. You can choose from a number of cleaning modes, set a daily cleaning schedule or even send the robot to the charging dock.
The four cleaning modes are auto-cleaning, edge cleaning, spot cleaning, and quick cleaning. The buttons are illustrated to ensure that you give the right commands and there is a small display screen that tells you the scheduled cleaning time, the current time, the chosen cleaning mode and if BoostIQ is on.
With the many features that it comes with, the Eufy RoboVac 12 Robot Vacuum is definitely worth the price. However, it may not be your best choice if app control and voice control are important to you. Other than that, the robot does a decent cleaning job, and it has a sleek and compact design that enables it to maneuver around tight spaces easily.