Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review – when cleaning is a joy

Content

  1. Set
  2. Introduction
  3. Appearance, design elements, control buttons
  4. The paper
  5. Smartphone app
  6. Working hours
  7. Conclusion

Set

  • Vacuums
  • Cradle stand
  • Network adapter
  • Cradle
  • Floor nozzle

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Introduction

This summer, a new smart robot vacuum cleaner of the famous Chinese brand Anker appeared on the Russian market. The gadget tried to take into account the important requirements when cleaning and even washing the premises: there is a decent suction power, and a lidar, which allows you to build a map of the room for prompt and effective cleaning of the area, and control of all functions of the “cleaner” using an application on a smartphone, and voice notification about works performed in Russian.

In fact, this is a top-end flagship robot vacuum cleaner for a little over 30 rubles.

Along the way, I will compare the RoboVac L70 with my vacuum cleaner, which is also equipped with a special sensor for creating a room map.

Appearance, design elements, control buttons

In this section, I will not describe in detail the appearance of this device, since almost all such devices look the same: a round shape, a flat top and a lidar sticking out slightly from above. Perhaps, in the description I will focus more on the usability and experience of working with the gadget.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

Unlike my Deebot DE55, the RoboVac L70 is slightly thicker – 85mm plus 20mm lidar (versus 73 + 20mm). I think this thickness is due to the deep debris receiver.

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It would seem that this should be bad. But in my case, the DE55 was constantly crawling under a cabinet about three meters long and successfully stuck there. The L70, on the other hand, pulls dirt and dust out from under the cabinet thanks to the brush, but does not crawl under it.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

As for the width of the body of robotic vacuum cleaners, this parameter is not at all fundamental. But at Anker it is 350 mm.

The next item is materials. It is advisable that the device is not made of glossy plastic, as traces of dust, abrasions and scratches become visible on its surface. The RoboVac is made of matt white plastic. No protruding parts or controls, everything is neat and quite cute. Moreover, the set includes an AC adapter and a white charging cradle. By the way, the edging around the perimeter is of bronze color. Part of the top cover has a raised surface. On style!

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

As usual, such devices are equipped with various sensors: the device senses obstacles, it “sees” the thresholds so as not to fall, for example, from the stairs.

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In addition, the L70 has a lidar to help the vacuum cleaner better navigate the terrain. And here I would like to separately say that the sensor does not build the plan very accurately, that is, with minor errors, which is why sometimes the vacuum cleaner does not fit into the placed furniture. For example, Deebot DE55 draws a plan with a tolerance of no more than 10 cm (by eye). Otherwise, there are no questions about the lidar and other sensors in Anker.

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We should also praise the engine power and the 70 mm wheel. This model can be easily climbed onto thresholds up to 15 mm high. The same DE55 from ECOVACS has to be pushed every time at the transitions between rooms and the corridor. Fortunately, for this there is a little daughter who does it with pleasure, sometimes even too hard 🙂

On the top panel of the case there are two buttons: start and send the device for charging. Nearby there is an indicator of L70 connection to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

The lid rises up, and under it there is a container for receiving waste. It can be removed by pressing the special blue clip.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

Размеры контейнера — 210х125х65 мм. Но место для хранения мусора значительно меньше — примерно 210х55х65мм (объем 0.45 л). С одной из сторон присутствуют HEPA-фильтр и щеточка для его чистки (также на ней есть петля с лезвием для резки волос на барабане щетки).

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In addition, the container acts as a floor cleaning tank (150 ml). In this case, water fills the upper part with dimensions of 210x125x20 mm.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

Garbage can be accessed either by removing the top cover of the container or by removing the filter. Very convenient, as you can easily clean the inside of the dust collector at any time.

Water from the reservoir flows through three channels at the bottom of the robot onto a special “brush” with a rag base. It seems to me that this is the best implementation so far that I have seen in similar devices.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

There are two large wheels and one steering wheel under the gadget. To the right and left of it are contacts for charging the battery. This model has only one “whisk”. Even a little strange. There are usually two of them and they are located on the right and left: both push debris towards the main brush and nozzle.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

The micro-USB service connector is apparently hidden behind a dense plastic flap.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

Total: a well-assembled robot vacuum cleaner made of the right materials, quite nice, white, with the usual dimensions and functions.

The paper

The movement speed of this model is approximately 30 cm per second. Plus or minus is the same with other robotic vacuum cleaners. But this is the maximum speed. When cleaning, the device slows down two times.

The first thing to note about the RoboVac L70 is its excellent maneuverability. He quickly changes speed and instantly fits into the corners. Again, in the case when the robot has already built a map of the room.

Второе — уборка по определенной схеме. Я привык к тому, что пылесосы без лидара работают почти в хаотичном режиме, а с лидаром обходят помещение по периметру и дочищают волнообразной траекторией. Однако RoboVac L70 убирает мусор как по вертикали, так и по горизонтали: чистится периметр, потом проходка справа налево, далее — сверху вниз.

At the beginning of the review, he said that the map of the room seemed to me not quite detailed compared to the map that the Deebot DE55 vacuum cleaner builds. Does this play a role? It seems to me that yes. The L70 will occasionally collide with objects on its way. Such situations are rare, but they do happen. Despite this, the unit will drive into very difficult areas to clean the floor (for example, in narrow aisles). But DE55 prefers to “score” on this and turn back.

It is difficult to talk about the quality of cleaning, since there is no clear criterion. All robotic vacuum cleaners on my test, one way or another, missed certain areas with specks. And they cleaned in the same way – the technology is the same.

Overall, the RoboVac L70 would rate cleaning 7.5 out of 10. The only psychological moment is one raking brush. It seems to me that there should be at least two, and preferably four.

Does the hair curl around the main brush? Yes, this is inevitable on any robot vacuum cleaner.

Another important observation: if the container is filled with rubbish, the ECOVACS device partially spills it on the floor. This does not happen with an Anker gadget.

Возможно, для кого-то будет принципиальна громкость работы и характер звука уборки устройства, поэтому в нем есть выбор режимов: тихий (до 50 дБ), стандартный (до 55 дБ), турбо (до 60 дБ) и максимальный (до 70 дБ). Измерения проводились в радиусе метра от пылесоса. Звук приятный, немного свистящий (классический звук роботов в фильмах) в моменты резких поворотов аппарата. Что будет через месяца три-четыре — сказать сложно. Например, DE55 со временем стал довольно сильно шуметь.

Wet cleaning is more marketing. Yes, there is a cloth, a container, and a special mode. But for the apparatus it is necessary to create ideal conditions: remove all objects on the way, clean it well. Also, remember to wash the cloth every couple of minutes. Otherwise, he will simply carry dirt around the apartment.

In the settings, you can select the level of water drainage: small, medium and large. If you choose a large one, then in 5-7 minutes you will have to dial again.

Smartphone app

Unlike the program for the ECOVACS vacuum cleaner, the program for Eufy is written with a slightly higher quality and thoughtfulness. Launches faster, syncs faster with the robot, easier to navigate, more interesting graphics.

On the main screen, you can select the power of the vacuum cleaner, cleaning zones, schedule and so on. It’s also easy to send a gadget to charge there.

Cleaning zones are rectangular areas where work will be done. If necessary, even twice.

If you need to tell the robot the places where it is impossible to clean, then you need to go to the map editing. There are two options in this menu: “Never wash” and “Never wash or sweep”. In my case, it was useful: my daughter has a zone with toys in her room, which cannot be removed, otherwise small parts will fall into the vacuum cleaner. This is exactly what you need to edit the map for.

In the settings, the language of the event sound is selected. Russian is present. The voice volume is slightly above average, and it is better to turn it off altogether.

There is also manual control of the robot: driving forward, turning right or left. This mode was not enough on the Deebot DE55: sometimes it is necessary to remove something from the surface pointwise, and the program does all this for a very long time. Therefore, the RoboVac L70 makes it a little easier to clean up your waste.

Working hours

The RoboVac L70 has a 5200 mAh battery. Official opening hours – 2.5 hours. Apparently, the manufacturer has in mind the minimum power.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 review - when cleaning is a joy

В моем случае гаджет работал без зарядки на максимальном уровне мощности примерно 1.5 часа. Это тоже много, поскольку 10 м2 он чистит примерно за 10 минут. А дальше возвращается на зарядную станцию. То есть убрать 100 — 120 м2 поверхности вполне реально за один раз. Кроме того, не стоит забывать, что метраж помещения не равен метражу уборки, так как комнаты все равно чем-то заставлены хотя бы на 20-30%.

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RoboVac L70 charges within a couple of hours.


Conclusion

Робот-пылесос Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 — это в первую очередь продуманная и качественная вещь с точки зрения сборки, материалов, расположения элементов и так далее. То есть разработчики явно принимали во внимание все важные моменты для программирования уборки помещения в неидеальных условиях.

Cons:

  • Дороговат. В среднем аппарат продается за 33 000 — 35 000 рублей.
  • Tall. For some it will be a certain criterion when choosing. In my case, it turned out that 85 mm is better than 75 mm.
  • Not the most accurate lidar. It does not affect the quality of cleaning. Read more in the corresponding section.
  • Just one brush to push through debris. I think it affects the quality of cleaning.

Pros:

  • Works for a long time
  • Powerful
  • Maneuverable. Doesn’t affect cleaning
  • Cleaning quality 7.5 out of 10
  • Nice sound of work
  • Convenient application for tracking robot actions
  • Excellent implementation of wet cleaning

Of course, for now, robotic vacuum cleaners should be perceived as companions, and not as full-fledged vacuum cleaners. With a large hand-held vacuum cleaner, you will still be of better quality and will remove garbage faster. In addition, you can see places where there is more dirt, which means you can walk in these areas several times.

However, gadgets like the Eufy by Anker RoboVac L70 make life easier and cleaner: you’re unlikely to vacuum your apartment every day. And here the robot does it for you at least every couple of hours.

The author thanks the agency 2L for the RoboVac L70 robot vacuum cleaner submitted for the test..

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