Neato XV-21 Review PROS and CONS (2020) Pet & Allergy Cleaner
The Neato XV-21 takes automatic vacuuming to a brand new level. Whether your floors are carpet, wood, tile, or vinyl, the XV-21 is ready to take on the task of keeping your floors neat and clean.
The XV-21 features a special bristled brush that enables the pick-up of tough pet hair, dander and fibers, and the Pet and Allergy Filter boosts airflow and suction power and picks up and retains more than three times the amount of fine dust particles of standard filters.
Come home to that “just cleaned” look: Easy to set up for daily cleaning – scans the room and automatically vacuums for you in an efficient back and forth pattern. Set it up to clean as often as you wish – even daily!
Keep your home healthy, Reduces allergens and picks up pet hair. Unique Pet and Allergy Brush: Bristle Brush easily picks up pet hair; Runs quietly, especially on hard floors. Special Pet and Allergy Filter: Super-high airflow and suction power; Picks up and retains fine dust particles. Cleans Like You Do: Vacuums in methodical back-and-forth pattern; Vacuums close to walls and corners; Carefully cleans around obstacles and under furniture. Easy, Automatic Operation: Large, bagless dirt bin, it’s easy to empty and clean; Automatically adjusts between carpets and hard floors; Automatically returns to base to recharge.
Bringing Next Generation Intelligence to Robotic Vacuum Cleaners: RPS Technology™, Laser-based Vision & Room Mapping: The Neato XV-21 is equipped with onboard Room Positioning System (RPS) technology, a revolutionary system developed by Neato Robotics that combines laser vision with mapping.
With RPS technology, the robot uses its laser to see its surroundings and create accurate maps of areas to be cleaned – including furniture, objects and doorways. The robot constantly updates its map of the room, so if a new object is added into the room during a cleaning run, the robot will add it to the map.
First time use
Place your robot vacuum on the charge base for its initial charge. Neato is ready to clean when the status light turns solid green. Charge the batteries overnight before you use your Neato XV-21 for the first time. After that, run through three complete cycles of charging and cleaning-until-recharge to get the most capacity from your batteries.
How do I get the most from my Neato XV-21 battery?
You can recalibrate your Neato robot’s batteries to improve capacity and lengthen runtime between charges. You may need to recalibrate the batteries in these situations:
- The robot is new
- The batteries are new
- You updated the software
- Your cleaning area expanded
Follow the steps below to recalibrate the battery:
1. Turn off any scheduled cleaning and confirm the robot’s ON/OFF switch is ON.
2. Reset the batteries by going to MENU->SUPPORT->NEW BATTERIES.
3. Place the Neato robot on its charge base over night to ensure a full charge.
4. Run the robot until it finishes cleaning the maximum area you ever want it to clean (i.e. the entire house), or until the robot displays “Battery Low” on its display and needs to recharge.
5. Dock the robot on its charge base for a full charge, until the status light turns solid green.
6. Run the robot as usual until it needs to recharge again.
7. If the runtime improves to longer than 40 minutes, the batteries have been recalibrated. If the run-time is still less than 40 minutes, go through the recharging cycle again.
- Neato XV-21 Pet and allergy automatic vacuum, charging base, boundary marker
- Features: Powerful cleaning system specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers
- High performance vacuum removes all kinds of dirt and cleans all floors: carpets, rugs, hardwood, laminates, tile, and stone
- Schedule automatic cleanings while you’re away via simple user interface
- Automatically returns to charging base when vacuuming is concluded
Pros The Neato XV-21 has a brush designed for removing pet hair and a filter that removes allergens and dust.
Cons The cleaner only operates for one hour before needing a recharge.
With specific features for pet owners and allergy sufferers, this cleaner is worth considering. Although it doesn’t have HEPA filtration, it still offers quality filtration and a brush designed to remove stubborn pet hair. You can have clean floors without lifting a finger.