Neato XV Signature Pro Review PROS and CONS (2020) Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum
Advanced laser guided navigation means the Neato XV Signature Pro goes automatically from room to room, cleaning close to edges, in corners, and carefully around furniture. Its Smart Sensor technology automatically detects and avoids stairs, and doesn’t bump into furniture like other robots do. It returns to the charge base and resumes where it left off! No other robot is this smart.
The technology is a revolutionary system developed by Neato Robotics that combines laser vision with mapping. The robot uses a laser and sensors 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.
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Neato’s unique square front and low profile design keeps it close to corners and walls for maximum pick-up of dirt, dust, debris, and pet hair – all without sacrificing suction power! It automatically moves from one floor type to another, and even manages rugs with fringe. The Neato XV Signature Pro comes with two high performance filters which makes it a great choice for anyone with allergies or who is concerned about dust. The versatile brush system offers the best performance on all floor types. The blade brush is great for carpeted floors, and the combo (blade and bristle) brush is especially quiet on hard floors and effectively picks up debris and pet hair from all floor types.
The Neato XV Signature Pro utilizes a laser-guided navigation system that gives it the ability to clean a room by traveling in a straight pattern. It glides from bare floors to low pile carpeting easily, and with its small size, this cleaner maneuvers under furniture and cleans hard to reach places. If you accidently leave a toy on the living room floor, you can count on this robot vacuum’s intelligent laser navigation feature to guide it safely around the obstacle.
Although the Neato XV Signature Pro is designed to work on hard surface flooring and low pile rugs, we would not recommend using it on high pile rugs. It has a difficult time operating in deep carpeting.
The Neato XV Signature Pro has a two-stage filtration system. Dirt picked up from the cleaner passes through two air filters capturing fine dust particles. This ensures that your vacuum cleaner retains dust rather than allowing dirt to escape back into your home. The Neato XV Signature Pro is equipped with cleaning brushes that allow it to agitate and lift stubborn dirt and clingy pet hair. Its powerful suction motor then lifts what the brushes have loosened.
This vacuum cleaner’s menu is straightforward and easy to use. The buttons allow you to select the days and times you want it to run. Once it is programmed to your desired setting, you simply press the start button. Be aware that this cleaner does not come with a remote control. If you want to adjust your settings, you will have to use the manual controls located on the machine itself. If it is operating, this can be a hassle because you will have to catch the machine first.
This robotic vacuum, comes with a charging base where it parks itself to charge its battery between cleanings. When the battery runs low, it will return on its own to recharge. The battery run time on this cleaner is shorter than others, and it has to charge itself frequently, so it will take more time to clean large spaces.
The Neato machine uses physical boundary markers that tell it where not to go. The boundary markers consist of a brown magnetic rubber strip that you place on the floor whenever the vacuum is running. You will get one 6-foot boundary marker with your purchase. You will need to purchase additional markers if you have more than 6 feet of space that you need to block. You can purchase additional markers, but they are expensive. Also, they are not attractive, so you’ll want to plan to remove them between vacuuming sessions. Like the best robot vacuum cleaners, it comes with a cliff sensor that helps prevent it from falling down the stairs. When its sensors detect a drop off, it turns itself around.
Like other models in the Neato Series, the XV Signature Pro has a unique shape that is curved on one side and shaped like a square on the other. This allows it to reach into sharp corners. The cleaner enters the corner then backs out and continues along the wall. Although the design of the machine allows it to capture most dirt close to the wall, you will still need to do touch-ups with a regular vacuum cleaner.
Pros The Neato XV Signature Pro has a laser guided mapping system that allows it to clean in an efficient straight path rather than just bouncing off of walls and furniture.
Cons This vacuum cleaner does not have a remote control, so if you want to adjust the settings while it is moving, you will have to catch it.