Gadget: Eufy RoboVac G10 Hybrid
Price: £299.99 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review unit.
I’ve always wanted a robot vacuum for several reasons:
- Robots are cool
- Vacuuming sucks (Pun intended!)
- I’m very lazy
So when the option to review the Eufy RoboVac G10 Hybrid came up, I jumped at the chance. This is the first and only ever robot vacuum that I’ve had, so I can’t compare its performance to others but I can talk to you about how well it works and how it fitted into my home.
First off some details about the RoboVac G10 Hybrid itself – the “Hybrid” part of the name is because it doesn’t just hoover, it can also mop. Because of this, it is designed exclusively for people with hard floors, so if you’ve got carpets throughout your house this isn’t for you. We’ve got hard floors throughout the ground floor of our house, and the ground floor is where our kitchen and bathroom are and where our cat’s litter trays are kept. This makes it easily the messiest floor of our house and the one that needs the most hoovering, with the areas near the litter trays being a daily job!
However, we aren’t as fastidious when it comes to mopping, and tend to just spot mop up spillages versus doing a full mop of the ground floor. Mopping and hoovering is just very boring, and you can get away with only mopping every month or so which is what we had done.
Enter the G10. This little robot is great! (Don’t worry that’s not the end of the review)
You set the G10 up by plugging in the base, attaching the brushes (so it can reach your corners even though it is a circular device) and then connecting to the G10 using an app. It has a small internal speaker that announces what it’s doing, so when you ask it to clean it will say “Start cleaning” which isn’t all that needed, but it also tells you when it’s pausing to charge.
But I know what you want to know, how well does it clean? Well, I can tell you that we now very rarely have to do any hoovering in the house, as the G10 keeps on top of our litter and cat hair issues pretty well. Unfortunately, whilst quieter than the Dyson that we normally use, it is still loud enough that you have to put on headphones to watch TV or play games. I know that this is just a limit of technology and vacuums are loud, but I was hoping it would be quieter so I could just ignore that it was running. Currently, we’ve not reached that stage of vacuum technology.
It also takes quite a while to hoover our entire downstairs. It goes in what looks like a completely random pattern for several hours on some occasions, with charging breaks, but always gets every little speck. My wife insists on doing a “top-up” but that’s mostly for her peace of mind, or to catch any messes made since the G10 has done its last sweep.
The mopping function is great too. It takes a bit more effort to do that over the whole downstairs as we do have a large rug with furniture on it, so to mop the whole ground floor I would have to remove that. As such I have mostly tested the G10 by mopping our bathroom, utility room and kitchen with the doors closed to stop it escaping into the lounge. In those situations, it has done very well.
As I said above I can’t tell you how good the G10 is in comparison to others of its kind, but I can tell you how good this one is. And if you’ve got hard floors and you want a robot vacuum I can see no reason to look any further than this one, especially for the price. Well done Eufy!