I reviewed the evolution of Anker's robot vacuum cleaner 'Eufy RoboVac 30C' which can be purchased at the 30,000 yen range, from the previous model 'Eufy RoboVac 11 S'
A robotic vacuum cleaner " Eufy RoboVac 30C " appeared on November 30, 2018 from Anker known as a leading brand of mobile batteries. The robot vacuum cleaner is representative of Rumba, but I tried using the editorial department actually what kind of robot vacuum cleaner Anker made. In addition, in the RoboVac series it is the latest model carrying the figure of "30" following " RoboVac 20 " which appeared in October 2016, compared with " Eufy RoboVac 11 S " which appeared in May, 2018 I investigated whether the part has been changed.
Eufy RoboVac 30C | Robot vacuum cleaner product information | Anker official online store
Table of contents
· Opening Ceremony & Using Sakutsu
· I tried using it carefully at home
· I tried using "EufyHome" application
· I compared RoboVac 30C and RoboVac 11S
◆ Opening Ceremony & Using Sakuto <br> This is "RoboVac 30C". It is a package based on white on the surface processed board.
When opening the box, inside the main body · charging station and power adapter · side brush × 4 · cleaning tool · high performance filter for replacement and form filter for exchange · remote control · 2 AAA batteries ... ...
There were two boundary tape, adhesive tape, and five cable binding bands.
This is RoboVac 30C main body. It is designed with a white line based on black.
The bottom of RoboVac 30C looks like this.
You can take out the dust container by pulling it while pushing the button in the knob.
It is possible to throw away the trash in the trash box as it is open.
The HEPA filter is mounted in the dust container, and if you remove the HEPA filter, the dust container body can be washed with water.
That's why I actually tried using RoboVac 30C. First install two side brushes on the bottom of RoboVac 30C.
Next, turn on the power to the bottom ... ...
When the top switch is pushed, it starts operation. By using the attached remote control, you can move RoboVac 30C without squatting.
You can actually check where RoboVac 30C is running on remote control with the following movie.
Actually cleaning it with Anker's robot vacuum cleaner "RoboVac 30C" - YouTube
◆ I tried using it at home carefully <br> I will take it home and try using RoboVac 30C in practice.
You can check how the RoboVac 30C cleans the room with the following movie.
I tried using Anker's robot vacuum cleaner "RoboVac 30C" at the house of the editorial staff - YouTube
In the movie, RoboVac 30C operates in a mode that will automatically change suction power in response to the dirty condition "BoostIQ mode". The sound of RoboVac 30C receives a quieter impression than Rumba compared to Rumba 642 which is running every day at the house of the editorial staff.
Because Rumba 642 has a height of 92 mm, RoboVac 30 C has a height of 72 mm and a height of 2 cm in the height of the main body, RoboVac 30 C was able to clean under furniture that Rumba 642 can not enter.
Rumba 642 was sometimes caught on the window frame of the veranda, but RoboVac 30C cleaned without getting caught.
· Intrusion-prohibited area - This "borderline tape" is an accessory that was added for the first time in RoboVac 30C, RoboVac 30C is set so that it can not move across the boundary tape and stick it to the floor It is possible to create a boundary where RoboVac 30C can not enter. I actually tried using it.
The boundary tape has become a band-like magnet, and although it has a weight that it made to be more troublesome than it looks when it brings it, the magnetic force is strengthened as it gets stuck to each other like images and lifts.
Cut the boundary tape with the proper length ......
Attach RoboVac 30C double-sided tape attached to the border tape.
If you use double-sided tape and paste a boundary tape to the ground, preparation is completed.
With this kind of feeling, I tried to use RoboVac 30C as a no-entry area for a part of the room with a boundary tape.
You can see in the movie below that the RoboVac 30C actually does not enter the entry prohibition area using the boundary tape.
I tried to create an entry prohibition area of RoboVac 30C using "border tape" of Anker's robotic vacuum cleaner "RoboVac 30C" - YouTube
Although the virtual wall of the Rumba series required batteries and sometimes failed, the boundary tape attached to RoboVac 30C seems to have better durability.
· Garbage disposal
The RoboVac 30C can easily clean the dust container as well. After cleaning, remove the dust container ... ...
Discard the dust in the dust container to the trash can. Compared with the dumbstack container of Rumba, the shape of the dust container of RoboVac 11 S · Robo Vac 30 C is easy to take out the dust inside, making it easier to clean.
Also, remove the filter from the dust container ... ...
It is possible to wash the entire dust container with water.
The dust container literally becomes shiny when it is washed with water. The washable dust container is attached to the Rumba e 5 in the Rumba series, but the RoboVac 30C is a much cheaper robot cleaner than the Rumba e 5, but with a dust container that can be washed with water.
The other difference with the Rumba is "movement", Rumba automatically grasp the rough size of the room in the first 10 minutes after starting, calculate the optimal flow line, then clean it I will give it. Meanwhile, the RoboVac series does not have such a function, he said that he will clean the room with random moves. But in the low price range the room run time is up to 60 minutes, but in RoboVac 11S · RoboVac 30C the uptime is up to 100 minutes, so it will not be long before the room is cleaned every corner if it takes time.
I tried using "EufyHome" application
Since RoboVac 30C is able to do operations and schedule management with the application "EufyHome", I will try to actually use it.
"EufyHome" on the App Store
EufyHome - Apps on Google Play
Search for "EufyHome" from Google Play for iOS devices if it is an Android device, download and install it, and launch the application from "EufyHome" on the home screen.
Select "OK" in the EufyHome user license agreement.
Tap "Experience Now".
If you do not have an account, register from "sign up".
Enter your email address and password and tap "sign up".
Select "Add a device".
Since I want to add RoboVac 11S this time, I select "Robot Vacuum Cleaner".
Turn on the power to the bottom of the RoboVac 30C and click "Next"
When the display "Connect to device" appears, once you return to the home screen ......
Open the setting screen from "Setting".
Open "Wi-Fi" ...
Select "eufy RoboVac 30C".
Enter the network ID and password of the Wi - Fi currently connected to RoboVac 30C at the moment. Because RoboVac 30C is compatible only with the 2.4 GHz network, select Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz band and click "Next"
Setting the name of RoboVac 30C is complete.
This is the operation screen of RoboVac 30C of the EufyHome application. The status of RoboVac 30C and the remaining battery power are displayed under the name of RoboVac 30C set by yourself at the top. With the direction button at the center you can operate the RoboVac 30C like a remote control.
I actually went outside, switched my smartphone to 4G connection and started RoboVac 30C from the EufyHome application ......
When returning home, there is the figure of RoboVac 30C cleaning up well there. Now you can issue a command to RoboVac 30C at home that you are going out "Please clean now".
· Schedule "Schedule" allows you to freely select which day of the week, and which time to start cleaning, in a week. In RoboVac 11S, you can only select the time to clean every day, you can not set every other day or every three days, "This time is this time" etc.
· (Remote control) mode
By opening "Mode" on the operation screen of RoboVac 30C of EufyHome application, you can use the same function as remote control attached to RoboVac 30C. You can check at what point the suction power level is currently set.
· Home "Home" allows you to return the RoboVac 30C to the charging station.
If you do not know where RoboVac 30C is, the "find" function is useful.
If you select "Search", RoboVac 30C will play music and show you whereabouts. You can check how you are actually looking for RoboVac 30C using the EufyHome application in the following movie.
A look of actually seeking Anker's robot vacuum cleaner "Robovac 30C" with the function "Search" of the EufyHome application - YouTube
◆ I compared RoboVac 30C and RoboVac 11S
Anker's cleaning robot also has an inexpensive model "Eufy RoboVac 11S" with a price of around 20,000 yen.
I tried to thoroughly investigate whether Anker's robot vacuum cleaner "Eufy RoboVac 11S" that can be purchased for the 20,000-yen range evolved - GIGAZINE
"RoboVac 11S" is released in May, 2018, the price at the time of article posting is 24,800 yen. "RoboVac 30C" is released at the end of November 2018, the price at the time of article posting is 34,800 yen. "RoboVac 11S" and "RoboVac 30C" have a difference of 10,000 yen. So I tried to compare where the price difference comes from. Looking side by side like this. RoboVac 11S on the left side of the image and RoboVac 30C on the right side of the image. As the Wi-Fi function was added in the RoboVac 30C, a Wi-Fi status light was added on the top side.
When comparing the two for the size comparison, the size was the same. Both are 325 mm in diameter × 72 mm in height, slightly smaller than the representative rumba of a robotic vacuum cleaner.
Looking at the bottom and looking like this. The following images are RoboVac 11S on the left side and RoboVac 30C on the right side.
The difference between RoboVac 11 S (left) and RoboVac 30 C (right) is that the wheel in the front part of the main body has a hollow in RoboVac 11 S (left), where it is easy for dirt to become entangled, whereas in the RoboVac 30 C the garbage is not easily entangled I will.
Switch part is also hermetically sealed with protective transparent rubber so that dust does not enter in RoboVac 30C.
Looking at other parts, rotating brush ......
The dust container and the filter also use RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30C in common.
Looking at the remote control, the remote control (left) of RoboVac 11S has a display, but there is no display on the remote control (right) of RoboVac 30C. This is because RoboVac 11S operated the scheduling function with remote control. In RoboVac 30C you can set schedule function with "Eufy Home" application linked with smartphone.
In RoboVac 30C, move automatically to select the optimum cleaning mode "Automatic mode", clean a specific place to draw a circle "spot mode", move along the wall, clean the walls definitely "Edge mode" to be operated, "Quick mode" for narrow rooms operating only for 30 minutes, "Manual mode" to operate the body like a radio control like a manual can be selected. Both of these five modes were installed in RoboVac 11S, but the arrangement of the buttons is different.
The five modes are described in detail in the following review, but the functions of "free mode", "zigzag mode" and "polygon mode" installed in RoboVac 20 seem to have been deleted in RoboVac 30C.
I tried using Anker's second robot vacuum cleaner "RoboVac 20" with less than 30,000 yen and equipped with seven cleaning modes - GIGAZINE
Also, RoboVac 30C and RoboVac 11S are equipped with a function to automatically increase suction power in "Dirty place" called "BoostIQ". The difference between RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30C is that BoostIQ works quickly and that the suction power was 1300 Pa in RoboVac 11S was enhanced to 1500 Pa in RoboVac 30C. When you press the BoostIQ button on the remote control of RoboVac 30C, you can see which suction level is set by the number of times the beep sounded.
It seems that charging stations, power adapters and side brushes also use common ones for RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30C. Both batteries use "Li-ion 2600 mAh", cleaning time is up to 100 minutes, charging time does not change from 300 minutes to 360 minutes, but power consumption is 25 W for RoboVac 11 S, 40 W for RoboVac 30 C, RoboVac The power consumption of 30 C was higher.
In summary, in RoboVac 30C and RoboVac 11S, only RoboVac 30C can manage detailed schedule using smartphone application and can also instruct cleaning from outside. RoboVac 30C will be effective in house with many carpets considering that BoostIQ is enhanced in RoboVac 30C, with attraction power of 1300 Pa in RoboVac 11S and 1500 Pa in RoboVac 30C.
"Eufy RoboVac 30C" can be purchased from Amazon.co.jp and the official Anker online store with a tax of 34,800 yen.
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