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Neato Botvac D5 Connected Review: A Gifted Navigator But A Second-Rate Sucker

Choosing the right robot vacuum cleaner is no different then any other purchase. I’ve been trying to read some reviews of the Neato Botvac D5 since it seems like a promising robotic vacuum. I read this article review about it and it’s not a good one but I know it will also depends on the buyer.

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Most robotic vacuums wander aimlessly around your floors, but the Neato Botvac D5 Connected creates a battle plan before setting on its way. A spinning infrared laser navigation system scans and maps the parameters of your room in order to create as thorough a cleaning pattern as possible. It can clean up to 4,500 square feet over the course of three runs, and if its battery runs low, the robovac will recharge itself and then continue its cleaning cycle where it left off.

Testing

Like most robovacs these days, there’s not much you need to do to get the D5 up and running. After plugging its charging cradle into an outlet, we placed the D-shaped bot against the cradle’s two metal charging strips and let it juice up. A battery light turns from orange to green once it’s fully charged.

While it’s not mandatory, Neato recommends you finish setting up the D5 using its dedicated app. This entails the usual downloading, account creation, and Wi-Fi connecting and only takes a few minutes. The app lets you do things like set cleaning schedules and pause or start a cleaning from your phone. You also get alerts when the robovac is done cleaning a room.

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