The Neato D9 is the mid-range model, it features a longer run time and better dirt pick up than the less expensive D8.
In contrast to maximum different round robotic vacuums, the D form layout of Neato vacuums makes them instantly recognizable. It additionally allows space for an 11 inch/ 28cm spiral combo brush, which Neato claims is as much as 70% wider than different spherical robots in the marketplace, allowing it to cover the most ground space in fewer passes.
The robot measures 3.99 x 13.22 x 12.71 inches/ 10.1 x 33.6 x 32.3cm (h x w x d). And in case you’re planning on wearing it between flooring, at 8.07 pound s/ 3.7 kg it’s not too heavy to boost. The charging dock is neat, compact, and clean to move around as we propose later on in this review.
It has to be located with 30cm/ 1 ft of the area all around it to permit the robotic to discover it easily. The ultra-performance filter captures 99.5% of allergens and has a mesh surface that makes it easy to smooth. The clear-out may be discovered in the 24.6 oz./0.7-liter dirt bin and eliminated to empty the dirt. The bin itself lifts out of the pinnacle of the robotic and, the capability is an enterprise-leading size, in line with Neato.
Neato claims the 200-minute run time is sufficient to hoover up to 1600 square ft / 149 square meters but, based on the use of the eco mode, so be prepared for shorter run instances if you decide to hoover on rapid. It took about 3 and half hours to recharge to 100% once we let the battery run down to 0%.
The Neato D9 inspired us with precise dirt pick out upon most of the people of the ground. It tackled the vacuuming with a methodical pattern that ensured no areas were missed. Regardless of the iconic D form layout, corner cleaning was not great, and we’ve visible higher corner cleaning from round robots.
The difficulty is in part that the robot begins to turn out of the corner as it techniques it, therefore, it doesn’t make use of its form and reaches absolutely into the corner. Edge cleansing turned into additionally patchy at times.
The main facet is flat and extensive, so where some spherical robots might be capable of in part vacuum right into a small area earlier than their widest part stops them attaining similarly, the D form approach this robotic leads with its widest part so has less chance of even partly accomplishing into tight spots.
Charge and availability
The Neato D9 is priced at $699.99/ £749.99 and is available worldwide through Amazon or direct through Neato inside the US.
It’s cheaper than the top-of-the variety Neato D10 on the way to set you back $799.99/ £949.99. And it’s pricier than the entry-level D8 prices $599.99/ £624.93.