While this might not be important if you schedule the robot to clean while you’re out, mechanical noises become very unsettling when you are around. Look out for a robot that has a noise level below 65 decibels.
Options in the market
A variety of robotic cleaners are available in the market, starting from around ₹ 10,000. Based on cleaning requirements and features, these robots can cost as high as ₹ 40,000. Some of the good options are listed below.
Exilient ReadyMaid is a mid-range robotic cleaner that is capable of dry as well as wet floor cleaning. It packs up to 120-minute runtime on single charge, 24W power consumption and covers area up to 280sq.m (3000 sq.ft). Priced at ₹ 18,000, it also comes with a virtual device and HEPA filter for particulate matters.
iRobot’s Braava 390t helps in hard cleaning with a 210-minute runtime and effective navigation logic. It features auto-filtering power and auto-stop. The coverage area is limited to 93sq.m (1000sq.ft). The device is smartphone-application-compatible and costs about ₹ 25,000.
Milagrow’s Blackcat 7.0 comes with a 2200mAh battery that can last for over two hours on a single charge. It has a 400ml dustbin and can cover an area of 325sq.m (3500sq.ft). Featuring an artificial intelligence system, this high-end robot costs ₹ 34,000.
Last but not the least
HEPA filter allows more effective dust cleaning. So, if your budget allows, ensure the robot cleaner has a HEPA filter. Also, check out its warranty period. Most vendors offer one-year warranty. Finally, after you buy a robot cleaner, don’t forget that it requires regular weekly maintenance of parts like brushes, dustbin and mops.