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Neato D8 Review

4 minute read   Last updated on Mar 6, 2024
Neato D8

Neato D8

Key features of the Neato D8

Overall Score 6.9

  • Can Clean All Floor Types
  • Has Included Washable Filters
  • Battery Power of 2100 mAh

The Neato D8 is a budget-friendly robot vacuum designed for smaller homes as advised by Naeto since its battery only runs for 100-minute, it uses a lidar for room mapping and has a user-friendly app to schedule cleaning. However, it cannot map more than one floor, has no problem-area cleaning function, and doesn't clean corners and edges effectively.

It has a simple setup, two power levels, and a high-performance filter, weighing about 8.07 pounds, and comes with two spare filters, a spiral combo brush, and a brush cleaning tool. The two cleaning modes are eco for hard floors and turbo for carpet cleaning. The side brush collects dirt from room edges and an 11-inch spiral combo brush covers maximum floor space with each pass.

Let's look at each feature category in detail

Commonly Asked For Features

Can Clean All Floor Types

Neato D8 cleans all floor types, this feature is essential, as different rooms inside your home may have various types of flooring i.e. carpets. When a robot vacuum is advertised able to clean all floor types, it means that the vacuum is capable to effectively clean most flooring materials without much significant issues.

Has Mapping And Navigation

The vacuum's ability to generate a map of its cleaning area is one of the commonly asked-for features. This map allows the robot to "understand" the layout of the space. This can be used for different situations, e.g. the Neato D8 having the mapping feature can dedicate efficient cleaning in the mapped-out areas keeping out of those that are not.

Has An Obstacle Sensor

Neato D8 has an obstacle sensor, such a sensor serves the purpose of detecting and identifying obstacles in the robot's way, allowing it to navigate around them thus avoiding collisions.

Supports No-Go Zones

No-go zones is a feature of many robot vacuum cleaners and the Neato D8 supports this feature. These zones are essentially digital boundaries or restricted areas that you can set up preventing the robot from entering specific areas or rooms during its cleaning cycle.

Works With Alexa

Many modern robot vacuum cleaners such as the Neato D8 are designed to work with Amazon Alexa, which means that they can be integrated with the Amazon Echo ecosystem and programmed using voice commands.

Compatible With Google Assistant

Neato D8 is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to control it using voice commands through Google Home devices or the Google Assistant app found on smartphones and tablets.

Number Of Cleaning Modes

The Neato D8 has 3 cleaning modes, the number of cleaning modes offered by robot vacuums can vary depending on the design of the robot vacuum.

Warranty Period

The Neato D8 has a period of 1 year, this typically range from 1 - 2 years, but some higher-end brands may offer longer warranty periods.

Design Features

Has Included Washable Filters

Neato D8 has washable filters, these are designed to capture dust, dirt, and fine particles during the cleaning process and can be easily removed and washed to maintain the vacuum's performance.

Dustbin Capacity

The Neato D8's dustbin capacity is at 0.7L, dustbin capacity determines how much dust, dirt, and pet hair the vacuum can hold before it needs to be emptied.

Indicates When Full

Most robot vacuum cleaners are equipped with sensors and indicators to notify users when the dirt collection container is full and needs to be emptied. Neato D8 supports this feature, which prevents the robot vacuum from getting clogged thus performance will be maintained as soon as the bin is emptied.

Weight

Neato D8 weighs 4.7kg, robot vacuums are generally designed to be lightweight and compact to easily get around and portability.

Width

Neato D8 has a width of 330mm, aslo known as its cleaning path width, refers to the width of the area that the robot vacuum can effectively clean in a single pass. The width of a robot vacuum is important as it can affect its efficiency and the time it takes to clean a space

Height

Neato D8's height measures 100mm, here you are looking at the measurement from the bottom of the robot vacuum to its highest point. Height is an important consideration, especially if you have furniture with low clearance in your home.

Cleaning Performance And Power Features

Battery Power

The battery power of a robot vacuum cleaner is a crucial factor that determines how long the vacuum can run on a single charge. Battery capacity is typically measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), Neato D8's battery power is 2100mAh

Operating Time

The operating time of a robot vacuum cleaner refers to the time the vacuum can clean continuously on a single charge before it needs to return to its charging dock for recharging. Neato D8's operating time is 1.7h

Charge Time

Neato D8 has a charge time of 3h, the charge time of a robot vacuum cleaner refers to the amount of time it takes for the vacuum's battery to recharge fully after it has been depleted during a cleaning cycle.

Has Dirt Sensor

Neato D8 has a dirt sensor, these are designed to detect the availability of dirt, dust, or debris in the space being cleaned and based on their readings adjust the vacuum's cleaning behavior during operation.

Other Features

Has Carpet Detection

Neato D8 has carpet detection, this enables the vacuum to detect and adjust to different floor surfaces, to be specific recognizing when it transitions from hard floors like tile to carpeted areas.

Support A Mobile Application

Neato D8 supports a smartphone app, through which you can control and monitor the vacuum remotely through your smartphone or tablet.

Doesn't Get Stuck

This feature in robot vacuum cleaners is designed to eliminate the chance of the robot vacuum becoming stuck while cleaning. Robot vacuums such as the Neato D8 are equipped with various sensors and technologies to navigate around obstacles and avoid getting trapped, however the effectiveness of this feature varies among different models.

Supports Virtual Barriers

These virtual barriers are set up and managed through the robot vacuum's mobile app, similar to no-go zones, these barriers are setup to help you control and restrict where the robot vacuum can and cannot go while cleaning.

Has Route Mapping

Neato D8 has a route mapping feature that enables it to create a map of your home and schedule efficient cleaning routes. This mapping capability improves the vacuum's ability to clean effectively and systematically.

Supports Auto Docking

Auto-docking is a feature in robot vacuum cleaners that indicates the vacuum's ability to return to its docking station when certain conditions are met such as getting work done, battery running low, or any malfunction.

Has Anti-Fall Sensor

Modern robot vacuum cleaners such as Neato D8 come equipped with an "cliff detection" feature. This feature is intended to save the robot vacuum from falling off stairs, ledges, or other elevated surfaces, thus its safety while cleaning.

Can Be Scheduled

Neato D8 has this convenient feature, which enables you to set specific days or times of day for the robot vacuum to automatically start working.

Supports Wi-Fi

Neato D8 supports Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi-enabled robot vacuums offer several advantages and features, such as remote control, mobile app integration, voice assistant compatibility, and remote monitoring.

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