Eufy has upgraded its RoboVac 30 with Wi-Fi, Google Assistant and Amazon Echo help on this new Linked mannequin. We predict it is one of many smartest robotic vacuum cleaners round – discover out extra in our RoboVac 30C evaluate
Eufy is an Anker-owned model that makes some nice sensible dwelling equipment. The RoboVac 30C is the most recent in its robotic vacuum cleaner vary, and sits on the prime of the pile with some nice linked options.
You would possibly suppose the RoboVac 30C seems a bit acquainted, and that is as a result of it is visually an identical to the favored RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30 earlier than it.
It is a RoboVac 30 with the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity, permitting you to remotely set off cleansing from wherever on this planet, and with full Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration offering the choice for management through voice alongside the normal cell app and distant management strategies.
The RoboVac 30C is simpler than the RoboVac 11S too, swapping its 1300Pa suction for 1500Pa.
If you wish to know what’s on the market from different manufacturers, check out our ranked information to the most effective robotic vacuum cleaners for extra choices.
The place to purchase the RoboVac 30C
The 30C is now the most costly mannequin in Eufy’s line-up, however we nonetheless suppose it presents glorious worth when in comparison with the Dysons, Samsungs and different huge-name manufacturers on this market.
You’ll be able to choose up the Eufy RoboVac 30C direct from the Eufy web site the place it’s typically discounted, or from Amazon, the place it’s out there for £269.99 within the UK or $299.99 within the US.
Proper now it is down to only £169.99 within the UK on Amazon in a pre-Black Friday deal that is set to finish on 12 November, so seize it now when you’re eager.
Options and specs
This Eufy vacuum cleaner is just like different fashions in the marketplace with a rounded physique and two spinning brushes that sit on the entrance, pulling in mud and different grime from onerous to succeed in areas and hurling it within the path of the 1500Pa inlet. There’s additionally a rolling brush right here, which isn’t a given on all robotic vacuums, making the Eufy 30C appropriate for short- to medium-pile carpets in addition to onerous flooring.
It labored fairly properly in our exams, providing a helpful interim clear that meant we did not have to tug Henry the Hoover out from underneath the steps fairly so typically. (On that be aware, stairs are one factor robotic vacuum cleaners cannot handle simply but.)
The 30C has a fairly low profile, which implies it could possibly glide underneath furnishings that stands greater than 73mm excessive. A pair of sizeable wheels permit it to climb as much as 16mm to recover from ground thresholds and different obstacles, although the Eufy did encounter some issues with the shiny chrome floor and sloping design of our breakfast bar stool bases, typically getting itself caught.
For situations equivalent to this Eufy needs to be applauded for its inclusion of two reels of magnetic boundary tape within the field, in addition to a bunch of cable ties for tucking away free wires you do not wish to get sucked up by the RoboVac 30C. Merely stick sections of the tape in areas you wish to block off entry, and the robotic vacuum will keep at the very least a couple of inches away from their location.
As you’d anticipate there are additionally anti-drop sensors to cease it throwing itself down the steps or into different precarious conditions. You will have to preserve these clear to make sure they work accurately.
This is not the one upkeep it is best to carry out, and as with all vacuum cleaners the components aren’t supposed to final ceaselessly. Eufy recommends that the filters are changed each two months, the rolling brush a couple of times a 12 months relying on utilization, and the facet brushes and brush guard each three- to 6 months or when visibly worn. Some spares are supplied within the field, with further filters, two spare facet brushes and a cleansing software all included.
There is a 2600mAh battery inside, and when the cost depletes the RoboVac 30C can be an excellent little robotic and return to its base for recharging. This takes between 5 and 6 hours, and when full the LED constructed into the one energy button on the unit’s prime will glow blue, however precise cleansing time is much less at round one hour in max mode or 100 minutes in auto mode.
The dustbox in all fairness beneficiant in capability at 0.6L, and is accessible through a button on the entrance of the 30C. You’ll have to bear in mind to empty this fairly frequently and you will not get a warning when it is time to take action. As regards to warnings although, we did just like the sticker on the underside of the machine itemizing frequent error codes: discovering the consumer information with the intention to resolve a problem months after you’ve got thrown away the product’s field is not at all times simple.
It is tough to correctly take a look at this characteristic, although Eufy claims the RoboVac can intelligently and routinely ramp up the suction energy to the max 1500Pa when required utilizing BoostIQ know-how.
Different clever options inbuilt embody the aforementioned Wi-Fi help, which permits it to work with the EufyHome cell app on any Android or iOS machine, and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. There isn’t any help for IFTTT or HomePod, nevertheless.
Regardless of the superior suction energy, the RoboVac 30C will not be notably loud in use. The corporate claims it is no louder than a microwave, and at round 55dB is quieter than a conventional vacuum cleaner. We actually did not discover it overly obtrusive in our dwelling because it scurried about doing its enterprise.
RoboVac 30C sensible operation
The RoboVac 30C has 4 major modes of operation: Auto, Edge, Spot and Fast cleansing. There are not any operational controls on prime of the vacuum itself, although you’ll be able to set off cleansing in three sensible new methods.
First, by means of the bundled distant management, which takes two AAA batteries (additionally equipped). It is fairly simple in use, offering buttons to modify between cleansing modes, begin and cease cleansing, return the 30C to its base, in addition to some navigational controls for guide cleansing.
Then there’s the free cell app, out there for Android and iOS units. Merely set up EufyHome out of your app retailer, then guarantee your telephone or pill is linked to your house Wi-Fi community. The app guides you thru the setup course of, instructing you to create a consumer account and join the 30C to your Wi-Fi community. As soon as full there is a fast tutorial that guides you thru the app’s major capabilities.
You may get by with out putting in the app, and also you don’t have to attach the RoboVac 30C to your house Wi-Fi community to function it in your house. Nevertheless, the cell app is crucial if you wish to set off cleansing once you’re away from dwelling, for setting cleansing schedules (you’ll be able to choose a special time for every day of the week), or updating the firmware.
You will additionally discover a ‘Discover My Robotic’ characteristic within the app, which does not appear all that helpful till your RoboVac manages to get itself caught underneath a settee or a pile of garments and is unable to return to its base for charging. While you activate this characteristic the 30C will start beeping, and proceed doing so till you flip it off.
The cell app can also be helpful for sharing the vacuum cleaner with different members of the family. They may want their very own EufyHome account, however then can entry all the identical options as you.
And you need to use the app to offer the cleaner a reputation: ours is Eugene.
The third mode of operation is utilizing a voice assistant, Google Assistant constructed into Google House or Amazon Alexa constructed into Echo units. We tried the Eufy RoboVac 30C with Google House and located it very intuitive in use, however you’ll need to learn the directions for setup as a result of it isn’t what you would possibly anticipate.
Having first arrange the cleaner in your Wi-Fi community and configured the cell app, you open the Google House app in your telephone or pill and say: “Okay Google, discuss to RoboVac”.
Google House will then immediate you to permit it permission to entry EufyHome, and you may want to offer your login particulars. As soon as that is full you’ll be able to start controlling the RoboVac utilizing your voice.
Some helpful instructions embody:
- “Okay Google, ask RoboVac to start out cleansing”
- “Okay Google, ask RoboVac to cease cleansing”
- “Okay Google, ask RoboVac to go dwelling”
- “Okay Google, ask RoboVac to seek out my robotic”
In our exams this mode of operation labored seamlessly and makes automating the boring family chores one step nearer to actuality.
As with every robotic vacuum cleaner the RoboVac 30C is not going to remove the necessity for a conventional vacuum occasionally, nevertheless it has ample suction energy to maintain tidy your flooring and carpets on the times you’d quite put your ft up and chill.
The flexibility to attach it to your house Wi-Fi community for distant operation is cool, though nothing new, however we love the voice assistant integration for correct lazy boy cleansing. In case your funds can stretch this far the RoboVac 30C is very beneficial.