Neato Botvac D7 Connected

  • Laser-guided mapping technology
  • Smart access by Google Home, Alexa, Echo.
  • 120 minutes of battery time
  • Customized cleaning areas
  • Automatic recharge and resume function

$599.99 $549.99

8.7Expert Score
Why you should buy it:
With its HEPA filter and combo brushes, Neato Botvac D7 Connected is perfect for pet owners as it catches pet hairs. It is also an excellent choice for parents with toddlers that tend to create mess quite often as they require repeated house cleaning and spot cleaning. It is also great for people with allergies for HEPA filter sucks up particles as small as 0.3 microns, so you are not bothered by allergens.
Design
8.7
Perfomance
9.4
Navigation
9.6
Features
7.7
Value for money
8.2
PROS
  • Long-lasting battery with 120 minutes of operation
  • Customized cleaning with no-go areas and spot cleaning features
  • Spiral combo brush good for picking up pet hairs and dirt particles
  • Smart control through phone and other devices such as Alexa and google home
  • Automatic charging and schedule for cleaning
CONS
  • Small dustbin size
  • No full bin indication

Below you will find a Neato Botvac D7 review prepared by our experts. Neato Robotics is one of the leading manufacturers of robot vacuum cleaners. Neato Botvac D7 is a particularly smart robot vacuum that allows you to customize its cleaning according to your needs while avoiding all the areas you want to avoid. It uses laser mapping technology to create a floor map and can save up to three-floor diagrams for a multi-story house. Its D-shape allows you to reach the corners and crevices to clean up. It is better than its predecessor D6 in terms of its navigation and custom features but slightly heavy on pocket too. But this price is justified by the number of features it includes.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected review

D-Shape design

The shape of the vacuum is very efficient as it combines both round and sharp corner edges, which allow the vacuum to reach even the corners where dirt tends to accumulate. A small brush, in the endpoint, rotates to capture dirt and debris from edges. This design gives the Neato Botvac D series an edge over all other round shape vacuums.

Neato D7

Cleaning brush

D7 uses a spiral combo brush; that means it includes a brush and blade on a rotating rod. This helps to catch the smallest dust particle, debris, and pet hairs as well. Apart from the main brush, it also has a smaller brush that rotates at 90 degrees to the main brush to clean up corners. It comes with a cleaning comb to clean up the brushes as well, to keep your hands from getting dirty.

Pet hair cleaning

Pets shed hair all the time. This vacuum is an exceptional choice for pet owners thanks to its combo brush of brush and blade rotation. The brush and blade make it fit to catch pet hairs from carpets and hard floors alike.

Ultra-performance filter

This term means that it is suitable for pet owners and those with allergies. It has a filter with HEPA material and can trap particles as small as 0.3 microns. It also prevents these particles from circulating back in the air by keeping it trapped in. This filter is easy to clean and replace, and Neato D7 comes with spare filters.

Dustbin

Neato Botvac D7 Connected has a dustbin capacity of 0.7 liters. This may result in frequent cleaning up of vacuum, especially in big homes. It does not indicate when the bin is full, so one must check to clean up.

Laser-guided navigation

Neato D7 ConnectedThis robot vacuum is engineered to use a laser to map and navigate the house. It travels in straight lines instead of random patterns to cover all the houses. Neato D7 also detects furniture moves around, under or over it, cleaning effectively and thoroughly. This way, it protects your furniture while cleaning. It can also climb over room dividers and chair legs.

Scheduled cleaning

To adjust the cleaning according to your time, even when you are not at home, you can schedule automatic cleaning. Also, you can operate it while using your Apple Watch, phone, Google Home, Alexa, or Echo. You can start cleaning at one tap or voice command. You can stop it mid cleaning as well using Alexa or google home.

Smart cleaning

To navigate around the house, Neato Botvac D7 stores your floor maps for your home, and if you have a multi-story home, it can store up to three-floor plans. You can also create virtual no-go lines so the robot stops at places that you do not want it to enter, like kids’ toy areas or avoid the power cables that could be sucked up by the vacuum.

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However, to use this feature, the robot vacuum should start from the charging spot. Another feature includes zone cleaning, which allows you to clean areas that require more attention, like the kitchen or dining area. Also, while cleaning if the battery is low, Neato D7 will automatically go to charging spot for recharge and resume cleaning from where it stopped. It is better than D6, its predecessor in terms of including height feature as well of furniture. While D6 would bang into low furniture, D7 keeps in consideration its heights and does not get stuck.

Programming App

To create a floor map, no-go lines, and multiple floor plans, you require a Neato App. This App allows you to even control your vacuum manually and to create schedules for cleaning. It has little issues when it comes to scheduled cleaning and a confusing menu but otherwise gives you good control over the vacuum.

Long-lasting battery

Neato Botvac D7 has a lithium battery with a life of 120 minutes. Long enough to clean up the entire house even with multiple floors. It takes about 150 minutes to fully charge and the two hours of unstoppable cleaning. This model can auto-charge up to three times if it runs low on battery while cleaning. According to manufacturers, it can clear 5000 sq. ft area in a single charge.

Work surfaces

This robot vacuum has designed to work efficiently, on all sorts of surfaces, hard like hardwood, timber, tiles, and soft like carpets and rugs.

Cleaning modes

It has five cleaning modes with LED light indicators that you can select according to your needs. These are as follows:

  • Eco mode

Eco mode is a silent mode that uses less energy to clean up. However, it may affect the cleaning performance of the vacuum.

  • Turbo mode

A little noisy mode uses this mode for tough areas that require extra power to clean up.

  • Extra care mode

This mode is suitable for rugs and carpet that require a soft clean rather than the harsh turbo clean.

  • Spot clean

To clean up an area of the house, use this mode. Suitable for places like the kitchen, dining, and living areas to pick up all the food particles as many times as required.

  • House clean

This mode will clean up your entire house, starting from the charging spot.

Drawbacks

Like all other vacuums, Neato D7 also has some drawbacks, such as small bin size, which often require mid cleaning emptying and no indication for a full bin. And the most important one is the price which is higher than its predecessor D6.

Final thoughts

Now that you have read the Neato Botvac D7 review, we believe you have no doubt that this is a great purchase that will save you time and save you a lot of hassle. You don’t have to be home to clean up, and you can customize its cleaning area to avoid kids’ rooms, pet area or office desks, and wires. Even though it is a bit pricy, its benefits and perks outweigh the price, who does not want a smart cleaning machine that can get scheduled, charges itself, and creates a hygienic, healthy environment.

Specification: Neato Botvac D7 Connected

Type

Robot

Height (in)

3.9

Diameter (in)

12.5 x 13.2

Weight (lbs)

8

Battery

Li-Ion

Runtime (min)

120

Charging Time (min)

150

Dust Bin Capacity (ml)

700

Max Suction Power

2000 Pa

Noise Level (db)

64

Cleaning System

Spiral combo brush

Cleaning Modes

Eco, Turbo, Spot clean, House clean, Extra care

Clean By Room

Yes

Floor Types

all floor types (incl. low and middle-pile carpets)

Pet Hair Cleaning

Perfect

Power Boost

Yes

Tangle-Free Brush

Yes

Side Brushes

Yes (1)

Edge-Sweeping Brushes

Yes (1)

Corner Brushes

Yes (1)

Filters

HEPA filter (2)

Navigation Technology

Infrared sensors

Mapping Sensor

Laser sensor

Smart Mapping

Yes

Bump Sensors

Yes

Drop Sensors

Yes

Room Differentiation

Boundary markers, virtual mapping

Multiple-Maps Saving

Yes

Auto Recharge

Yes

Recharge and Resume

Yes

Scheduling

Yes

Schedule by Room

Yes

Remote Control

No

Smartphone Control

Yes

Voice Control

No

Climbing Threshold (in)

0.5

Full Bin Indicator

No

Self-Emptying (Advanced Base)

No

Dirt Detection

No

Smart Carpet Identification

No

Mopping Function

No

Works with Amazon Alexa

Yes

Works with Google Assistant

Yes

Accessories

Spare filter, brush cleaning comb, power cords

Warranty

12 months

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

Average Score 8.7
Design
8.7
Perfomance
9.4
Navigation
9.6
Features
7.7
Value for money
8.2

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