Robot vacuum cleaners are gaining momentum in their popularity. But not all users are ready to give a lot of money for such a gadget right away.
360 is not a serial number. This is a brand of the Chinese company Qihoo 360, which produces various equipment, including budget robotic vacuum cleaners.
Design and kit
The C50 case is made of a combination of dense matte plastic and glass. The shape is standard – a streamlined washer, which seems to be not as large as it really is due to the rounded ends. The height of the cabinet is 8 cm, which allows the C50 to reach under cabinets, dressers, and beds. Yes, there, where it is usually so lazy to stretch out a vacuum cleaner and even more so a mop – in the repositories of age-old dust.
If you are concerned about the safety of your furniture or floor, the prudent designers have placed a streamlined bumper made of tinted glass on the body. On top of it, there are silicone inserts that will definitely exclude the appearance of scratches and marks.
The sensors are located behind the bumper. In the rear of the body, there is a recess for two removable containers. One is for dry cleaning, and the other is for wet cleaning.
A compartment for wet cleaning with a volume of 300 ml is enough even for a large apartment.
Plus, in the application, you can choose how much water is poured in and make it clear to the vacuum cleaner whether it is worth washing the floor thoroughly or whether you need to accelerate.
As for the dust container, there is a capacity of 500 ml. If you rarely clean and only use a robot vacuum cleaner, I would recommend cleaning after cleaning. Anyway, when changing to a washing attachment, you take out this container.
Someone might decide that separate containers are a weird solution. Why not combine the two in one? But firstly, you may only need to “vacuum” the floors, and secondly, let’s admit that it is better to “sweep” before cleaning the floors. Moreover, when a robot does it for you.
As for the cleaning tools themselves, located on the lower case, they are standard. The suction mechanism is located in the middle of the panel between the rubberized wheels.
Dust brushes are installed at the front edge of the bottom panel, with a swivel roller between them. It should be noted that the brushes are not removable, and in case of breakage, it will be difficult to replace them.
There are no additional ones in the kit. Here, on the bottom panel, there are height sensors and contacts for the power supply. Near the power button, there is a connector for charging without a docking station.
Operation and Application
The C50 can be controlled using the supplied remote control or from a smartphone. For the latter, you need to download the 360Robot app, available on both iOS and Android.
Since the robot vacuum cleaner belongs to the budget, there is no way to build a map of the apartment. The robot travels around the entire space according to the modes specified in the application: parallel straight lines, in a spiral, cleaning an area 1 × 1 meter, or cleaning areas near skirting boards. You can also set the suction power in the application – it is available in four modes.
The vacuum cleaner out of the box speaks in a pleasant female voice and reacts to interactions with it and comments on its actions. And the robot can be tied to Alice and control it with a voice from a speaker or smartphone.
In addition to the suction power, you can select the moisture level of the napkin during wet cleaning, also from four possible options. At the same time, the translation of the buttons is confusing. You can set a “work schedule” that it will adhere to and a “do not disturb” mode so that the robot dims the brightness and does not make sounds at night.
Cleaning quality and autonomy
Despite its low price, the C50 handles both wet and normal cleaning in a relatively short time. It provides for overcoming obstacles up to 2 cm in height, as well as protection against falling.
There is also a minus – if the power supply drops to 20%, the robot vacuum cleaner refuses to perform its duties and returns to the base for replenishment.
Due to the rubberized legs on the platform, the docking is almost always perfect, but it is difficult for a vacuum cleaner to find a base – a common thing for little assistants without a map building function. Charging time from 20 to 75% – 1 hour 30 minutes.
The 2600 mAh battery is enough for 40 minutes of cleaning in the most powerful model.
Let’s sum up
360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner C50 has undeniable advantages for its fairly low price: good build quality and cleaning itself and high-quality body materials.
The only drawbacks are the lack of replaceable brushes and the inability to build a map of the apartment. But the latter does not become an obstacle in her cleaning.
- Higher power than more expensive models.
- Wet cleaning.
- Low price.
- Control and status via APP and Wi-Fi, Alice support
- Separate remote control.
- It can be charged simply through the wire.
- Bad translation of the application, confusing buttons.