It’s been a while since we’ve tested robot vacuum cleaners on our channel Tech Brothers, and it looks like they’ve gotten much better lately.
One of the biggest and most useful updates on the robot vacuum cleaner market is self-empty station. It automatically cleans the dustbin of the robot vacuum cleaner, so you don’t have to clean it manually for up to 30 days. I think it is a great feature.
In this article, I want to tell you about Yeedi Vac Max robot vacuum cleaner that also supports self-empty station, but you need to buy it additionally. I think it is a good solution because many people don’t need a station, but it really raises the price of the product a lot.
If you need a self-empty station, then you can buy it additionally for $200. Yes, the station costs almost as much as the robot vacuum cleaner itself. Therefore, I think it is a good idea to sell a self-empty station separately. Those who want it will buy it.
Let’s start with unboxing, and then we will look at design, mobile app and do a cleaning test.
So, the new robot vacuum cleaner comes in a simple cardboard box.
So, the package contents is not very rich, but you can buy all the accessories additionally on Amazon and official website.
Talking about design of this robot vacuum cleaner, first, I see that it doesn’t have a tower, because Yeedi Vac Max uses camera and mapping sensor instead of laser navigation.
You know, on the one hand, it is good that a robot vacuum cleaner doesn’t have a tower, because it can get under the furniture. However, I cannot say that the robot is very thin. The maximum height is 78 mm.
At the bottom, we can see the driving wheels and universal wheel, a main brush and a side brush, charging contacts. There are also many different sensors at the bottom, such as anti-drop sensors, carpet detection sensor, and floor tracking sensor.
By the way, the last sensor is something new for the robot vacuum cleaners, because I haven’t seen it before. The company says that a floor tracking sensor works like a GPS. It helps to navigate the robot better in the room and create a more efficient cleaning route.
So, that’s all about design of the robot vacuum cleaner, but I can also show you a docking station. It has charging pins, and a special compartment on the back to hide a power cable. You know, for some reason, a docking station is not the same color as robot vacuum cleaner.
OK, now, let’s try to connect a robot vacuum cleaner to the smartphone.
For that, you need to download yeedi app on your iOS or Android device.
Now, make sure that the robot vacuum cleaner is turned on, and Wi-Fi indicator is blinking.
After that, open the app, and click on Add a Robot.
You can scan a QR code under the lid of the robot vacuum cleaner, or click on Select a Robot, and Select Yeedi Vac Max.Follow the instructions on your smartphone screen to connect the vacuum cleaner, such as press reset button, enter the password from Wi-Fi network, and let the robot scan the QR code from your smartphone.
It will not take more than a couple of minutes.
So, on the main screen of the app, we can see the image of robot vacuum cleaner, its status, battery level and two buttons to start auto cleaning and recharging.You can press on the robot, and see the other settings, such as room map, start cleaning, change vacuum power from standard, max and max+, cleaning schedule, the volume of voice report, and the language of voice report, as well as cleaning preference that includes resumed clean, do not disturb mode, auto boost suction, auto-empty, and cleaning sequence.I think that I can turn off an auto-empty function, because I don’t have a self-empty station.
By the way, when a water tank is connected, you can see that the robot vacuum cleaner is in mopping mode, and you can change a water flow level.
There is also a settings menu in the app, where we can change the name of the robot, check the accessories usage, and firmware update.
Let’s talk a little about battery, and then we will do a cleaning test.
Yeedi Vac Max robot vacuum cleaner has 5200mAh battery capacity. The cleaning time on a single charge is up to 200 minutes, depending on the vacuum power.
The full battery charge takes about 6 hours.
Vacuum Cleaning Test
So, first, I want to do a vacuum cleaning test. I have 100 grams of garbage, and I scattered it all over the floor. Let’s start the auto cleaning, and wait.
As you can see, the robot cleans very carefully. First, it moves up and down in a trajectory, and then around the edges.
Cleaning is complete, and the robot has collected 98 grams of garbage. The cleaning efficiency is 98%. That’s a very good result.
Vacuum & Mop Cleaning Test
Now I want to add some water to the water tank, and run a vacuum and mop cleaning at the same time. In the app, we can see a Mopping mode.
So, just a couple of minutes, and the cleaning is complete. Nothing is left of the garbage.
I also want to measure a noise level in different suction modes.
In the Max suction power mode, the noise level is 50 dB.
Yeedi Vac Max looks like one of the best budget robot vacuum cleaner in 2022. It has a good suction power of 3000Pa, vacuum and mop at the same time, a big battery capacity of 5200mAh, a nice mobile app with useful functions.
You know, Yeedi Vac Max is the same robot vacuum cleaner as Yeedi Vac Station, but it doesn’t have a self-empty station included. However, it does support a station, so if you need one, you can buy it additionally.