This is a great robot vacuum that offers competitive performance for a budget price. However, pet owners should consider looking elsewhere.
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Pro Very good value for money
Despite being a budget model, Hovo's performance is actually really good. It's on par or even better than the more expensive robots.
Pro Automatic recharging
The docking station allows the robot to recharge by itself, with no human input.
Pro Follows cleaning schedules
You can program the robot to start cleaning the house at certain times while you’re away.
Pro Shuts off when stuck
The robot preserves its battery by powering down when it gets stuck. This way it won’t drain all of its battery in useless attempts to get untangle from wires or get out from under the furniture, for example.
Pro Very good at navigating the room
This is one of the few robots that can actually map your room in order to clean the floor more thoroughly.
Pro Powerful vacuum
The Hovo 510 consistently beats competitors on cleaning tests that involve collecting dust, sand, and sawdust from hardwood floors.
Con Useless against pet hair
Hovo's brushes are virtually useless for picking up pet hair. Since pet hair is a common reason for buying robot cleaners, this can be a deal-breaker, especially for animal lovers.
Con There's a design flaw that requires frequent maintenance
The side brush is constantly hitting the wheel while spinning making it wear out very fast. A clear design flaw, as it needs to be replaced quite frequently.
Con Poor battery life
It only has an hour's worth of battery life, way shorter than the majority of other robot cleaners.