Inexpensive various to dearer choices from the likes of Narwal and Roborock
Scrubs stains and sticky gunk from hard-surface flooring
Self-cleans its mop pad and auto-empties its dustbin
Hair tends to get tangled round its curler brush
Typically has bother avoiding obstacles
The Yeedi Dice delivers a largely hands-free floor-cleaning expertise with out the accompanying sticker shock you’ll encounter with many competing manufacturers.
Simply as Yeedi provided an inexpensive various to premium-priced self-emptying vacuums with its earlier Vac Station (out there for round $500/ €300), it’s now doing the identical for hybrid bots with self-cleaning mops. With a $700/€699.99 record value, the Yeedi Dice is the corporate’s budget-friendly tackle comparable merchandise by Ecovacs and Roborock. Like these merchandise, the Dice can vacuum and mop flooring after which clear itself with minimal person intervention.
It’s not but out there from Amazon within the UK, however you should purchase it from Amazon in Germany and have it shipped over.
There are some variations between the Dice and rivals. Yeedi’s base station is noticeably squatter and it additionally bucks design tendencies by together with solely a dirty-water tank within the base station together with its auto-empty mud bag. Clear water is saved in a separate water tank on the robotic itself.
Dubbed the UFO water tank due to its saucer form, it has a 1L capability and slots into the highest of the Dice’s robotic. A rubber deal with is affixed to the highest of the tank to each assist take away it for filling and to make it simpler to tote the robotic round your own home, whether or not to wash a distinct flooring or an remoted spill.
Its quirky design apart, the Yeedi Dice turned out to be simply as efficient a cleaner, if not fairly as polished, as its much-higher-priced counterparts.
To arrange for a mopping run, press the lock button on the UFO water tank and push again. This pushes the deal with upward so you possibly can seize it and take away the tank. Fill the tank with contemporary water, cap the valve, and reinstall the tank on prime of the robotic. You’ll additionally want to connect the microfiber fabric to the mopping attachment on the underside of the robotic.
This robotic affords solely two cleansing modes: vacuum solely and vacuum after which mop in tandem. Select the latter after which choose suction and water ranges; there are three of every. From there you simply begin auto-cleaning to wash your entire mapped house, or you possibly can carry the robotic to a selected space and choose spot cleansing.
The Dice doesn’t merely drag a dampened fabric throughout the ground as many hybrid robotic cleaners do. It makes use of ultrasonic vibration to clean the ground 2,500 occasions per minute for intense deep cleansing with out leaving water streaks behind. Its mop holder additionally employs a floating design that permits it to mechanically calibrate and alter its angle to match the ground floor. In my testing, this enabled it to loosen and take away stains, sticky gunk, and embedded grime that different hybrid cleaners wrestle with.
When a mopping job is full, the robotic returns to its base station the place the electrical scrubber cleans the pad utilizing a back-and-forth movement utilizing 10 N (Newtons) of power. On the identical time, the dustbin’s contents are mechanically emptied.
The Dice is rather more typical as a vacuum. It makes use of a pair of spinning facet brushes and a rubber-and-bristles curler brush to brush and suck particles into its dustbin. Lots of the robotic vacuums I’ve examined lately have moved to an all-rubber curler—in some instances, a pair of them—as they mitigate hair tangles and ensure the hair makes it to the dustbin.
The Dice’s dealing with of the canine and cat hair on my flooring underscores the knowledge of that strategy; this and different fibrous particles nearly all the time ended up wrapped across the Yeedi Dice’s curler and threaded into its bristles, requiring quite a lot of hands-on intervention to clear. The robotic had no drawback eradicating filth, mud, and meals crumbs from my house’s arduous flooring surfaces and some space rugs, although, and it usually left my flooring, from open areas to edges, fully clear.
Yeedi claims a suction energy of 5100pA and it may be adjusted between three totally different ranges: Quiet, Regular, and Max. Suction is mechanically boosted when the robotic detects carpet. The robotic’s 360ml onboard dustbin mechanically empties right into a 2.1L dustbin every time it returns to the bottom station.
Yeedi Dice navigation
The Yeedi Dice makes use of SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) laser-aided navigation for mapping and impediment avoidance. This incorporates a top-mounted digicam that allows the robotic to create and frequently replace a map of its atmosphere and its place inside it, and it has a front-mounted infrared sensor to detect obstacles.
The Dice created an correct, if primary, map of my house’s downstairs stage throughout its first cleansing run. It rapidly acknowledged numerous obstacles in my front room and kitchen, but it surely didn’t all the time do an incredible job of avoiding these obstacles. The robotic ran into desk and chair legs a number of occasions and as soon as handed so near a shoe that it ensnared its laces in considered one of its edge brushes. It appeared as if as soon as recognizing these objects, it merely didn’t give them a large sufficient berth.
General although, the robotic moved in environment friendly straight strains and by no means bought right into a jam that stopped its progress or required me to rescue it. It usually was capable of clear all of the accessible areas of my downstairs stage in lower than 20 minutes.
Yeedi app expertise
The Yeedi companion app has a easy, clear design. Your flooring plan’s map is entrance and heart, with cleansing stats displayed throughout the highest and the robotic’s and base station’s controls alongside the underside.
The app makes it straightforward to customise your flooring cleansing. Maps could be edited so as to add room divisions and mergers, room names, and no-clean and no-mop zones. You may tailor cleansing settings for every room, set cleansing sequences, and create cleansing schedules. It’s additionally straightforward to configure options reminiscent of carpet detection and auto-boost suction.
If you wish to expertise the luxurious of (largely) hands-free flooring cleansing with out paying a luxurious value, the Yeedi dice is properly value contemplating. Though the whole lot right here is just a bit much less refined than with the higher-priced competing merchandise, the outcome—cleaner flooring with much less labor—will certainly depart you happy.
But when this isn’t the appropriate mannequin for you, take a look at our round-up of the most effective robotic vacuums we’ve examined for purchasing hyperlinks, fast summaries together with the professionals and cons of every mannequin, and hyperlinks to in-depth evaluations.
This overview was first revealed on TechHive.
Yeedi Dice specs
Cleansing modes: vacuum and mop
Charging dock sort: auto-clean station
Navigation: SLAM laser-aided navigation
Dustbin capability: 360ml onboard, 2.1L in base station
Mopping sort: microfiber fabric with ultrasonic vibration
Water tank capability: Contemporary-water tank: 1L, dirty-water tank: 1.2L
Carpet detection: Sure
App management: Android and iOS
Voice management: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri