iRobot might be famous for inventing the category, but Eufy has sold over 300,000 robot vacs to date. Their latest is the RoboVac 30C. The RoboVac is a low profile robot vacuum that works with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
The first thing that struck us about the RoboVac 30C’s design is its very low profile. Measuring just 2.85-inches, its super thin profile enables it to reach places that many other robot vacs can’t.
The RoboVac 30C is Wi-Fi connected and it works with an app. The Eufy Home app can be used to control and navigate the RoboVac. It can also be used to set up its schedule. In addition to the app, a physical remote control is included in the box. Although we don’t know if it’s even possible or not, it would be ideal if we could control the RoboVac’s boundaries using virtual boundaries inside of the app. Perhaps that could be added with an app update somewhere down the road? Hopefully, Eufy is reading this.
In any case, while we’d certainly prefer virtual walls over boundary strips, we’re happy that the Eufy provides you with boundary strips in the box. If you don’t use them, don’t be surprised if RoboVac ends up straying far from his base. On the other hand, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about stairs. The RoboVac’s drop-sending technology does quite a good job of avoiding falling down stairs. It also comes with 9 anti-collision infrared sensors to help avoid bumping into obstacles.
Alexa, ask RoboVac to start cleaning.
But it’s not just the app that makes this RoboVac so connected – it can also be controlled using an Alexa skill or with Google Assistant. We very much appreciate that it’s compatible with both popular smart home assistants.
On the cleaning front, the RoboVac’s performance is excellent for its price. To that effect, its suctioning and cleaning is comparable to many other $500+ robot vacuums out there, and it even handles pet hair very well. Our wood floors always look a lot shinier after the RoboVac 30C cleans them. Overall, the RoboVac 30C’s exceeded our expectations at its price point.
But one of the things that most impresses us about the RoboVac is how quietly it operates. It’s the quietest robot-vacuum we have tested to date. Eufy has managed to accomplish this thanks to its advanced brushless motor.
Battery power for the RoboVac is claimed to be up to 100 minutes of runtime. In reality, we observed a runtime that was about 80-90 minutes on average. Overall, this is still a very solid run time and the RoboVac 30C will try and find its way back to its base when its battery gets low. On the other hand, if you turn on Hyper Mode, its runtime will only last for 40 minutes. We recommend avoiding Hyper Mode because the RoboVac seems to randomly clean in different directions and really needs time to perform a thorough cleaning.
Eufy’s RoboVac 30C isn’t perfect – we’d like to see the inclusion of laser mapping and virtual boundaries, but it is damn good for its low $299 price tag. We especially appreciate its low profile, how quietly it cleans, and that it can be voice controlled. Overall, if you’re looking for a connected robot vacuum that offers excellent cleaning performance without breaking the bank, the RoboVac 30C is your guy.