Robotic Vacuums

Review: bObi Classic Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Snow Design

Peggy Deloatch
Written by Peggy Deloatch

Review: bObi Classic Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Snow Design

 Come home to a clean house each day when you adopt this robot vacuum cleaner. Packed with touch sensors, back-to-back brushes, and a TurboLift vacuum, bObi Classic is as fun to look at as she is to operate. In fact, a light tap on her illuminated touchscreen is all it takes to wake her up so she starts cleaning and mopping your floors. And you dont have to worry about recharging bObi when shes done for the day, because she automatically plugs into her charging station once her
battery falls below 15%.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, UV sterilizes, and HEPA filtrates
  • Simple touchscreen buttons: GO!, JUICE, and WAFFLE
  • Silicone touch sensors allow bumper-less navigation
  • Compact design easily fits under beds and furniture
  • Quiet cleaning at less than 65 decibels
  • Washable dustbin can be quickly emptied and rinsed out
  • Back-to-back rubber and bristle brushes double the sweeping power
  • TurboLift vacuum suctions fur balls and dust bunnies
  • Mini-mop shines floors and wipes away dirt
  • Set a custom cleaning schedule with bObi’s easy-to-use remote
  • Cleans all types of floors including wood, tile, and carpet

bObi Classic

Come home to a clean house every day, without lifting a finger. Crumbs – gone. Pet hair – swept away. Dust and debris – a thing of the past. bObi the intelligent, hands-free cleaner will do all the dirty work for you, sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping your floors to perfection. With smooth navigation and a compact, modern design, bObi brings a new standard of clean to your home, without sacrificing any style.

  • Illuminated touchscreen buttons bring bObi’s most essential functions to your fingertips.
  • 80 silicone touch sensors line bObi’s front to provide soft, bumper-less detection.
  • bObi condenses powerful tech into a compact, efficient, and minimalistic design.
  • bObi’s back-to-back bristle brush and rubber sweeper leave nothing in the dust.
  • A washable dustbin makes for easy maintenance. Give it a rinse and flush away any lingering debris.
  • Program a weekly schedule, give commands, and target messes — from anywhere in your home.
  • bObi tidies under tables, climbs over rugs, and zips across tile for 60 minutes on a single charge.
  • When bObi’s battery reaches 15%, she returns to her charging station on her own.
  • Spilled something? bObi will focus on a small area by traveling in a waffle pattern.

Bobi Classic: Overview

The Bobi Classic has a snow white top cover with sensors, battery charging bars and three touchscreen buttons: GO, JUICE and WAFFLE. The GO button tells the robot vacuum to go clean on its own. The JUICE button commands the robot to go back to its charging station and recharge. Press the WAFFLE button to make it clean a specific spot in a waffle pattern.

The Bobi Classic has multiple touch sensors and wall sensors in front. It has a charging inlet and on/off switch on its side.

The vacuum cleaning robot has three wheels: one small front wheel and two bigger side wheels. It has two floor sensors which detect sudden changes in height. A single ultraviolet light sterilizes the floor. The sweeping is done by a single side brush and two main brushes: one bristle brush and one rubber duster brush. Its dust bin has a HEPA filter for removing allergens from the vacuumed air.

Bobi Classic vs Roomba 650

What does the Bobi Classic have that the Roomba 650 does not have?

Quite a few things. It has a remote control with an information screen and advanced controls. It also has an UV sterilization light, mopping attachment and HEPA filter. The noise it makes while cleaning is quieter than the Roomba.

What does the Roomba 650 have that the Bobi Classic does not have?

The Roomba 650 (read our review) has a virtual wall barrier which prevents it from crossing a certain point opposite the barrier. The Bobi Classic does not have a virtual wall.

Does this mean that the Bobi Classic is better value than the Roomba 650?

The UV light is a rare feature, but we are not sure how well it actually works. Another thing to consider is that the mop extension is really too small to effectively damp mop a big room. The small mop attachment does not seem like an effective extension. However, the advanced remote control does add real value. The Bobi Classic might be better value if you can get it at a cheaper sales price than the Roomba 650 (which might be the quintessential vacuum cleaning robot).

Bobi Classic vs Bobsweep Pethair

These robots are both made by the Canadian company called bObsweep (we just write Bobsweep which is easier for us). They both have a similar 5-in-1 cleaning system, but the Bobsweep Pethair (reviewed here) has a single central bristle/rubber brush and a larger 1-liter dust bin. We do not know the exact size of Bobi’s dust bin, but we suspect that it is smaller.

The Bobi Classic has a large remote control which incorporates an indicator screen. The indicator screen of the Bobsweep is situated on the robot vacuum itself.

There does not seem to be much of a price difference between these two vacuum robots. They are both good at vacuuming pet hair, but we might prefer the Bobi Classic because it is a newer model.

Bobi Classic vs Bobi Pet

They have similar top covers, but in different colors. Nonetheless, they have the same basic cleaning system. The only difference that we could quickly find is that the Bobi Pet comes with a virtual wall called the Bobi Block.

Customer Reviews:

I fell in love with Bobi the moment my son showed me how easy it is to set it up and let it do the cleaning for you! The design is modern and aesthetically pleasing, and the functionality is exactly what I had always wanted. From open areas to hard to clean corners and under the furniture, the Bobi does it all! It works great on carpet, hardwood floors, rugs and tile. I love to watch it do all the cleaning while I do other things. It saves me time and money since I can be more productive or just relax instead of spending hours vacuuming the house. It got tangled once with some cords but it was very easy to untangle the vacuum. When I empty its bin every other day I see all the nasty stuff it picks up: hair, dust, and small particles. It is exactly what I needed. Now it is my helper, companion, and time saver. I can tell it is the robot I was dreaming for and I can’t live without it anymore!

We received our Bobi Robot in a cute little package. When you open the package, it was nice to see that they included a few extra parts (for example, brushes) that can be used as replacements for the future. The Bobi was easy to use and with a full charge, it was ready to go. It cleaned our 900 square foot apartment with ease, and got to some tough spots, for example under our dining table, much easier than a handheld vacuum would. And it does basically the same job as an upright, if not better because of the maneuverability! It is also programmable to do the job on it’s own even if we aren’t present in the house. What’s amazing is that for some parts of the apartment, the sensors actually detect a wall before it rams into it and it turns on it’s own to avoid the walls. It glides smoothly right next to the wall so that it can vacuum as thoroughly as possible. Very easy to use!

I was a bit skeptical when our bObi arrived. I really was not sure that it would live up to the hype, but it does. I am a mother of 3 young children and 2 dogs(1, long haired) and we run bObi almost every day in our downstairs/main living areas and it does a superior job of keeping our most used floors clean. Our main living spaces include both hardwood and carpet and while I do find that bObi does a better job on the hardwood, I find she does a great job on both types. I used to dread vacuuming (just one of those adult chores I disliked!) and sweeping and now cleaning our floors is as easy as running or scheduling bObi to go. I love it. I would recommend bObi to anyone who wants an easy solution to a daily “chore.” Especially if you are a parent of little ones or a pet owner. The bObi is an excellent purchase and I am sure will help out in your home immensely, as it has in ours.

I have always wanted something to make cleaning easier. Between the pet hair from our 3 dogs and cats, every day traffic from my kids and room mates and crumbs and cereal strung across the house by my toddler, things can get messy real quick. As a single mom, sometimes it is hard to keep up with these messes and everyday life. When I had the opportunity to try out the bObi by bObsweep I could not contain my excitement! After using it for several weeks I could not be more pleased with the results! My home stays cleaner longer and having the bObi has just made my life less stressful and chaotic. It comes with the bObi, a battery, the charging station, maintenance and syncing tools, a remote control, a blo brush, blindfold stickers, a mop attachment, a black brush, a charging adapter, two mopping clothes, two side brushes, a brush cleaning tool, extra HEPA filters, a warranty card, an owners manual and a quick start guide. It is super easy to get it set up then I just recommend putting it on the charger until fully charged before using it for the first time. This robotic vacuum is absolutely amazing!

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About the author

Peggy Deloatch

Peggy Deloatch

Had some great experience working on cleaning tools supplier in New York. Spent college summers building DIY vacuum cleaner in Phoenix, AZ. Spent last 10 years developing strategies for cleaning team setup in Atlantic City, NJ.

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