Robotic Vacuums

Review Philips FC8776/01 SmartPro Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

The Philips SmartPro Compact FC8776/01 robotic vacuum cleaner is not only incredibly fast thanks to its large nozzle, it is also enriched with even more features that define next generation robot vacuum cleaner. The robot vacuum cleaner is thin, really thin. Only 6 cm. This makes it easy for most furniture for a more complete cleaning. It is also four-wheel drive that makes it much smoother for overcoming obstacles such as carpets and thresholds.

The Philips SmartPro Active robot vacuum cleaner cleans. Smart Detection System, the robot optimizes the cleaning strategy to clean home thoroughly.

The new robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with the Smart Detection System, a combination of smart chips, up to 22 sensors, gyroscope and accelerometer, that makes the robot efficient to clean on its own.

The Robot understands the environment and chooses an optimal cleaning strategy to clean your home as quickly as possible. The robot does not get jammed and returns to its docking station when necessary.

The Philips robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with 6 Infrared sensors for detecting and avoiding obstacles such as walls, lamps or cables, so your floors are cleaned carefully.

When the battery of the Philips robot vacuum cleaner is almost empty, it will automatically go to the docking station to charge itself, so it will get ready for its next cleaning session.

Cleaner offers a weekly scheduling function, so you can program your next cleaning session one week in advance, with the possibility to set a different time for each day excluding one day. The Robot will activate automatically.

The remote control allows you to control the Robotic Vacuum cleaner from a distance and perform several actions. You can tell the robot to start and stop, guide it to any direction, change the cleaning path or ask the robot to go back to the docking station.

The powerful Lithium-Ion battery has a longer lifetime and a shorter charging time than standard batteries. The new robot vacuum cleaner runs up to 120 min.

First two long brushes swipe dirt and dust into the path of the robot. Then, the nozzle picks up dirt and dust thanks to its powerful motor.

The dust sensor feature enables the robot to automatically recognize the areas where most dust is accumulated, so it stays in that area for a few seconds more to have a deeper cleaning.

Product specifications:

  • Battery type: Li-Ion
  • Battery voltage: 12.8 V
  • Charging time: 4 hour(s)
  • Runtime: 130 minute(s)
  • Sound power level: 58 dB
  • Design features: Stairs detector
  • Color: Bright copper
  • Dust full indicator: Yes
  • 24-hour scheduling: Yes
  • Dust sensor: Yes
  • Floor types: Hard floors
  • Smart detection system: 18 sensors
  • Threshold climbing: 17 mm
  • Cleaning modes: 4
  • Dust capacity: 0.30 L
  • Filter: Permanent washable
  • Stand-by power consumption: 0.62 W
  • Dimensions of product (LxWxH): 60.1 x 330 mm
  • Weight of product: 1.73 kg

What’s in the box?

  • AC power adaptor
  • Side brushes
  • TriActive XL nozzle
  • 2 x Filter
  • Remote control
  • Docking station


  • With 58 dB very quiet to mention, so it is fine to do his job when you are asleep or watching TV.
  • With a height of 6 centimeters, this robot vacuum cleaner also cleans under most chairs and benches.
  • Have you lost sight of the robot and you want to know where it is, you fold once in your hands and the robot gives a sound.
  • Easy in use
  • Quiet with ordinary vacuum cleaner
  • Goes everywhere
  • Long battery life
  • Cleans everything well
  • Tackles the edges and corners well


  • Expensive
  • Charging time
  • Small dust container
  • After charging, he does not automatically finish his job, you have to reset it.

Final Conclusion:
In fact, most owners specifically purchase the vacuum to help clean up after their pets. The vacuum can pick up a surprising amount of dirt and pet hair in just one run.

Another big perk of this vacuum cleaner is that you can schedule it to automatically clean up to seven days per week. This gives you the freedom to set up cleanings even when you’re not home. If you want it to avoid certain areas, simply set up the virtual walls that come with the vacuum cleaner.

About the author

Judy D. Evans

Judy D. Evans

Spent 2001-2005 developing strategies for cleaning company formation in Tampa, FL. Spent college summers lecturing about marketing with no outside help. Spent childhood building my own cleaning company in Pensacola, FL.

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