Robotic Vacuums

Review Rollibot BL618 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

The Rollibot BL618 robotic vacuum cleaner is something different in the mopping robot market, in fact, it doesn’t mop in the traditional sense at all! This unique sterilizing floor cleaning robot relies on vacuuming and UV light to do most of the cleaning instead. How does this machine measure up to the competition? Not too badly…but not well enough.

The Rollibot BL618 falls somewhere in the middle of the price range for typical floor mopping robots. At a mid-range price, it has many more features than the cheaper O-Cedar O-Duster but lacks the automated mopping feature of some of the more expensive units.

This 6lb robot mop and vacuum is designed specifically for hardwood, tile, and laminate surfaces. Unlike other similar machines, the Rollibot cannot tackle carpeting very well at all and if you have more than Berber or low pile carpeting, this isn’t the right choice for you. The design of this four in one unit is primarily that of a sweeper with a vacuum function, however, it is also capable of “mopping” (read: dragging around a wet cloth) and “sterilizing” with UV light as well.

The Rollibot BL618 comes with four cleaning mode options which dictate its navigation pattern. There is the auto-cleaning mode which uses the system’s navigation system to find its way around the room and clean as it goes. There is the spot cleaning mode which focuses on cleaning in a spiral pattern to take care of the spill or stain. There’s the edge cleaning mode which navigates using the edges of the room and obstacles so that it only cleans around the edged path. Then there is the zig-zag cleaning mode which uses a zig-zag pattern to clean large open areas. Each of these cleaning cycles can be programmed for daily schedules and when the scheduled cleaning is finished, the floor cleaning robot heads back to its charging station.

The navigation system of the Rollibot BL618 seems to be much more practical than that of the cheaper O-Cedar robot mop. Not only does the Rollibot BL618 feature various cleaning patterns and know how to edge a room and return to its charging station after completion of a cleaning cycle, but it also understands the concept of stairs. Once you’ve retrieved a poorly navigated robot mop from the bottom of your stairs more than a handful of times, you will realize how much of a Godsend this feature actually is.

The somewhat shaky navigational properties of the Rollibot BL618 robot floor cleaner seem to be overlooked by many for the variety of cleaning cycles it offers.

The vacuum ability of the Rollibot BL618 is perhaps the best thing it has going for it. The incorporation of HEPA filters helps to cut down allergens as the vacuum stirs up dust and dirt. Additionally, the high level of suction on this robot mopping machine and the ample dustbin are definite plusses if you regularly need to vacuum between vacuuming.

An LED indicator shows what the RolliBot is up to, and the floorbot even has a unique voice confirmation feature. It possesses obstacle and edge detection, automatic docking, a scheduled cleaning mode good for up to 1 week’s worth of filth removal, and a remote control. Until the RolliBot’s career in film is assured, don’t let its head get too big just because it can talk back to you.

Product specifications:

  • Model: BL618
  • Diameter: 13.4 inch
  • Height: 3.3 inch
  • Input Voltage: AC 100-240V
  • Charge Output Voltage: DC 24V 600mA
  • Battery: Ni-Mh 14.4V Rechargeable
  • Battery Capacity: 2400 Mah
  • Charging Duration: 5H
  • Vacuuming Duration: 100 minutes
  • Dust Tank Capacity: 0.5L
  • Noise: 65dB (brushless motor)
  • Auto-Vacuum: Yes
  • Cleaning Route: Auto/Spot/Edging wall/Zig-zag mode
  • Filtration System: HEPA&Primary filter
  • Number of Sensor: 10
  • Obstacle Avoiding: Yes
  • Auto Recharge System: Yes
  • Anti-collision System: Yes
  • All Floor Cleaning: Wood/Tile/Short carpet/Stone/Linoleum
  • Anti-falling System: Yes
  • Scheduling/Time set-up function: Yes (Up to 7 days daily scheduling function)
  • LED Screen: LED touch screen and LED display
  • Side Brush Function: Two side brushes
  • Spot Clean/Intelligent Frequency Conversion: Yes
  • Mop Function: Yes, big mop
  • UV Sterilization Function: Yes
  • Voice Demonstration: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes (Multi-function remote control)
  • Top Cover Finish: Injected plastic+painting
  • Color: Black, White

What’s in the box?

  • 1 RolliBot BL618
  • 1 Removable Dustbin
  • 1 Charging Base
  • 1 Adapter and Power Cord
  • 1 Remote Control
  • 1 Microfiber Mopping Cloth
  • 1 Extra HEPA Filter
  • 4 Side Brushes
  • 1 Cleaning Brush
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

Pros:

  • Easy cleaning
  • UV sterilization
  • Auto recharging

Cons:

  • It can be loud at times

Final Conclusion:
Therefore, mopping robot reviews shows that the ROLLIBOT BL618 Quiet Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is wonderful equipment in the field of house cleaning. The house does get cleaner while using the Rollibot, Well made and easy use, the real users of this robotic instrument are extremely pleased with their purchase and would love to recommend to others.

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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