Lydsto R1 robot vacuum review: An affordable sweeping and mopping workhorse for your home or office Review

Maria J. Danford

The Lydsto R1 multi-objective robot vacuum is an cost-effective sweeping and mopping robot with a respectable application and very good cleaning means. Its maximum suction electric power is an amazing 2700Pa.

I had challenges at first charging the Lydsto R1. The robot vacuum would solution its docking station and then back again absent swiftly numerous periods prior to giving up. Each time I manually pushed it toward the docking station the Lydsto backed off and would not charge.

It appeared as even though the robot vacuum was reluctant to go in the vicinity of its charging dock. Even when I pushed the vacuum straight onto its charging factors, it would not charge. I was incredibly puzzled.

I finally realised that just one of the metallic bumpers – which are situated at the back again of the compact 200ml dustbin – was pushed into the dustbin housing. I unscrewed the six retaining screws in the dustbin and re-seated the metallic bumper.

Only then did the Lydsto R1 go back again to the charging dock flawlessly. This situation was an error in assembling the vacuum – so if it occurs to you – you will know what to do.

When I was getting the dustbin aside, I observed that the layout of the dustbin is particularly the exact as the dustbin layout on the Neabot NoMo Q11 robot vacuum I appeared at final 7 days.

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Although the best of the robot vacuums glance distinct there must be a few generic factors throughout distinct robot vacuum makers. The auto-empty stations are incredibly distinct even so.

Although the on-board dustbin appears to be compact, the auto-empty station has a ability of three litres which will retailer numerous weeks of dust.

When you transform the baggage, merely pull up the cardboard tab from the bag, the deal with slides upwards and will near the dust bag so that you do not get any spillages from the complete bag. You will get an warn when the bag is complete.

Connection to the Lydsto R1 application is straightforward, and the application has attributes these kinds of as no-go, no-sweep, and no-mop zones. You can established schedules for cleaning and specify the order of the rooms to be cleaned.

Having said that, the initial sweep of the R1 marked my full area as just one area, not six so I had to split the area into distinct cleaning zones so I could established the no mop and the no sweep zones properly.

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Lydsto R1 robot vacuum map


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There is just one facet brush on the Lydsto R1 and a mixed brush/rubber roller in the primary system of the robot. The robot sweeps perfectly, despite the fact that extended hairs and cotton does get tangled around the roller. There is a cleaning tool to slice by way of the hairs and clean the roller successfully.

Connection to the app is easy and the app has features such as no-go, no-sweep, and no-mop zones.  You can set schedules for cleaning and specify the order of the rooms to be cleaned.  However, the first sweep of the R1 marked my area as one room, so I had to split the area into different cleaning zones so I could set the no mop and the no sweep zones correctly.

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Having said that, this cleaning tool must be saved somewhere – there is nowhere for it to be saved on the system of the robot or auto-empty station. I utilised Blu Tack to stick it to the facet of the auto-empty station so it did not get dropped.

The Lydsto R1 has LDS (Laser Distance Sensor) radar sensors which collects a established of facts around the robot to use for SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). 

This sensing is also acknowledged as LIDAR. The map the R1 generates is definitely very good. You can established areas for the R1 to clean in a certain order, and established schedules, electric power mode and management the quantity of drinking water delivery when in mop mode.

The mop module clips onto the bottom of the mixed dustbin/250ml drinking water tank and there is a washable mop cloth for the mopping module. As soon as the mopping module is clipped onto the bottom of the drinking water tank, you will get a voice confirmation that the robot is now in mopping mode.

Lydsto also gives thirty disposable mops for use much too – as perfectly as seven spare auto-empty station baggage.

If the Lydsto R1 encounters carpet it will stop providing drinking water to its mopping module and increase its suction as it vacuums the carpet. I was alarmed that the robot vacuum was zooming speedily throughout a carpeted area – but the carpet remained dry.

When the five,200mAh battery receives reduced, the Lydsto R1 will return to its docking station for a charge best-up – it will then go back again to the area it final was, and resume its cleaning route. You can get around two several hours on a one clean prior to the battery receives reduced more than enough that the Lydsto R1 wants to return to the dock.

I found the Lydsto R1 to be peaceful in use – aside from when the auto-empty station was emptying the on-board dustbin. In actuality the Lydsto R1 is an amazing equipment, sweeping flooring speedily and successfully.

There are some niggles of program. The Lydsto R1 robot vacuum has no voice assistant integration – which could be a pain if you use this features usually.

You can established the routine in the application and the Lydsto will do its things quickly. Its obstacle avoidance does not look to perform with compact objects. I had to rescue my cellphone charging cable from the robot’s roller brush a few of periods. 

I like the Lydsto R1 a ton. Its mapping is very good, it normally returns to the charging dock, voice instructions are crystal clear, and relationship to the application is seamless.

There are heaps of attributes to configure on the application and relationship is a breeze. The Lydsto R1 is an cost-effective multi-perform sweeping and mopping robot vacuum with an straightforward to link to entirely highlighted application and a vary of cleaning possibilities. It is definitely worthy of a glance.

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