In the Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty Vacuum XL RV1001AE (2021 Review), you will explore the features, pros and cons, and what I find appealing about the Shark vacuum. I hope in reading this review, you will have a better understanding of this robotic vacuum. Learning about some of the features will make you a more informed consumer while considering its purchase.
- Alexa and Google Assistant Compatible
- A Bagless, Self-emptying Base
- Boundary Strips
- Self-cleaning Brushroll Removes Pet Hair And Long Hair As It Cleans – No More Hair Wrap
- No-Go Zones
- Phone App Or Voice Command
- Recharge And Resume
- Use On Hard Floor, Carpet, Dual Action
- Warranty – 1 Year
- Self Emptying
- Loud On Startup And Emptying
- Some Reports Of Mapping Problems
What Comes In The Box
- Boundary Strips
- Self-empty Base
- Side Brushes
- Shark IQ Robot
- 12.90 x 12.60 x 3.50 inches
- 13.20 Lbs
- 1 Lithium-ion Battery Required (included)
- ASIN: B07S864GPW
A Few Words
The Shark IQ Robot Self-Emptying Vacuum is my second robotic vacuum. The first one I bought was a well-known brand, but I was so disappointed that I sold it at a garage sale. Then, recently my daughter purchased a Shark Robot Vacuum, and she kept saying how well it worked and that her floors are cleaner than ever. This intrigued me because my experience had not been good, and I was not eager to spend the money again to be disappointed.
However, being that I got my first robot vacuum probably 5 or 6 years ago, I thought maybe the technology had gotten better. I kept debating if I should purchase another one or not. Then came Black Friday, and I made the plunge, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.
What I Love About The Shark
So what do I love about the Shark Robot Vacuum? First off, it works so well – this is about as hand-free with vacuuming as you can get. You can schedule the Shark to start cleaning; it will begin to vacuum in an organized, logical sequence. If it needs to recharge or empty the dust bin, it will go back to the dock, empty, and resume when done. When finished, it will also go back to the dock, empty the dust bin into the chute and begin recharging for next time.
Mapping is the process of the vacuum learning your home’s floor plan. It had my house mapped after two runs. There have been some complaints from reviewers that they had trouble with the Shark mapping their home. I, for one, didn’t have this trouble. Looking at my home map, it has my house mapped pretty close to 100% correct.
Another feature I like is after your map is created, you can tell your Shark to go to a specific room and not vacuum the whole house. For instance, let’s say the dogs tracked in some dirt from the yard. I can tell the vacuum to clean the living room, and it will just make its way to the living room; vacuum only that room and return to its dock when completed. You can do this all from your smartphone.
Another feature I like is scheduling. You can schedule your Shark to clean beginning at a specific time on any particular day or multiple days. As of writing this review, you can only schedule 1 time per day. However, you can vacuum as many times as you like in a day, depending on the battery charge. You would do this by starting the Shark from a smartphone or manually pushing the button on the vacuum.
The Shark IQ Robot comes with three power modes; econo, standard, and power. Basically, this is low, medium, and high suction powers. The higher the suction mode, the higher the battery usage. But if you aren’t in a hurry that shouldn’t be a problem.
What I Don’t Care For
There are a couple of cons. The hair-free roller does still get hair wrapped, but it is simple to remove.
When the Shark first starts, it is loud, but that loudness goes away shortly. Also, as it empties the dust bin, it’s noisy but again only for a short time. I wouldn’t have it in a room where someone is sleeping because it is likely to wake them up. A simple solution to this dilemma is if you will be running the Shark when someone is sleeping, have it docked in a different room.
Overall, I have found the Shark Robot vacuum meets all my expectations and more. I have been extremely happy with it, especially in comparison to the previous brand I had purchased.
I recently wrote three other posts addressing robotic vacuums, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (2021 Buying Guide), and 5 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners (2021 Reviews|Comparison Guide) and Shark IQ Robot XL vs iRobot Roomba i7+Robotic Vacuum-Compared. If you haven’t decided which robot vacuum to consider purchasing or don’t know what some of the options available are in a robot vacuum, you might want to read these posts.
I hope in reading this review; you have gained some insight into the features and pros and cons of the Shark IQ Robot Vacuum. With this information, you will be a better-informed consumer and can decide if this is the right vacuum for you.
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