Giving a product a generic name like Smart Vacuum is a daring move precisely because it's so lacking in daring. A product with a generic name is likely to be a generic product, lacking innovative features or bold new approaches to old problems and a generic name is a signal to prospective buyers that a device is unlikely to offer anything new. Then again, that's probably what many buyers are looking for, a piece of tried-and-true technology, like the EC Technology Smart Vacuum (AKA the equally generic-sounding "Robotic Vacuum," per the product's Amazon page), that's low in price and performs its humdrum task unexcitingly but well. So does this unit do the job well?
First, the job description: According to EC Technology's extremely generic YouTube ad, the Smart Vacuum has six modes: straight line, spiral cleaning, sweeping along the wall, Z-shaped cleaning, pentagonal cleaning and customized cleaning, the last of which presumably allows the owner to blend these modes into a single cleaning cycle. It has drop sensing, to prevent it from taking a dangerous cleaning trip down the stairs, and collision detection, to prevent damage both to the unit and your furniture. The side brushes collect junk alongside the vacuum's path and put it in reach of the suction. The Rolling Brush adjusts its height for floors and carpets, so that it won't cause damage to either. The unit will detect when it's starting to become ensnarled in carpet bristles or litter and back up, so you won't have to race to its rescue when it stops moving.
And how well does it do all this? Amazon reviews are mixed, ranging from "I barely got a speck of dust picked up" to "[t]his little machine works like a horse." The unit's main attraction is its relatively low cost, so if you've been putting off buying a robovac because you didn't want to risk your hard-earned money, you might want to take the gamble. (The manufacturer says they "can provide 12 months free warranty," but doesn't specify exactly what's covered.) For less generic (but more expensive) units, look at the iRobot Roomba 585 or the Neato Botvac Connected.
It does a really nice job around my house, picks up all the cat hair, very useful! I just need to set it and wait to empty the dust bin.
It was easy to set up, however the directions were very poorly written and not helpful. Didn't work as expected, manufacturer's customer service was less than helpful.
The vacuum cleaner looks amazing and the design is a beauty... It's really good and useful for small places like under the bed.
Fit under my couches and chairs. Went up onto my thin area rug and was able to get back off of it (didn't get stuck). Great deal, great buy!