Cleaning windows is one of those things that many people don't do even though they are so prominent. The easiest way to forget the windows is to cover them up with something, like curtains or blinds. But what if you have to wash the curtains, or remove the blinds for cleaning? Upon removing them is when you first notice that what you thought was a cloudy day was in fact just your bleary, smeary panes. So you take the towels and glass cleaner and get down to business. Don't you wish you had a robot to do this? Of course you do, and this is where the WINBOT comes in.
The WINBOT 850 from ECOVACS ROBOTICS is part of a family of window cleaning robots, including the Ecovacs Winbot W730, the Ecovacs Winbot W830, and the Ecovacs Winbot W930. The 730 lacks the handle found on its younger siblings. The 930 has a round profile on its square base. The 850 more closely resembles the 830 although it has a simpler aesthetic. Otherwise, it is very similar to these other models. The 850 uses a high-speed fan motor that moves at 19,000 rpm. This windowbot possesses a wraparound microfiber cleaning pad plus 2 squeegees for its automatic 4-stage cleaning process -- once the cleaning pad is sprayed with the solution, a squeegee clears loose dirt, the second squeegee removes wet dirt, and another cleaning pad dries the window. Finally, the 850 returns to its starting point.
Like other WINBOTS, the 850 knows to automatically adjust its cleaning path, working in a Z-shape for wide, horizontal windows and an N-shape for tall, vertical ones. Ball sensors allow for edge detection and prevent the windowbot from falling off. A light touch frame and bumper protect window frames, and this WINBOT can work on frosted, colored, tinted, and Thermopaned windows. With an extension cord, the 850 can reach up to 14 feet. There is also a safety pod and tether which, in conjunction with the back-up power system, keep it attached after a power outage. It works at 65 db, which isn't too loud, and it can be controlled with a remote. Thanks to this robo-window washer, you can let the sunshine through.
Works quickly and is a little quieter than its predecessor. The cleaning performance is good but could be improved. The volume is still a shortcoming and even loud.
Working fine. Amazing that the robot didn't fall off the window. If the window is really dirty you have to do "trial and error" about the amount of glass-cleaner.
The result is impressive: the windows are cleaned free of stripes, the Winbot W850 window cleaning robot reached out into all the edges and I have a clear view again.
The robot locks against one side of a bay several times and we must help him out...I resumed my squeegee for glass which is ultimately faster and with the windows much cleaner
Has an integrated own electrical system that gives fifteen minutes of extra operation without being plugged in...we can start, pause or redirect cleaning robot remotely.