Among the many attributes possessed by the modern bot, defiance of gravity is perhaps the most impressive. That they can roll about and mow the lawn or clean up around the house, even replicate themselves, is quite the tribute to human ingenuity, to be sure. But to break the very bonds which affix life to the planet, well, even the gods must take note. Or at least the birds. Of course the first things that come to mind with such displays of descriptive prowess are drones and quad-copters. But all things that defy gravity do not necessarily sever all contact with Mother Earth. Like a mosquito on a mirror, the fact of contact doesn’t diminish the flagrant disregard for the conventions of physics.
After the floors were handled by the domestic bot, it became clear that windows would be the next logical step. But windows as vertical surfaces necessarily present gravitational obstacles when relegated to the realm of the bot. Operating from the same principles that drove the robovac, the window-bot relies on a lot of suck to perform its function. Ecovacs has a growing line of window-bots beginning with the 7-series while it expands product functionality with the later Ecovacs Winbot W930.
At the beginning was the Winbot W710. Specifically for framed glass surfaces, windows, doors and mirrors, the W710 is easy to use and effective. As the precursor to the Ecovacs Winbot W730 which can clean frame-less glass surfaces, the W710 operates with a strong central suction port, rubber skid-less treads and wiping pads fore and aft. Plug into a standard a/c outlet, set it on the glass and turn it on – it’s as simple as that. With dual suction rings, a potent motor with a back-up battery and safety pod and tether, the Winbot W710 can clean windows even above the first floor.
I no longer need to call the professionals or break out the ladder. I found it works best if you wipe down the blade between each cleaning.
First time I experienced robotic cleaning technology applied to vertical surfaces - and it really works! Very simple to use, safe and effective.
We have a dozen very large windows in our condo. This gadget saved the day. No more fussing with step ladders, buckets and squeegees.
The window washing fluid that comes with the machine is extremely effective making catching the corners a very easy job. The remote worked well too.
It kept falling off of my windows. I had to put pillows and blankets on the floor and sit and watch it all the time . . . I was very frustrated and threw it out.
This little critter works! We have some windows two stories off the ground and this is the solution to staying off the ladder. Really works well.
Did not work. It kept going back and forth over the same area and then it fell from the window! Wish I could give it zero stars.