Let's face it: Robotic moppers are cute. They race around the floor like saucer-shaped dogs, flapping their cleaning arms side to side like eager puppies looking for something to play with. Fortunately, they're more useful than puppies, if not as cuddly. The Haier T320 is a Japanese-made robo-mop that can do both wet and dry mopping, with a powerful suction unit and a 180-milliliter water storage tank to cover 120 square meters of mopping space. It can handle those hard-to-reach room corners and can deal with floor, cement, ceramic tile, wooden floor, carpet or just about anything else that's reasonably flat, though it can climb over obstacles if necessary.
It comes with a virtual wall, so you can define the areas you want cleaned and prevent it from wandering off where it isn't wanted. It has a remote control that you can use to send it commands from up to four meters away. The package contains a charging base, a pair of brushes, a power adapter and a dust box. There's a HEPA filter for removing small particles and it's washable, so it won't get clogged from the debris that slyly builds up around your house when you're not looking. There's a one-year warranty on the machine, but be careful about voiding it by tinkering around in parts of the mechanism where you're not supposed to go.
User reviews are mixed, with some complaining that the T320 tends to get stuck in odd places and needs human intervention to get it back out. And it's loud enough to drown out the sound from your television, so either run it when you're not around (in which case you run the risk that it will get stuck and need your help) or watch the television with noise-cancelling headphones on, if your TV provides that option.
It does a nice job of cleaning and we are surprised by how much dirt/dust/pet hair we get. It could not only help sweep the floor but mop the floor.
The packaging was exquisite . . . the product shape and color are both atmospheric and fashionable. The Virtual Wall feature is also useful. You can save time doing housework.
The moping feature is uneven and the dirt bin is small, if you have pets then expect to clean the bin of clogs and often. We clean the bin about every 10 -15 mins.
The remote control sensitivity is poor. It cannot suck up rice and oil . . . but can still promote cleanliness.