You begin to suspect that the Iclebo Arte might not be the robotic vacuum cleaner for you when reviewers like the one on CNet use phrases like "it has a lot of potential" and then note that it fails on almost every test they've put it through. Yes, it's filled with features, like camera vision technology and a wet mop mode, but it struggles to pick up rice and while it can pick up a little pet hair, the only robovac that performs worse picked up no pet hair at all. So to damn it with faint praise, you could say it might make it look like Fido rolled on the rug slightly less than he actually did. It's also a slug at picking up sand, which suggests that other small particles might glance at it with a faint sneer and go back to playing poker or whatever it is that small particles do while lying unmolested on the floor.
Perhaps this is a little unfair. The Arte does offer an impressive battery life of 160 minutes, but if it spends those minutes using its mop not to pick up coffee spills but to spread them around like artistically smeared brown paint you might wish that it had spent more time in the charger and less deciding how to rearrange dirt. It can climb higher obstacles than most other botvacs, but if it can't clean what's on the other side this might not be so much an advantage as an entertaining circus trick to impress the children with. And it has HEPA filters, so it least it won't let the microscopic dirt particles get away when it manages to find them.
Are you starting to think you might be better off looking for other alternatives in the automated cleaning department? The high-tech world is filled with them. For a slightly lower price, you can get a brand new Botvac D3 Connected from Neato, which is the economy model in a line of vacuums that generally get glowing reviews and has a name you won't have nearly as much trouble pronouncing. Or you could forget the wet mop and get an iRobot Roomba 870 instead.
I see this as getting 80% clean with 0% effort. Come back from work, empty the dust bin. That's all I do to maintain this guy.
While it has a lot of potential, it ultimately isn't a robot I recommend. there's much contrast between its amazing array of options and its disappointing performance.
It fails to pick up dust bunnies. It does not pick up items on a rug. It does work well on hard wood and tile floors.
i'm happy to see this robot able to climb my carpets...This robot is so intelligent that it can recognize my carpet and didn't climb when doing wet mopping.
excellent battery, quiet, and really systematically cleans up, I highly recommend.
It's VERY quiet... Amazing at knowing where it's at or where it's already cleaned and getting to where it still needs to clean.