The first robotic cleaner for domestic production was the Electrolux Trilobite, which sounds like a Jurassic-era hybrid of a horseshoe crab and electric eel that eats phosphorescent plankton. Thankfully, modern robotic vacuums gobble up only dust bunnies and maybe some krill if it gets on the floor. They differ mostly in appearance, and tend to favor the O-shape. The Clean-Mate QQ5 Plus is a fairly standard example whereas the Vileda Cleaning resembles a giant lady bug. The Dirt Devil Whiskers SV eschews the company's typical redness for a pristine lack of color.
But for those with the sensibilities to appreciate both a light show and a UFO sighting with their light cleaning, the Lilin K6L is the robovac to watch. The K6L is an automatic, 3-in-1 cleaner that sweeps, vacuums and mops with just a touch of a button. It has 3 modes -- Spiral, Auto Clean and Edge Clean. It's capable of crossing the threshold from room to room and from hard floor to carpet. Built-in Cliff Avoidance sensors ensure the bot won't fall down the stairs or off the counter. Its soft bumper offers protection to itself, the pets and the furniture it encounters. If the wheels get stuck, the K6L will shut off automatically until improved work conditions can be arranged.
Its large-capacity, rechargeable NiMH battery enables the cleaning of board flooring for approximately 40 minutes, marble flooring for 45 and carpet for 30. The K6L has removable, double-sided brushes and a dustbin capacity of 0.2 liters. It needs about 2.5 to 3.5 hours to charge. Included in the package are a dusting paper holder, battery, adapter, dusting paper, manual and filter nets. If you run this robovac at night, you’ll be able to see its flashing, multicolored LEDs as it desperately tries to signal the Mothership.
Fast delivery via DHL. Robot works as advertised.