Floor cleaning is a thankless task, which is why robots are often made to do it. They don't need to be thanked, instead content to serve humans and their messy pets. Give them enough juice, empty out their bellies on occasion, maybe spruce up their crunchy outer shells, and their needs are met. They will run busily over the floors for hours if you set their minds to it. At the end of the day, your floors are cleaner than they were, and you didn't even have to break a sweat or your back. Because vacuuming and mopping are equally boring and tiresome, many floor cleaning robots are made to do both. It's just a matter of how well they do either one, and so far, there aren't enough that do both excellently.
For example, the iRobot Scooba 450 is a robo-mopper only. Its dual tank ensures that dirty water isn't being reused, and it's ideal for smaller rooms. Because it focuses on mopping, it does as well at its job as most robovacs that just vacuum do at theirs. On the other hand, the Moneual Rydis MR6550, which is a combo vacuum/dry mopper, is not very good at either vacuuming or mopping. However, it's apparently great at fetching things for you, but then again, most floor cleaner bots would be. The Moneual Rydis H68 Pro attempts to up the ante with its Hybrid mode, which allows it to vacuum and mop simultaneously.
Along similar lines is the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro, presumably the H68's precursor. It, too, is a combination vacuum cleaner/mopper. With its random algorithm basis, a lithium iron phosphate battery, and brushless DC motor, the H67 provides 70 to 100 minutes of vacuuming and up to 5 hours of mopping. It works with a detachable microfiber pad and its dustbin filter is washable. The robot also comes with verbal cues. This bot rates even lower than the H68, which may explain why, according to users on Amazon, Moneual went bankrupt. But it might still function decently enough as a pet caddie.
Battery is rated to last for about five hours . . . presumably, the battery life would drop when the vacuum's motor is running, but Moneual didn't say by exactly how much.
This robotic vacuum gets the job done with little effort on my end. I just push automatic cleaning when I leave for work and empty it when I get home.
Even if you’re using your RYDIS to mop and vacuum at the same time, your carpet and rugs are protected.
It requires too much attention and is quite high maintenance to recommend. One must be fully prepared to run into some annoying moments with this product.
Overall, this robot cleaner demanded way too much hands-on attention to make it a worthwhile purchase.
I feel like it's the state-of-the art in many ways, and has more functionality than my old Roomba which could only sweep dirt around the floor.
Most of the time it ends up against a wall or furniture and turns off before completing cleaning cycle. It has trouble maneuvering from carpet to a carpet runner.
It also lets you know when it's starting a cleaning cycle: "The Rydis H67 Pro will start mop cleaning." This feature is useful, but only if you're in the room to hear it.
I haven't had issue of not finding the base yet but I am willing to put the bots back to it's charging stations at this price.