Review: Anker Eufy Robovac G10 – a mop/vacuum hybrid
OK. My life is now complete and I can die happy.
You may remember from our review of Eufy’s 30C robovac, or their Homevac h11, that I am the bipedal feeding organism for four cats. In a small house with their litter trays, things can get messy – and quickly so – if we don’t keep on top of their detritus such as crumbs of food, shed fur, and bits of litter rubble.
Imagine my joy, then, when I learned that the Eufy RoboVac G10 was rolling into the kitchen/living room. The device is both a vacuum cleaner and a mop, and it retails at a mega-reasonable $299.99 (£299 in the UK), so let’s take a look and see what we made of it.
Eufy is back with another winner
Anker’s Eufy arm has managed it again. I have tested the RoboVac G10 for several days and the results are excellent if you are looking for a vacuum/mop hybrid that will keep on top of the floor cleanliness in your home. Obviously this is a pretty compact vacuum, so don’t be expecting it to be doing all sorts of industrial-strength deep cleans, but as a surface cleaner, I was blown away.
Before you start, it can’t actually see that single crumb it left by the kitchen cupboards so, if you’re looking for something that can achieve your own impossibly high standards of cleanliness, this might not be it. But, if you want to clean your floors yourself only once a week and let this little beast do the rest, the Eufy RoboVac G10 is perfect for maintaining a clean home with minimal effort.
Want it all?
You got it. Well, most of it. The RoboVac G10 runs an impressive 2000Pa of suction power, making it more powerful than the RoboVac 30C in that respect. Eufy has eschewed the previously included remote control. It is instead controlled totally via the app, or via Alexa, if you can’t be bothered lifting your smartphone up 15 cm. You can still command the G10 to do your exact bidding if it does miss a spot, though – you will find the manual controls in the G10 section of the EufyHome app – available from the Google Play Store and Apple Store.
However, where the Eufy RoboVac G10 shone was its Smart Dynamic Navigation feature. Upon initial set-up and start, the G10 will go around the room basically bumping into everything. This isn’t clumsiness – nor is it the haphazard nature of a standard robovac‘s ‘bounce’ method of cleaning – this is the G10 learning the layout of your floor space.
Once it has mapped your kitchen, for example, it will edge-clean around the perimeter and then, using a stripe formation similar to how a lawn is mowed, will ensure it covers the inside space perfectly. This has the advantage of cleaning in half the time of a lesser model, and isn’t completely random cleaning as with the aforementioned ‘bounce mode’ that, say, the Robovac 15C Max uses.
The minimal height of the Eufy RoboVac G10, which stands at just under three inches, means it can effortlessly fit underneath your sofa, coffee table, or anywhere else it needs to clean that allows it the headroom. It is worth noting that the device is engineered specifically for hard floors, so don’t expect it to clean your rugs as well – it can’t. And don’t leave loose wires trailing across the floor either.
Here’s what to expect
The box contains: the main unit; a power point (which the RoboVac can return to OF ITS OWN ACCORD) with associated PSU and a mop guard (which keeps the wet mop pad off your floor); a spare mop pad; the detachable mop reservoir; some spare brushes; a little envelope of spare mop filters; a spare vacuum filter; and a maintenance tool.
A fun little inclusion is that you can modify the voice of the Eufy RoboVac. It can speak several languages (just don’t be expecting an in-depth, highly-spiritual conversation – it is likely just going to tell you its battery is low) and I have mine set to the ‘British Butler’ voice.
This did cause initial alarm as I totally (within, like, five minutes) forgot I had changed the voice settings, which caused it to yell “Well hello, the pleasure is all mine.” in my direction while I took a sip from a cup of hot tea. Doesn’t matter…“Alexa, tell RoboVac to clean up the tea it just spilled”.
The Eufy Robovac knocks it out of the park
Honestly, if hard-floor cleaning has become a bane of your life, then the Eufy Robovac G10 is your new BFF. The super-quiet vacuum means that it deals very little in the way of disturbance – a godsend if you’re the ‘work-from-home’ type. Even David (cat) wasn’t bothered by it – a real turnaround!
With a very reasonable price-point, you’re getting a great little RoboVac for your cash with the Eufy G10. Grab one now and you’ll soon find you’re uttering the words ‘life-changing-floor-cleaner’ for the first time in your life…
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