Easy to use, but cleans only satisfactorily and is expandable in some parts of the accessories.
BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST
last modified: 18.03.2020, 18:49
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The BLAUPUNKT - Bluebot Xboost Robotic has achieved a less good cleaning result because some areas are ignored. Even close to chair legs the vacuum cleaner works rather unclean. The fact that it is not possible to vacuum and wipe at the same time is also rather inefficient. On the positive side, the app works well and is easy to understand. The fact that different suction strengths can be set is also very practical.
- Cleaning tool
- 2 wipers included in the scope of delivery so that they can be changed
- Clear voice reproduction
- 3 Cleaning strengths
- App operation only in English enclosed
- Only a short magnetic strip included
- The remote control does not show the exact mode
- Wiping and vacuuming cannot be carried out simultaneously
- Satisfactory cleaning
The BLAUPUNKT - Bluebot Xboost Robotic is delivered in a descriptively designed box and has a battery charge of about 70%. The accessories include 2 cleaning attachments (a dry vacuum attachment and a wiper attachment with 2 rags), as well as a brush and 4 side brushes. Also included is a remote control with 2 batteries, 1 magnetic strip and the charging station with the plug types F and G.
Commissioning and app connection
The BlueBot app can be found in the Appstore and on Google Play, not to be confused with the Blaupunkt XS Smart App. How to log in to the app and connect the app to the robot is described on an enclosed manual. If you follow the instructions step by step, this process is done in no time. The correct instructions do not mention how to log in with the app, but they do mention how to use the remote control.
You can control the suction in different ways:
- By pressing a button on the vacuum cleaner (auto mode)
- Via app
- By remote control
- Via Amazon Alexa or Google Home
The vacuum cleaner responds to its commands with various signals and melodies, and signals are also given in words. The words are spoken in English by an automatic voice but are clearly understandable. In the app, you can also mute the robot.
Manual control is also possible. In the app, there are arrow keys with which you can control the robot to where you need it.
A timing function can be used to set the times at which the robot is to run. It is not possible to set in which mode the robot can move, only the auto mode can be selected. In addition, you can view history in the app, which lists the processes, and during the cleaning process, you can see on a map where the vacuum cleaner is and where it has already cleaned. The map function only works in auto mode. The map display is coarse and walls or chair legs are displayed very thickly.
The map function works better in small rooms than in large rooms or apartments that are angled.
The robot can suck in turbo boost, standard mode and eco mode. The volume of the vacuum cleaner changes significantly. It is noticeable, however, that the vacuum cleaner jumps from Turboboost back and forth to standard mode without any changes being made to the app. If this is important, it should be checked from time to time.
In general, the app is the best control option, with the most settings and command options. The app is well structured and one can also coordinate, select and adjust several vacuum cleaners.
The vacuum cleaner can also be operated easily with the remote control. Here, the voice reproduction of the robot is very helpful, because you can select the modes with a button on the remote control and you cannot see which mode exactly.
On the device itself, you can only start and stop vacuuming. The vacuum cleaner then cleans in auto mode.
Functions and modes
- Variable cleaning power (energy-saving, standard and turbo boost)
- Automatic cleaning (structured driving in line mode, edges are then driven off twice)
- 1 room (A room is cleaned, then returned to the charging station)
- Edges (edges are cleaned until the battery is empty)
- Place (approx. 1qm is cleaned intensively)
- Wiping function, with the help of the wiper attachment
The two different attachments are equipped with contacts that signal to the vacuum cleaner which attachment is currently connected.
The wiper attachment is a bit awkwardly built, as there is no filter in this attachment, but still, a compartment where dust can collect, but without an opening for emptying. Therefore you have to vacuum normally first and then wipe with the other attachment. So vacuuming and wiping does not work at the same time.
We have tested the vacuum cleaner on various surfaces and have found different results.
The comparison pictures compare previous, standard mode and turbo mode.
We first let the vacuum cleaner run in Standard mode and then in Turbo Boost mode. On carpets, the vacuum cleaner cleans more superficially and leaves a noticeable amount of snippets, but Turbo Boost mode is more thorough and takes more snippets than Standard mode.
The cleaning result is better on hard floors than on carpets. However, snippets are left over that are not collected.
In addition, you can see here that the robot hardly cleans any edges. Height differences of about 1 cm are not cleaned.
To wipe up dust that has not been sucked in, the wet cloth pulled behind the vacuum cleaner is very practical. The water is minimally released on the cloth, which is thus permanently moistened. However, this machine does not replace manual drudgery, as it does not go into corners very well and only wipes the floor very gently, but as a small help in the household, it is fine. In the instruction manual, it is not described that you can also put detergent into the container, but it should not be a problem.
The flap is attached to the attachment by Velcro and can be easily clipped on.
The robot drives carefully and stops well in front of objects. Nevertheless, small collisions may occur or the robot may feel its way along with objects or walls. Around chair legs, the robot hardly cleans at all and clear residues remain visible. Even places that are difficult to reach, such as the edges of chair legs or thresholds or elevations, are only roughly cleaned.
It was also noticeable that the vacuum cleaner often omitted areas when something was in the way. Sometimes the vacuum cleaner would run over these spots later on, but it is also possible that these lanes were then simply overlooked.
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning the vacuum cleaner is quick and easy. The container can be pulled out of the machine like a drawer and can be easily emptied. The cloth can also be easily washed in the laundry.
The brush can be taken out of the appliance and hairs can be quickly removed with the tool supplied.
|Scope of delivery||Vacuum cleaner robot, 2 filters, 4 side brushes, 1 cleaning tool, 1 brush, 1 wiping attachment and 2 wiping cloths, 1 normal suction attachment, 1 magnetic marker, charging station with power supply, remote control and 2 AAA batteries, operating instructions|
|Charging time||Approx. 5 hours|
|Volume 1 metre distance||57 dB - 65 dB|
|Length of the power cable||150 cm|
|Battery life||Approx. 100 minutes|
|Capacity||Water tank about 350 ml, waste container about 600 ml|
|Additional warranty||No information|
|Cleaning by hand||Easy|
|Cleaning of smooth floor surfaces||Soothing, some snippets remain|
|Cleaning of carpet floors||Satisfactory, significantly more shreds remain than on smooth ground|
|Wipe function||Yes, cloths are moistened by themselves and pulled behind the device|
|Cleaning modes||Random mode, edge mode, one-room mode|
|Control||Remote control, smart control, on device, per app|
|Obstacle detection||Brakes slightly, but often feels its way along furniture and walls|
|Control lamp||On, Wifi, Loading|
|Wet suction mode||No|
|Packaging||Attractively and descriptively illustrated|
|Manual language||EN, GER, FR, IT, ES, NL|
|Quality of instructions||Sufficient description, App operation only in English enclosed|
|Smart control||Amazon Alexa, Google Home|
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