I wonder what will come next. More capable and less expensive robotic floor cleaners?
The upgrade to the architect designed house with rounded room corners, wall mounted suspended furnishings (like in bathrooms) and recessed flooring for flush level carpets.
I found the review thorough and very useful. The current crop of robotic vacuum cleaners is not for our house. I’ll save up for the self directing lawn mower.
Has anyone tried using the Makita Robot Vacuum? It is designed for workshop use and wouldn’t fit under some furniture, nor does it have a docking station, but it has the advantage of using the standard Makita 18V battery packs. This should give it plenty of grunt and might mean that one’s investment is in the vacuum rather than the batteries.
If you mean a Choice reviewer, Choice purchases virtually all tested items incognito on the open market with few exceptions. Consumers often can find better deals shopping around, and sales come and go. Your best purchase method would be to check prices and then check reviews on the shop.
I suspect where a tested product was purchased might be kept under wraps since the Choice shopper might return again in future, and revealing sources might compromise the process.
If you mean one of the Members who posted their own reviews on the product, they are not all Members of the Community and would not see your request. I am not aware there is a way for consumer-consumer connection to them.
Thanks @PhilT and @jadgirlie. We do often purchase tested items more or less incognito - though in some cases the retailer knows it’s us, which is fine. But there’s usually no problem revealing where we bought the items after the fact. The Xiaomi Mi Robot SDJQR02RR was bought from dicksmith.com.au back in 2019 when we tested it. It has disappeared from most retailers now as far as I can see, but is still in eBay stores. We’ll probably mark it as discontinued next time the review is updated.
Just looking for some actual customer reviews of the Astro c3 robot cleaner. All online reviews I can find seem to be linked with the company selling it. It is very cheap but claims to be excellent? Thanks
I merged your interest into this existing topic about Robotic vacs. @jhook already posted a link to Choice advice, and that in turn links to Choice tests (Member Content). The Astro is not included indicating it is currently not a ‘popular’ product based on what consumers ‘are buying’.
Have you seen an advertisement for anything that does not claim to be excellent, number 1, etc?
What I see on the web looks like a collection of infomercials. Anytime the seller is the main source of reviews/testimonials it suggests one or more of small market presence or unreliable reviews/testimonials.
If you get tempted anyway, be sure to pay with a card just in case, check the change of mind and return policies, and if you are a happy customer please let us know.