Samsung POWERbot R7070 Robot Vacuum Review

Vacuum cleaners have come a long way since the early days. Vacuum cleaners used to be bulky and had to be manually controlled. Fast forward to modern times and the growth of technology has brought about significant advancements in the vacuum industry.

Manufacturers have made vacuum cleaners of today much smaller, smarter, very reliable, and more efficient than the older vacuum cleaners. Samsung is one of these vacuum cleaner manufacturers, and the Samsung PowerBot R7070 is what they bring to the table.

Nearly all new robot vacuum cleaners gravitate towards the same shape and size. The ports and dust tin are usually located in the same area. The vacuums apps differ very little, and nearly all the robot vacuums sacrifice the capabilities of one feature for the sake of another. 

This is far from the case with the Samsung PowerBot R7070 robot vacuum cleaner. The Samsung PowerBot R7070 robot vacuum cleaner is a one-of-a-kind cleaning solution. It gives you the luxury of spending more time doing important things and less time house cleaning.

Usually, when getting a vacuum cleaner, you want to look at two things; how well it cleans, and if it can conduct a good cleaning cycle without supervision. This Samsung PowerBot passes with flying color on both counts.

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Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum, Self-cleaning Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum, Self-cleaning Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 40x More Suction Power - Delivers 40x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design*
  • Self Clean Brush - Automatically detangles and removes pet hair that collects around the brush. Cleaning Speed: 32cm/sec; Auto Docking: Yes
  • Edge Clean Master - An innovative rubber blade that extends out to clean hard to reach areas like corners and along the edges of the wall
  • Visionary Mapping Plus and Full View Sensor 2. 0 - Onboard camera and multiple sensors create the ideal cleaning path for multi-room cleaning while avoiding obstacles along the way. Coverage map shows you where Powerboat has cleaned
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone** or through voice enabled devices such as Bixby, Alexa or Google Assistant***

Features

1. Design Shape and Structure

The Samsung PowerBot R7070 robot vacuum cleaner is designed with an elongated u-shape and a straight-edge bumper. This vacuum cleaners form and structure design is not for mere aesthetics. The U-shape and straight-edge bumper help the robot vacuum to speedily and effectively get rid of dirt along walls, in corners and cabinets.

On the rear side of the PowerBot vacuum cleaner is a display screen. The LCD panel displays battery life, current cleaning mode, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Besides the display screen sits three buttons. These three buttons can be used to start/stop a cleaning cycle, change the current cleaning mode, and dock the robot vacuum when it’s time to charge.

2. Remote Control & Samsung Connect App

The Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner comes with a remote control that looks and functions like a TV remote. The remote has a directional pad which can be used to control the robot vacuum cleaner manually. This PowerBot’s remote control also features buttons that will enable you to switch between cleaning modes, schedule cleanings, and control the suction power. The remote control can also be used to turn the sound effects on and off.

This Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner was also designed with an accompanying Smartphone application. The slick and user-friendly app allows you to: check the power level, schedule cleanings, check the cleaning history logs, choose cleaning modes, select the suction power, start or stop a cleaning cycle, and monitor your saved floor plan.

3. Visionary Mapping & Full View Sensor

The Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner uses futuristic Visionary Mapping and Full View Sensor 2.0. These features intelligently and expertly navigate around your house while developing a floor plan for the robot vacuum to follow. This visionary mapping and sensors will help save a great deal of time and power.

After the floor plan is created, the robot vacuum cleaner uses an onboard camera and various sensors to conduct a cleaning cycle in a systematic snake-like pattern instead of cleaning randomly. Using logical patterns and ideal paths to clean saves time and the power used by the robot vacuum. The sensors also enable the robot vacuum cleaner to clean even in dark rooms.

4. Self-cleaning Brush

The Samsung PowerBot R7070 robot vacuum cleaner was designed with a broad self-cleaning brush, which is 42% larger than those of conventional vacuum cleaners. The self-cleaning brush has been designed to have strong rotating motions which detangle pet hairs and agitate trapped dirt, directing them to the suction. The brush extends out wide ensuring the robot cleans a large area with minimal movement.

The self-cleaning brush is paired with an innovative rubber blade. The state-of-the-art rubber blade extends out to help in cleaning hard to reach spots like along the walls, in corners or cabinets.

5. Cyclone Force Technology

This Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner features Cyclone Force technology. This technology uses strong centrifugal forces to give the robot vacuum up to 40 times the suction power of competitor vacuums. The strong centrifugal forces separate dirt and debris into an outer chamber to maintain lasting suction power.

This Samsung robot vacuum cleaner comes complete with three suction power options. The Quiet suction makes little to no noise while cleaning, but takes a lot of time. The Normal suction mode conducts cleaning cycles generally with the default suction power. The Max suction uses the maximum suction power, doing cleaning cycles faster but with a lot of noise.

Aside from the above main features, The Samsung PowerBot still packs impressive features under its hood, so to say. The four cleaning modes are a perfect example of these features. The cleaning modes allow you to conduct effective cleaning depending on the size of the area you want to clean and form of cleaning. Another example is the auto-re-charge and auto re-docking feature, which allows the bot to go back to the docking station and re-charge automatically.

The Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner sports an elongated U-shape body design that is complete with a smooth satin and grey finishing. This robot vacuum cleaner measures 13.7 inches by 13.4 inches by 3.8 inches and weighs in at 9.5 pounds. A camera sits on top of the vacuum cleaner. The LCD panel, play/pause button, docking button, and cleaning mode button are all situated at the rear end of the vacuum cleaner.  

When purchased the Samsung PowerBot vacuum cleaners packaging comes complete with a few things. Some of the things that come in the package include; an owner’s manual, two remote control batteries, extra filter, a remote control, power cord, docking base, and a roll of magnetic tape.

The tape can be used to create No-Go boundaries for the robot vacuum cleaner. You get the magnetic tape roll because this robot vacuum cleaner does not support battery-powered virtual boundaries.

PROS:
  • This vacuum cleaner is compatible with virtual voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa
  • Comes with remote control and companion Smartphone application
  • Powerful suction
  • Performs well in tight spaces due to the flat edge
  • Easy to clean and maintain

CONS:
  • Pricey
  • Bulkier than other robot vacuums
  • Very limited run-time
  • A small-capacity dust bin
  • Smartphone app crashes often

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a quality robot vacuum cleaner that conducts thorough cleaning with minimal human interference, then the Samsung PowerBot R7070 robot vacuum is the vacuum for you. The futuristic design and easy maintenance make the PowerBot robot vacuum feel more like a household amenity than the competitors’ utilitarian robot vacuums.

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Last update on 2019-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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