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Strata Home Smartvac 2.0 High Suction, Self-Docking, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner & Mopper with Drop-Sensing Technology and HEPA Style Filter for Pet Fur and Allergens, Hard Floor / Carpet
Experience easy, automated cleaning with the Strata SmartVAC 2.0. Featuring high-power suction in a sleek (3.46" tall) design, it is ready to tackle pet hair, hardwood floors, and carpets. The large 0.5 liter dust bin is washable and includes a preinstalled HEPA filter. The Strata SmartVAC 2.0 includes a charging dock for automated charging. It remembers its charging location and quickly finds it way home when the battery level is low or when cleaning is complete. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes, ensuring that it gets the job done the first time. Featuring four distinct cleaning modes, the vacuum automatically detects and adjusts its operation based on the floor type, the amount of open space, and the presence of obstacles for a truly automated cleaning experience.
Powerful & Quiet: The SmartVAC 2.0 features super quiet operation at with a 60db noise level. The 15-watt motor is powerful enough to tackle pet hair, carpet, and hardwood floors.
Automated Cleaning: Featuring four distinct cleaning modes, the vacuum automatically detects and adjusts its operation based on the floor type, the amount of open space, and the presence of obstacles for a truly automated cleaning experience.
Ease of Use: The SmartVAC is easy-to-use and features a scheduled cleaning mode, one-button cleaning, and a remote control. Four preset cleaning modes allow it to adapt to different floor and floor plan conditions.
High End Features
The anti-drop sensor allows the SmartVAC 2.0 to navigate around stairs and other precarious zones. The anti-collision bump sensor will keep your vacuum from shifting furniture, such as chairs or other small objects, around your home.
- Built-in timer for automated, scheduled cleaning
- Swappable roller-brush and vacuum suction kits
- Includes mopping pad and water tank attachment
- Automatically adjusts the suction power based on the type of floor detected
- One button cleaning operation
- Washable 0.5-liter dust bin
- Four built-in cleaning modes
What's in the box
- 1x SmartVAC 2.0 with installed Suction Attachment, Dust Bin, and HEPA Filter
- 1x Charging Station
- 1x AC Power Adapter
- 1x Remote Control
- 1x Roller Brush Attachment
- 1x Mopping Pad and Water Tank Attachment
- 1x Spare HEPA Filter
- 1x Double-ended Cleaning Brush
- 2x Left Side Brushes
- 2x Right Side Brushes
- 1x User's Manual
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|Model||MP Cadet Robot Vacuum||SmartVac 2.0 Robot Vacuum|
|Motor Power||10 watts||15 watts|
|Cleaning Time||Up to 65 minutes||Up to 100 minutes|
|Dust Bin Capacity||0.25 liters||0.5 liters|
|Touch LED Screen||ᅳ||✓|
|Cleaning Modes||Auto, Spiral, Edge||Auto, Spot, Edge, Zig-Zag, Scheduled|
|Wet Mopping Function||ᅳ||✓|
- User's Manual (Apr 17, 2017)
|Input Power||24 VDC, 600mA|
|AC Adapter Input Power||100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.5A|
|Dust Bin Capacity||0.5 liters|
|Cleaning Modes||Auto, Spot, Edge, Zig-Zag, Scheduled|
|Cleaning Time||90 ~ 100 minutes|
|Charging Time||240 ~ 300 minutes|
|Dimensions||ø13.4" x 3.5" (ø340 x 88 mm)|
|Weight||7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)|
Questions and Answers
MP says they'll have "virtual walls" for this purpose "soon."
1. Check the waste container. If it's full, the vacuum won't have room for more dirt, even though suction is fine. Empty the waste container and suction should return.
2. Check the entry airway. You should see an error code that looks like "AUBF," indicating the vacuum has sensed that the airway is obstructed; sometimes it fails to detect an obstruction.
3. Ensure the waste container access door is closed properly (outside where it says "PUSH").
4. Check waste container the filters. These need to be cleaned and/or replaced every so often. You can visually detect if there is dirt blocking the filters inside the waste container (the attached brush is useful).
5. Check to make certain dirt hasn't built up inside the machine's waste container cavity. This will cause a baffle-effect that reduces suction (again, use the attached brush, or a damp-not-wet-sponge).
6. If using the rotating brush insert on the entry airway, ensure it's not choked with pet hair or other objects.
7. Ensure the rotating "whisker" attachments are installed and not choked with hair/string/etc. The vacuum is more effective when these are operating properly.
8. Ensure the battery is charged. If the machine detects it has too little charge to operate, it will search for its charging station in a similar pattern to the zig-zag cleaning mode. It makes an audible, "Start charging!" alert when it properly docks and, "Charging complete!" when fully charged.
9. There is an audible difference between when the suction fan is operating and when it is not. When the vacuum stops moving as it approaches an obstruction, it will be almost silent if suction has stopped. If the battery is charged and the vacuum is silent when not moving, your suction fan may have failed.
It took me a bit to set the clock, kept messing with it, and finally was able to set it. Not a big deal, but definitely annoying.
This unit has dual side brushes, which I think is an excellent feature. It makes it so that it can grab dust/debris from both sides.
I almost didn't see the spare HEPA filter. It looks like a piece of the styrofoam in the box, lol. Make sure you pull it out of the slot in the styrofoam, so you don't accidentally throw it away..
Smartvac is MUCH quieter than any of the three Roombas I own, and it doesn't bang into furniture as hard. It won't clean as close to the baseboards and corners, unless you set it to edge clean. I set it for zig zag, and then hit the edge clean after a while. It picks up a lot of hair and dust, I think it does a pretty good job.
Sometimes it will get hung up on the hearth pad for my wood stove, but so does Roomba. What impressed me, is how often it's able to free itself from obstacles that Roomba gets hung up on.
Today I used the mopping feature for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy changing the attachments was. It does a decent job of damp dusting the floor. Don't expect it to scrub, it works by the water tank keeping the mop pad damp and dragging it across the floor. I like this feature more than I thought I would. Since our 1st floor is all wood or tile, it worked well.
For the price the Smartvac is great. It does a good job, pretty comparable to Roomba.
The Roomba, IMHO, is definitely made better, more heavy duty, less brittle plastic. But the Roomba also costs a lot more to get the features that the Smartvac has. As far as I know, I don't think there is a Roomba that will damp mop. I'm pretty sure you would have to buy a separate mopping robot.
The only thing I wish this unit had, is a few virtual walls, but from reading the Q&A section, they should be available separately soon.
We'll see how this stands up over time, but so far, I'm very pleased with Smartvac's performance.
8 months ago
I would list the following pros and cons:
-$$ Super cheap vacuum. You can even go $100 cheaper and get the younger brother for $100, which has admittedly smaller features (smaller battery, smaller motor, small dust bin, can't program a schedule, can't mop).
-Easy to use. You can do all of the advanced setup, or you can just change it and tell it to manually go without much more setup.
-Good vacuum and quiet operation for a vacuum. I was surprised at how much fine dust this thing catches - and still catches. While not whisper quite, it is not difficult to talk over it.
-Good out-of-the-box logic. It seems programmed well to handle your default cleaning without much guidance. However, there are limitations (see more in cons).
-It does in fact avoid the drop-down stairs well; it has never fallen down the stairs (yet). Although once it did get it's right wheel caught on the edge and I later found it lying there helpless.
-It can find its way back to the charging station very easily.
-If you hardly vacuum or have lots of debris on your floor then, the dust bin may be a bit small. But if you put this thing on a daily schedule then the dust will only be incremental and you will not have to empty the dust bin very often at all. The first two times my dust bin was basically full. After that, and I only have a little bit. Which is a good thing as it means that the vacuum is being used frequently enough to prevent buildup of dust in the house.
-Just like you have to babyproof a house, you will also have to vacuum proof your house in like manner. USB or power cords on the floor? The vacuum will get caught in those. Really complex furniture patterns that the robot can barely fit into? It will probably get stuck there too. This is more of an issue for people (like me) who may have never owned one of these before and wasn't quite expecting it.
-Docking base not heavy enough. As the vacuum enters and exits the base, it always moves it - sometime enough so that the charging cord gets awfuly close to getting caught in the machine.
-The control logic is very good, but on my (complex) floor layout with furniture galore it gets stuck about 1 of every 4 cleans. I would recommend another sensor (or two) and incrementally improving the control logic. I get that his is hard (I also program things to operate autonomous, so I really do get it). But, hopefully a software patch can come out that will make it even more robust. So hopefully the R&D/Design team sees this review and improves it.
-It can get stuck in some weird places that I feel it shouldn't. It doesn't like floors with any sort of large sloped threshold, and sometimes it will get caught at the top of stairs. Again, I think minor hardware and software tweeks can fix this in the future.
Overall, I would recommend this vacuum. It is certainly not perfect, but for the feature set and price it is a good choice.
8 months ago
Area of use:
A mix of carpet, hardwood and tile. We have a couple area rugs on the hardwood and the carpet. The area rugs have padding under them.
First 4 days of use:
The Strata works very well and has greatly reduced the number of dog hair balls we see floating around the main floor, especially on the hardwood where we seemed to see tumbleweed like hair balls daily! They are gone! The carpet also has a cleaner look as if my wife had just run a vacuum.
The Strata has a couple times gotten stuck on one of the area rugs, so we just pull it up before running the Strata. Not a big deal.
The Strata also got stuck under the couch a couple times. The funny thing is after the first time I blocked off the couch, or so I thought. The Strata will definitely find a way to get to every area of the floor its on to vacuum, which is actually a positive. Hopefully they will come out with the invisible wall that some have talked about.
Overall I must say for $200 it was a great investment. It does reduce the overall constant need to vacuum the house, especially having 2 dogs. If we didn't have dogs, its possible that we would only need to vacuum a couple times a month.
I do see that the plastic, as someone mentioned in the review, seems a bit cheaper than say a far more expensive unit. Having said that, the old saying "you get what you pay for" doesn't hold true here. While the material may feel cheap, the product packs a powerful punch and I may invest in a 2nd one for my upstairs floor of my house.
We are very happy with this product!
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8 months ago
Easy to program with a voice acknowledgement of what it is doing. Great that it puts it self away for recharging after it is done cleaning .
The multi-filter system works well and keeps dust from going back into the room. Easy to clean out the container when I arrive home and it is back in its place charging for the next scheduled cleaning.
The cons are small since it does so such a great job of cleaning. The one con is it can only be scheduled at a certain time every day. I would like to clean maybe every 2nd or 3rd day so as not to wear out the battery to soon.
Over all a great vacuum for a one bedroom apartment like mine.
8 months ago
Using this on hardwood floor and works great. Good suction and using the whiskers is a plus.
Only con is that it gets stuck sometimes on throw rugs and air vents. Not everyday, but most. Still work the buy.
7 months ago