i would buy a new robot vacuum just for this feature
The concept of robot vacuum has pros and cons, and there are pros and cons between various models. One of the challenges they face is how to limit where they can go, or make sure they don\'t get stuck in unattended situations. Neato has just announced a new feature that changes the way this problem is solved and raises the standard for all robotic vacuum cleaners. I \'ve played with a variety of robotic vacuum cleaners and more traditional human vacuum cleaners. Vacuum cleaner. Some people are better at getting in and out of narrow corners than others. Some people are better at working under low furniture than others. Some people have bigger bins so they don\'t have to be emptied as usual. Almost all robotic vacuum cleaners- At least higher. end models -- Provide some ways to close the room and limit the vacuum position of the robot. Why are you doing this? There are many potential reasons. Maybe a room is full of things you know will struggle with in a vacuum, or there is a room with a special piece of furniture and the robot vacuum is always stuck. Maybe you want to focus your vacuum efforts on the carpet and you want to stop the room that uses tiles or hardwood floors. No matter what your reason is, this isolation of the home is usually achieved by the physical sensor that transmits the signal. I have a Roomba vacuum cleaner that uses one or more small boxes to fire out the infrared light that the vacuum can detect so it doesn\'t go through. I also used a Bobi that has a block that can be configured to split the home area. There are three main problems with this method of limiting the vacuum coverage area of robots. First, the equipment used to prevent the robot vacuum from entering the specified area requires power. If there is no charge or the battery is low, the signal will fail and the vacuum will continue. Second, if you have a bigger home or a home with multiple areas, you will either need to invest in a lot of these sensors --- Expensive and not very beautiful-- Or you have to move the unit every time you want to change your room. Third, they are all limited in scope, so they are not very effective in an open floor plan. At the last point, I speak from experience. I admit that once I was stupid trying to separate the living room from the kitchen. The floor plan is completely open but I have a sofa that can go through most of the space leaving about 8- Walking through the walking space. I set the sensor to block that space and forgot that the vacuum can be placed directly under the sofa. Doh! Even if the two sensors are placed at both ends of the space, the distance is too short to completely close the gap. Enter Neato. So far, Neato is already my favorite robot vacuum cleaner, and it has just raised the threshold by simply drawing a line in the included app, restrict or block parts of your home to Neato Botvac Connected. The \"No- The Go \"feature allows you to draw virtual boundary lines using your mobile app. No physical equipment. It\'s simple to change at will. Neato Botvac 80 is one of the best robotic vacuum cleaners I \'ve had the privilege of reviewing. I have used many other devices since then, and the only device that beats the Neato Botvac 80 is the connected Neato Botvac. I look forward to having the opportunity to play with the connected Neato Botvac D7 and see how well this new feature works. If drawing lines on the app is as effective as Neato claims, I will consider investing in a new Botvac D7 with a single feature.