We liked the sanitizing feature of the Hovo 510 robot vacuum and the cliff sensor that keeps it from falling down the stairs. What we didn't like was the simple design with no display and the lack of some important features like the navigation.
The Hovo 510 model works on any type of surface, but it is great for carpets due to the side spinning brushes, the flexible brushes and the bristle brushes it is equipped with. The soft touch and non-touch operation protect the furniture by keeping the device away from it and the two running speeds available allow you to decide how fast the vacuum will go. It takes 240 minutes for the device to be completely charged and the run time is around 120 minutes and the device goes back to the base when it is out of battery.
This robot vacuum is a powerful robot cleaner that includes a scheduler so that it can start cleaning on its own, a home base where it charges and where it returns by itself, a remote for easy and convenient control of the device in case you want it to insist on a specific area, and a UV light cleaning that ensures maximum sanitation. The cleaner also comes with cliff sensors that that detects cliff and changes of ground so that the vacuum won’t fall down the stairs, a feature that most robot vacuums don’t come with. The spot-cleaning feature is useful for dirty spots that require extra attention, but because the device doesn’t come with dirt spots, you have to detect the spot and set it on it.
This is a multi-function robot that sweeps, vacuums, and sanitizes the floors, particularities that make it extremely efficient, especially for those who suffer from allergies. It also works perfectly on pet hair, being the best aid for pet owners. However, it doesn’t come with dirt sensors, which make it less convenient and the lack of an HEPA filter minimizes the dust removal. Still, it works very well on hard floors and pile carpets and you will be satisfied with the overall performance.
Hovo 510 Specs
|Charging Time (min.)||180-240|
|Operation Time (min.)||120|
|Climbing Height (in.)||0.5|
This cleaner is very easy to use and the best part is that it doesn’t need you to maneuver it, as it does all the work by itself. All you have to do is set the unit to start at a certain time, whether you are at home or not. Once the date and time are set, the robot will start vacuuming and it won’t stop until it’s done or the battery runs low. Then the device will go back to its charging base, so you don’t have to lift a finger to prepare it for the next cleaning session. Since it doesn’t include an HEPA filter, there is no maintenance required, you simply have to empty the dustbin and it will not take more than 10 minutes to do it every twice a week.
In terms of design, there isn’t much to be impressed with when you first see this Infinuvo Hovo model because it looks very simple and a little out of fashion, if you compare it to the high-tech vacuums. It only has 3 buttons that let you set it and no fancy LED screen to display the information. You can choose between a black or a gray puck-shaped device that weighs approximately 7 pounds and measures 12.6” wide and 3.6” high, so it can fit underneath the furniture and is very easy to carry and store. It has two caster wheels that allow it to move easily on any type of surface and to pass over small obstacles. It does lack an automatic height adjustment, which would keep it from getting stuck when it goes from bare floors to rugs. Additionally, it includes one virtual wall that prevents it from going into rooms where you do not want it to go. If you place the virtual wall at the entry of the room, it will emit a signal that the robot vacuum will sense and it will automatically turn around.
The warranty you get for this robot vacuum covers the first 12 months after the purchase and includes any repairs on the body and the working parts that fail to work due to poor workmanship. You can also receive customer support via phone and email address that you find available on the manufacturer’s website. You can also find video tutorials online and a live service chat that will offer you answers and solutions very quickly.
Just like many other models available in the current market, this robot is powerful enough to remove dirt and dust from the floors in your entire home, without requiring your assistance. It comes with a stylish design and it is small enough to fit anywhere. Also, it features cliff sensors that detect changes of ground so that the device won’t fall down the stairs. The fact that it sweeps, vacuum and sanitizes the floors is a major perk, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Best of all, it comes at an attractive price, considering how well it performs.