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Summary : The iClebo Arte YCR-M05 won 1st place award at the German Cleaning Robot Performance Test, and it was pitted against other robotic vacuums that were far more expensive.
Interested in having a clean house? Interested in not doing any work yourself? The iClebo Arte YCR-M05 has you covered – in fact, it won 1st place award at the German Cleaning Robot Performance Test, and it was pitted against other robotic vacuums that were far more expensive.
It’s a comprehensive unit – looking at the product page might hit you with information overload. We’ll make it easier for you – take a look at our assessment of the machine below, and at the end, we’ll give our recommendation on who should buy this particular unit.
Let’s get started.
Everything the Arte YCR-M05 does
Mops and vacuums
No matter how much you vacuum your floors, they’ll never look like they do right after they’ve been mopped. With mopping you get that pristine shine, and not just cleanliness.
And it handles the processes pretty well. Instead of taking its time and vacuuming, THEN cleaning, it does them both at once. The front of the unit has the brushes and actual suction, and the back has the mop itself. So the vacuum will go to down on a particular section of your floor, and when it moves on, the mop will clean up afterwards.
Easy, simple… and yet none of the other robotic vacuum manufacturers have this capability built in.
Analyzes your space down to the millimeter
The actual act of vacuuming isn’t particularly difficult. As in, it’s not hard to build a machine that moves around and provides suction underneath it. The difficult part is mapping out your house so that the unit knows what the heck to do with itself.
iClebo recognizes this, and they’ve included not one, not two, but five different sensors on the Arte YCR-M05 – Camera, IR, PSD, Gyro, Encoder, and Bumper.
Explaining what each one of these does would take quite a while, but as a homeowner, all you need to know is that the unit will clean every surface that it possibly can, and it’ll do that without bumping into things in the process.
Long run and quick charge
When the unit is doing both mopping and vacuuming, it can run for a maximum of 120 minutes. If it’s just doing one or the other, it can go up to 160.
Many other robotic vacuum cleaners don’t claim to do even half of this. But not a big deal, because they all charge themselves, right?
Kind of. If you’re okay with the unit running for hours on end, then a short runtime and a long charge time is okay. But if you’re trying to get your house clean as soon as possible – maybe in the time you run out for errands – then you’ll definitely want this shorter run time.
It’s quiet, but not weak
iClebo, aside from its work on sensors, put quite a lot of thought into how the unit runs. Again, if we were to explain exactly how it runs, it would take far too long, but here’s what you need to know:
The unit is designed so that every single unit of energy is used as efficiently as possible. These small improvements over the entirety of the design result in a quieter unit that still cleans as well as a louder one.
We’re not saying it’s silent – it’s not. That’d be nearly impossible – think about how loud traditional vacuum cleaners are. You’ll hear the Arte YCR-M05, but it won’t be that jarring noise that prevents you from getting any work (or relaxation) done.
The exact cleaning process
The Arte YCR-M05 doesn’t just roll around and suck up dirt. It aims to truly clean, and not just vacuum aimlessly.
It does this by utilizing a 3-step system.
Step 1: the side brushes at the front of the unit dislodge most dirt. Because they “stick out” a bit from the machine, the unit is able to clean right along walls and in corners without any difficulty.
Step 2: nothing is perfect – even the speedy side brushes from iClebo will miss some debris. That’s where the rolling brush underneath comes into play – it’s a big brush that emcompasses the full width of the machine. If the Arte YCR-M05 passes over any dirt, it’ll get dislodged… we guarantee it.
Step 3: powerful vacuum suction inhales all debris in one swift motion. This ensures that nothing else is kicked up into the air.
Once it’s sucked up, it passes through a HEPA filter, which is the best type of filter available for robotic vacuum cleaners. It’s able to capture everything – even dust and pet hair.
This means that if you have pets, you’ll never see pet hair again. And if you have indoor allergies, they’ll be reduced, because unwanted, invisible debris won’t be floating around your house and into your sinuses.
Who should buy the Arte YCR-M05?
If you’re interested in having the cleanest house possible, you should buy this machine. Because of how it vacuums, no dirt will be left behind. And if you choose to turn on the mopping feature, your floors will be glistening. (The unit is smart enough to not mop on rugs.)
However, if you’re looking for a “pretty good” option, you may be able to get by with iClebo’s lesser model, which is just under $400. We reviewed it extensively here – it lacks a few features that the Arte YCR-M05 has, but it’s still a safe bet.
Remember that both of these prices aren’t just for a vacuum; they’re for a vacuum and a mopper. And the thing is automatic. By purchasing one of these two units, you can get iClebo’s bulletproof 1-year warranty, and you get the chore of cleaning floors completely removed from your life. If you do it yourself, that will save you time, and if you hire a cleaning crew to do it… well, you’ll save a boatload.
Remember, shipping is free, and it usually ships out within 2 days of purchase. You can also click here to view pictures of the machine and all of its parts.