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Summary : It’s sleek, it’s quiet, and even with those two features, it never compromises on power. It does everything that you’d expect a robotic vacuum cleaner to do, and it does so while looking sleek… and not like an eyesore.
There’s no way around it – if you’re using a robotic vacuum cleaner, you’ll have to see it and listen to it. With the iClebo YCR-M06-L1, that’s not a big deal. It’s sleek, it’s quiet, and even with those two features, it never compromises on power.
In fact, iClebo has won awards for its robotic vacuum cleaners. They’re a new player to the scene – companies like iRobot have been around for longer, but despite that fact, iClebo continues to take market share from them every single month.
There’s a good reason for that – their machines rock. Don’t take our word for it, though. We’re going to go over the YCR-M06-L1 below, and you can see why we say that.
Sleek, small, and easy to operate
The aesthetics don’t need a long introduction. This model looks like no other robotic vacuum cleaner, and it’s small enough to fit under any standard furniture – click here to view the pictures of it.
It’s also easy to use. Anyone can use it… the prompts are displayed clearly on the touch screen, and it gives an audible *ding* when it’s low on battery or when the bin needs to be emptied.
Let’s move onto the mechanisms within this sleek machine. It’s much more than just a pretty face.
An algorithm that just… works
Think of Google’s algorithm for a second. When you search something on Google, there are no hassles… the perfect result just pops up. It just works, every single time.
The cleaning algorithm in the iClebo YCR-M06-L1 works similarly. You put it down on the floor, and it goes to town, cleaning every single inch of your floor without missing a spot. Here’s how it does that.
Detailed initial mapping
When you first start the YCR-M06-L1, it’ll take a few minutes to create a basic map of your house. This is the base – it begins to clean throughout the area, and as it does, it uses “on the fly” mapping.
On the fly mapping for smaller objects
The YCR-M06-L1 doesn’t work through trial and error. Other robotic vacuum cleaners will use trial and error to map your house… this results in the machine moving every which way and bumping into everything in sight.
It’s one approach, but it’s not the most effective one.
The more effective one is having a slew of different sensors (15 in all) placed around the unit. When it moves around, everything is taken into account, and the initial map is made more and more detailed every single second.
This results in the unit not bumping into anything and cleaning with meticulous precision. You’ll never notice any dust or dirt around furniture legs or near small objects.
Even more to ensure it’s on track
If a robotic vacuum cleaner makes a mistake, it’s fatal – the machine won’t die, but it’ll stop cleaning until you manually reset it.
iClebo tries to cut back on this annoyance for you by constantly taking note of where the machine is in your house. If it notices something is amiss, it circles back to where it knew it was on track and resumes from there.
Users of iClebo machines speak to just how good they are at staying on track.
AI built in to correct problems
Let’s say that you leave a tiny power cord out, and the YCR-M06-L1 runs over it. Uh oh, it gets stuck. (This will occasionally happen with any robotic vacuum cleaner – they’re not perfect yet.)
Instead of bumbling around and wasting battery, it’ll take active steps to detangle itself from the mess. Then, it uses sensors to ensure that the machine is on track, and picks up right where it left off.
That’s how it works – now, here are the specifics.
Filters, batteries, scheduling, and warranty
The YCR-M06-L1 uses HEPA filters. These are the filters that you want.
You want them because even after the dirt is vacuumed up, the job isn’t done. The dirt still has to get caught by a filter and fall into the bin. Otherwise, you’ll notice dust and dirt coming out the other end… which completely defeats the purpose of vacuuming in the first place.
Because of how small the holes are in HEPA filters, it truly does catch everything and anything.
The battery can last up to 120 minutes, and it takes 180 minutes to fully charge. This is enough to clean most houses in a single go, and even if it’s not, 180 minutes is far less than most other competitors.
Remember, the YCR-M06-L1 is a robot. You don’t have to be home to coach it. So if you know that you’ll be out for a couple of hours one day, you can schedule it to run while you’re away. You can also schedule specific times on every single day of the week, which is pretty neat.
iClebo provides a 1-year, no questions asked warranty for all of its units. Repairs are done in CA, meaning if something does break, shipping won’t take very long, and you’ll be back to having a spotless house within a week or two.
A good buy?
We think so. It does everything that you’d expect a robotic vacuum cleaner to do, and it does so while looking sleek… and not like an eyesore.