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Summary : If you need a comprehensive, bulletproof robotic vacuum that can clean large spaces while being completely silent and requiring no legwork from you, then you shouldn’t get this one.
The title should catch your eye – in the world of robotic vacuum cleaners, Hovo 510 is on the lower end of the spectrum. You don’t get much cheaper than Hovo 510.
The question is, though, can Infinuvo deliver a quality product with such a low price point?
The answer is yes… and no. It does some things very well, but it lacks a few features that some people might find vital. We’re going to take all of the guesswork out of your research – read below for a comprehensive review on the Hovo 510.
Let’s start with the guarantee
If you’ve never owned a robotic vacuum before, you might be skeptical on how it works. We don’t blame you – robotics are relatively new, and let’s be honest… quite a few robotic vacuums just don’t live up to the hype.
With Infinuvo, there’s no risk. They offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can return it within 30 days for any reason at all
– you don’t even have to provide one, if you don’t want. They pay for return shipping, too.
On top of that, there’s a 1-year warranty for US customers. This is pretty standard, but it’s always nice knowing that if something does go wrong, the company will fix it at no cost to you. (They pay for shipping on repairs, just as they do for returns.)
Let’s move onto the actual unit.
What it has that’s good
Even at small price, the Hovo 510 doesn’t compromise on features. It has everything that you’d expect a robotic vacuum cleaner to have.
You can instruct the Hovo 510 to run at a certain time every day, or you can set individual times for every day of the week. You can even have it run while you’re sleeping – just make sure to close your bedroom door so it doesn’t wake you up.
Returns to charge when it’s dead
Cheaper robotic vacuums leave this feature out. If they die, they just die and sit there until you either recharge it or trip over it.
The Hovo 510 will detect when it’s low on battery, and it’ll return to the charging station. When it’s good to go, it’ll scoot over to where it left off and resume its work like nothing happened.
Remote for precision cleaning
We all have those areas in our houses that seem to always be dirty. A remote is included that uses UV light – basically, you just point the remote at a certain area of your floor, and the Hovo 510 will immediately stop what it’s doing and focus on that.
Included: virtual blockers
Most low-end robotic cleaners will cut corners and force you to buy virtual blockers. Infinuvo doesn’t make you do that. You can close doors to block off entire rooms, and if you’d like to block off a certain portion of a certain room, you can do so with the virtual blocker. This makes it easy to get a clean in without disturbing you.
What it’s bad at
At low-end price range, it can’t be perfect – but according to reviewers, there are only a few downsides.
The middle of rooms
Customers say that the unit does a great job along the edges of rooms, but might leave a little bit of dust in the middle. This isn’t the end of the world, as the edges of your rooms are usually the dirtiest.
It moves small furniture
Anything that’s light and small (like an electrical cord) will be pushed around by the Hovo 510. However, it doesn’t “ram” into things – if it touches any of your possessions, it’ll do so without harming them.
The “quick fixes” for the bad
You can do one of two things – spend a lot on a perfect robotic vacuum cleaner, or spend a little on an almost-perfect one like the Hovo 510 and take the necessary steps to make it perfect.
Use the remote for problem areas
You noticed that a few different areas are still dirty after a session? Just pick up the remote and point it at those areas. Because the unit is always on and charging in its dock, it’ll jump out, clean those areas, and get out of sight right away.
Clean your house…
Would an ordinary maid clean around all of your possessions? Probably not… she’d probably pick them up before she tried to clean.
Imitate a maid and clean your floors of any objects before letting the unit run. This will ensure that it doesn’t push around anything small.
Bonus: the support is excellent
If you do run into a problem, Infinuvo’s support is quick to respond and actually helpful. Many reviewers have had experiences with support, and they all had positive ones.
Should you get it?
If you’re on a budget, then yes, you should get this model. Even though it has some flaws, they’re easily corrected with a little bit of work from you.
If it’s your first robotic vacuum cleaner, then yes, you should get it. It’s cheap so you can test the waters… and on top of that, you can return it within 30 days for any reason. Peace of mind is important with bigger purchases like this.
If you need a comprehensive, bulletproof robotic vacuum that can clean large spaces while being completely silent and requiring no legwork from you, then you shouldn’t get this one. You should get a more expensive robotic vacuum cleaner. However, keep in mind that this small improvement will cost you a couple hundred dollars more.