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The world of robot vacuums is getting more and more crowded with each passing minute. Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner is just one of the many robot vacuums available today. It comes from a company that manufactures household appliances, kitchen accessories, and coffeemakers.
Is the company’s first foray into robot vacuum cleaners worth considering?
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Features of the Deik Robot Worth Noting
Deik bills itself as a 3-in-1 robot vacuum cleaner in that it can sweep your floors, suck the dust particles into its dustbin, and give your floors either a wet or dry mopping.
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner has two side brushes that can sweep around edges and a main rolling brush that can loosen up and sweep up dirt. It also has a water tank that can dispense water onto the floors if you want to mop it.
Aside from the additional mopping action, the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner also allows you to choose from five cleaning modes. There is the usual automatic cleaning mode, which is the default cleaning mode.
You can choose the spot cleaning mode if you want the robot vacuum to focus on cleaning a small area.
This mode is perfect for spots with spills or those that are dirtier than the rest of the floor. You can also choose the wall follow cleaning mode, which will send the robot vacuum along your walls, giving your base boards and wall edges a spiffy clean.
You can also invoke the turbo boost mode and the s-shaped route mode.
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner has sensors that will prevent it from colliding into walls, furniture, and other obstacles, as well as keep it from falling down stairs and other sharp drops. What’s more, it can return to the charging dock on its own once the battery level runs low.
You can also create programs with the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner, helping you make sure that it will clean your floors daily even if you do not start it manually.
Positives to Note on the Deik Robot
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner comes with a very big dust bin that can hold 0.65 liters of dust. This means that, compared with other robot vacuum cleaners such as the Shark Ion Robot, you will need to empty the Deik’s dust bin less frequently.
It also has a wide off-road wheel that measures an inch wide, giving your robot vacuum more stability when going from hardwood to carpets and other floor types.
The Deik Robot Vacuum also comes with a stronger suction, at 1200 Pa. This means it has enough power to send all the dust, dander, and particles into the dustbin instead of releasing them back into the air.
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner’s sensors make it similar to other robot vacuums that rely on sensor-based navigation, such as Roombas (iAdapt navigation), the Shark Ion Robot 750, and the cheaper versions of iLIFE.
However, the Deik robot does come with a gyroscope, which can help it determine its location on your floors. The gyroscope helps your Deik robot vacuum know where to turn to next.
On paper, there are a lot of features to like about the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner. Unlike Roombas, you do not have to buy a separate mopping machine for your hardwood floors.
This has been a long-standing wish for many Roomba users, but iRobot has decided to keep the Roomba exclusively to sweeping and vacuuming your floors, while offering the Braava Mopping Robot for those who have floors that need mopping.
You might also appreciate the longer warranty that the Deik Robot Vacuum offers. Most robot vacuums give buyers a one-year warranty, but Deik comes with a 15-month warranty.
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner is perfect for hardwood and tiled floors. The dry and wet mopping feature gives your floors an additional level of clean that you can get from robot vacuums that do not have this feature.
Overall, with Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner, you get mopping features, a powerful suction, and a decent, three-stage cleaning – all of which are usually found on more expensive robot vacuums. And you get all these at a very budget-friendly price.
Side by side comparison Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Roomba 614
Speaking of Roombas, newer robot vacuum cleaners from a new manufacturer tends to be compared to a Roomba.
Seeing that the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner costs less than $200 (For the latest prices check here), it is only appropriate to compare it to the Roomba 614, which is currently the most affordable Roomba available.
When it comes to dimensions, the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner is both wider and shorter than the Roomba 614, which means that it can cover more area in a single pass and can fit under more furniture than the 614.
Both robot vacuums feature three-stage cleaning, but the Deik robot has two side brushes while the 614 only has a single brush. Both also rely on sensors to navigate and can find their way back to their charging docks when their battery runs low.
They do not deliver multi-room cleaning because they do not resume cleaning when their battery gets fully recharged. These robot vacuums are also not Wi-Fi connected and do not work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Deik wins as far as running time is concerned, giving you 30 minutes more of cleaning on a single charge. However, the Roomba 614 has a shorter charging time.
Furthermore, the Deik has a better filter than the Roomba 614. You can also schedule cleaning times with Deik – something that you can’t do with the 614. And, of course, there is no wet or dry mopping on the 614. Lastly, the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner costs $110 less than the Roomba 614.
|Model||Roomba 614||Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner|
|MSR Price||$299.99 check here for the latest prices||$189.99 check here for the latest prices|
|Dimensions (d x h, inches)||13.4 x 3.7||13.8 x 3.4|
|Vacuuming||AeroVac technology||1200 Pa motor|
|Navigation technology||iAdapt||Sensor based|
|Filter used||AeroVac filter||HEPA|
|Recharge and Resume||No||No|
|Lithium ion battery||Yes||Yes|
What could make the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner better
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner’s cleaning pattern starts in the middle of your room and then moves out towards the edges, where it cleans the wall edges before returning to its dock.
It should really have no problems with navigation because, on top of its sensors, it also uses a gyroscope. However, it does miss quite a few spots.
It passes over areas of your floor only once, and this means that some areas may not get the amount of cleaning they need, unlike other robot vacuums that tend to overlap over the same area.
What’s more, just by looking at how it moves, the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner seems to randomly shoot off to another direction. There are also reports that the Deik Robot is prone to colliding with furniture legs rather than avoiding them.
The manufacturer seems to confirm this when they say that the robot vacuum cleaner would slow down when there is an obstacle ahead. Slowing down would prevent major damage and scratches, but it is still bad, especially compared with those robots that avoid bumping against obstacles altogether.
Also, while the Deik Robot can provide cleaner hardwood and tiled floors, it does not really do well on carpets. The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses soft bristles for its brushes, which are not that effective when agitating dust and dirt that hide deep within carpet fibers.
Thick-pile carpets also tend to stop the robot vacuum.
What’s inside the box?
Each Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner comes with a remote control, smart water tank, charging base with the AC power adapter, HEPA Filter, cleaning tool, and four side brushes. It also includes the user manual.
Final Recommendation: Is the Deik Robot Worth it?
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a lot of things going for it. On top of offering standard features such as three-stage cleaning, lithium ion batteries, and sensor-based navigation, it also delivers a decent run time, top-notch filter, an efficient level of cleaning, and a powerful yet quiet motor.
Compared to the cheapest Roomba available now (Roomba 630 or 650), it proves to be the better choice with its dry and wet mopping and scheduling features. In this light, I would consider it comparable to 700 series Roomba’s and under in terms of performance.
On paper, this is a good robot vacuum to buy, especially for those who just want a robot vacuum to keep their floors clean in between cleaning sessions using an upright vacuum.
The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner is also great for those who have small rooms.
Bottom Line: However, reports of it not performing as advertised should also be considered. It’s just doesn’t have the same track record as iRobot and others. The good news is that Deik has very responsive customer service agents, so if you want to take the risk, you can rely on some after-sales assistance and this could come in handy if you do need to return your unit.
Patrick Sinclair is a geek; make no mistake about that. He runs All Home Robotics in his spare time so he doesn’t have to think about his depressing cubicle and it gives him an excuse to buy expensive gadgets to review!