The robot vacuum cleaners are here to stay and if you don't have one at home yet, you should. Here we analyze the IKOHS Netbot S15, a model with great suction power, a multitude of cleaning modes (including scrubbing, not just vacuuming) and controllable directly from our mobile practically from anywhere in the world, since the robot connects to our WiFi network and we can even activate it with Alexa or Google Assistant, the most popular virtual assistants.
As I said, robot vacuum cleaners have become one of those fundamental appliances. It's common to find people who think, "Are they really useful?" This question is answered almost the first time we see it in operation and we check the amount of dirt it is able to remove, even if we believe we have clean floors.
In Netbot S15 we are facing a model with intelligent navigation that maps our home while cleaning it. It is able to sweep, vacuum, mop and scrub, and also has up to 5 cleaning modes. All this has led him to be one of the TOP Sales robot vacuum cleaners on Amazon in several countries. This is all it offers and how our experience with it has been.
Key features of the robot vacuum cleaner Netbot S15
Here you have a quick look at everything this Ikohs robot vacuum cleaner is capable of doing and its most important specifications:
- 4 functions in the robot: sweep, vacuum, pass the mop and also scrub.
- SmartGyroscope smart navigation technology
- Map the entire house while cleaning, detecting all furniture and avoiding crashes.
- It includes a specific scrubber tank (400ml capacity), with a microfiber mop suitable for all types of surfaces.
- WiFi connection and thanks to it we can control the robot from our smartphone with its application.
- Different cleaning modes and movements customizable by the user from the app.
- Voice control, compatible with virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Home, the main market.
- It also includes remote control, so we do not depend solely on the smartphone to use it.
- Extra point: The box includes Magnetic Srtip, a magnetic strip that we can use to create prohibited areas, such as preventing the robot from entering certain rooms.
- It also includes spare parts for side brushes, filters and mop.
Other specifications of this robot
- 2 side brushes
- 2600mAh battery that offers us up to 120 minutes of autonomy
- HEPA and Sponge Clean filters.
- Central brush Broom Pro – Animal Care.
- 11 collision sensors throughout the robot + 3 anti-fall sensors
- Tank capacity: 600ml of waste and 400ml for liquid in scrubbing mode.
- Suction power 1500 Pa (configurable)
- 60db maximum sound level
- 3kg weight
- Cleaning surface per load: approximately 120 square meters
In addition, a detail that we liked a lot, is that the box includes, not only what is necessary to start it in minutes, but also pieces of spare part for maintenance when months and years of use pass. We refer specifically to the parts that suffer the most wear, such as the side brushes, the HEPA filter and the filter sponge. Spare parts are included to avoid having to buy them in the future.
This is how Netbot S15 works
The Netbot S15 uses a navigation system called SmartGyroscope. It is a system that recognize the environment in real time, that is, the rooms of our home. This is done thanks to the information collected by the 11 collision sensors that the robot integrates (plus three extras that act as anti-fall sensors, for example not to fall down stairs and large jumps).
While the robot is in the process of cleaning, the sensors allow you to know what is nearby, such as furniture or legs of some chairs, and therefore avoid and clean always bordering these obstacles gently, without giving blows or sudden movements.
House mapping while cleaning
With this technology and sensors, the Netbot S15 is creating a virtual map and our way of seeing it is through the smartphone, with its official app. The robot easily connects to our home WiFi network and from that moment we can control and manage all your settings from your mobile.
In the IKOHS application we can see the state of the robot, its battery level or data such as the surface it has cleaned in square meters and how long that cleaning has lasted. But the most interesting thing is that here the map of the house will appear and we will be able to see what areas has passed and what rooms it has pending.
Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
The application allows us to start cleaning, vary the suction power (the maximum suction power is 1500 Pascals) or select among the different cleaning modes. However, if we have an intelligent speaker in our house, we can even do without the app to control the Netbot S15, since it is totally compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, the Amazon assistant.
This means that we can ask our speaker for voice that the robot starts cleaning and ready, it will begin its work session.
The Netbot S15 battery offers up to 120 minutes of autonomy, which would give us to clean an area of about 120 square meters. These figures always depend on the power we have adjusted, but in any case the robot will know how much life it has left and will automatically return to its charging base to get ready again in a few hours.
In the box, by the way, in addition to the aforementioned spare parts, a “Magnetic Strip” is also included, which is a magnetic tape that we can use to prohibit access to the robot to certain places, for example, rooms in which We have cables on the ground (like an office), exterior or simply areas that we do not want to reach. This tape acts as a virtual wall and therefore the robot will know that it should not happen from there.
Scrub mode for all types of surfaces
Among the cleaning modes included in the Netbot S15 is the automatic cleaning of the entire house, the special mode for cleaning a single room or the specific edge cleaning mode. But next to these options, which we can select both from the application and from the included remote control, we also find the scrubbing mode.
Indeed, you can also pass the mop and scrub the floor, whatever type of surface we have in our home.
For this, it includes an extra tank with a capacity of up to 400 milliliters of water. In this tank we place the microfiber mop (it can be easily removed and put to wash at any time) and the Netbot S15 system itself is responsible for dosing the liquid through the mop while scrubbing the entire floor.
The only thing we have to do once the mopping of the rooms we want is completed, we only have to re-remove the tank, empty the excess liquid and clean the mop under the tap to leave it untouched until the next use.
In short, the Netbot S15 is a very versatile robot with great cleaning power. You just have to leave it in automatic and make a pass through our house to check the amount of dirt, dust and debris that is able to collect in your tank. This is precisely one of the aspects that most impress when having one of these robot vacuum cleaners, we are not aware of the dirt that enters our home (and that we put in every time we return from the street). If this we join families with animals and children, it becomes essential.
The Netbot S15 is priced at 159.95 and you can find all the details on its official website, as well as the rest of the robot vacuum cleaners that make up the IKOHS catalog, such as the Netbot S18, which further increases its power, or the Netbot LS23, the latest model in the family that incorporates an advanced laser navigation system.