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[Review] OMI RV1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Black)

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Here's a review of my very first Lazada purchase, a robotic vacuum cleaner. i consider this one a tita purchase because really, when did i ever care about cleaning the house (on top of eating out)? apparently, when our helper left us! haha

OMI RVI Robot Vacuum Cleaner Box

i paid for the item via paypal and waited around 2-3 days for the item to arrive at home. i was out when the delivery guy came so our neighbor received the item for me. when i got back i was so excited to try this piece of genius and maaaaan was it so easy to figure out (sarcasm aside)!

after charging the battery for a good 4 hours (as prescribed), i attached the microfiber sheet, plugged in the scrubbers, laid it on the floor, took a deep breath and pressed the friggin' ON button.

IT WAS SO COOL

i tested it in my room, which has wood parquet flooring, there's also a bed, a table and a few chairs as obstacles. chos. it roamed smoothly for a awhile, until i got puzzled by how it's going around on the floor. i was trying to figure out if the thing has any direction at all, but it has none. it was sooo random. it'll sweep a few feet to the left, then turn right, then go back, then... whatever!

IT BECAME SO FRUSTRATING TO WATCH

when it bumps on something it will turn clockwise until its sensor confirms a passable area, which is btw A LIGHT SENSOR. so this thing is really bad in DARK places, especially DARK flooring, which i realized only when i read the manual. why was that frkn information held from the product page at Lazada! aaaaaaargh. and my floor is dark brown you know. hi wood. -_-

I WISH IT HAS A REMOTE CONTROL

i was hoping that its random roaming will eventually cover the entire floor area of my room but then i can't help watching how sad the thing looked, sweeping in all directions, lost, confused, and in need of a frkn remote control. i had to literally guide it with my feet just so i could get it to sweep the places i want cleaned.

it also came to a point where i'm the one picking up the dust already and throwing it in front of the thing so it could suck in all the dirt that's been ignored in a shy corner. talk about SPOON FEEDING! i literally felt like i just left a hyperactive toddler to play by himself.

I WANT TO SELL THIS OUT ALREADY

what's worse is that as it wandered under the bed, the poor thing got scared and decided to stop moving and disturb me with its mad whirring. again, NOT FOR DARK PLACES. i had to scoop it out with a mop (which is probably laughing at me already in a || universe), and reposition it to a brighter place.

BUT FOR ALL ITS WORTH

look at all that dust!
and all that filtered stuff!
it actually cleans! look at this all the dust it has vacuumed (with my help grr), and all the dirt it has swept. for its price i still think it's worth it but WORD OF CAUTION if you have a semi-dark flooring, use it under a lot of light. or just don't buy it at all haha.

I STILL WANT TO SELL IT

but i'm thinking if i just don't know how to control it. like maybe there's actually a function that decides its sweeping pattern. haha OR maybe i was given a defective product? lol. i don't know. it's past replacement period already. T___T i'll probably have it checked at the service center haha

oh wait it says i can choose a cleaning pattern. so, how?

OK, I'M NOT GIVING UP

now that i learned that i can actually choose how i want it to clean. haha. will ask the people from the service center lol.

DO I RECOMMEND IT?

Not until i've learned how i can get it to stick to a specific cleaning pattern. haha but for its price i definitely think it's good buy. oh it's listed at Php 3,299.00 at Lazada, it was only Php 2,999.00 before and i used a Php200 welcome-voucher so i paid Php 2,799.00 lang. i think it's a good sign na nagmahal sya? makes me believe it actually works and i'm just having trouble with this particular unit. haha