In the line of robot vacuums where there are iRobot, Neato Robotics and other brands Shark is also in the business of making robot vacuums.
That said, Shark Ion Robot 750 comes in the top three robots by Shark. Leaving aside the price factor, this bot is a nimble navigator with a nice app.
Shark Ion Robot 750 Review
This machine has a circular shape and black-and-grey finish line that resonates with Roomba. It has a 12.6-inch diameter and 2.6-inch height that’s even smaller than Roomba 960 we tested and allows the vacuum to penetrate into difficult to reach areas like under furniture, sofas, couches or bed.
The dust bin is located at the rare side that slides out with the press of a button. You can also see a single roller brush and a pair of spinning side brushes at the very bottom.
There are control buttons located at the top of the vacuum: one initiates a general cleaning, one for spot cleaning, one sends it back to it’s the docking station for recharging. You can control the machine with voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Home, or through a smartphone app for iOs and Android. Also, it doesn’t bring remote control.
It’s easy to set up. Just turn on the bot, settle it in it’s charging dock and using the connect the app with robot vac using the instructions in the app over your Wi-FI. You can easily notice a big clean button on the home screen of application that allows the bot to start cleaning or set dates and times to start cleaning automatically on certain schedules.
You can also get everything from cleaning time to a number of cleaning cycles in the History tab when the cleaning is finished.
Though it lacks sophisticated mapping navigation it features an array of infrared sensors to get along. Inevitably, this type of navigation results in the haphazard cleaning path because the machine will face bumps into furniture and walls to find a clear path or changing directions.
The bot has a pretty random cleaning pattern. It can take more time downstairs. The impressive battery life gives the juice for more than an hour with a single charge. You can locate the machine or call it back with Find My Bot button by sending an alert beep, either the bot is in the bathroom or closet it will head back responding to the alert you send.
Sometimes it would repeat a circuitous route through the kitchen and entryway avoiding the living room. It would end up relocating physically to whatever area it was ignoring in order to provide a complete cleaning.
In the case of Shark Ion Robot, the chances of bumps in furniture and walls are very rare. It approaches these slowly and backs off immediately upon detecting the obstacle, so there no scuffing to your baseboards or chair legs bumping. Its low profile allows it to penetrate almost anywhere.
It not only eliminates furniture bumps but avoids tangles of electrical cords, shoes, and other stray objects lying around. Instead of virtual boundaries, you can use the magnetic tape to mark the area as a boundary to block off specific areas in your house. We also heard few reports of getting between the lips of carpeting and hard floor and requires a nudge to move.
Cleaning performance is exceptional. It efficiently picks up pet hairs of your four-legged family members. However, it might repeat cleaning over a patch of floor leaving behind food crumbs, scraps of paper littering it. It also lacks turbo mode to manually kick up the suction in difficult situations. You also may notice some debris left behind after cleaning sessions.
We hope this Shark Ion Robot Vacuum Review helps you buying your favorite vacuum.