One of the biggest problems any busy housewife can face is spending time scrubbing or vacuuming floors. If you have rugs, this is an even more important task because dirt will build up over time.
No matter what type of floor you have in your home, floor cleaning is essential to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.
The default option would be stick or straight but what if you don’t have time?
Let the robot do it for you
An alternative to buying a conventional vacuum cleaner would be to use stand-alone cleaners.
The great thing is that you have a lot of options. If you’ve been buying one for 5 years, you’ll have no choice but to go with Roomba or Neato.
But times have changed and Chinese brands have appeared.
One of those is Dibea and I will look closely at their robot vacuum called the D900.
A quick look at this robot reminds me of a much more unique brand – Neato.
It has the same D-shape as the Neato but with fewer buttons. This is not the high-end SLAM and laser-guided navigation inside the BotVac but it cleans really well based on the cleaning tests I’ve done.
What it lacks in sophistication it makes up for in price. You can buy this bot for a fraction of the cost of Neato BotVac. And you can install a mop on it so you can clean and mop at the same time.
A quick overview of the features
- The slim D-shaped design (less than 3 inches tall) will subject most furniture
- Double side brushes
- 2200 mAh Li-ion battery works for about 100 minutes
- Charging time 5 hours
- Comes with a water tank and a mop
- 1200Pa suction power from a 30W motor
- Available in EU or US plug
- 1 year warranty
- Great price-performance ratio
- Low design will subject to furniture with low clearance
- Bumper sensors help avoid furniture and other obstacles
- Very effective in cleaning
- Ease of emptying the container
- Not great as a stand-alone mop
- small water tank
- Lacks the power and excitement to deep clean carpet
- Long charging time
What do you expect from Dibea D900?
At first glance I was wrong that this bot is Neato BotVac but these two devices are completely different.
The difference between this and Neato
The first difference will be navigation. Neato comes with a SLAM algorithm installed with a laser sensor on top.
This robot isn’t as polished as it has infrared sensors just around the front and bottom to help it avoid obstacles and falls from cliff points.
But despite the disparity in features, don’t sleep on this bot because it does the job.
To help give you a glimpse of what this product is all about, please watch this video…
Like most robots I’ve looked at in the past few months, the D900 has two side brushes that work the dirt out toward the suction chamber in the middle.
D shaped design
The big difference will be in the shape. Instead of following the circular shape of these cleansers, Dibea skewed and used a D-shaped design similar to Neato’s.
Choosing this immediately improves edge cleaning performance because the side brush is closer to the edges.
This explains why the robot can clean most of the dirt you’ve scattered in less than 16 minutes – and that’s very effective. I mentioned in the video that I ran the robot for about an hour but it was actually 39 minutes.
View from the bottom
Double side brushes
Like ILIFE A6, X5, V5 and V5S Pro, this robot has two side brushes.
The big difference will be the positioning of the motorized brush which is a perfect fit between the side brushes.
The side brushes are also attached and you don’t need to remove any screws to remove them. I like this because it makes cleaning easier.
The motorized brush has a “double-V” design which means it has bristles and a mop that work well in terms of capturing hair.
Dibea declares that this has a predictable back-and-forth cleaning pattern. But when I tested this, I noticed that it uses a random cleaning pattern.
This is not surprising as it does not have any software installed inside. Instead, it only uses infrared sensors that they call the “All Floor Detection OBS System”.
If there was a difference between this and ILIFE, it would be the distance you traveled before moving in a different direction. I noticed that he would go a little longer before stopping and going in another direction.
Collision avoidance is another powerful set of this machine. I rarely hit obstacles. It won’t scratch your furniture the way the Roomba 650 does which is a big plus point.
It also comes with a mop attachment that allows you to wet or dry wet floors. Since the stand also doubles as a water tank, it is possible to moisten the mop and vacuum cleaner at the same time. But with this robot’s random cleaning pattern, I would only use the dry mop mode to help pick up dust.
Don’t expect this to work like the iRobot Braava because it doesn’t move the way a Braava device does to dampen your expectations. This machine is a vacuum at heart – the mop is just an add on.
This low-profile cleaner is powered by a 2200mAh Li-ion battery that allows it to operate for up to 120 minutes. But it takes about 5 hours to recharge and it is similar to ILIFE and Xiaomi.
The D900 has four cleaning modes:
- Auto – This is the default cleaning mode as it automatically cleans the area and then recharges when the battery is low. This is the pose I always use because I don’t have to sit with the bot
- Spot – cleans a small area in a circular motion
- Edge – Focuses on cleaning the edges of the room
- Scheduling – Cleaning will be done automatically at the exact time you specify. But you can only schedule it once for the entire seven-day period
This robot did a very good job of cleaning up the mess you made. I wasn’t expecting much but the results exceeded my expectations.
First, here are some pictures before that…
After 39 minutes the room was pretty much clean…
But here’s the amazing part – he was able to clean up most of the mess in under 16 minutes!
I picked up 48 of the 50 grams scattered on the floor. Talk about efficiency.
|Battery Type||lithium ion|
|charger type||charging base|
|Shipping time||5 hours|
|Water tank capacity||80 ml|
|Dirt Capacity (Dry)||300 ml|
|the show length||90 to 120 minutes|
|net weight (with battery)||4.9|
|Purchase Weight||10.8 EGP|
|an offer||11.42 inches|
|bin full indicator||
|Cleaning sessions per week||7|
|brush cleaning tools||1|
|Accessories included||charging base
Dirt Basket 300ml
2 microfiber mops
Remote control (AAA batteries included)
2 extra filters
1 brush cleaning tool
2 extra side brushes
|Guarantee||1 year (learn more)|
Where do I buy?
There are many websites selling this robot and I will only recommend these two – AliExpress and GearBest. It will be even cheaper to buy this at GearBest when.
I must admit that this robot exceeded expectations – at least mine. It scored highly for efficiency and the amount of dirt it picked up was impressive. It just took
The D-shaped design, dual side brush and double V brush did an excellent job of picking up dirt.
Cleaning the edges is also a plus due to the side brush which has a greater reach. Another feature that made this more efficient was the position of the motorized brush – it’s close to the front.
The scanning feature is a plus but it should not be the main reason to buy this product as it may disappoint you.
This robot is primarily a vacuum cleaner with the ability to dry/wet mop. And the best part is the price. The D900 will cost less than $180 which is a fraction of what a Neato or Roomba would cost.