bObsweep, more than just a robot vacuum cleaner

Check out Bobsweep's various features!

 

 

Aside from his handsome looks, many unique features shape Bob's impressive personality and make him the competent worker that he is. Scroll down this page to have a look at his features in the links below and explore the 3D views of Bob so you get a complete and real-life feeling of what Bob exactly does.

 

 

RoHS Compliance: Your Safety and the Environment's Protection are Guaranteed

Unlike most robotic and regular vacuum cleaners, and other electrical home appliances, Bobsweep is RoHS certified to ensure maximum customer safety and minimum impact on the environment. You are not sure what that means? It's simple: the base material for an electronic or electrical product can contain hazardous substances such as lead or mercury both of which have been proven to be hazardous for the health of human beings. An RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive certification ensures that a product -such as Bobsweep, is free from the following six hazardous substances: Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg) Cadmium (Cd) Hexavalent chromium(Cr6+) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)* Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)* The certification is mandatory for large and small home appliances in the European Union. Unfortunately, US and Canada haven't mandated the certification yet. California has taken the lead in this area and effective January 1, 2010, the California Lighting Efficiency and Toxics Reduction Act applies RoHS to general purpose lights, i.e. "lamps, bulbs, tubes, or other electric devices that provide functional illumination for indoor residential, indoor commercial, and outdoor use". Other cities and states are still debating whether to mandate RoHS in similar categories as Europe or not. No matter what the regulations mandate, we always like to be one step ahead. We are serious about your safety and can't risk your long term health for our short term profit; we are here for the long run and would like to make sure you will stay right next to us, all happy and healthy; that's why Bob is free from any hazardous substances and fully certified.  With Bob, there is no need for you to memorize all that information because Bobsweep is RoHS compliant. We already did all those tests for you so that you can enjoy a clean and happy home without any worries... and that's our little part for the environment.     * PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in several plastics. Read more about RoHS directive.  

 

Auto Recharging

  Bob takes care of you AND he takes care of himself!   Aside from being an autonomous cleaner, bObsweep comes with a highly convenient feature: he automatically recharges himself! He can locate where his charge-up station is and run back home to recharge himself when he feels tired and out of battery.   If Bob is cleaning and his battery level falls below 15% he starts looking for his charge-up station. But this doesn't mean that you can't charge him manually; you can plug him in whenever you want.   However, if you do not want Bobsweep to charge automatically, just unplug his charge-up station. This will tell Bob to wait for charge-up until you decide to plug him in.

 

Extra Long Main Brush

  Bob's extra-long brush allows him to cover more area as he moves around. Most automatic vacuum cleaners have a small brush which makes them much less efficient; they have to go back and forth several times to get the job done.   With his large brush, Bob can do the same thing in a single round, thus leading to more productivity and less wasted energy. This feature allows Bob to achieve better results especially if he is covering a larger area.   Bob's brush is also easy to maintain! All you need to do is to clean it every once in a while by simply taking it out and grooming it with the cleaning brush you find in its box.

 

Remote Control

  You can use Bobsweep's remote control to guide his movements and tell him exactly how and where to clean. You could be sitting on the couch calling Bobsweep towards you, or chasing Bobsweep around as you control him with the remote.   It is quite convenient (and fun!) to get your cleaning done using a remote controlled vacuum cleaner and mop. Using the remote you can switch Bobsweep on or off, turn his UV lamp on or off, adjust his speed, choose his cleaning mode, etc.   The remote control makes Bob highly attractive and practical. It might take you a couple of days to become skilled at driving Bobsweep but let us warn you: once you get used to it, it can become quite addictive! With Bobsweep, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping are now as easy as pressing a button.

 

Extra Large Dustbin (1L)

  One of the main reasons robot vacuum cleaners haven't completely replaced the old-style vacuum cleaners is that they don't really have much space for dirt and dust. Most robot vacuum cleaners come with a dustbin size of 0.3 liter or less.   A small dustbin means that it gets full before you know it, which in turn means that your robot vacuum cleaner will be running around without actually picking up anything from the floor. Could it get more disappointing?! The design and the motor power of many robotic floor sweepers and vacuum cleaners don't allow them to have a bigger container.   In designing Bobsweep, our vision has been to provide you with a practical replacement for your traditional cleaning devices. We manufactured Bob in a way that his compact body allows room for a large dustbin of one liter, while his powerful motor carries it along. Rest assured that Bob won't get full quickly and will go around your rooms hunting for more. Once his bin is full (and this translates to many days of vacuuming depending on how often you use him and how big your space is), all you have to do is simply pop it out of his back, dump the contents and set it right back in.  

 

Auto Adjust to Floor Type

  As he runs around your home, stepping from hardwood on the bedroom's carpeted area, and then taking his way through kitchen tiles, Bob automatically adjusts himself to the type of surface he's sweeping; Bob can climb up to 2cm allowing him to transit between wood and carpet areas without getting stuck. Bob is also taller than most robotic vacuum cleaners so the chances of him getting tangled onto cords and wires at the back of your TV are really little. You might want to take off Bob's main brush if you want him to smoothly vacuum a shaggy rug. Bobsweep also has three wheels that are connected to a powerful motor inside his body. The two main wheels that are located on the sides of his belly are equipped with shock absorbers and are adjustable for different heights. The 360º front wheel is smaller and can rotate around freely. Once Bob moves onto a pile of cords, the wheels start turning faster and more powerfully and push him forward, while the front wheel which is free to turn around will rotate into an angel that can free Bob from getting tangled. The deeper the pile is, the higher the danger is for Bob to get tangled, that's when the two side wheels adjust their height to make Bob taller and prevent him from sinking into the pile. What can you do to help our dear Bob? Don't leave a bunch of cords, or a pile of loose sewing yarn on the floors. It's not good for Bob, and certainly not good for the looks of your home.

 

Auto Stairs & Edge Detector

  Do you live in a two or more story house? Does your house have multiple edges that you should always remind yourself and others to watch for? Having to follow a robot vacuum cleaner around to make sure it won't fall off the stairs is the most annoying task one can be asked to do, isn't it? Well, we thought of that and equipped Bobsweep with edge detection sensors that will prevent him from falling off steps, large or small. As soon as Bob gets close to any edge - doesn't matter if its 20 stairs or only one- his edge detection sensors will send warning signals by which he will decide which direction to avoid. He can turn around, move backwards, or give himself a slight angle and start cleaning alongside the stairs. In the meantime, Bobsweep's external frame is made of special material that won't break easily. We are not claiming that Bob's frame will not break if you push the poor guy off the stairs, or if you pick him up and drop him! But Bob's frame can handle a drop of up to 20 cms without breaking depending on the surface he lands on. Do your best to make sure that will never happen to him though, because his internal organs might get injured in case of a drop-off, and he may need to get repaired. Not every vacuum cleaning robot is equipped with the same set of sensors, and almost none is made of a frame that doesn't break or crack easily. No wonder we keep saying Bob is much more than an automatic robot vacuum cleaner!

 

Long-lasting, Rechargable Battery

  Bobsweep has a rechargeable battery which once charged allows him to clean for you without delays or lengthy interruptions. This is quite unlike what you might have heard or experienced with some robot vacuum cleaners which run out of battery as quickly as 15 mins.   While a fully-charged battery's running time depends on the type of the cleaned surface, as well as the overall age of the battery, with a new battery Bobsweep should clean no less than one hour and can go up to ninety minutes.   Bobsweep's battery can last for hundreds of cleaning cycles before you need to replace it. Granted that prior to the initial use, and for the first three uses you charge the battery overnight or for 12 hours.    

 

Multiple modes and speeds

  You'll see that depending on the surface he reaches to clean, Bob takes different speeds and motion modes.   For example, carpets usually need slower motion to get all the dirt trapped in them cleaned, while hardwood doesn't need that slow of a motion. Using surface detection sensors Bob finds out the type of floor he's cleaning and adjusts himself to achieve the best results for his cleaning.   In addition, Bob is equipped with dirt detection sensors. This means that if Bob senses a lot of dirt, hair, or debris on a particular spot, he'll trigger his "spot cleaning" mode automatically and will go over that spot over and over in round and zig zag motions ensuring that every bit of the dirt is removed. This is why Bob is not just an automatic vacuum cleaner; he is an intelligent one.

 

Mopping, sweeping and vacuuming at the press of a button

  Cleaning the floors involves a number of processes. Taking out the vacuum cleaner and working it over all the floors and carpets in the house to clean them of loose dirt is just the beginning. Then you have to go back to the utility closet, take out the mop and clean the areas you just vacuumed to get rid of spots. Next comes the buffing of ceramic and hardwood floors. Whether you want to use a flat mop and shine the floors with oil-based floor cleaner or use an actual buffing device, this time-taking job is no hobby to anybody. More advanced than most robot vacuum cleaners, Bobsweep is able to perform all three tasks of sweeping, vacuuming and mopping together. The mop extension is actually made of a washable micro-fiber that allows it to thoroughly clean any hardwood, laminate, tile, stone, or any other surface it comes across. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty scrubbing those black spots, just attach the wet mop to Bob's belly and he will scrub those spots clean for you. Feel free to spray some floor cleaning liquid or buffing oil base or any other detergent you usually use on Bob's mop before attaching it. You can also use it dry for polishing and buffing.

 

Main and Side Brushes

  The main and side brushes of Bobsweep facilitate his cleaning process by enabling him to reach every nook and corner which are hardly accessible using a conventional vacuum cleaner. The brushes allow our Bob to access unreachable places like corners, alongside of the cabinets, underneath the heavy furniture, under the beds, etc. Both brushes can be easily removed, cleaned and placed back, so no need to worry if there's hair tangled into its brush. Just remove the brush and use the cleaning tool to remove the hair and place it back.
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