The emptying stations of robotic vacuum cleaners are becoming more and more democratic and we see more and more models flourishing with this system that allows the user to avoid permanently emptying the dust container on board. A very appreciable time saving that reinforces a little more the interest of having this type of product at home to support us in the task of vacuuming the floors.
This is all the more true when the prices are much lower, the competition forces. This is the case with this model proposed by Neabot, the Nomo N1, which is also found under the trade name Neabot N1. At 399 euros, we arrive at a price level identical or even lower than certain models that do not have a discharge station. For that price, is it a good deal?
When unpacking, there is not much to say about the accessories provided. The device is delivered ready to use with its side brushes installed, and two spare ones, the same for the filter with an additional model, and two dust bags to replace the one already placed in the emptying station.
The remote control is a good surprise for those who are allergic to connected objects. Thanks to its multiple buttons, they can use almost all the functions of the vacuum cleaner, in addition to the programming and management of zones, and other virtual barriers that require mapping.
The dump station is not the most imposing we have tested and it is rather a good point. It will stick to the wall without difficulty, even if there is a gap missing to accommodate the length of the cable which may be too long. However, the risk is limited because, at 1.20 meters, it is precisely a little short to reach the closest plug in our test environment. An extension cord will do.
The connectors will allow the Neabot N1 to recharge from the front of the device. There is also the hole that will handle the evacuation.
The hood is not locked and just opens. A recovery bag is already in place, its replacement is very simple. As of this writing, the replacement pockets and other accessories are available for sale on Amazon.
The robot has a very classic circular shape. The buttons on the device are used to activate start-up, return to station, or zone clearing. The latter will order the robot to clean in the place where it is placed in a square measuring 1.60 meters on a side.
Underneath the appliance, the two side brushes will be used to return the powder to the main brush. This is removable for regular cleaning or to release threads, hair or hair that may have lodged there.
The dust container offers a standard capacity and is easy to remove. Even with the emptying station it will be necessary to remove it from time to time to clean the Hepa filter housed there.
Commissioning and configuration
We have seen that it was possible to use our Neabot NoMo N1 without having to use the application, but this would be depriving us of the options available in the application. This is called Neabot Home. There is also an app simply called “Neabot”, but it seems intended for models without a dump station. So we install Neabot Home.
Registration for Neabot services is mandatory, with verification of email address. The wizard guides us to configure the device in the application, in particular to connect to the device’s WiFi and tell it the password for our home network.
The operation is quite fast. The main interface does not show a map yet, as at least a full first pass is required. In the options, however, we can already see that it is possible to configure the suction power, set the intermediate one by default, or even ask our robot to speak French.
So far we have not encountered any difficulties and the material appears to be of good quality, with a robot with two brushes and a satisfactory number of accessories. Now we have to start the mapping and put the Neabot N1 to the test in our test environment. We will update this article shortly with our findings.