Neato Robotics Pet & Allergy Robotic Vacuum XV-21 Review

October 23, 2012

There’s something about having a white carpet that makes toddlers have a *need* to put something on it.  I have two mischievous boys and on most days, you can definitely tell where they’ve been playing.  We have white carpets which makes it stand out that much more and I hate having a dirty floor.  It’s one of those small pet peeves that you can’t really overlook because it’s everywhere.  I need to keep the floors clean for my own sanity.

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The Neato Robotic Vacuum is designed to take up all of the messes from pets, so it should be able to handle messes from two little boys right?  This little robot has been designed with brushes and blades along the bottom to help get dirt, crumbs, hair, and just about anything else out of a carpet that doesn’t belong there.  I have to say we’ve been really enjoying this time-saving machine.

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I’ve been loving our Neato.  While I’m currently working, it leaves very little time for me in the evenings.  Now I won’t have to choose between getting the house cleaned up or spending time with the boys and my husband.  (Can they make one of these that folds laundry too?)  I like that I can set a time for it to turn on and clean the floors – we have it set it for the middle of the night so that it’s cleaning while we’re sleeping with no extra effort from us.

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The Neato moves across the floor in a set back-and-forth pattern to be the most efficient, much like you would do with a traditional vacuum.  It can handle going from hardwood to carpet to rugs and back, so it can really be left alone to clean by itself.  I wish there was an attachment or suction vent or something to get into corners a little better, but it’s easy enough to sweep the messes out of them just a little before bedtime so that the Neato can get it from the middle of the floor instead.

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I’ve been using the Neato more in the kitchen than the carpeted areas. I have such dark wood floors that I can see all of the dirt and crumbs from the kids – and that drives me nuts.  Although on occasion for a smaller mess in the living room I will get it on the carpets during the day outside of it’s automatic time at night.  It is so much easier to let this little robotic disc slide under the table rather than have to drag out the chairs and bench to get every bit of mess out with a vacuum.  With our recent experiences with our rodent visitors, we can’t afford to leave any food on the floor.

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The Neato is so powerful that it can suck up whole pieces of cereal and desposit it into the tray inside.  When the boys are done eating and it’s done cleaning, it’s as easy as emptying the remains of breakfast from the tray.  Look Ma, no bags!

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Overall, this has been an awesome addition to our family and it’s kept up great with our two little mess tornadoes.  It’s nice to be able to set it and go do whatever else needs done around the house or just spend time with my family instead of obsessing over what’s been left on the floor.

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 You can buy your own Neato Robotic Vacuum XV-21 from Best Buy for $399.99.

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  1. I learned that it’s laser eye uses infrared light to scan the surroundings five times every second. The result is a highly accurate 360° map of the room and any obstacles! WOW!

  2. amy guillaume linderman says:

    makes accurate 360 degree map of the room

  3. Sonya Morris says:

    I learned it cleans in a pattern of straight, overlapping lines.

  4. thomas chappell says:

    I have wood floors through out I would love this thing

  5. I learned a new combination bristle and blade brush improves the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers

  6. Lori Williams says:

    If I won this, I would buy the pet and allergy upgrade kit. With three cats, the hair is crazy!

  7. this would work great on my industrial grade carpet

  8. Katherine says:

    the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum,

  9. Corinne Soto says:

    i love this about the vacuum: A new combination bristle and blade brush improves the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers. No matter what we do it seems my dogs shed everywhere, and even everyday vacuuming doesnt help. I’d love to try this, turn on and leave!

  10. I learned about how it uses the infrared light to map out a room. What I really liked, the robot is incharge of keeping it’s battery charged. At whatever point it finds that it needs to charge, it takes itself to the charging dock. When the battery is recharged the Neato returns to precisely where it was in the ‘map’ of cleaning that room. very cool

  11. I learned that it maps out the room first, but even if you place, move, or remove an object from the room as it is working, it will update it’s map and work around it. I want one of these SO BAD! It seems I’m constantly sweeping the kitchen/dining area. This would be awesome!

  12. rachelle J says:

    I love that is works on ALL floor types! How awesome is that!?

  13. would love the Boundary Markers

  14. Jennifer Rote says:

    I love that it is specially designed for pet owners with a new combination bristle and blade brush that improves the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers.

  15. I learned it remembers where it’s been and never misses a spot. This would be an awesome time saver!

  16. Karen Medlin says:

    I like that it works on different types of floors, it remembers where it is and continues to clean in straight lines, and will avoid your pet

  17. I learned that its only 8.6 lbs

  18. I learned that this isn’t a lame old sweeper like my Roomba. I want!!

  19. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I learned that it gets rid of allergens and pet dander which I have from my dog.

  20. First line— Neato never misses a spot.

  21. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love that the filter system is great for allergies!

  22. I like that the robot efficiently cleans in a pattern of straight, overlapping lines.

  23. I like that it gets places we don’t normally vacuum, like under the couch! It’s nice because you don’t have to move a lot of furniture.

  24. saw this on their site and loved that it can do this! “A Neato can handle large floor plans, because it automatically recharges its batteries. When it’s low on power, the robot simply returns to its base and recharges. Then it returns to clean, right where it left off.” What an awesome invention

  25. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I learned that it scans the room, wow this thing must be awesome.

  26. I learned when it’s low on power, the robot simply returns to its base and recharges. Then it returns to clean, right where it left off.

  27. I liked the Boundry Markers and the pet attachment for people with allergies.This would be perfect for my daughter.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  28. I really like the fact you can Tell it it where not to go. Boundary markers tell Neato where not to go We have different levels and it could fall off.

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    I wish I had known about this while it was still live.It would be perfect for me.I over stuff the bag I have now I have to carry so much around with me. It is also a very handsome bag.

  30. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned that At the core of every Neato is a centrifugal compression-impeller that uses jet engine airflow principles to create high-powered suction.

  31. June Ebinger says:

    IT PICKS UP HAIR, DANDER AND FIBERS.

  32. I like the boundary markers to tell it where not to go.

  33. I learned it has the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum

  34. Stephanie Behlen says:

    I learned it has a laser eye to map out the area. It never missed a spot because of its straight over lapping path it follows

  35. it cleans in straight overlapping lines! cool

  36. I learned that it cleans wall to wall on all floor types.
    kyonac1@gmail.com

  37. Carla Bonesteel says:

    I like that NEATO is so smart…it surveys the room first and maps it out…pretty cool!

  38. I was happy to learn that it cleans all surface types – carpet, rugs, hardwoods, linoleum, vinyl, and tile. That’s great because we have several surfaces.

  39. I love that it recharges automatically and can pick up where it left off when it’s done charging!

  40. johnny-amy lynn says:

    I like the fact that….As it moves around a room, the robot’s sensor enables it to avoid obstacles like furniture, walls, stairs and pets.

  41. courtney b says:

    i learned this can get rid of all pet hair and dander! i need this!

  42. I learned that A Neato can handle large floor plans, because it automatically recharges its batteries

  43. I LOVE THE IDEA THAT IT EVEN RECHARGES ITSELF, COULD YOU ASK FOR MORE? IT IS LOADED WITH ANY FEATURE I COULD THINK OF. I COLD PUT IT TO GOOD USE. THANKS:)

  44. CATHARINE R says:

    It’s great that it works on all types of flooring.
    ceriehl at gmail dot com

  45. Heather Poindexter says:

    I learned that Neato Robotics was founded on the idea that it’s possible to create robots that can perform household chores as intelligently as humans.

  46. I love that when the battery charge is low on it, it returns to the base to be re-charged. How awesome is that?

  47. nannypanpan says:

    i learned i can buy it at kohls
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  48. Amy Peschel says:

    I learned it scans, maps and plans. This would be great to have with our 3 furbabies. I’m constantly vacuuming/cleaning carpet, tile and hard wood flooring.

  49. Julie Thompson says:

    I have really bad allergies and asthma and eczema so this would be wonderful to help get rid of all the harmful things so it would help me sleep so I don’t have any seizures

  50. Jennifer B. says:

    You can use it on all floor types and the sensor continues to scan, enabling the robot to avoid obstacles such as furniture, walls, stairs or pets.

  51. would love this

  52. I learned that it automatically recharges its batteries.

  53. Linda Lansford says:

    I like that It scans, maps and plans.

  54. This is the first Roomba competitor I’ve seen. I love that it does its thing and goes home for more power.

  55. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    I’d love to win the neato xv21 for my mother in law because she has two dogs and not enough time to vacuum.

  56. I love that it’s bagless!

  57. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love that it is bagless, recharges automatically and goes where other vacuums fear to tread

  58. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i learned that it gives an accurate 360 degree map of room

  59. I learned that it uses infrared light to scan the surroundings five times every second.

  60. tracy davis says:

    I learned it has the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum

  61. I learned that you can tell it where not to go. Which would be useful on my stairs.

  62. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Neato XV-11
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  63. I learned that it does the cleaning for me. That is so AWESOME

  64. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I learned that it has the most awesome features – one of which is the following: It takes care of itself.

    A Neato can handle large floor plans, because it automatically recharges its batteries. When it’s low on power, the robot simply returns to its base and recharges. Then it returns to clean, right where it left off.

  65. overlaps it path & you can tell it where not to go.

  66. it’s self sufficient

  67. this is wonderful! I love it:) I want one.

  68. elven johnson says:

    I like how you can set it & forget it just about. I leave for the weekend & now that when I get back the floors are one less thing I have to do.

  69. Theron Willis says:

    I learned that the robotic vacuum is self-charging when the batteries run low.

    Hope to win!

  70. Mary Calabrese says:

    I learned that I can get a room cleaned and not even have to do it! Set it and forget it!

  71. Natalie B. says:

    The vacuum is amazing!

  72. learned that this thing will actually work on different floor types. I really want one would make life with a one year old a lot easier and my house a lot cleaner

  73. tracey byram says:

    I learned that the first Neato was released in 2010.

  74. I learned that when it’s low on power, the robot simply returns to its base and recharges! Amazing! I really need one!

  75. Candace M says:

    It cleans in a pattern

  76. Natalie U says:

    I like the highnpowered suction that gets pet hair
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  77. Virginia Rowell says:

    The XV-11 looks awesome too!

  78. I like the compact size and that it’s perfect for any pet owner
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  79. I would love to have this vacuum

  80. Linda Kish says:

    I like that when it needs recharging, it sends itself back to the charging unit.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  81. Karen Gonyea says:

    I love that it’s a set it and forget it system….I would love to come home to a clean house….now if only they have a cook robot so I can stop cooking !!

  82. It’s great that it will recharge itself! I live in a bit of a dusty area and I’m always trying to control the dust level (and yes, it’s a bit of a losing battle!) This is great that it actually has the suction power to make me stay ahead of the dust in my house!

  83. I love that you can set it to a schedule!

  84. cindy caudle says:

    I learned it is the most powerful robot vacuum available today. At the core of every Neato is a centrifugal compression-impeller that uses jet engine airflow principles to create high-powered suction.

  85. Mandy Kauffman says:

    I learned that I can buy this at a lot of places, including Best Buy and Amazon! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  86. I learned that the neato XV-21 has most powerful suction of any robot vacuum and it can pick up dirt, debris, and even the toughest pet hair. I have many pets and new allergies, so it would be great!

  87. I also like the Neato XV-11.
    Thanks for the chance!

  88. Love that filter is great for allergies :)

  89. Neato

  90. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    They are based in Silicon Valley

  91. carol roberts says:

    Neato XV-11
    i want that Pet and Allergy Upgrade Kit

  92. carol roberts says:

    Mattel’s Color Splash Boat & 2 packages of Buddies entered in our kids mom

  93. LaceyL (DailyWoman) says:

    I learned that the vacuum continues to scan the room so that it doesn’t run into furniture and tables.

  94. I like that is watches out for furniture constantly.

  95. I love that there are pet and allergy filters you can add! :)

    srockaway@yahoo.com

  96. sandy weinstein says:

    like that it automatically surveys the area, knows it base for charging, gets pet hairs…

  97. love the timer function!

  98. Trasina McGahey says:

    First I need to win this for my all tile house! Then I would love to have the Pet and Allergy Upgrade Kit for it!

  99. Melissa Belle says:

    Learned that Neato never misses a spot.

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  100. I love that it can see a room in 360 degree view.

    Thanks!

  101. bonnye sensenig says:

    awesome- it works on all floor types.

  102. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Works on all floor types

  103. I love that it has the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum.

  104. Danielle P says:

    I learned Sears, Kohl’s, and Lowe’s are some of my local stores that sell the Neato Brand.

  105. Tabathia B says:

    I like the Neato XV-11

  106. Laura Grace Andry says:

    I love that it works on all floor types. Amazing since my home has carpeting, hardwood, and rugs…. This would be such a blessing with two toddlers at home. Thanks for the opportunity.

  107. Theresa Clift says:

    It scans, maps and plans unlike other robotic sweepers

  108. I like that it scans instead of just bumping into things.

  109. heidi crowley says:

    I learned it has the most suction out of al robotic vacums thats impressive.

  110. Amity Johnson says:

    I like that it is good for all floor types!

  111. I learned that it will get all the pet dander and pollen. This would be perfect for our 2 dog home!

  112. I learned that it could handle my two long hair cats.

  113. Hey I LOVE the Neato has an auto charge on it, so it goes back to the recharger. I also love it is available at so many retailers like Kohls, Bed bath and Beyond, Sears, WalMart, etc….so would be a great gift to easily pick up!

    Thanks!

  114. i love that its specially designed to pick up pet hair and dander! I NEED that!

  115. Michelle Frame says:

    I learned that it surveys and maps everything in a room before it starts.

  116. I learned the robot starts with a new “map” of the room each time it starts cleaning. It makes decisions based on what it sees, and therefore it may select a different path each time it cleans.

  117. I like that you can also purchase a Pet and Allergy Upgrade Kit

  118. lots of girls in our home with lots of hair…we need the powerful suction!

  119. THIS IS THE COOLEST VACUUM EVER!!!!! It actually knows where it’s already been???!?!? Crazy! But oh so cool!

  120. I love that you can schedule it to clean when you aren’t even there!

  121. Andrea Wickman says:

    I think the boudary markers are cool

  122. I love that it will automatically recharge if the battery runs out and then pick up where it left off.

  123. I love how it maps out the room before it begins!

  124. Derek Timm says:

    This would be great for at my house. I like how it returns to its charging base!

  125. Id love to win this vacum

  126. It uses a real time mapping program to construct a dynamic map of the room, and can use that map to relocate its position if it is disturbed from its course.

  127. I like that the Neato can go from one type of floor to another since we have a large section of wood floor between all our carpeted areas.

  128. I want one of these!

  129. I have health problems so cleaning the floors is really difficult for me. The pet and allergy one would work best in our home.

  130. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I learned this would be great on wooden floors

  131. Lucy Schwartz says:

    This would be the perfect vacuum and it might create some entertainmentwhen The Pet gets chased by it.

  132. I can pick it up at Kohls if I want to.

  133. lynn brannen says:

    The bristle and blade brush improves the pickup!I sure could use this!

  134. Rhonda S. Phillips-Tenderholt says:

    I learned that it scans and maps where others just clean randomly. Also learned special pleated filter removes particles from the air stream down to 3 microns in size. Thanks for the chance to win.

  135. I like that it works on all floor surfaces

  136. Melanie Mervin says:

    I learned that it has a sensor so it prevents it from hitting things.

  137. I leaned that it uses a sensor to navigate the floor. Totally cool.

  138. I want some Neato XV-11s. (That would be fun.)

  139. I want this: Neato XV-21 !!!!!

  140. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I like that they have a Pet and Allergy Upgrade Kit, I could use that!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  141. I love that it works on all floor types

  142. it surveys and maps everything in a room, including furniture, objects and doorways

  143. Cassandra M says:

    Neato XV-21

    Specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers

  144. The Neato knows when it’s low on juice. It goes back to its base, charges itself, and then returns to cleaning where it left off.

  145. Neato never misses a spot

  146. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I learned that it cleans in a pattern of straight, overlapping lines

  147. Robin Wilson says:

    Learned that it scans and creates a cleaning pattern, great for allergy suffers and knows when it needs to be recharged. I like that it is so compact! Anything to help take the load off of me!

  148. I often wondered how these things work , do you have to keep moving them around the room or what. This would be a life saver for me as I cant even vacuum one room and Im tired out. They even have lawnmowers like this I hear.

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