| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

I Tried Cleaning My Entire Apartment With Robots


Narrator: Remember Rosie
from “The Jetsons”? “The Jetsons”: Rosie cooks. She cleans. Rosie is the ideal maid. Narrator: These robots are the closest thing we have to Rosie. They vacuum, mop, wipe down
windows, and even scrub toilets. I clean my apartment twice a week and could always use some help. I wanted to see if it was possible to have these robots
clean my entire apartment, so I could get some of that
time spent cleaning back. This doesn’t go very far. Oh no, oh no, oh no. I’m just unscrewing the top
of my toilet to remove it. It’s like a vacuum! I went on Amazon to find four of the
highest-rated cleaning robots. I’ll be testing out the Eufy Robovac 35c. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, and
can handle hard floors and thin to medium carpets. It works with both Alexa
and Google Assistant, is a competitor to Roomba,
and retails for $300. The iRobot Braava Jet 240 mopping robot. It mops and sweeps and retails for $170. The Hobot-268, a window-cleaning robot that can suction itself to glass and clean its way around windows. It retails for $375. And the Altan Giddel, a
toilet-cleaning robot. It’s the only one on the
market and retails for $349. Will they be easy to set up? Will they save me some time? And will they get the job done? First, we tidied up,
put away wires and shoes so they wouldn’t get
caught up in the robots. Then we made a bit of a mess with some crumbs and other debris to give the robots a little challenge. Let’s bring on the robots. First up, the Eufy Robovac. Initially, it was a little
tough to connect to Wi-Fi. The issue was it’s not compatible with 5-gigahertz networks, but once we connected to
the 2.4-gigahertz network, we were ready to roll. I wanna say they go here. (piece snaps) Ha, look at that! Oh! Eufy gave us some
magnetic boundary strips, so we’re going to just
place them around the rug. Although not the sleekest design, for the most part they worked. You just have to make sure they’re really secure to the ground. Oh no, oh no. If the included strips aren’t
enough, you can purchase more. If the strips aren’t covering
an area you want avoided, the robot will find a way around them. No, don’t come on the rug! Oh! The robot uses two side
brushes to push debris into its center suction area. This was mostly effective, and it tended to pick up
anything it rolled over. These little brushes almost
push the crumbs farther away, so it makes more work for the robot. It eventually does pick them up. This wasn’t a problem for big, open areas, where the robot eventually
made it to the spot the dirt or crumbs landed, but if it landed in a
corner or under something, like a cabinet or fridge, the robot was unable to suck it up. Are you confused? That’s really gross. Overall, the Eufy was pretty effective. I don’t think it could
replace a full vacuum, but it would be great if I’m getting ready
for company to come over and I just wanna run it in
between my deep cleanings. After the vacuum, it was time to mop. The Braava Jet was super easy to set up, however, once I had it going it did bump into corners and baseboards. Ooh, what is happening? I don’t know what it’s doing. This doesn’t go very far. And it’s thin width made it take a while to clean even small areas. I even tried to change the
pattern that it navigated in, but it didn’t seem to make a difference. It went back and forth a
lot over the same areas, and seemed to keep cleaning
areas it had already done. Unfortunately, it left
my floor pretty soaked, but it did grab some dirt, so at least the cleaning
pads seemed to work. Braava Jet is putting me to work now. I was a little disappointed because iRobot’s Roombas
have great reviews, and the Braava Jet just
didn’t really clean the way I thought it would,
and wasn’t as effective. Yeah, so you’re done for today. Thank you, thank you for cleaning. To the window. I don’t even know how this is
going to attach to the window. Are there stickies or, like, magnets? The Hobot window robot
was super easy to set up, I just had to put on the cleaning pads, spray down the window,
and it was set to go. It’s like a vacuum! It’s controlled with a remote, which you can use to control its movements or tell it to move autonomously. You only have so much slack
to clean your windows, because this specific
model has to be plugged in while in use. They do have a newer model,
which is rechargeable and has a built-in tank and sprayer. The Hobot uses suction
to adhere to the window, and I was surprised at
how well it hung on. I kept waiting for it to
fall off, and it never did. However, it took a really long time to work its way over the window, and didn’t really seem to
follow any of the directions I was trying to make it navigate. It kept going down, which made me wonder if gravity
was just too strong for it. The robot did get some of the dirt off, but it did leave a lot of streak marks, which made the windows look
just as bad as they were before I cleaned them with the Hobot. It’s not something I would
use again on my windows, and they would’ve looked a lot cleaner if I just did it myself. I think it’s a neat concept,
but it’s not practical. Your first step is to
remove the toilet seat by unscrewing the nuts. I’m just unscrewing the top
of my toilet to remove it. It comes with a bracket you
have to attach to your toilet, which is supposed to
be a permanent install that you then slide the
robot in and out of. The installation was supposed
to be just three easy steps, but it took much longer. It wouldn’t let me
reattach my toilet seat, so I took a little trip to Home Depot and picked up various-size
screws to try and make it fit. I’m at Home Depot trying to find the right size
screws to fit my Giddel robot, the ones I have right now are too short and the robot doesn’t come
with any additional ones, so wish me luck. There’s a lot to choose from. Well, thank goodness that
I purchased those screws, because they came in
handy when even my dad attempted to try it on two other toilets. Thanks for helping me put
together my toilet robot. Dad: It’s no problem,
Alex. It’s what I live for. It takes a little finesse
to install the hardware, to line it up properly. Narrator: Should lock right in. Dad: It should. This is just not working. Narrator: The problem is the bracket doesn’t fit all toilet seats, and when we finally got
it mounted on my toilet, the size made it impossible
to reattach the seat. The Giddel didn’t even
really fit inside my toilet. It started with the rim, but just seemed to gently brush it. At times it looked like it
was barely touching it at all, and as it rotated, it kept
hitting the sides of the toilet. When it started inside the bowl, it didn’t look like it was
applying much pressure at all. It didn’t really get rid of any
hard-water stains inside it, and I couldn’t really see much of a before-and-after difference. It would be great if they could include
additional screw sizes, or ways to fit more toilet-seat types. I could see the installation causing a lot of problems for people who are expecting the seamless experience shown in the promotional video. This robot was a real struggle. I could’ve cleaned so many toilets in the time that it took me to get this one set up and going, and it didn’t even clean the toilet. Well, the robots took a really
long time to get the job done and they didn’t save me much time, ’cause I was constantly watching over them to make sure they weren’t
getting into trouble. I feel like I could’ve cleaned everything in less than half the amount
of time the robots took, and I could’ve done a much better job. But I would use the Eufy to
tidy up in between my cleanings. The Eufy Robovac: four out of five. The iRobot Braava Jet: 2 1/2 out of five. Hobot window robot: two out of five. Alton Giddel toilet
robot: one out of five. My overall rating for
all the cleaning robots would be 2 1/2 out of five. We’re not quite in the future
“The Jetsons” promised, and we do have a long way to go before Rosie the robot
is cleaning our houses. So for this battle, woman
definitely beats machine. Director: Perfect, great, all right.

100 Comments

Jerick Molina

Jul 7, 2019, 6:21 am Reply

Those robots remind me of Wall-E

tthomastn_

Jul 7, 2019, 7:10 am Reply

I would get scared if I had the Hobot-268 since I would feel like it would fall.

depressed soul

Jul 7, 2019, 7:32 am Reply

Well at least they are more useful than me
And they don't eat food too so more economic😂

Ozbully Morales

Jul 7, 2019, 7:33 am Reply

Wait until sex-bots learn to clean.

WestTech

Jul 7, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

Use a better vacuum next time, also the better ones learn your house over time so it'll be better than if you just watch the first run

krandaman1

Jul 7, 2019, 8:57 am Reply

yep they're frustrating to watch, but doesn't mean they're ineffective.

Electron Resonator

Jul 7, 2019, 9:02 am Reply

this type of job still giving middle finger to Artificial Intelligence, mean while lawyers and doctors are in verge of losing their job

Evoq Gaming

Jul 7, 2019, 12:30 pm Reply

The hobot sucks good

donald duck

Jul 7, 2019, 1:05 pm Reply

hoebot great product design lol

ZANTA

Jul 7, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

When you wanna be in the future but you in 2019:

James Kendall

Jul 7, 2019, 1:58 pm Reply

How about try it with the flag ship models of each product and not the cheapest possible options you can find

Soumalya Barai

Jul 7, 2019, 1:59 pm Reply

Wait why does that thing needs to connect to wifi?

Albert Hartono

Jul 7, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

Small place uses 5 ghz
2.4 ghz: am i a joke to you?

Alex Mayer

Jul 7, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

I need 5min to do a quick clean up my room… These robots need 5min too BUT u need to but everything right for them and carw all the time about them🙄

Salvatore Lacorte

Jul 7, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

The reason the toilet robot did not work is because you had one of those crappy zero flush toilets.

Louis Y

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

except floor vacuum… everything else is not ready.

Andrew Preble

Jul 7, 2019, 3:14 pm Reply

Bro she look like a pornstar oh my God she fine

AJ22Gaming ;D

Jul 7, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

To the window
To the wall
To the sweat drop from my balls

Skeet skeet

God Fist

Jul 7, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

I am sorry .no offence .that girl with glass looks like Mia kalifa may be my asian eyes must be fooling me lol

Hsing Chen

Jul 7, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

Who drinks the cocktail beside the toilet….

jcrowley1985

Jul 7, 2019, 6:23 pm Reply

But who will pass your butter?

jafs65

Jul 7, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

This is what happens when you don't do your research first and you cheap out in most of the cleaning robots, I have some and they work fantastic. Btw on the braava jet you can't mop your floating floor with that specific rag, it says it on the instructions. You have to use a medium wet rag which is different color. If you do a research on cleaning robots with no misleading reviews you'll find out there are some pretty good ones that do a lot of time saving as well.

bluegas

Jul 7, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈

New Boss Media

Jul 7, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

Would be interesting to see the reaction of guests that come and see so many cleaning robots prancing around 😀

Yasser Malikzada

Jul 7, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

Did anyone else notice 6:38 she really looked like Mia Khalifa

Intel

Jul 7, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

This video is extremely poor, irobot and other manufacturers with similar floor cleaning robots, LEARN their environments over time, like over several cleanings. They map out rooms and eventually learn how to navigate efficiently around specific rooms. This video did not have much research, please stop misleading consumers and as someone who works with AI, this is an embarrassing review and AI takes time to learn like any human would.

Grinning Duck

Jul 7, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

Your bravajet was defective or you weren’t using it right. It Does bump into baseboards because it’s feeling it’s way along. That’s how it navigates. You grabbing it off its course didn’t help either I’m sure. Good review otherwise.

TheGreekGeeks

Jul 7, 2019, 9:17 pm Reply

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vaccum is the most effective robot. period!

SAUci No name

Jul 7, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

The hobot
Such a weird name

epSos.de

Jul 7, 2019, 11:16 pm Reply

Robot uprising postponed 🙂
AI and better sensors will improve the robots, when AI will become possible in a cheap robot.

Marvin Guigar

Jul 7, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

I would not have a robot cleaning my toilet you'd have to get another robot to clean the toilet robot after it came out of the toilet

Tyler Sheehy

Jul 7, 2019, 1:30 am Reply

Please.charge rumba

Jason Sanders

Jul 7, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

Why did you choose the cheapest robots? You should consider doing another video with the highest ratings.

Ethan Turner

Jul 7, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

Why wouldn’t you get a Neato botvac. I have a D3 which I paid just $150 for. It maps my house with lasers and I can draw invisible boundaries in the app for where it shouldn’t go. It also has the largest dustbin on the market.

Lewis White

Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

This video annoyed me for some reason. Thanks for reading, byeee…

Ethan Turner

Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

Roomba a has a new mopping robot so you’re using the old model

thecrazylooser7

Jul 7, 2019, 3:50 am Reply

I thought you made those hehe but nice purchases anyway 😀

CaramelClxries

Jul 7, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

Mom: your brothers on cleaning duty
Me: 1:43

superhalo117

Jul 7, 2019, 5:12 am Reply

I have a Roomba and the Brava Jet. I only use the Brava when I’m out of the house. I’ll set it up start it then leave. It does take a while but it gets the job done. “Bumping into things and hitting baseboards” is how it works. It doesn’t have vision sensors so it’s essentially blind. iRobot’s new mop looks like a huge upgrade over the Brava.

Swole Tech

Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

Hottie techie

Fit Men

Jul 7, 2019, 6:26 am Reply

You are cute, I will clean your apartment for free

callum hardy

Jul 7, 2019, 8:22 am Reply

Can they put a bottle of wine in the fridge???

callum hardy

Jul 7, 2019, 8:27 am Reply

“When it arrived from amazon I didn’t know what it was?”

pumpkineater23

Jul 7, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

Only the robot vac is useful. That wasn't a good one though, better a Roborock s5 or s6 which does a far better job and has smart navigation.

Punki

Jul 7, 2019, 11:16 am Reply

i tried japan

FGOKURULES

Jul 7, 2019, 12:36 pm Reply

"HOBOT" 🤔🤔🤔

How about a THOTBOT instead 😁😁😁😁

Shicker

Jul 7, 2019, 12:42 pm Reply

The answer are NO and NO

The Dark Knight

Jul 7, 2019, 12:48 pm Reply

Boring.

Maks Gee

Jul 7, 2019, 4:53 pm Reply

Wow, absolutely idiotic

Domenick B

Jul 7, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

You need to let the brava jet scan your home so it knows where it's going.

Gabriel Casillias

Jul 7, 2019, 7:00 pm Reply

the fact that this was an idea for production video and robots alike is a fail. i just skimmed the video

zippodk

Jul 7, 2019, 8:47 pm Reply

Yes magnet is weary effective on glass.

Isaac Chaidez

Jul 7, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

Artificial intelligence more like Autism intelligence

Husein Raja

Jul 7, 2019, 10:44 pm Reply

So basically…..clean yourself and save a lot of money

Anthony Galeas

Jul 7, 2019, 12:23 am Reply

yo bro, @tech inside, hook me up with her

Tomislav M

Jul 7, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

This is for sure the future. Theese gens are really early on the market.. I'm only 16 so I'm happy because I will see the improvements of robots and AI in my life.

AYJ _

Jul 7, 2019, 6:11 am Reply

You look like Mia Khalifa

QUANTUM

Jul 7, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

Magnets??

Charlie

Jul 7, 2019, 9:58 am Reply

I've always wondered wut would happen if I just buy robot cleaning tools instead of doing it myself. 🤔 Thank you for making this video and i'll stick to my current routine lol 😂

KittySnicker

Jul 7, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

LOL “hobot”….suction…

Miroslav Ananiev

Jul 7, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

Bad choice of robots. Have the roborock s5. Never looked back. Look for the best robot not the "rated"… Don't watch

shelory

Jul 7, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply

All but the robot vacuum cleaner are gimmicks.

You should have gotten a real robot vacuum cleaner such as I robot or xiaomi (and the ones at those levels) all the rest are junk!

Stefan Hoi

Jul 7, 2019, 7:13 pm Reply

Why would you pick such an obvious fail of a robot vacuum? The xiaomi robovac is the best on the market in my opinion.

Andres Valdevit

Jul 7, 2019, 8:58 pm Reply

Zema blue in the making

Logan Lunde

Jul 7, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

What is in the window cleaning robot wireless. It seems like it be easier to wash the window if you weren’t attached to a wire.

Phred Bookley

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

"Solving my problems since '91." That's a good man right there.

Bacon Boyi

Jul 7, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

Hoe bot

It SUCCS windows

ANKIT

Jul 7, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

Hoebot

WENHUI YE

Jul 7, 2019, 2:16 am Reply

I am not as good as myself, I will take care of them for $1,000, but thank you very much for your video.

Adam Provost

Jul 7, 2019, 3:33 am Reply

My robot vacuum is on a timer everyday. It definitely does not clean my entire apartment in one sweep. However my floors and carpet look amazing! Because I let it do its thing everyday, and it hits every part of my apartment several times a week. Definitely worth keeping around.

Alex

Jul 7, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

The acting in this is horrible

Theron B.

Jul 7, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

Hoebot

Goprof150

Jul 7, 2019, 3:13 am Reply

I don’t like the way this was shot.

John Quest

Jul 7, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

You litterly had to pay a ton of money, to work twice as hard to use them! Lol

Jul 7, 2019, 5:33 am Reply

It's also a way to show ur friends that are over that u rich

MSF gaming and tech

Jul 7, 2019, 10:44 am Reply

You are beautiful

LYJManchesterUnited

Jul 7, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

Conclusion : Get a women to do your cleaning ..

Baginda

Jul 7, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

Id buy the EUFY

kroooassant

Jul 7, 2019, 3:54 pm Reply

The amount of garbage produced and transported just to be "thrown away" is going to catch all of us someday, and that won't be a good day.

mani indra

Jul 7, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

Help me: what's the name of music at 3:48

Altan Robotech

Jul 7, 2019, 4:57 pm Reply

Giddel has been tested to fit round and elongated toilets of standard dimensions which account for most toilets in North America. The toilet shown in this video lies outside these standard dimensions; it has an excessively wide rim and tiny bowl as well as an incompatible (front-closed) seat. The audio at the 7:27 timepoint reads, “the Giddel didn’t even really fit inside my toilet” and at the 7:37 timepoint reads “as it rotated, it kept hitting the sides of the toilet”. The Giddel manual, quick start guide and installation tips provided for the purpose of this video clearly requires Giddel to be able to freely move in the toilet for operation. Therefore this review of Giddel is not an accurate representation of the Product's performance. Furthermore, mapping of the toilet bowl by Giddel was misconstrued as cleaning (which comes after in the Cleaning Cycle). This is demonstrated at the 7:41 mark in the video where the audio reads “when it started inside the bowl, it didn’t look like it was applying much pressure at all”. The video overlayed with this audio shows Giddel in fact mapping the shape of the toilet bowl, a precursory step to cleaning the bowl.

Living In Samsara

Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 am Reply

Those are just junk products, whoever made them is out of his/her mind.

piyush dev

Jul 7, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

The time u spend setting up all those things, I would have cleaned the house by then….. And robots are not cleaning corners properly

Ark Vyas

Jul 7, 2019, 10:53 am Reply

The only thing that'll be cleaning up is your bank account

Anthony Gomes

Jul 7, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

So no one is going to mention how hot she is?

mishal321gaming

Jul 7, 2019, 9:05 pm Reply

Aaaaaia,

One

Jul 7, 2019, 9:07 am Reply

Robots are very hard to do !

But with each iteration, they only get better.

At least the current gen floor cleaning robots can do the entire job without your supervision.

And with AI and machine learning progressing so well , future only looks bright for robots !

Funtime Freddy

Jul 7, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply

I own the braava jet and I can say it works well idk what’s up with yours

jacqueline schael

Jul 7, 2019, 3:13 am Reply

We're about twenty years away from good cleaning robots.

krs 1620

Jul 7, 2019, 1:44 pm Reply

This review used crap models instead of top tier models. This is new tech why would you use the old models on new tech??
It’s not a fair assessment of today’s tech. Next time use top of the line models available. Poorly executed review to provide inaccurate slanted review. Its disappointing and expected from other channels.

Christopher Peter

Jul 7, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

Damn u look cute

Jack Luna

Aug 8, 2019, 10:37 am Reply

These robots are far from beating the human hands. Miserable products.

Mobile GamingIYTG

Aug 8, 2019, 8:52 am Reply

Wow

LAZY
100

Connie San

Aug 8, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

2.5 out of 5 stars best rating ever

Matty

Aug 8, 2019, 3:06 pm Reply

Just get a woman

Ahmad Azeem

Aug 8, 2019, 8:11 am Reply

Have anyone tell you that you look like the actor from riverdale named Veronica

Ryde Mk

Aug 8, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

“Time spent cleaning back”
Sits on the floor drinking

Ryde Mk

Aug 8, 2019, 4:47 pm Reply

“They do have a newer model but we’re not gonna use that

Ryde Mk

Aug 8, 2019, 4:48 pm Reply

I feel like they named it the hobot to troll sex robot companies

mankybrains

Aug 8, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

Did your new pet just pee and cleaned itself up?

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