Buy vacuum cleaner robot – expert guide
Conclusion from 14. 01. 2020
For round 300 Euro sold Medion with the MD 18861 an average robot vacuum cleaner, but the test clearly deficits in terms of things Suction power and obstacle detection revealed. Although we like the control via smartphone and the safe navigation, the unimpressive results when removing the test dust and the high volume during operation are very negative.
- Safe navigation
- Control via smartphone
- Quite loud
- Moderate obstacle detection
- adults suction
The values in the article refer to the test time of the product ( 14. 01. 2020 ) .
The ratings below show how it compares to the other products in the leaderboard.
test ratings (compared to all tested products in this category)
- Editor's Review satisfactory (2.8 )
- Value assessment Acceptable
- Price approximately 299, 00 €
Medion MD 18861 in the test: good equipment
The equipment of the MD 18861, known from Aldi offers , offers the most important functions and gimmicks of a vacuum cleaner robot, but also lacks a lot. For example, the robot is continuously connected via WiFi and can be controlled via smartphone and transfers data such as a virtual map of the apartment to the same. The app can also set virtual limits for cleaning, view progress and set regular operating times.
The robot has a 14, 4-volt Li-ion battery and a quite large dust container volume of about 0.6 liters. Various sensors such as impact or drop sensors also enable safe navigation without the robot damaging itself or the surrounding furniture. A docking station for charging is of course included in the scope of delivery, we only missed a remote control as well as a display and voice output. However, these extras are not necessary.
Buying advice: robot vacuum
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Robot vacuum test
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- Suction power (2,3)
- Facilities and comfort (1.5)
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- Suction power (2.5)
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