Slim, quiet, and powerful — the RoboGeek 23T is ideal as a home cleaning companion.
Two weeks ago I had surgery on my left knee. It was my third surgery on this knee as the first time it was a major ACL surgery. Needless to say, I have either been stuck in bed with my leg elevated or hobbling around the house on crutches until the beginning of this week. Cleaning the house — especially an activity like vacuuming — has been out of the question. Fortunately, I happen to have a little robot friend — the RoboGeek 23T robot vacuum cleaner from DSER — to help keep things nice and tidy.
The RoboGeek 23T is designed to be slim and quiet while still being powerful. It’s only 2.83″ thin, but it has 2200Pa of suction. The vacuum has several features built into it like a built-in scratching board next to the dust-suction entry; an anti-scratching wheel; anti-collision rubber around the border of the vacuum; an anti-fall sensor; and, a 2600 mAh battery that allows the vacuum to run approximately 100 minutes. In addition to its many built-in features, the RoboGeek 23T comes with boundary strips that allow users to mark off a specific zone that they don’t want the vacuum to visit.
- 1 x dser RoboGeek 23T
- 1 x 100V-220V adapter
- 1 x charging dock
- 1 x remote control with batteries
- 2 x boundary strips
- 4 x side brushes
- 1 x filter
- 1 x brush
- 1 x cable ties
For a long time now, I’ve really wanted a robot vacuum to complete broad sweeps of our house in between real cleanings. I’ve tried a couple of different brands of Robo-vacuums and they just haven’t lived up to my standards. Typically, the Robo vacuums I’ve tried have gotten trapped or caught up somewhere, but the RoboGeek has not. My little robot buddy has made sure that my floors stayed clean while I recuperated from surgery and that was a big stress reliever to me. Honestly, the RoboGeek has been a lifesaver for me since I’ve haven’t been able to clean the floors myself.
Getting started with the vacuum is very easy. It comes mostly assembled and all you have to do is remove stickers and install the side brushes. The side brushes simply snap onto the bottom of the vacuum. I do recommend that you let the vacuum charge completely before you let it clean your house. Out of the box, it does have a small charge, but it doesn’t run too long and so you end up left with a half vacuumed house. To my suggestion, set up the charging base for the RoboGeek — dser recommends for it to have 3 feet on both sides of the base and 6 feet of space on the front — and place the vacuum on the base to charge. Once it’s charged, you have a couple of options to run it.
- Remote: The vacuum comes with a remote that allows you to control its direction and cleaning mode.
- App: The app connects to the vacuum remotely from your phone. From the phone, you can direct the vacuum as you would using the remote and you can also set cleaning schedules and check its battery level as well as see the device’s status.
- Start Button: There is a start button on the vacuum itself. You can press this button to start its cleaning cycle. The vacuum will run automatically and return to the home base when its battery is low.
The vacuum is compatible with Alexa — if you have an Alexa device. I actually used an iPhone (with the iOS app) to control the vacuum and it has limited options. There are some app-controlled vacuums that allow you to map out the cleaning area for your robot vacuum, but the dser RoboGeek doesn’t not have that option. It does, however, appear to learn well. We have sent it to automatically clean the house several times since we’ve had it and each time it seems to do better about boundaries and obstacles.
The RoboGeek does a great job of cleaning. It can get into places that other robot vacuums (and regular vacuums for that matter) just can’t get and, for the most part, the RoboGeek has done a better job picking up dirt and debris than any other robot vacuums I’ve used — even ones that cost 3 times more than the RoboGeek. I watched it do its thing yesterday and it did such a good job that I feel that I can retire my daughter from floor cleaning duties because it does a much better job than a teenager. She was pretty happy about that. The only thing it doesn’t handle well is wet surfaces. At one point, I went to clean out the dust trap and found that the filter had a stain on it. It was either from a spill in our kitchen or spot where we shampooed the carpet. Either way, it’s apparent that the RoboGeek ran over something damp and it didn’t stop. As much as I love this vacuum, I wish that it had a sensor that stopped it from running over wet surfaces.
While being laid up from knee surgery this little vacuum has been a great help. I have used big named brands that I thought would be the be all to end all when it came to robotic vacuums but the dser RoboGeek has really surprised me. If they would clean up the iOS app a bit I could see it contend with the only name in robot vacuums that people know.