Deik Robot Vacuum Review: Budget Option to a Roomba 650
If you want to pair that with a Roomba then you’d have to fork out an extra $300++ at the least.
The good news is you don’t need to spend close to $500 for a robotic vacuum and mop.
With the Deik robotic vacuum and mop, you don’t have to spend that much. The price goes all the way down to just below $180.
It has a robot vacuum and mop so it combines the function of a Roomba and Braava in one package for much less. But there’s one caveat – don’t expect it to mop like a Braava.
In terms of performance, this shouldn’t be far off from a Roomba plus it’s utilizes a gyro-sensor which means it’ll be more efficient.
To help guide you in this review I’ve prepared a table of contents section…
- Features at a glance
- Pros & Cons
- What to expect from the Deik robot cleaner?
- Bare Floor Cleaning
- Carpet Cleaning
- What Consumers Say?
- Product Specification
- Where Can I Buy This?
- To Wrap It Up
- 2-in-1 functionality of a robot vacuum and wet/dry mop
- V-shaped motorized brush provides agitation for both bare floor and carpet
- 5 cleaning modes – (1) spot cleaning, (2) auto cleaning, (3) edge cleaning, (4) scheduled cleaning and (5) turbo boost cleaning
- Large 0.65 liter dirt bin
- Lithium ion battery will give a max run time of 90 mins
- Built-in gyro sensor helps it navigate in an efficient cleaning path and avoid bumping into furniture
- 1,200 Pa suction
- 1 year warranty
- An affordable robot vacuum and mop option
- Gyro sensor provides a more efficient navigation pattern compared to robots that only uses IR sensors
- Versatile machine that can vacuum and mop
- Large bin will hold around 650ml of dry dirt – that’s more than a Xiaomi and ILIFE A6
- Decent performance and bare floor and low pile carpet
- Not loud
- Twin side brushes work great on edges and corners
- This will not deep clean carpet (none of the robots deep clean anyway so it’s not really a con)
- Soft bristles may not work well in terms of agitation on rugs and carpet
- Has the same pattern in vacuum or mop mode so don’t expect this to remove any stains off tile
Before I continue please watch this video to see what’s inside the box and how it looks…
This robot has a nice black finish that Deik says scratch resistant thanks to the tempered glass. One thing that separates this from the Roomba 650 would be the gyro-navigation that makes it more efficient.
But the big question is thoroughness. Will this robot clean well enough or is it too efficient for its own good. I’ve tested several vacuums with the similar navigation – Liectroux B6009 and Haier Xshuai T370 and both have the same issue of being to efficient and lacking in thoroughness.
From the top this robot is a beauty thanks to the satin black finish and gray accents. There are only two buttons – the clean button that toggles the default cleaning mode and home button that tells the robot to go back to the charging dock.
Deik even added an graphic where to push to open the top door which is a nice aesthetic touch.
Underneath you’ll see two side brushes and a motorized brush at the middle. The mop bracket can be attached on the back so you can use this to dry mop along with vacuuming if you want to clean dust. That’s on top of the wet mopping functionality that this robot brings to the table.
Two in one functionality
This robot has two functions – a robot vacuum and mop. Deik says it’s 3-in-1 but in reality it’s only a 2-in-1 machine that mops and vacuums.
Pop in the dirt bin and the vacuum motor turns on. And if you plug in the water tank the vacuum motor shuts off. Unfortunately this robot will mop the same way it vacuums which is in a back and forth motion.
It does not scrub the floor the way an iRobot Braava does. So do not expect this machine to remove any stains. However it’ll do well doing maintenance mopping on a relatively clean floor.
Unlike the iRobot 800 series or the ILIFE, Deik uses a gyro sensor that does a predictable back and forth motion on the floor similar to the Neato and Xiaomi. But it does not have the S.L.A.M. algorithm or the laser guided sensor.
It will only go around the room once – the inner parts of the room first then clean the edges then go back to the charging station.
In terms of efficiency, Deik scores high points but it suffers a bit in terms of thoroughness.
Large Dirt Bin
One of the best features of this robot is the large dirt bin than can hold up to 0.65 liters of dry dirt. When you compare this to other robots at the same price range it is big. For instance, the ILIFE A6 can only hold 0.3 liters of dirt and Xiaomi is only 0.5 liters so you’ll have to empty this less often.
5 Cleaning Modes
Deik robot vacuum has 5 cleaning modes:
- Auto cleaning mode
- Spot cleaning
- Wall following
- Turbo boost cleaning
Deik says that they’ve upgraded the collision sensors to help it avoid bumping into objects hard. This robot for the most part will not scuff furniture.
A great option if this is a concerned for you.
Battery and Run Time
Deik utilized a lithium ion battery for this robot and it will run for about 90 minutes max. Charging will take around 4 to 5 hours.
Run time numbers is standard but still lags behind its competitors namely the ILIFE A6, Xiaomi and the Alfawise X5.
What’s in the Box?
- Robot vacuum
- Remote control
- Charging dock and adapter
- 4 side brushes
- 1 HEPA filter
- 2 Microfiber mops
- 1 Dust bin
- Water tank
- Warranty card
- User manual
This robot will perform best on bare floor surfaces thanks to the soft bristles that work great on dust. As with robot cleaners with two side brushes it should be able to reach all the way to the edges.
What concerns me would be the gyro sensor because products with this type of navigation tend to be too efficient. This means that it’ll just go around the room once and may miss spots here and there.
Deik is a good option if you’re more concerned about efficiency and the ability to clean multiple rooms well.
Robot such as ILIFE or earlier series Roombas that use IR sensors are much more thorough because it simply goes about its cleaning cycle until battery is low then goes back to the charging station.
Gyro sensor robots like Deik use more advanced algorithms wherein it will go back to the charging station once it has completed cleaning the room.
One downside of using a soft bristle is the lack of agitation it’ll provide on carpet. This would limit it to cleaning low pile carpet but do not expect it to deep clean.
It will only clean surface dirt. And if you run this on a thicker pile carpet, it’ll slow down to a halt.
Even if it cannot deep clean, this robot will go under areas that an upright cannot reach. If you have a big king sized bed, this robot can go underneath it and clean the areas and at least pick up surface dirt as long as it fits.
Check the video below on how to use the mopping feature.
There are actually two mopping modes – one for tile and another for hardwood. When the tile mode is on, more water trickles down.
This robot has a lot of positive reviews in Amazon.
What consumers like about this robot is its relatively low price when you compare it to an iRobot or Neato. Cleaning performance is very decent if you base it on reviews.
And that’s from a relatively large sample size of over 200 reviews.
Consumers have used this on a variety of floors such as tile, hardwood and carpet. Regardless of surface they were pretty happy with how this product performed cleaning dander, pet hair, all sorts of dirt.
The 1,200 Pa suction does not produce a lot noise compared to something more powerful like a Neato or Xiaomi. But that’s at the expense of cleaning performance on carpet.
Measuring at just 3.4 inches tall, this robot can go under a lot of furniture. And again consumers like this added benefit that a robot vacuum provides.
There may be some issues with the mopping feature such as streaking because water will continuously drip on the microfiber towel regardless whether or not the robot is moving. So there’s risk of it leaving a huge puddle of water behind.
Another issue would be the risk of getting stuck in between chair legs or not finding its home base.
There are other nagging issues like taking too long to fully charge and some complaints about it not holding a charge after a few months. But for most consumers the ownership experience has been mostly positive.
The 15 month warranty does give you some peace of mind that you can just send this back if something’s wrong with it. You can extend the warranty by two or three years in addition to the 15 months if you buy this in Amazon.
The best place to buy this would be in Amazon and it costs under $200. Why Amazon? There are two reasons. First would be the option to purchase the extended warranty and second would be the free 2-day shipping courtesy of Amazon Prime.
This robot is a great option if a Xiaomi or Roomba 650 but do not expect the same performance. While consumers say performance is great there are some quirks.
The gyro navigation system is efficient but it may not be as thorough as an ILIFE.
Also there are reports of it getting lost or stuck under chairs. You’ll have to understand that this is an issue with a lot of robot vacuums so remove any chairs from the area you’re cleaning to get a more thorough cleaning.
There is a mopping feature but there have been complaints about it streaking when you leave the water tank on for too long. Again if you’re using this as a mop, don’t use it on hardwood, only on tiles and do small areas at a time.
At just under $200 this is another great budget option for homes with bare floor or low pile carpet. Don’t expect deep cleaning performance because it does not have enough power to do so.