Proscenic 790T Robot Vacuum
- Robust cleansing efficiency
- Navigation system is extra systematic than different robots
- Straightforward to make use of
- Scheduling perform
- Respectable battery life and automated recharging
- Poor high quality and unreliable app
- Mop function is extra a gimmick than helpful perform
- Guide is written in damaged English and typically obscure
- No digital partitions
A brand new contender within the robotic vacuum market is the Proscenic Coco Smart 790T. It was first launched within the UK in March 2017 – and comes with quite a few fascinating options, resembling a mop mode, superior navigation system and app management.
How does the 790T examine to different robotic vacuums although? And is it well worth the cash? Maintain studying our 790T evaluate to seek out out.
Disclaimer: Proscenic kindly despatched us the 790T to evaluate freed from cost. This didn’t have an effect on our opinions or score of the vacuum cleaner – we have now given it a good and trustworthy assessment after testing it ourselves.
Overview of the Proscenic 790T
- Absolutely automated robotic vacuum cleaner with additional mop cleansing perform
- 4 cleansing modes – automated, space, scheduled and edge.
- Schedule the robotic to wash at a selected time every day
- Superior navigation system
- Routinely returns to base to recharge
- Two edge cleansing brushes
- Washable and HEPA filters
In-Depth Take a look at the 790T’s Options
We examined the 790T in a number of environments – together with close to stairs, in a big lounge and on vinyl flooring. We additionally examined the scheduling perform, app, distant management and numerous different options.
Look & Design
Firstly, the Proscenic seems nice. With a gold and reflective black cowl, it definitely doesn’t look low cost. The draw back is the black exhibits smudges shortly – though admittedly this isn’t a serious drawback for a robotic vac.
Whenever you first decide up the machine the duvet feels “loose.” That is by design, because the entrance acts as a bumper to cushion impacts and stop injury to partitions and furnishings. This can be a helpful function because the Proscenic will flippantly stumble upon issues earlier than stopping.
One difficulty we have now with the 790T’s design is the dimensions of the comb bar. As you’ll be able to see from the image to the suitable, the bar solely covers roughly half the width of the robotic. This implies the Proscenic struggles to wash alongside the sting of partitions.
Proscenic has tried to repair this by together with two aspect brushes that usher in mud and filth. They do an honest job on bigger particles, however don’t make an enormous distinction to wonderful mud.
Shifting away from the comb bar, there are two choices for charging the vacuum. The primary is to plug the charger immediately into the vacuum. As soon as the vacuum has some cost, it’s also possible to instruct it to go to its charging base (it’ll additionally do that routinely when it finishes cleansing or runs out of battery).
One of many issues we actually like concerning the Proscenic is how straightforward it’s to make use of. After preliminary charging (which may take as much as 12 hours in response to the guide), you’ll be able to instruct it to start out cleansing by urgent the “On” button. It defaults to “Auto” mode, which suggests it’ll clear no matter room it occurs to be in.
The highest of the vacuum has a digital show displaying the time, together with 4 “touch” buttons for setting the present mode. These will let you instruct the vacuum to go to the charging dock, begin cleansing, start edge cleansing or regulate scheduling choices.
A disadvantage in comparison with different robotic vacuums (such because the Plane) is the shortage of a “virtual wall.” This implies you’ll be able to’t inform the Proscenic to solely clear sure areas of the home. If there’s an open door, it’ll undergo and clear the room until you bodily block it.
The bin measurement can also be solely zero.5 litres. This fills up shortly – particularly the primary time you employ the vacuum to wash a flooring. The bin measurement is round common for a robotic vacuum although, so this isn’t a problem with simply the Proscenic.
A further function is the voice system. The 790T will inform you when it’s beginning cleansing, rebooting or charging. It’ll additionally warn you if there’s an issue – though you’ll typically want to take a look at the show to get the precise error message. In the event you discover the voice annoying, it may be switched off by way of the app.
There’s additionally a mop mode. A water tank and two mopping cloths are included, so you possibly can inform the vacuum to wash a tough flooring quite than vacuum it. Whereas this can be a little bit of a gimmick – the primary perform of the 790T is vacuum cleansing – it’s a helpful additional function to have.
Suction Energy and Cleansing Efficiency
The 790T is powered by Proscenic’s 1200Pa motor – and we have been pleasantly stunned by how a lot suction it generated. It’s additionally not too loud, which is a bonus in case you’re going to be utilizing it when you’re in the home.
There are 4 cleansing modes:
- Auto – the vacuum will routinely clear its present room and any others it could actually entry.
- Scheduled – similar as auto, however the vacuum will change on at a time chosen by the consumer.
- Edge – the vacuum finds a wall and focuses on cleansing alongside the sides.
- Space – the vacuum cleans a smaller space. You’ll be able to select between 1, 2, three and four metres squared.
More often than not you’ll in all probability use the automated or scheduled modes. The sting mode is an choice we will’t see many individuals utilizing, because the 790T doesn’t do a fantastic job of cleansing alongside edges. Space mode might be helpful for spot cleansing dry spills – particularly as you should use the distant to maneuver the vacuum to the right location.
Our first check was on carpet – and we have been impressed by the quantity of mud, filth and hair the vacuum picked up in a short while. The comb bar does a great job of agitating carpet fibres and it picked up unfastened hairs together with bigger particles. It struggled with fluff that was caught deeper into carpet fibres, so it gained’t be as efficient on deep-pile carpets, however for short-pile carpets it does an excellent job.
It did simply as properly on exhausting flooring. The mixture of brush bar and suction energy permit it to select up every thing from advantageous mud to damaged crisps. It additionally didn’t have an issue shifting over a rug.
As we talked about earlier, the 790T struggles with edge cleansing. That is partly due to the round form of the machine, but in addition as a result of the comb bar is comparatively slender.
The Proscenic is constructed with an iPNAS navigation system. That is designed to map the room and clear logically slightly than randomly. Did it reside as much as expectations although?
To check how the navigation system carried out, we began with a small hallway on the prime of the steps. Whereas the vacuum appeared to wash randomly to start out with, it quickly received right into a “back and forth” sample. The vacuum struggled just a little with getting round doorways, however managed to wash the whole space comparatively shortly (apart from one nook that it missed). It had no hassle sensing the highest of the steps both.
We then let the Proscenic unfastened in a bigger room with plenty of furnishings and tables. Once more, it carried out nicely, with the navigation system trying to wash in a logical sample every time potential.
One factor we observed is that the vacuum not often cleaned perpendicular to partitions. Whereas it often managed to determine the wall and get right into a “back and forth” cleansing sample, this was typically at an angle. This didn’t matter an excessive amount of although, because the vacuum is intelligent sufficient to interrupt out of its sample after a time and clear one other space.
An issue within the small room was the vacuum didn’t appear to know the place its house base was throughout cleansing. This meant it repeatedly drove into the bottom, which induced it to maneuver right into a place the robotic couldn’t entry for charging. Whereas we don’t assume that is more likely to be a problem in a much bigger room, it might be higher if the vacuum knew to keep away from its base.
The 790T obtained caught twice throughout our testing. The primary time was our fault, as we began it too near the highest of a step. It moved ahead and immediately obtained confused, earlier than the voice function requested us to maneuver it to a protected place. So long as you don’t begin the vacuum by a step, we don’t assume that is more likely to occur, as each different time the vacuum recognized a step and rotated.
The second time was on the nook of hearth becoming. There’s a rug in entrance of a raised slab, so the vacuum went up the rug and obtained caught on the nook. Once more, that is unlikely to occur – and might be solved by shifting the rug barely away from the fireside. It’s additionally value noting the robotic cleaned this space a number of occasions with out getting caught once more.
Apart from these minor points, the Proscenic 790T does a very good job of navigating round obstacles with out getting caught. It additionally doesn’t simply flip round when it finds an impediment similar to a chair – it makes use of a curving sample to attempt to clear round it. This isn’t all the time profitable, however means it cleans extra successfully than robotic vacuums with easier navigation techniques. Sometimes it will get briefly caught between two objects, however it’s almost all the time capable of flip round ultimately.
It additionally finds the house station when it must cost. The vacuum doesn’t appear to “remember” the place the charging station is, however as an alternative travels alongside the sting of a wall till it comes into sensor vary. It doesn’t clear throughout this time, presumably to save lots of battery, nevertheless it didn’t appear to have an issue discovering its residence even in a big room.
There are two filters included with the Proscenic. The primary is a washable main filter which is situated contained in the mud bin. This prevents most mud and filth from escaping.
Just like the Roomba 880, there’s additionally a secondary HEPA filter. Positive mud or allergens that passes by way of the first filter is caught by the HEPA.
We don’t advocate it for individuals with extreme mud or pet allergic reactions although. The canister is simply sealed with a small flap, and when it’s full the flap turns into wedged open. This might permit allergens to flee.
App & Distant Management
There are three choices for controlling the 790T: the on-board contact panel, distant management and app (iPhone and Android). When you can entry virtually each setting by way of the robotic’s buttons, the distant and app are extra handy to make use of.
The distant is comparatively primary, however exhibits the present time, lets you regulate scheduling and choose the cleansing mode. The arrows additionally let you immediately management the robotic – though it gained’t clear once you’re shifting it manually.
We discovered the distant easy to make use of and really responsive. It shortly turned our management technique of selection.
Sadly, the app wasn’t so successful (we solely examined the Android model although). It took a number of tries to hook up with the robotic – and through this time the app crashed twice. As soon as related, the app was easy to make use of, however stored crashing every time we tried to view the present cleansing sample.
One of many solely advantages of the app is which you can set a special cleansing schedule for every day of the week. It’s also possible to view the present battery life and turn-off the voice perform. Except for these choices, you’ll in all probability use the distant.
Sustaining the Proscenic is comparatively simple. The mud canister might be faraway from the highest of the machine when full, though you’ll have to detach the HEPA and first filters to empty it absolutely.
The first filter is washable, and we advocate doing this recurrently to take care of suction energy. The HEPA filter shouldn’t be washed, however Proscenic provide a brush for eradicating the worst build-up. You must substitute the HEPA filter after roughly 24 months.
One of the spectacular options of the 790T is the worth. Contemplating it presently prices lower than a 3rd of the worth of the Dyson 360 Eye, we expect it supplies wonderful worth for cash.
It’s true that there are many cheaper robotic vacuums, however not many with the identical superior options.
Abstract and Verdict
General, we expect the Proscenic 790T is a superb robotic vacuum cleaner. It has robust suction energy and respectable cleansing efficiency, so it removes a shocking quantity of mud and filth. It additionally has a variety of options which might be typically solely discovered on costlier robotic vacuums, resembling every day scheduling and even the mop mode.
It’s not good although. The navigation system typically will get confused – and don’t anticipate it to switch your full-size vacuum. However for holding your flooring clear of the worst mud and dust all through the week it does an amazing job.