Take care of all floor work with this Samsung POWERbot Slim robot vacuum. Its CycloneForce separation technology provides 40 times stronger suction than conventional vacuums for more efficient cleaning while preventing clogging. The Wi-Fi connectivity and Alexa compatibility of this Samsung POWERbot Slim robot vacuum let you operate it remotely from your smartphone or via voice command.
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Posted by: 00wick from: Hastlet, Tx on
This vacuum is awesome. Does a good job with corners and getting under the bed. The entire canister can be cleaned with water...comes apart easily. It's shockingly quiet.
Don't have Alexa so don't really care about that.
The Samsung app could use some improvements...but it does work.
The cleaning seems way more methodical than a Roomba.
Cleaned a 1500sq foot area twice before having to recharge on the quiet setting...and did an amazing job.
Would with out a doubt buy it again
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
The Bots are taking over!!
Posted by: Nate34 from: North Bay Area, Ca. on
My Skynet controlled vacuum is great. As long as it doesnt get aggressive its welcome here in my house. All kidding aside this is a great vacuum. This is my first automatically controlled vacuum and I really like it. We have dogs, and of course dogs constantly shed so its great to be able to pick up all that hair, not to mention how fun it is for dogs to chase it around as it cleans up after them!
The vacuum has a lot of power, surprisingly so. You would think something like this wouldnt be as strong as a standard vacuum but it is. Another cool feature is how it auto adjust the suction power based on the surface its on. So it can go from your carpet to the hard wood floor and it will adjust its power accordingly.
The Wi-Fi connectivity and Powerbot app makes it a lot of fun to remote control as well. Its like having a radio control car and vacuum combined so your having fun and cleaning at the same time! Having trouble getting your kids to help clean because they are always on their smartphone? Well this should solve that. Tell them you have a cool new game you just discovered. Its called "Powerbot". They can stay on their phone and use the Powerbot app to help vacuum as well. They will have no excuse not to help.
You can also schedule specific times for it to run as well. It has a run time of up to 90 minutes which is plenty for me, and when its done it it will automatically return to the charging station to charge. I wish more of my devices could charge themselves.
Maintenance of the vacuum is very easy as well. When the dust bin is full you can empty it with one button. Then cleaning of the dustbin and filter is as easy as running it under water. Then reassembles easily. And when you want to give it a more thorough cleaning the brush , shutter and driving wheels arent hard to clean either. The brush and shutter are removable for cleaning, and the drive wheels can be cleaned out with a pair of tweezers to get all the gunk off. The entire cleaning maintenance takes about 10 minutes if that, then your back at it. Or more accurately your personal cleaning bot is back at it. Its crazy how far technology has come.
So overall this is a great way to vacuum, and not to mention fun as well. The convenience of self cleaning, self charging, a powerful suction, and overall coolness factor make this a great choice. Highly recommended.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Excellent cleaning but lacking on everything else
Posted by: MarkusKong from: on
SAMSUNG POWERbot R7070 WiFi
Quick Features on the Product
Samsung SmartHome (apps are compatible with selected Samsung Galaxy S and Note series devices. Supports Android 4.0 (since Galaxy S2) or higher and iOS 7 or higher. To use the Samsung Smart Home service an Internet connection is required - data charges may apply and it may not operate in the presence of firewalls.
40x More Powerful Suction (powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results)
Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles
Thoroughly cleans corners and edges of the wall
Automatically removes hair tangles around the brush
What's in the box?
Samsung POWERbot R7070 WiFi
Remote Controller (batteries included)
Spare Washable Filter (one already installed)
Thank you card (registration)
Quick Start Guide
The design of the box is pretty standard; nothing to run to someone to show off. I’m a box guy so when there’s a lot of effort put into it; I’ll make sure I note that and let people know. The packaging inside the box was pretty good though. I must say; Samsung did an excellent job with protecting everything inside to make sure it’s not damaged during transit/shipping. The POWERbot also looks pretty nice and the build quality is great.
Setting up the robot with the dock was pretty simple, it’s basically plug and go. You follow the quick start guide and the robot will start charging. The manual states charging initially takes about 160 minutes. So I let the robot charge up while I messed with the Samsung Smart Home app. After downloading the app, I pretty much got stuck trying to pair the robot to the app on my android phone. I followed the directions and the app found the robot but I got stuck on the part about connecting everything via WiFi. It just continues to loop and search for the AP (access point) but never shows anything. I couldn’t type in the AP name but can type in the AP password. If I click AP name in hopes to start typing it searches for the AP again. After several attempts I just gave up; pretty frustrating I must say. I’ve also read from a lot of other people that the app isn’t the greatest. So long story short on the app; I’m just gonna have to skip on it.
So after charging (I basically left it charging for the night) I was able to use it the next morning. I threw some trash items on the floor in front of it to see if it was able to pick it up. I have to say, the POWERbot did a fantastic job with cleaning my hardwood floors and my carpeted room. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that it has a better “cleaning system” than the Roomba. When the Roomba cleans, it kinda goes everywhere. The POWERbot actually cleans as if you were to vacuum the floor (in a specific pattern) so that it doesn’t miss any spots. Samsung advertises that it cleans corners/edges and it seems to do a pretty good job. When the POWERbot gets to an edge/corner the POWERbot actually says edge on the digital display screen on top and does what it does to clean. I really liked the “smartness” of the POWERbot when it reaches carpet; you can hear it “suck” more as it went on the carpet in my bedroom. The POWERbot ran for about an hour on normal cleaning mode and cleaned my living room, one bedroom, the hallway/walkway at the entrance, kitchen and one bathroom. It never made it to the other part of my house on a full charge though. But to be fair, I don’t think my Roomba 770 would’ve made it for the whole place either. I really liked cleaning the POWERbot. It was simple to clean and you can rinse/wash the dustbin and the filter. With my Roomba 770, you have to replace the filters which can cost you some money over time. Now to the cons… As I mentioned above; I did NOT like the app at all. If you have any rugs laying around like in the kitchen or bathroom; the POWERbot is not able to go on top of it to clean. Instead, it basically just bunched it up. The other thing I didn’t like was the scheduling feature. On the Roomba 770 you’re able to set the schedule on let's say; Mondays and Fridays at a specific time. Or, you can set it for 3 days or even 4 days or every day. Basically you can set it to whatever you want for scheduling. On the POWERbot; you’re not able not able to do that. You can either set it for a one time clean at a specific time or a repeating daily set time. Meaning, your POWERbot will literally go off every single day if it's on the daily schedule. Some people like to have it go off only once, twice, or whatever their preference is. The POWERbot doesn’t give you that flexibility. I also did not like the fact that the POWERbot still goes off even if it doesn’t have the dustbin in place. The Roomba 770 will not start if the dustbin is not secured in place. So luckily I heard it go off to stop it but it definitely blew some dust in my room because there was no dustbin!
In conclusion, I would not be able to strongly recommend this product to others. I would definitely take a look and do some research prior to purchasing any cleaning robot. The POWERbot did a great job cleaning as far as the way it’s programmed to; but it had way too many cons for me to give it above 3 stars. Overall; I felt like the POWERbot is just mediocre. I wasn’t really wowed by it compared to my Roomba 770 which is about 3 years old.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Super Practical in Virtually Any Circumstance!
Posted by: gadgetguy11 from: Lexington, KY on
The Samsung POWERbot R7070 exceeded my expectations in most areas. It underwhelmed me with just a couple of issues. For full disclosure, I also own 2) iRobot 980 Top-Of-The-Line bots & owned 2) earlier generation iRobot bots. Here is a summary of my findings:
1- The CycloneForce design really works! This is the most powerful Robotic Vacuum I have ever owned. The suction & pick-up power is amazing. It cleaned my high pile carpet with ease. Much stronger pick-up power than the iRobot Roomba 980.
2- This is the quietest, least annoying sound of any Robotic Vacuum I have owned. The sound is not only quieter, the frequency is lower than most (more bass & less treble) so it is much less abrasive sounding & not annoying, as are my other bots. You can actually tune it out while it is cleaning.
3- Washable filter with a spare filter included. This dramatically lowers the cost of ownership! By comparison, the disposable iRobot filters fill up fast & are expensive! This Samsung design with a washable filter is truly a brilliant design, complete with a finger pull to keep your fingers out of the dirt!
4- Dirt canister is easily accessible with one push button on top of the bot. No bending over & fiddling below the vacuum, just to dump the dirt, like every iRobot model. In addition, the dirt canister is a simple rectangle with curved edges. Nowhere for dirt to cling. The iRobot dirt canister is a very complex shape, requiring manual dirt extraction by fingers every time. Then you have to remove the Roomba $$ filter, clean or replace it. The Samsung R7070 has the best filter / canister system of any Robotic Vacuum I have ever seen.
5- Long 11" Brush provides more efficient cleaning with fewer floor passes, resulting in greater battery life. The design of a rectangular front edge is brilliant, allowing this 11" brush with easy corner cleaning access.
6- Camera capturing the ceiling results in attractive, perfectly straight "clean lines" in the carpet - no random zig zag pattern here!
Hint: Leave the light on in the room to be cleaned so the camera can properly see & map out the ceiling.
7- Long Battery life, as advertised. I experienced as long as 90 minutes if "quiet" mode was selected; for regular cleaning, I found never less than 60 minutes of powerful cleaning. This is excellent!
8- Large, spring-loaded wheels power it over the thickest area rugs with ease. Best accessibility of any vacuum I have owned.
9- Auto deep cleaning mode on carpets works well & applies turbo power just where needed. This saves battery power on hardwood & makes for quieter cleaning, except when extra power is needed - and this is selectable in the app.
10- Auto return to base for recharge works the best of any vacuum I have owned. The iRobot 980 does a fair job of this, but can be thrown off if it cannot "see" the base. The Samsung R7070 outperforms it, plain and simple. As long as the bot is within 20 feet of the base, it will do a dance if necessary to line up perfectly & charge itself. In addition, the base has massive, non slick rubber surfaces which hold it securely on hardwood, ceramic tile, linoleum, or carpet. The iRobot base, by comparison, has a slick bottom, requiring me to secure that base to the wall with adhesive strips. Samsung has a far superior design. See my photo of the bot on the base, tucked deep between an antique Coke Machine & Oak cabinet. The R7070 has no difficulty finding this any time, even from another room.
11- No goofy "rotating whisker brushes" are needed to clean in the corners. The R7070 cleans in the corners extremely well, due to the flat edges & the long 11" brush. On the contrary, the iRobot 980 stirs up dirt with whisker brushes, and often does not pick up the dirt & cat hair the whisker brushes loosened up.
12- You can drive the R7070 by included remote or phone / tablet app. No more bending down every time to position it or move it to another room! This is a HUGE benefit, which the iRobot Top-Of-The-Line 980 cannot do.
13- At just over 3' tall, the R7070 can go places many taller bots cannot. This is a substantial achievement & makes this bot super practical in virtually any circumstance.
1- Magnetic Strips are required to restrict bot access. I STRONGLY prefer the wireless virtual wall "Lighthouse" included with iRobot bots. They are inconspicuous & can be left in place or put away between uses. Why build such a technology marvel as the Samsung R7070 and require outdated magnetic strips to be stuck to your floor or buried below an area rug? This is a deal breaker for me & is the sole reason why I do not plan to add a second R7070 for my 2nd floor. If you try to lay the magnetic strips on the floor temporarily, the R7070 drives over them.
2- Underdeveloped Software. The Samsung Smart Home Software should be updated. Adding the bot to another phone & tablet after first registering it with your phone is a nightmare. Such a disappointment for a wonderful & powerful bot to be hamstrung with weak software.
CONCLUSION: The Samsung R7070 is a tremendous achievement in vacuum & technology excellence!! I found it Super Practical in Virtually Any Circumstance! If you can tolerate the magnetic strips & the low performing software, you will be hard pressed to find a better performing robotic vacuum at any price!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
The Way of The Future in Vacuum
Posted by: Mark from: on
My little niece calls this vacuum her "pet" because it follows her around sometimes and it's small like a pet. I recently moved furniture around the house, after moving, you can imagine the mess i had on the floors. I was also running late for a gathering. You can imagine how convenient this Powerbot R7070 is! I turned it on while getting ready to leave for the gathering, by the time i got back the whole house was clean and the powerbot was charging.
That's the powerbot R7070 Vacuum in a nutshell. It make your house chores list shrink in size.
The vacuum detects when it cleaning hardwood floors or carpet. You can tell by the vacuum speeds (or sound) when it switches gears.
I have to say that this vacuum is not too quiet. You can still have conversations around the house while the vacuum is working in the background. It didn't bother me much, but my friend said it was kind of loud. You be the judge.
The set up was really easy, just follow the first few pages of the instruction manual and you are all set (make sure you leave it charge when you first open the box too.)
I like that when the battery is low. The vacuum automatically stops and goes to its charging station, once charged 2/3 of the way, it will stop charging and continue where it left off.
It's small enough to go under furniture and it's smart enough to move around edges on it's own.
The disposing of the dirt inside the vacuum is really easy too! Just press the center button and the chamber(where the dust/dirt is stored) just pops out. I have a cat so i had to stick my finger through the tube just to make sure it was completely cleared.
I really like this powerbot vacuum cleaner. It eliminates a lot of cleaning for me. It works so well that my mother (not tech savy person) would like one for herself. I would recommend to anyone.
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
New model is great
Posted by: Ahijuna from: on
Lower profile, better under furniture - edge cleaning and detangler work great
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Good Bot Vac
Posted by: mikeheel from: NC on
I have been looking forward to testing the new Samsung POWERbot R7070. We have two indoor dogs who shed a decent amount. We have some excellent vacuums in the house, but my old Roomba has been dead and buried for a few years.
My wife and I have used the 7070 for several days now, so I thought it was about time to write a review.
The internal packaging is very nice. It's not your typical bubble pack. I thought the packaging showed the extra care Samsung has paid to the product.
Following the Quick Setup card is easy. Set up the charger. Turn on the 7070. Put the 7070 on the base unit.
Installing the app was a bit of a pain. When you get to the part where you're supposed to input your network info, you can't type it in. You have to hit search and let the app automatically find it. Of course, that means if you don't broadcast your SSID, you have to turn your SSID broadcast on. It looks like you can just type your network name in, but you can't. Adding to the confusion, it doesn't ask for "network name" but "AP" info. Not cool, Samsung.
Anyway, I eventually got the network setup and working with both my phone and my Samsung tablet. The app, btw, remains oriented in a phone portrait mode on the tablet. It'd be nice if they built it to scale with tablets, too.
Once set up, the app works fine. You can schedule cleanings. You can tell the 7070 to start, stop, pause, or go charge up. You can set a daily schedule.
My dogs apparently had forgotten our old Roomba and were completely befuddled when they saw and heard this vacuum coming toward them with no human in control.
In terms of cleaning, the 7070 does a terrific job on hardwoods and flat carpets. Suction power is strong, and it adapts suction levels based on the type of surface.
The 7070 tries to map you home with a top-mounted camera that looks at your ceiling. The point being, your floor-level arrangement may change, but your ceiling likely stays the same. so that's the map it tries to use.
It follows a deliberate pattern when cleaning and is pretty good about making sure to get every strip of floor.
It is a bit more squared or flush on the front, which allows it to get pretty close to walls.
Despite rear wheels that look like it could go off-roading, the 7070 seems to have a problem with raised area rugs. It tends to butt into them, pushing them up in a pile. I'm hopeful it will learn to turn around and back onto the rugs, but we haven't seen that yet.
It's also taller than our old Roomba, so I think it has more trouble getting under furniture.
If there is any sort of activity or error, it is communicated via the app to your phone or tablet. That way, you know exactly what's going on with the 7070 at all times.
My understanding is that it can be controlled via Alexa, but I haven't had opportunity to test that feature.
If you don't want to or can't use the app, it also comes with a remote.
Overall, I like this little guy. It's not perfect, but it is a different level of usefulness due to the app integration and it has a very strong vacuum fuction. I think it'll continue to improve with smart learning.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Best RoboVac I have tried
Posted by: nkpstudios from: Frederick, MD on
This piece of tech is amazing. Just to think of all the AI involved is crazy. It maps out the room and I would say gets 98% of everything if you have obstacles like table legs and chairs in the way. It is somewhat large so it limits its ability to get into tight places but overall does a great job. This device is going to help save time for those who aren't home and don't want to hire a maid service. Take vacuuming off the list of chores!
This vacuum is built like a tank. It has some weight to it. Aesthetics are typical Samsung with beautiful design and elegant material choices. The vacuum brush is rubber so it picks up more than a brush would. It has a wonderful wheelbase that allows it to go over different heights of floors like tile, linoleum, hardwoods, etc.
This is a true smart device. It syncs up effortlessly to the Samsung Home app. It also has a remote which uses IR technology. The only things I would like implemented is Alexa and Google Assistant integration. It seems there is a newer version called the VR7000 that has Alexa integration. Good thing to see. There is "chat control" which allows you to text the vacuum and provide commands.
This vacuum offers tons of options to clean your home. Of course, it doesn't go up stairs yet, but one floor is easily handled. You can schedule it to vacuum when your not home, when your sleeping, when you are home... basically whenever you want. This is done through the Samsung Home app as well. You also can manually control the vacuum remote control arrows. Awesome features. It even returns to charge itself when done.
Vacuum Power 3/5
This vacuum is still not as powerful as a typical upright. The motor is decent and fills the dustbin but I still get a lot using my normal vacuum. While this is good, it will not replace your powerful full sized vacuum. I would say this is a nice to have not a replacement.
The battery life is pretty much enough to do one floor. The cleaning pattern this vacuum uses is somewhat like a lawn mower approach. Back and forth one way and then it goes back and forth perpendicular to what it started with. It is a cross pattern and cleans thoroughly, but this is what uses all the battery.
Final Verdict 4/5
This vacuum is wonderful but not for everyone. I can see this for more of a niche market. Still priced high as a market leading vacuum that starts with a "D", if you are home and don't mind chores this isn't for you. This is more for business people and those who are gone and would like to at least have clean floors while away. At this price point it won't make it to every household. So, it is a buy if you are into "nice to haves" but not for everyone.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Impressed with its cleaning.
Posted by: PapawJeff from: Saint Albans WV on
But its not a just turn it loose and let it clean operation.
Pick up and put up anything laying around in the floor.
Pet bowls need to be up or establish a no go area for them with magnetic strips.
Have no electric cords where this machine can eat them and go buy more magnetic no go barrier as it only comes with a strip long enough to do one door.
But it really does a good job of supplementing the vacuuming by picking up dirt, dust and small debris.
Car hair was no match for it either.
I think one of the most loved things for us is the fact that it goes under the beds and other difficult to get to areas with ease.
It cleaned the floors in the Living, Dining, Kitchen, One Bathroom and One Bedroom before marching itself down the hall and docking to recharge.
Of course there are places it cant get like in the dining room unless you move chairs and such for it.
I see it as a supplemental cleaning tool, but at least for us in our situation it will never replace our upright Dyson, but having both is a great thing.
I (and the cat) followed it around as it cleaned the first time while my wife relaxed on the couch and read a book, so it can definitely free up time to do other things.
It did get lost on the way back to the dock and was in a search mode,but It finally found it and charged.
If you can find the coin in your budget for one of these I really dont think you will regret spending the money.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Pretty good, not spectacular
Posted by: glspark2007 from: Sacramento, CA on
Given the advertised features on this robo vacuum (not to mention the price tag), I was really hoping to be wowed by it. There are definitely pluses but also some negatives. First off, it does clean well when the surface is flat and there are no objects impeding it. I've had cheaper robo vacs that either went right over dirt and didn't suck it up or even kicked it out of the way! This Samsung did clean up, and of course that's the main thing!
I had several issues with it though. For one, as mentioned above, the vacuum works well if it is on a level surface. But I have a minor dip in the floor between my living room and kitchen (from carpet to hard floor). The vacuum is able to go into the kitchen, but it then thinks there's an edge when it tries to get back out of the kitchen and gets stuck. This means I can't leave the vacuum to run while I'm gone because it'll never make it back to the charging station. I've had similar issues with a rug in my family room. Sometimes it gets over that ok, other times it gets stuck there as well. Additionally, it is louder than other robo vacs I've had. Although the suction (as promised by Samsung) is better, so I'd say it's a fair trade off.
Overall, I'm happy with the vacuum, but I do wish it had a little more..."get up and go" for going between rooms and over rugs etc.