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Hoover - Rogue 970 BH70970 App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

62%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My new favorite appliance

    Posted
    perlfox
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    I've resisted getting a robotic vacuum for some time, but when I saw that Hoover had entered the market , I had to know more. This little guy cleans my entire apartment floor like a champ. Super easy to set up and clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for the review! We're so glad you are happy with Rogue! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy way to clean floors

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    Rewerts
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    Product is great, very nice to have to help maintain, great for people with pets, and busy schedules

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Price needs to come down

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    Jshap34
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    The price on these was 199 but then I messed up and didn't buy it ended up pay 299 and on my s9 app works just fine and Hoover cleans even better 3 modes 1400 SQ foot apartment and it cleans it all on low or mid mode

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A True 'Smart' Robot Vacuum

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    TechGuy
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    Pros: -Cleaning pattern is linear and predictable, does not zig and zag randomly like other robot vacuums -Works well in homes with pets -You can construct virtual Smart Walls in the app to designate no-go zones for the robot vacuum -Easy set up -Indicator lights on robot vacuum show wi-fi connectivity, battery, dirt cup full, and error -Returns to dock automatically to recharge -Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible -3 cleaning modes - quiet, standard, beast (battery drains quickly on beast) Cons: -Must use app for full technology/potential of robot vacuum -Battery drains quickly compared to other robot vacuums -App is buggy at times -Superficial cleaning on carpet

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We are continually updating and improving the app to ensure everyone has a great experience with Rogue. A tip for optimizing battery life is ensuring you are using Rogue in standard or stealth mode (like you mentioned above.) Rogue has 120 minute run time but it can vary if you have a lot of carpet and obstacles throughout your home. Thank you for the feedback! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum for the reluctant cleaner

    Posted
    Ash19

    As someone who hates finding time to vacuum, this is my second robot vacuum (first was an iRobot). I found it easy to set up (pretty much plug and go). While many have commented on the app, you don't need it to operate the vacuum and new updates must have come out since I got mine because I didn't have those issues. I really like how the robot seems to sense when it's getting close to an item and stops itself (unlike my iRobot which just bumps into it and repeatedly bumps my furniture until it moves along). It's easy to clean out. It's pretty quiet. And I can just set a cleaning time or press on when I want it to go. The only downside - my two year old loves to follow it and press the off button!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smart vacuum for your home

    Posted
    andreaarnett

    This vacuum has been easy to use and it is very good at cleaning floors. I was surprised how well it cleaned my carpet (for a robot). I had a few hiccups starting the app but the instructions helped me through. Once into the app everything is very self explanatory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We're so glad you are happy with Rogue! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Smart Vacuum

    Posted
    AndyOlson
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    The Rogue has been running at my house a few weeks now and I must say that I am impressed. I don't enjoy vacuuming, so that is one chore that is easy for me to skip which doesn't work well having a dog. I was excited when the Rogue arrived, and I started envisioning always clean floors. The setup was easy with my iPhone and I had the Rogue running in "Recon mode" creating a map of my rooms and then I put the Rogue to work. While the Rogue was on its inaugural mission, I created a schedule run every morning. I found it cool watching how the Rogue systematically work it was around obstacles. The Rogue didn't keep just banging into an obstacle until it could go around it, the Rouge would detect the obstacle then turn, scan, and work it way around it. Pretty smart. My biggest surprise was how well the Rogue cleans underneath furniture that it can get under, such as cabinets, tables, and beds. This thing is cleaning in areas that I would never regularly vacuum. I expect that this regular full cleaning will reduce the amount of dust in my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We're so glad you are happy with Rogue! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product result

    Posted
    NanaV

    I've had a few challenges in getting my Rogue setup and communicating with the app but worked thru all of that. The look of the product is very nice and it cleans, cleans, cleans over multiple surfaces (wood, carpet, tile) without any hesitation or problem! One issue I'm still trying to figure out is it does not always recognize doorways as an entry to another room so it skips that part of the cleaning cycle. Some of this is quite possibly user error but I think there are updates that could be made to help the "less-techy" consumer get things running a bit easier. Overall I'm very happy with the performance and cleaning quality of my Rogue and would recommend it to friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes Vacuuming Fun Again!

    Posted
    RevDrE
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    We have had a Rogue 970 for about three weeks now. It works so well! Setup is quick and easy. Just download the app and pair it to your robot. The first time it goes out the robot "scouts" the area finding all the rooms and furniture. Tell it to clean and off it goes! It refines its map as it goes (you can watch it create the map on the app). You can even schedule the Rogue to run when you aren't home! Watching the robot work its way around then room cleaning and leaving perfectly straight lines in the carpet is so much fun. At my house it cleans the perimeter of the room then comes in and does overlapping passes making sure it cleans everything before it heads back to its base to recharge. We love this thing! With a small child and two pets it keeps the entire first floor of our house clean and has drastically reduced the amount of dusting we need to do. The Rogue has made vacuuming fun again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We're so glad you are happy with Rogue and it has made vacuuming fun again! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Smart Vacuum

    Posted
    Marbeluz

    My best Christmas gift! The robotic vacuum is a dream come true. I am extremely happy with the wonderful help. The job it does cleaning is absolutely amazing. The mobile app is rather difficult to use, but the vacuum itself is great. I would recommend the Hoover Rogue 970 Robot vacuum to anybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for small places

    Posted
    nnk2017

    We had Rogue for three weeks now and overall enjoyed having it. No issues with the app or vacuum itself. BUT it is not designed to clean big spaces. IT either gets full or runs out of battery while cleaning our living/dining room area. It never made it to the bedrooms! Also, if you have dogs or cats, cleaning brushes becomes daily thing:( Bottom line: for a big house, good supplementary vacuum to keep the place clean in between regular cleaning service. Plus: both kids and dogs find it very entertaining!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent vacuum, room for improvement

    Posted
    Beradon
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    As I've come to expect from Hoover, the vacuum itself functions well at daily maintenance and it has a sleek look. Setup and the app could use a bit of help. Setup seemed to have trouble connecting to my WiFi, though once I got through that hurdle it wasn't too bad. General use is pretty good, it functions on a schedule and keeps the house clean, but again the app leaves much to be desired. It has stability issues, it does not alert when the trap is full or when the vacuum is stuck. Really the app feels like an afterthought. The best you may get out of this device is to not use the app after initial setup and just hit the run button on the vacuum. I hope some significant updates come down for the app to make this the 'intelligent' vacuum it claims to be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for the review. We are continually working on updating the app and adding in features like push notifications that will notify you if Rogue is stuck. Thank you for your patience and stay tuned for updates coming soon! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A great vacuum but...

    Posted
    Andyj
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    I got the Hoover 970 shortly after it launched. I think that the vacuum has a lot of potential, but it has had it's share of shortcomings. The vacuum is able to navigate around obstacles fairly well on its own and does while learning to map out a floor-plan of your cleaning area. This is a fairly well built device, strong motor, easy to remove dirt cup, and is fun to watch it wander around. Unfortunately, what the Hoover 970 lacks is a decent app, which are the real brains behind a seemingly well designed device. At launch, the Hoover 970 mentioned both iOS and Android support, as well as Google Home and Alexa support in its documentation, with an iOS Hoover Home app ready to go. Unfortunately, Hoover only supported iOS at launch. It was nearly a month before the Hoover Home app for Android was released. As of this writing, the Hoover Rogue 970 still lacks support for Google Home and Alexa, so uncheck that box for adding this to your list of home automation devices. It's only saving grace is that you can schedule it to run by itself. I would recommend the Rogue 970 if you have enough patience to wait for Hoover to smooth out the bugs and make its app more user friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best technology in a robot vacuum to-date

    Posted
    gpitts
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    As the summary states, this robotic vacuum cleaner absolutely has the best technology implementation to-date. Take the robot out of the box, and charge it up. While you're charging it, download the "Hoover Home App" and get your account setup. Once the robot is completely charged, connect it via your Hoover Home app. That's the hard part (and it isn't hard). Next thing is to let the robot map your home via its "recon" mission. This allows the robot to traverse your home and to learn where the hard boundaries are. Due to unusual wall angles in a room of our home that the robot began from, our robot's recon mission did not correctly complete. It seems to have assumed that this one room of our home was the entirety of our home. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be an obvious way to delete that recon mission data and put the robot back in to recon mode once more for a complete mapping. I hope to catch the Hoover support folks tomorrow to see how that can be done. The application really should allow you to do this, as I'm certain I'm not the only person this will happened to. Once the recon mission is done, you can construct "virtual walls" in your mapped home where you don't want the robot to clean. THIS is one of the key features that I've been waiting on, and it works great! Once the robot begins cleaning, it does a really nice job optimizing the cleaning in lines parallel to your home's walls. That may not seem like a big deal, but it minimizes the amount of turns required during cleaning, which reduces cleaning time. You can use the Hoover Home app to setup cleaning schedules (i.e. while you're at work, etc). We have two mini long-haired Dachshunds in the home, and one sheds a lot. Did I say a lot? The robot does a really good job pickup up said hair. Given we have dogs in the home, one of my fears was that the robot would become a play toy for them, but fortunately they grew accustomed to it after a couple of days. I highly recommend the Hoover Rogue 970. It is by far a more intelligent solution than the other options on the market!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We're so glad Rogue is helping you keep on top of all that Dachshund hair! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Making life in the digital age even easier

    Posted
    Nate34
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    If you told someone that was vacuuming their floors 20 or more years ago that someday there would be a device that vacuumed the floor completely on its own they would have laughed at you. But here we are. Can it get any easier? To get started find an adequate place for the dock with enough room for the vacuum to be able to dock. Then do the initial charge which can take up to 3 hours. Once charged you download the Hoover Home app. I was able to find it on the Play store, but it didnt come up in the search at the time of this writing because the app is still "unreleased". But I found it by searching "Hoover" clicking the Hoover app, then saw the "Hoover Home" app in the other apps section. After install it takes you through the initial steps. Turn on Bluetooth, set up an account, then add device. The app has some bugs that I am sure can be sorted with updates. But when it works correctly you can use it to schedule cleaning times, use the Smartwall technology to be able to do things like set up areas that are off limits, and use the app like an Radio Control car if you want to combine fun with cleaning. Joking aside its cool to be able to control just about every aspect of what you want it to do. The vacuum itself is awesome. It cleans exceptionally well despite its size, even getting up larger stuff that you would think it wouldnt be able to handle. The initial run does a "Recon" to map out the area. It will then remember the floor plan. And I really like that it will automatically dock when it needs a charge. It has a Dirt cup full indicator, and will also alert you in the app if you are using it. The dirt cup is easily removed to dump, and the filter can be rinsed off when needed. Cleaning the side and brush rolls is easy as well. Once its fully set up and on a schedule this is the only thing you'll even have to remember to do, since it cleans and charges on its own. We have come so far with tech it never ceases to amaze me. And with an automatic vacuum its just one less thing you have to do, which frees up more "Me" time. Overall this is an awesome time saving device. I know that some might not be happy with the app at first, but there is one good thing about software and firmware these days. It is easily updated to fix issues. In the past you got what you got. So give the app a chance. Since its in the "unreleased" state at the time of this writing Im sure they are working on getting it all perfect for the full release. Now this is on Android, Im not an IOS user so Im not sure about the status of that app. But even without the app its still great. It does what its suppose to and thats clean and charge on its own. And it does that very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! The Android app has been released and we are continually working on updating both the Android and iOS app to add in features and refine the overall user experience. Thank you for being patient with us and stay tuned for more updates coming soon! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dream Come True - Surreal

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    BGWolf
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    I love sci-if movies, I love technology, and I have to say that this unit has brought an element to real life that really hits me how far we've come in this world. The first couple of times that I used it, I was so shocked by how it handled the different terrains (rug, hard wood floor, child's play flooring) that I found myself just watching in disbelief. I sat there and watched in wonderment as the unit traversed my dining room through chairs and round the table - and to my disbelief, handled towels that were in the way at the sliding door where the dogs go in and out So to tell you how valuable this is to me, I have 2 dogs and a 1 year old daughter. My wife and I struggle to find the time to keep up with the dog shedding, let alone the dropped food that my daughter may get by our attention! The fact we can schedule the vacuum to clean at off hours, and the fact it does a superb job handling obstacles in the way, I could not be more happy with the functionality and amazing capabilities this has! The reality moment was the first time we said "clean," left for a few hours and came back to a full dust bin and the Rogue back on the charger perfectly. The ONLY thing I would recommend and tell people is that you should make sure your router has 2.4 GHz channeling on. I have a dual band router, and when in 5 GHz mode, it was having difficulty connecting the Rogue to the local network. Once I cleared that up, it worked on the first try! Another thing I did wrong at first was not listen 100% to the quick start. Charge the Rogue first and from the base do the recon mode and let it complete and go back to the charger! This creates a full map of the space that it is cleaning and will ensure proper functionality. Aside from that, it is a blessing that keeps giving every day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for the review! We're so glad Rogue has fit the sci-fi, technology bill and helps keep on top of the dog hair and baby crumbs! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Above Average Robot Vacuum but Horrible App

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    abl001
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    First, let me say that I was pretty impressed with the build quality and appearance of the Hoover Rogue. I was also impressed with its ability to navigate without ramming into every object in its path like another robot vacuum I've had the displeasure of using. The Hoover Rogue performed much butter and did a good job of getting dirt, dust, and hair on my hardwood floor and tile surfaces. This can all be done out of the box without downloading the app. However, you need the app to take full advantage of the Rogue. Unfortunately, it took me quite a while to get the Rogue and app connected via my home WiFi. I've read that this has something to do with the SSID and whether or not you have a dual band (2.5GHz and 5GHz). I'm pretty tech savvy and it was a struggle. No new product in this day should ever have that much problems connecting right out of the box. Additionally, the app is clunky. I realize this can be easily fixed via updates, but you shouldn't have to wait. This should've all been resolved prior to the release. As far as cleaning, its much better suited for hardwood floors and/or tiles. It will clean carpets, but it's a very superficial clean--not like one you would get with an upright vac. That's what people need to understand. The Rogue will never replace an upright vac for carpet/rugs. It will, however, take care of light maintenance cleaning. I've two thin/light runner rugs that would sometimes fold up/crumple when the Rogue tried to go over it. It worked sometimes, but not every time. A heavier area rug I've didn't have this problem. All in all, I would've given the Rogue 3-3.5 stars simply because it was much better than my previous robot vacuum in almost every way. Why so low then? Because I just think robot vacuums are mostly an interesting trinket to impress your friends and family rather than serving a real practical use that would justify the price. I deducted 1.5-2 stars because of the problems connecting. I think the Rogue has a lot of promise for those who find it useful and worthwhile, but as it stands, there are lots of kinks to work out. It would've been worthwhile for Hoover to withhold the release until they were fixed but I'm sure there was a rush to market for the holidays. Pros: -Optical sensors work well -Doesn't ram furniture/walls -Quiet -Suction Cons: -Connectivity -App -Dust bin size -Price for function

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! We are continually updating the app and improving the overall user experience. Stay tuned for updates coming soon. Thank you for the feedback! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome cleaner with some setbacks

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    Crasher
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    Hoover is a name that im sure most of us grew up with seeing in our household. So who better then to produce a robotic vacuum cleaner from a name you know and trust. Lets talk about some of the cool features and also some of the setbacks and find out if this may be a right fit for you. First off if this is your first go at buying a robotic vacuum let me talk briefly about what to expect. Out of the box your going to get a charging station with power cord, the actual bot, two side rollers and the waste bin. Out of the box Hoover gives you this undercover secret agent type feel with the cleaner. They give you a folder with "Top Secret" orders to get it started. Your going to get about two hours of run time and when the battery level gets low the cleaner will automatically return to its docking station to charge itself back up. This is pretty much the standard for just about every robotic cleaner out there. But lets talk about what makes this really stand out and hold it back. First off Hoover really centers alot around you using their app. The reason I say this is because the actual bot itself has only a play/pause button. So what this means is that without the app all you can do is basically wake it up and have it clean at its own pace. Without the app you cant utilize the different cleaning modes available or even set up cleaning schedules. So this is pretty much where im seeing most new robotic vacuum cleaners go now, which is the way of an app to control your unit remotely from anywhere at anytime. However this is where I found the first and most frustrating problem yet. In order to use the app you have to link the two together but before you can do that your Hoover vacuum needs to be connected to your WiFi. All im going to say is if you are not tech savvy you will have a hard time doing this and if you are, well your still going to struggle a bit. The problem I had with connecting it to my wifi was for starters it only wants the 2.5gHz line which is fine by me. However every time I tried to connect to my WiFi my signal would drop out and it would keep giving me an error message. It seems my SSID was holding it up however I was under the impression that it was supposed to be user friendly and that I wouldn't have to dive that far into my settings. It took me a good 15 mins to get it connected and that was only after me researching trouble boards for a solution. Next was the app. The app at first was no where to be found but then after a little more digging I finally found it. It seems this product may still be in beta testing because the app I found reads like this "Hoover Home ( unreleased)". It goes on to tell me that the app is still in development and may be unstable. Great!! Needless to say I was getting very upset and on the verge of giving this 1 star. So why the change of heart? Well I realized that after getting in contact with the manufacture they assured me that through firmware updates the app would continue to improve and become more user friendly. I understand that no product is perfect and only gets better with time so I gave the app another go. To my surprise I finally got the two to link up and this is where I really saw the unit shine. Once you get past the very annoying and frustrating hiccups (which as of writing this review they still exist) you will get to see what exactly makes this such a great unit. The app allows you to name your bot and set up schedules. It will let you know when the waste bin is full and it will also let you pick from three different modes which are quiet, standard and best mode!!!! You heard right this thing has a beast mode. Lets talk about its recon feature first. Right off the bat Hoover ask for you to put the robot in to "Recon" mode. While in recon the Rogue 970 will act like just about every other unit out there. It starts roaming around aimlessly bumping into just about everything acting like a clumsy bot. Whats its actually doing is its trying to map out your floor plan so that it can clean in straight lines and knows automatically what obstacles are where so it can avoid it. But what is key to this feature is that it allows you to create virtual barriers that the unit is not allowed to go. So let me explain this a bit if your new to this. As smart as some of these bots are there are some things they just cant see and avoid. Electrical cables are the big concern and reason in my opinion for barriers. So lets say you dont want the bot to go in your children's room due to the fact that theres lots of small toys and electrical cables it may suck up. Some of the cheaper bots will not provide anything so this forces you to have lay an obstacle down such as a chair or maybe a box to block its path. Some of my other bots that I own have magnetic strips that you lay down and the unit will not cross the line. Other units make you buy add on sensors that need to be equiped in order to accomplish this task. Hoover however has built into its units technology a system that will map out your floorplan and then allow you to mark what areas you want it to avoid. This feature is awesome cause it means you dont have to lay anything down or buy any add ons. If you look in the picture I provided you can see how the floor layout looks. I know, it looks like a 6yr old drew it but when you think about the technology behind its processing, its actually pretty impressive. And believe me when you mark an area that is off limits it will not go near that area at all. Also once it learns your floor plan it then begins to vacuum in a normal manner now. So after it is done doing its job you now have these nice straight carpet lines from it moving up and down instead of moving in an erratic manner like most other bots. Now what happens if it sucks up a power cord or sock by accident? Well in most cases depending on how big the piece is it will shut itself down and send you a message. However power cables will not be detected and will not stop the unit. It will suck up cables and continue to keep on moving with a tail hanging out. Don't let this discourage you however cause this is pretty much an issue for just about all units on the market including the higher end ones. So how well does it clean? Quite well to tell you the truth. The Rogue 970 will clean just about any and all animal hair out of most carpets. Its suction power is quite strong, so strong that I wouldn't use it on shag carpet and area rugs with long or thick fibers cause it will yank it so hard that the unit will get itself stuck. As far as the three modes go so far unless im looking at them wrong they seem to be related to sound and suction power. Quite mode is as it says. Its very quiet and makes almost no noise and also seems to do very light cleaning. Standard is slightly louder and is just about what your going to use for everyday use as far as suction power goes. Beast mode, well it is as the name says. The noise is louder for sure but nothing ear blowing. Its still quieter than an upright, the main difference is in beast mode you will get the the max suction power available for deep cleaning and it appears to drain the battery alot faster in beast mode. The waste bin is a little smaller than I would of liked. Its enough to clean one room then after that your going to have to empty it. If you forget to empty it no worries, the unit will let you know its full via a light on the actual unit itself or the app. The units optical sensors seem to be very heightened. Its able to very easily recognize most obstacles without bumping into them and has no problem with stairs. The unit will not attempt to go over a stair case, its sensors pick up on it then turn it around right away. It also has no issue going over transitions or area rugs either. Heres my final verdict. You need to understand something when buying robotic vacuum cleaners and that is that no unit out there is perfect or flawless. Its more of a give and take. The biggest set back for me and this unit is the fact that all the bugs are not worked out. Im upset that Hoover would let something go that still seems like its in beta testing and not in its final stages. This doesnt bother me too much because I know over time its going to improve through firmware updates. However if you are looking for a 100% out of the box user friendly set up, then as of right now this may not be for you. But if you can get past the clunky set up and see all the potential and technology that this unit has to offer then I think your going to be very happy. This is by far my favorite cleaner now that it is all set up and working properly. The technology packed inside this unit is some of the most advance I have seen so far. In my opinion this the first cleaner I have owned or seen that will clean in perfectly straight lines. Who knows by the time you buy this product all bugs may be worked out and it may be a perfect unit after all. Either way this is a good unit for me and if you do decide to buy one just make sure you know someone who is slightly tech savvy. The Good: -Two hour battery life -Beast Mode!!! -Smart technology for floor mapping -endless barrier set ups -Smart obstacle avoidance The Bad: -Horrible WiFi set up -An incomplete app

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Hoover

      Thank you for your thorough review! We are continually working on updating the app and improving the overall user experience. Stay tuned for additional features and updates coming soon. We appreciate the feedback! TTIFCHoover

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works, but still a "Bear of very little Brain"

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    johnyluujack

    I received this item in exchange for a review. I would liken this product to Star War's C-3PO. Helpful, but not very helpful. The tech is not there yet to really eclipse the need for a human-driven vacuum. Works well for: A broad, open, single-level floor plan without much furniture. One who does not like to vacuum often, even if one should. One who likes impeccable vacuum lines left in their carpet. Its really pristine. Ways in which this vacuum is thwarted: Objects other than dirt on floor (toys, shoes, light rugs, power cords are indifferently consumed, while objects that should be cleaned up - pine needles and other leaves or small sticks - often get stuck halfway into the dirt hopper, or just pushed around the floor) Convoluted, or cluttered walking areas It cannot vacuum into corners Low furniture or low cabinet overhangs closely matching the height of the robot; it will attempt to wedge its way under them and get stuck. Small elevation changes (ex. 2" tall fireplace hearth, or thresholds. The depth sensor registers the area as free-and-clear and attempts to drive through such steps). In summary, while this robot did assist in maintaining a clean state in our house, I found myself all too often fetching it from under a piece of furniture, extracting a partially ingested toy, shoving it the last two feet to the charger, and restarting it's cleaning cycle. I still need to vacuum the perimeter of every wall and piece of furniture, and occasionally deep clean the carpet myself. I still need to change out the dirt hopper and clean/replace the filters fairly often.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Robot Vacuum

    Posted
    Ludlow
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    This is a review of the Hoover Rogue Robot Vacuum. I was very excited to get this product; I've a friend who has a Roomba and he noticed that this vacuum had an additional rotating brush at its front. It was pretty easy to get started and the Hoover app made it simple to control and set up. I didn'tice that the battery didn't last very long on a single charge, but I had scheduled it to clean once a day. With that much work it wasn't a surprise of the shorter battery life and the fact that the dust bin got full by the third clean. I've since changed it to clean twice a week and it the battery charge lasts longer. Since I work during the day my wife, who was home to watch it clean, noticed that it didn't clean the entire area. My friend said that it was most likely due to blocked areas and/or it sensed that the area didn't need cleaning. Both reasons made sense to me. As far as the actual ability to clean, it does pick up a lot of dust and little bits of things. We have cats and it did pick up extra cat food and liter pretty well. There were a few little things that it missed, but even with a broom some things are hard to get. The charging station/its home is very compact so we were able to put it in a corner of our living room, so it's not an eye sore. All in all this is a very good product with a decent (not excellent) battery and pretty good cleaning capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hoover

      Thank you for your review! Rogue has a 120 minute run time and will fully charge in 3 hours. If Rogue isn't able to finish cleaning on it's full charge, it will return to base to recharge and then go back out to finish the job. However, if you still feel Rogue has a short battery life, you can go into settings in the Hoover Home app to change it's performance mode to "Stealth Mode" which will lower performance and noise level but will give you some additional battery life. TTIFCHoover