I’ve been testing out an AIRROBO P20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for the past couple of weeks, and today it launches on Amazon for $199.99, although you can use the promo code p20promo to get about 40% off which drops the price to $119.99.
This is a budget friendly puck vacuum that really vacuums well. I’m not reviewing this at the moment because the pre-release version I got did not get updated to the official release firmware in time, and the pre-release firmware had some minor issues. So don’t take much of what I’m going to list below as final by any means.
AIRROBO P20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner features and notes
The AIRROBO Robot Vacuum Cleaner features an unusually large dust bin. While it’s not in the category of not having to pay attention to it for months at a time, it will collect and hold a large amount of dust, pet hair, etc.
It uses gyroscopic navigation to wander around as opposed to LiDAR. This means more taps into things, but so far it’s taps instead of full on slamming into things like other vacuums have done.
App based cleaning schedules can be set up, however it’s fairly important to note that even though the robot currently maps out rooms during cleanings these maps are not saved and can not be scheduled for cleaning individually. You might be wondering what is up with that, but the idea here is the maps help it clean per session, don’t have to be super accurate, just enough to know where it’s been and how to get back to home… did I mention $119.99 for a robot vacuum?
You know what, if there’s an app update they probably could. But you always look at what you’ve got and $119.99 and think “this is what I’m getting.”
Performance of the AIRROBO P20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
As noted, I’m not going to review this based on the pre-release firmware and software I had. Issues were generally minor and involved it having issues seeing the dock and what was being reported in the app. It still managed to get back to the dock a higher percentage of times than either of the Yeedi vacuums we’ve recently reviewed, which are ~3-4x the price. Take that as you will.
AIRROBO claims a 99.2% cleaning efficiency. I don’t know what that means. I’m willfully ignorant on this, but will say that the amount of dirt it pulled up from an office I ran it in over and over again for a test surprised me and made me understand why I’ve been sick at work lo these past 22 years. I mean it’s really disturbing because I’ve seen people vacuum, I’ve changed the vacuum, I’ve run robot after cleaning robot in there and the P20 still pulled out half a load.
To be fair though, the P20 is the only robot that was set on max suction and thrown at the same office 12 times in under a week.
It’s $119.99, and you can return it
I don’t generally say “go out and buy this,” but it’s significantly less expensive than I was expecting when I was reviewing it, it vacuums extremely well. It lacks features I generally require, but is the lowest priced high bang for the buck cleaning robot I’ve run across thus far. Does it compete with a $1400 monster like the MaxV Ultra? Nope. Will it occasionally lose the dock requiring you to lift the lightest robot you’ve ever run across and place it on a charger? Probably.
I’m reminded of my first Roomba here, although with the ability to control it via an app or a remote. It’s not the smartest cleaner but dang, it works, looks good, picks up well.
The AIRROBO P20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is available on Amazon for $119. Make sure to use promo code p20promo as the regular price is $199.