- Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum with XL Self-Empty Base, Advanced Navigation Mapping, Wifi & Alexa, Multi-Surface Brushroll, Carpet & Hard Floor, Multi-Stage Filtration, for Pets, Dander & Dust, Home / Uncategorized / Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum with XL Self-Empty Base, Advanced Navigation Mapping, Wifi & Alexa, Multi-Surface Brushroll, Carpet & Hard Floor, Multi-Stage Filtration, for Pets, Dander & Dust, Black
We are retirement aged. We never considered a robot vacuum until we almost tripped on my sister’s new Shark during a visit. We watched it for a while and imagined never having to vacuum the house again, so we bought a Shark like hers. We fell in love with it. It does require occasional maintenance like any vacuum cleaner, but all we need to do to clean the floors is press a button and stay out of her way (yes, we even named her). The main floor stays looking clean, but the finished basement was looking rough, so we bought another Shark robot for downstairs. This new one is physically the same as our older Shark, so the filters and maintenance are the same. It was embarrassing how much he initially cleaned up downstairs (yes, we named him too). He even returned to base, emptied his dustbin, and picked up where he had stopped. This has been a work saver for retired people.
Jesse S –
More it is used the smarter it gets. We bought it because at the time we had 1 Mama cat & 5 3 month old kittens so we needed something better than our upright vac when it came to vacuuming up fine cat hairs and cat litter. Im happy to say it does vacuum up both as well as fluffs up carpet that’s in our master bedroom that was put down over 20 (+) years ago when my parents owned the house. The suction power is amazing. Has two levels of suction power as well. You use the app on your phone to start it up to map your house, to choose which room you want it to vacuum as well as set up time frames to when you want it to vacuum aka scheduling. Can use the app on your phone to send it back to dock. When the battery low it will dock, empty into the docking station, and recharge fully and then get back at it. As I said when it docks at the charging station whatever it has sucked up it will empty out into the docking station bin. The app will tell you when you need to empty the bin at the dock to which I just keep an eye on it and the app will tell you when it is has gotten between something and cannot get itself out or if the battery on the vacuum canister is low and needs to be put on the dock to charge up. For example we did not get back home till around 7 pm last night while we were in Mobile (we live in Lucedale) when I got a message across my phone (at 5:00 pm) telling me that the battery is low and the canister is stuck and needs to be put on the docking station. When we walked in the house it was hung between the wall and our exercise bike (because it had literally vacuumed itself over the left back leg) and could not get itself off. [And yes I got several alerts 😂]. So needless to say when we walked in the house and I found it, it was dead; but as soon as I put it on the dock what it vacuumed up got emptied out. Even took it to our daughter’s home to let her see how well it does because she had purchased 4 or 5 and sent them back for one main reason — she has a black rug that lies under her bed and each robot vacuum she purchased could not go over the rug. Took ours plugged it in and of course mapped her house as it cleaned. Got to the black rug in her master bedroom not only did it vacuumed it but had no issues with getting on it from the floor. Yep she was impressed by it and yep she will be getting her one. With saying that my parents closed in their carport which was a junk collect all room, to which we made it into my hubby’s “Man Cave” with that said there is a one inch lip that this vacuum has no issue with going over and down the right side of the ramp that my dad put instead of leaving a step up from the use to be carport. Indoor multi-plug-in cords — it will push them so you will need to pick up. We have several cat beds a cat tunnel and yes a bean bag. It will push them around till it can either go under it or go around it. I just pick them up. Rugs that are very light pick up because it will eat them up. I hope I have answer your questions. If not ask and I will answer hopefully.
Allita Taylor –
I have a parrot, and I bought this so I didn’t have to sweep under her cage daily. This little robot thoroughly cleans the hard floors as well as the carpets and rugs in my entire 2b/2ba apartment. The only places it didn’t get really well are odd corners and in front of the stove (which sticks out a little).
I watched it clean the entire apartment for almost an hour in amazed wonder, occasionally moving things out of its way. I would recommend to pick any items up off of the floor, push in dining table chairs, and pick up small rugs (I shook mine out directly onto the kitchen and bathroom floors).
I am incredibly impressed with this unit, and would recommend this purchase for anyone who does not have fur pets. It might be able to handle a fur home, but since I have a feather home I couldn’t say if it would work well for that.