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Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby piokrza » March 8th, 2012, 2:15 pm

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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby robocleaner » March 10th, 2012, 1:50 am

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XV-21 Pet & Allergy

More comment here: http://www.slashgear.com/neato-xv-21-au ... -09217822/ saying it'll cost $429, available from the end of April. Bristle brush and filter upgrade packs for existing XV-11/12/15 models available at $59.99.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby regnep » March 10th, 2012, 7:53 am

An upgrade on the battery would have been nice, like on the vr-100. I have the filter and brush from vr-100 (thank you so much fufu) and they make a huge improvement on both dust/hair pickup and sound level.

Great that the upgrade parts will be available to everybody. :mrgreen:
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby piokrza » March 10th, 2012, 9:43 am

So it has not side brush and li-ion battery pack?
past: Samsung SR8855 (bad sw) Samsung SR8895 (bad rotor) Neato XV-11/XV-15 Roomba 780 (bad battery) Scooba 385 Roomba 530 2x Scooba 230 (broken bladder), Samsung SR8980, Samsung VR10F71 Hobot-168
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby Boomerang » March 10th, 2012, 10:27 am

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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby Wing Nut » March 11th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Those specs say the XV-21 has a 3 hour recharge time and a 90 minute run time. My XV-11 takes about an hour to charge and is good for about an hour of vacuuming on easy floors.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby FiReBReTHa » March 24th, 2012, 3:43 pm

Cant wait for the upgrade kit!
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby spammerhamster » March 26th, 2012, 4:59 am

wouldn't the bristle brush actually create the same problem the roomba has with hair? I'd imagine (pet)hair being stuck there instead of being sucked up.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby BuBu » March 26th, 2012, 5:35 am

spammerhamster wrote:wouldn't the bristle brush actually create the same problem the roomba has with hair? I'd imagine (pet)hair being stuck there instead of being sucked up.

I'm afraid you're right...
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby djos » March 26th, 2012, 6:04 am

spammerhamster wrote:wouldn't the bristle brush actually create the same problem the roomba has with hair? I'd imagine (pet)hair being stuck there instead of being sucked up.


It's nowhere near as high maintenance as a Roomba due to the decent suction of the Neato, I used to have to spend 5mins cutting hair from our Roomba brush after each run and have never had more than 2 or 3 hairs to remove from the ends of the VR100/XV-21 Brush.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby jonstatt » March 26th, 2012, 10:03 am

Very good to see the upgrade path. I hope the UK/EU store is going to stock the upgrade parts also from the end of April.

The new model is light coloured. I think this is a bad idea when it comes to a vacuum because it will get more obvious marking on its body much more easily. Dark colours hide any scratches and marking much more effectively.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby tmnCA » April 1st, 2012, 10:17 pm

jonstatt wrote:The new model is light coloured. I think this is a bad idea when it comes to a vacuum because it will get more obvious marking on its body much more easily. Dark colours hide any scratches and marking much more effectively.

On the other hand a dark colored robot can leave marks on light colored baseboards, so which matters more? I don't care what the robot looks like it is ugly anyway.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby cool8man » April 14th, 2012, 9:55 pm

djos wrote:
spammerhamster wrote:wouldn't the bristle brush actually create the same problem the roomba has with hair? I'd imagine (pet)hair being stuck there instead of being sucked up.


It's nowhere near as high maintenance as a Roomba due to the decent suction of the Neato, I used to have to spend 5mins cutting hair from our Roomba brush after each run and have never had more than 2 or 3 hairs to remove from the ends of the VR100/XV-21 Brush.


Roomba is such a pain in the butt to clean. I've reduced my Roomba to once a week cleaning because I hate maintaining it so much. My Neato goes on every day because it so simple to clean and maintain. I may buy a Neato XV-21 to replace the old Roomba. $430 is pricey though, need to find it on sale somewhere.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby MarkProper » April 14th, 2012, 11:54 pm

Looks like RobotShop.ca will be seeling them as soon as they possibly can.
http://www.robotshop.com/ca/neato-robotics-xv-21-robot-vacuum-cleaner.html

I sent NeatoRobotics an email asking if the original 6 vein beater bar will be in the box as well. Will update when I hear from them.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby MarkProper » April 17th, 2012, 9:08 am

Update:

I got a reply back from robotshop.can confirming the xv-21 with come with both the bristles brush and original beater bar.

:D

Email convo:
Hi Mark,

The Neato XV-21 does come with both the cylindrical bristle/silicon brush and the standard beater brush which is included in the Neato XV-11.

Please do not hesitate if you need anything else.

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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby FiReBReTHa » April 17th, 2012, 10:52 am

did any one check to see if it was being released april this year or next ? :D
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby voicegy » April 17th, 2012, 12:23 pm

FiReBReTHa wrote:did any one check to see if it was being released april this year or next ? :D


Available in May of 2012 (this year, next month) available for pre-order via Amazon.
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby voicegy » April 17th, 2012, 12:25 pm

MarkProper wrote:Update:

I got a reply back from robotshop.can confirming the xv-21 with come with both the bristles brush and original beater bar.

:D


That's very interesting information, thank you. I'm REALLY interested in the manual that will come with this as how the company will explain to the customer what brush choice should be used for what scenario's.

In that same vein, I'm assuming that the XV-21 will come with ONLY the "hepa" filter and will forgo the regular single flat layer filter entirely?
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby FiReBReTHa » April 17th, 2012, 12:30 pm

voicegy wrote:
FiReBReTHa wrote:did any one check to see if it was being released april this year or next ? :D


Available in May of 2012 (this year, next month) available for pre-order via Amazon.



herpaderp.

I confused two products i am waiting for, the new sight is april then the xv next month. I just need the new bristle brush!!!! :)
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Re: Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Vacuum

Postby voicegy » April 17th, 2012, 12:45 pm

FiReBReTHa wrote:
voicegy wrote:
FiReBReTHa wrote:did any one check to see if it was being released april this year or next ? :D

Available in May of 2012 (this year, next month) available for pre-order via Amazon.


herpaderp.

I confused two products i am waiting for, the new sight is april then the xv next month. I just need the new bristle brush!!!! :)


Oh, sorry, my bad. My high assumption would be to check Neato's web site between April 29th - May 3rd for the offering of the "pet brush and filter" option for current XV-11 owners. (Of course, that's what you've likely already planned on doing anyway!) :wink:
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