Definitely a different, duller sound coming out of the kobold. In fact, it is really noticeable that the wheel motors is louder than the fan noise. On the neato the fan noise and wheel motors are roughly on par. I have found the brush on the kobold trapping much less hair for some reason than the xv25. To be honest I do not know why this is.
I have also noticed the vr100 has a "flatter" air-path to the dirt bin than the neato. Seems to be better as would provide less resistance. Also a relatively simple mod for neato owners if indeed it makes a difference.
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on February 2nd, 2013, 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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