Clearobo – Robot Vacuum Cleaner for my Jetsons House

Clearobo – Robot Vacuum Cleaner for my Jetsons House

They promised us jetpacks. They promised us robots. They promised us four day work weeks. A few of those things are finally on the market, including a plethora of robot vacuums. I have been trying out the Clearobo, and I like its many features. The three hour run time is enough for it to slither around my house, gobbling up the pet hair left by Chunky our cat. Although I will have to wait for a future generation of the Clearobo to vacuum Chunky’s favorite chair, I am happy the way Clearobo covers the floor.

The unit comes with an app feature, which I will eventually dive into. For now, I like setting it loose to do its work. The “laser smart navigation” sends it to every nook and cranny. I still enjoy watching it scoot around, looking very productive in its seemingly random journey.

Chunky has become accustomed to Clearobo, a nice truce has settled over the house.

The mop functionality is great for ensuring dust is adequately swept up during Clearobo’s trek. The multi-floor functionality is also clever. I use the restricted zone functionality so that it avoids the fringes on our Asian rugs; Clearobo otherwise gets hung up in those areas.

I have yet to run down the battery run time, but apparently Clearobo knows when it’s time to head for home and recharge. That is comforting.

The unit offers a ‘quiet’ mode in case I want to be in the room when Clearobo is underway, but I prefer to think of it like a dishwasher: turn it on and let it complete its cycle. There are three other modes, and Clearobo can cross thresholds up to ¾” which is impressive.

The future arrives every day, but Clearobo has me believing a bit more strongly about George Jetson.

But, where is my jetpack?


Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.