If you like to keep up with the latest technology you might be interested in Samsung’s latest robot vacuum the Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum. The latest robot vacuums tend to have the latest in cleaning options and features and the R9350 is no different.
When buying a robot vacuum most people are wanting the ability to press a button or if using Alexa tell the vacuum to clean and it will go away and do the job. We’ll be checking in this review what features are included and whether this robot vacuum measures up in the customer reviews.
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Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum Review
- World’s Most Powerful Suction with 70X more suction power* -Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
- Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor – Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles
- Wi-Fi Connectivity – Works with Amazon Alexa – Remotely control your robot vacuum with your smartphone, or voice control with Amazon Alexa***
- CycloneForce Technology – More consistent power with less clogging**
- Point Cleaning – Simply point for on-demand vacuum cleaning.
The Samsung POWERbot R9350 is a D-shape robot vacuum rather than circular and what that does is allow them to use the long side to site the rotary brush underneath to give the widest brush length for more thorough cleaning.
How it works
The Samsung POWERbot R9350 has control buttons on the top of the casing that can be pressed to control the machine. It also comes with a remote control which also allows you to control the cleaning and you can use it to direct your vacuum to a certain place before starting. You can download the app and pair your Samsung to your phone and control via the app or finally you can pair with an Alexa device and control your vacuum via voice command.
There is the auto clean which is what you will use the majority of the time, the spot clean which cleans in a small area around where you place it or you have manual clean where you can use the remote to direct where you want the vacuum to clean.
The POWERbot R9350 has 3 modes of cleaning that you can choose, the max mode which has the highest suction and really gathers up dirt and dust. You have the option of normal mode which cleans with a medium suction level. If you vacuum your house daily this might be a suitable option for maintenance cleaning. You also have the which will clean with less noise but at a lower suction level.
The 12 inch combo brush has been specially designed so that it can efficiently pick up pet hair and not get too tangled up giving you less maintenance. It also helps loosen any dirt particles in carpets along the whole length of the brush and the powerful suction cleans it all up. This Samsung robot vacuum has a cycloneforce cleaning system which stores the dust and dirt in an outer chamber so it doesn’t affect the suction of the vacuum. The dustbin and the filter are both washable.
When you set your Samsung R9350 cleaning it will use the laser sensors on the top to map the area and all the objects within. It will improve it’s efficiency every time it cleans. Once it maps the area it will use a linear pattern to cover the whole area of the room. If it cleans the room and runs out of charge it will return to the place is stopped to complete the clean after it has been back to the dock for recharging.
The docking unit comes in the pack. It needs to be placed against a wall with some space around it so that the vacuum can have enough space to manoeuvre itself into position on the charging points. The dock needs to be powered on all of the time so it can recharge the vacuum when required and when the POWERbot R9350 is cleaning it will be sending signals so that the vacuum can return to it when finished. It takes approximately 240 minutes for a full charge when you first receive your vacuum and then it will show full on the display when it’s done.
You can set the scheduling either by using your phone via the app or by using the remote control. The POWERbot should be on the charging dock while you are setting up the schedule. You have a choice of setting just one day or setting every day of the week at the time of your choice. You can then go out and about your business and let the robot vacuum pick up the slack in the cleaning chore.
Download the Samsung Smart Home app and follow their instructions for opening and account and logging in. You will need to pair the app with your Samsung POWERbot R9350 and the instructions are included with your vacuum. Once you have done that you can use your app to control your robotic vacuum, use it to schedule cleaning and you also have an option to select the rooms that it cleans depending on the maps that it has managed to get while cleaning. It can depend on your house and flooring how well it can create a floorplan but if it can manage it you can select which areas to clean and press go and your POWERbot will clean which area you have selected
You will receive with your robot vacuum some magnetic boundary markers which you can place in areas of your home that you don’t want your robot to go near. If you have delicate floor vases which could be knocked over or even your pet food and water bowl which you prefer it to bypass then you can place down this marker strip and it will ignore that area.
Most customers are very happy with the power of the cleaner, it can handle carpets and pet hair very well. They find it can find it’s way around a room and manage it’s way around obstacles no problem. They have no issues with scheduling cleaning and for the most part the robot vacuum finds it’s way back to the dock.
The issues buyers have found are problems with connection to the app, it seems it’s quite a lengthy process. There is also battery problems on some units which can’t be changed and have to go back to Samsung to change. Some people have had problems with it mapping the rooms and having it get stuck in areas.
If you love picking up the latest gadgets and you need a robot vacuum that has plenty of suction to deal with pet hair then you should consider the Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum. You know it’s going to work efficiently because it has laser mapping, it will set the best route and follow that, manoeuvring around obstacles in it’s way. You can use the app for the latest technology in choosing your mapped cleaning or you have the option to use the remote control. Better still if you have an Echo device just ask Alexa to send your vacuum to clean and you can sit back and let it.