Ro­botic vac­uum clean­ers.

A push of a but­ton – that’s all it takes to start th­ese ma­chines clean­ing. LIM TSIAO HUI puts five ro­botic vac­uum clean­ers through their paces.

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WHAT TH­ESE VACS DO AND DON’T DO

THEY’RE GREAT FOR… • Pick­ing up dust, crumbs and small par­ti­cles, es­pe­cially from hard-to-reach ar­eas like un­der beds and so­fas. • Pre-pro­grammed clean­ing. Set your ro­botic cleaner to work at 2am and wake up to a spick and span liv­ing room! WHAT THEY’RE NOT SO GOOD FOR… • Lit­ter like tis­sue pa­per or sticky notes – pick th­ese up first. But they can push aside light items like soft toys and books. • Tight spa­ces. If they can’t fit into a spot, they can’t clean it ei­ther, al­though those with swiv­el­ling side brushes may be able to swipe dust around cor­ners and fur­ni­ture legs. • They can’t mount a raised floor­ing level or climb stairs, al­though the sen­sor pre­vents them from fall­ing off.

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