NEATO XV SIG­NA­TURE PRO

$899, from www.astell.com.sg Charge time: 3hr. Run time: Up to 1hr 10min. Ex­tras: None.

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CLEAN­ING PROW­ESS Su­perb. It picked up all the cof­fee pow­der in its path. It doesn’t have swirling brushes to sweep out dust from cor­ners and fur­ni­ture legs, but the ad­van­tage is that it sucks up crumbs in­stead of brush­ing them around.

SEN­SI­TIV­ITY TO OB­STA­CLES It veered away from pieces of fur­ni­ture, bump­ing into them only oc­ca­sion­ally.

EASE OF USE It lost points for con­ve­nience – there’s no re­mote con­trol, so I had to bend down to reach the but­tons on the ap­pli­ance to nav­i­gate the menu. Plus, it can’t be di­rected to clean spe­cific spots, un­like the rest. But its dust bin is eas­ily re­moved by lift­ing a top cover.

NOISE The loud­est in the lineup, this roared like a truck. It drowned out the TV set and I couldn’t talk on the phone while it was in the room. Best to leave it home alone to clean.

VERDICT The most pow­er­ful ma­chine for the most spot­less clean-up, if you don’t mind the racket and the lack of a re­mote con­trol.

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