The advanced robot vacuum features LiDAR navigation, edge cleaning, auto mop lifting and washing, Siri voice commands, and AI-powered dirt-sensing technology to focus on dirtier sections of the home.
The holiday season is probably the best time to splurge when it comes to fancy technology as such products typically receive steep discounts around this time. The AI-powered Narwal Freo robot mop and vacuum definitely falls into this category as it is currently on sale at Amazon for $800 USD down from its initial launch price of $1200 from now until December 3.
The Freo is more advanced than earlier robot vacuums like the Roborock S4 especially when it comes to mopping. More specifically, the base station houses separate compartments for clean water, waste water, and detergent with the ability to automatically clean the integrated mop in between sessions.
A key drawback to the Freo is that it only accepts formulated liquid detergent from the manufacturer which must be ordered online. A small 930 ml bottle retails for almost $50 compared to brick-and-mortar detergents that are just a fraction of the price. This proprietary approach from Narwal can make buying detergent feel like buying overpriced printer ink as a result. You can simply forgo the mopping feature of the Freo, of course, but the excellent mopping function is one of the main reasons fur purchasing the Freo in the first place.
Expect our full review on the Freo in the coming weeks. Its new sale price puts the Narwal vacuum much closer to other advanced robot vacuums with similar features.
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Allen Ngo – Lead Editor U.S. – 5149 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2011
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
Allen Ngo, 2023-11-21 (Update: 2023-11-21)