Nowadays it is difficult to imagine the implementation of various tasks without a technique that helps us save time and makes them significantly simpler and more efficient. One of its representatives is a robot vacuum cleaner, which is a more technological version of a conventional vacuum cleaner, which has long become a reliable assistant to people in the fight against dirt and dust. These devices have not yet gained such popularity, but it can already be said for certain that their use eliminates the need for cleaning, as they cope with this process quite well and independently. And in this article we will talk about robotic vacuum cleaners of the Japanese brand Panda, whose products have already proven themselves to be excellently recommended in the Russian market.
The Panda trademark is the property of the company of the same name from Japan. It is interesting that in domestic open spaces it is represented by a company that has the same name. In general, we can say that the company decided not to come up with a bicycle and did not change the name anywhere. In general, the brand’s equipment is of high quality, like any other, to which the Japanese are related. And there is no doubt that the solutions presented under this brand will be distinguished by multifunctionality and stability.
An important advantage of this brand is that it does not overestimate the price of its products compared to competitors.
This allows Panda devices to be implemented as a low-cost technology. And the most interesting thing is that a number of functions that are in expensive solutions from other companies can be found here for affordable money.
Another interesting point that cannot be ignored is that the technologies for creating robotic vacuum cleaners were created in China. At first, Lilin was engaged in their development and implementation, but it did not manage to enter the world markets due to the fact that it was Panda that bought it.
Then the engineers of the Japanese company continued to develop the Chinese partners, improved them, increased the functionality of the models, gave them a more interesting and popular design, after which the first models already under the Panda brand began to enter the markets, which caused an unprecedented interest of buyers. To date, robotic vacuum cleaners of this brand are very popular not only in Asian, but in European and, in particular, in the Russian market.
In Russia there is even a fairly large online store, which makes it possible to purchase a robot vacuum cleaner of this brand, wherever the buyer is.
In general, this brand deserves only positive reviews, because its technique is a combination of the highest Japanese quality and low price.
Panda X900 Wet Clean
The first model, which we pay a little attention to, has the name Panda X900 Wet Clean. This robotic vacuum cleaner can produce both dry and wet cleaning. Its dust collector is equipped with a cyclone filter with a capacity of 400 ml and a fine filter. The model has a cleaning zone limiter in the form of a virtual wall, equipped with a soft bumper, brushes on the sides and a screen. This model works from a nickel-cadmium battery. On the charge, the robot can work for about two hours, and recharging the battery to 100% is carried out in five hours. When cleaning, the noise level will be about 50 dB. Its weight is about 3 kilograms.
Panda X600 Pet Series
Panda X600 Pet Series is another representative of the cleaning equipment of the brand in question. Like the previous model, it can carry out two types of cleaning. The dust collection tank is represented by a cyclone filter with a half-liter capacity and is equipped with a fine-cleaning filter. The device has side brushes, a bumper, a backlit screen and a remote control. The limiter for the place of cleaning here is a virtual wall. Powered by a 2000 mAh nickel-metal hydride battery. It can last about 90 minutes on a charge, and a full battery charge takes five hours. Also equipped with 15 optical type sensors. Its power consumption is 25 watts, and the suction is slightly less - 22 watts. The mass is 3 kilograms, and the noise level emitted during operation is 50 dB.
Panda X950 Absolute
Panda X950 Absolute is considered one of the most successful models of this brand. It, like the solutions presented above, is both dry and washing. There is no dust collector, and there is only a compartment equipped with a cyclone type filter and a fine filter. Its volume is 400 milliliters. The battery here is represented by a 2000 mAh nickel-metal hydride battery, thanks to which the vacuum cleaner can work from it for 2 hours. A fully charged battery in 5 hours. The mass of this “baby” is 3 kilograms, and the level of noise emitted during cleaning will be slightly higher than that of previous solutions - 65 dB. It has a lot of modes, including “delayed start”, as well as turbo mode.
Another model worth noting is the Panda I5. This vacuum cleaner is a combined type, that is, it can carry out cleaning of two types. It does not have a turbo brush, but the suction power is increased to 125 W, which is an extremely large indicator for vacuum cleaners of this brand. Moreover, the power can be highly regulated depending on the category of coverage on which this vacuum cleaner operates. This model works on a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 7000 mAh. This charge is enough to clean a room of 240 square meters. meters. When discharged, the Panda I5 automatically returns to the station to recharge. The model has four cleaning modes, each of which has its own characteristics. It is possible to set the inclusion of the device on a schedule.
The model is even equipped with a video camera, so this device can even work as a watchman for the home.
The advantages of this model will be:
- excellent cleaning efficiency;
- low noise during operation;
- excellent navigation mechanism;
- the presence of remote control.
Among the shortcomings are:
- high price of the device;
- lack of ability to program the device for a week.
Panda iPlus X500 Pro
Another model that deserves attention is the Panda iPlus X500 Pro. This vacuum cleaner is an excellent combination of the highest performance and affordable price. Interestingly, this solution is not equipped with a charger, which means that when the battery is exhausted, the vacuum cleaner will need to be charged manually. The device can work on one charge for about 2 hours, during which it manages to clean up to 80 square meters. m square. Charging the device to 100% percent is carried out in 4 hours.
It should be noted that this option is designed only for dry cleaning and is equipped with two modes.
The model is also equipped with infrared and ultrasonic sensors. Also, the device can itself adjust the suction power depending on the category of coating with which it works.
The only drawback is the lack of a so-called virtual wall in the kit.
The next model to be mentioned is the Panda X7. She is quite popular and technological. It is combined, that is, it can carry out not only dry, but also wet cleaning. Note that this model has a trash bin with a volume of 0.6 liters. There are 5 cleaning modes. In addition, this robot vacuum cleaner is powered by a 2500 mAh lithium-ion battery. On a charge it can work up to 2 hours, and charge up to 5 hours. Its power is 1800 watts. In addition, the model independently returns to base upon discharge. Separately, it should be noted the presence of a turbo brush and a pair of side brushes, as well as the ability to control from a smartphone and the presence of a remote control.
Such a solution will be an excellent assistant in the house during work.
Panda x1 clever
Another model that needs attention is the Panda X1 Clever. This device is considered one of the best solutions from the manufacturer in terms of price and quality. It runs on a 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery. This is enough to work on a charge for a couple of hours. A full charge of the device takes 3 hours. In total, this robot vacuum cleaner is designed for 1000 recharge cycles. It should be said that it is distinguished from other models by an extremely low noise level - only 45 dB. The model is equipped with a cyclone-type filter, as well as a pair of side brushes, a liquid container and a brush to care for the dust bag. In addition, there is a virtual wall function, which is why the kit comes with a magnetic limiter.
Separately, it should be said that there is also an ultraviolet lamp, which kills 98% of microbes. The volume of the dust bag here is about 0.7 liters.
The device is also equipped with 4 types of sensors and the ability to program cleaning according to a schedule.
Panda Soteco XP
Under this brand, another rather unusual series of vacuum cleaners is produced. Its name is Panda Soteco XP. One of its representatives will be the PANDA 440 GA XP model. This device is called a vacuum cleaner and does not have the same shape as we used to see with conventional vacuum cleaners. It looks more like a kind of bulb on wheels. This vacuum cleaner is not a robot and is a normal model, capable of performing both dry and wet cleaning. The weight of this device is as much as 24 kilograms. The dirt collection mechanism here is a tank with a volume of 62 liters. The power of this device is 4200 W, and the maximum level of emitted noise is 75 dB.
In general, as you can see, the range of Panda robotic vacuum cleaners is quite extensive. Thanks to this, each user will be able to find for himself a solution that will suit him the most and will satisfy his needs as much as possible.
How to choose?
It should be said that the choice of a robot vacuum cleaner is an extremely responsible and important matter. After all, the cost of such equipment will be significantly higher than ordinary analogues. At least for this reason, the potential buyer should not make a mistake in choosing. Otherwise, for a considerable amount of money you can get an almost useless thing. Therefore, we consider the criteria that allows you to make the right and competent choice.
The first important criterion will be the maximum harvesting area. The fact is that each robot vacuum cleaner is characterized by a certain number of square meters, which it can clean on a single charge. This indicator should not be neglected. Usually it is indicated in the data sheet of the device.
For the device to work properly, it must be able to remove more on one charge than the amount of area with which it will supposedly work.
The next important criterion is the battery. It is best to choose a device with the maximum possible battery capacity. The higher this indicator, the more robotic vacuum cleaner can work. Weak and poor-quality solutions are those whose capacity will be lower than 2500 mAh. It is better to buy models with indicators from 5000 to 7000 mAh.
But not only the battery capacity will be important, but also its type. The cheapest are nickel-metal hydride batteries, which are designated Ni-Mh. Higher quality will be lithium-ion with the designation Li-Ion or lithium-polymer analogues with the designation Li-Pol. The latter will be especially good. They are now only conquering the market, but are considered safe, environmentally friendly and light.
The third aspect is the container. The capacity of the garbage collection compartment will determine the continuous operation time of the robot cleaner. If you have more housing with an area of more than 80 square meters, then it is better to choose models with a capacity from half to one liter. A capacity of 0.5 liters will be enough to clean a room ranging in size from 50 to 80 square meters. If the area is smaller, then a rubbish bin with a volume of 0.3 liters is suitable. But it is better to take the model "with a margin." In this case, it will have to be cleaned somewhat less frequently.
Another point is the device configuration. When choosing a robot, you need to pay attention to what comes with it. The manufacturer usually does not skimp on accessories for his models and produces filters, various side brushes, as well as other trifles.
Another component will be technical aspects, type of power and so on. It is better to choose the device that has the highest suction power. Indeed, the higher this parameter is, the higher its efficiency will be. You should also pay attention to the noise level. The most silent robots work, making noise at the level of 50 dB. The average value is 60 dB. Everything above can create discomfort for households.
The height of the vacuum cleaner will be another important factor, no matter how strange it sounds. The fact is that the lower the device, the easier it is for him to carry out cleaning under the furniture. There are miniature models on the market with a height of less than 6 centimeters. But usually the height of such devices is from 7.5 to 9 centimeters.
Such a height will be enough so that the vacuum cleaner can safely pass under most of the furniture with a small height.
The next aspect that deserves attention is the cleaning method. All considered devices can be divided into three large categories. The former can carry out exclusively dry cleaning. They are devices that suck in dust and debris for themselves, where there is a special hole equipped with a brush or without it. Depending on the given moment, robots can qualitatively clean certain floor coverings.
Models that perform floor cleaning first spray the liquid, wash the floor with it, and then collect it in a dirty liquid container. There is a third variety - combined solutions.
The next criterion is spatial orientation. Any such device has its own navigation mechanism, which can have laser sensors, sensors and cameras. The option with sensors is the cheapest, but such devices usually only randomly move around the apartment. Other decisions can already make room maps and get directions.
Additional options can also be an advantage.
In general, it should be said that choosing a robot vacuum cleaner can be very difficult due to the large number of criteria. But if you understand them, you can choose the most effective device for the home.
At the beginning of use, errors will inevitably occur related to understanding the operation of the device.
First of all, after acquiring a vacuum cleaner, it will be necessary to assemble it - install brushes, put a garbage container and so on. The next item to be completed is charging the device to 100%. For some reason, users think that if the vacuum cleaner comes already charged, then it does not need to be recharged before first use. This is an erroneous opinion, since any battery, even a lithium-ion one, has the so-called "memory effect", due to which the battery slowly loses its charge. Therefore, you first need to charge the device. The next step is to familiarize yourself with the instructions and inspect the sensors and buttons directly on the vacuum cleaner itself.
If the kit comes with a remote control, then you should understand what it controls.
Also, it will not be superfluous to read the instruction manual, as many neglect this item. And only after that it is already possible to activate the device and start using it.
As a rule, there are several buttons on the remote control that activate various cleaning programs. One will be ordinary, the other will be fast, and the third will be local. It often happens that the device can be controlled even from a distance.
As soon as the dust collector of the device is full, the indication will let you know. It must be cleaned in order to prevent overloading the device and not create an unnecessary load on its main components. It should be said that at some point the vacuum cleaner will discharge and stop moving. If he does not return to the base on his own, then he should be taken there to recharge.
As a rule, a full charge of the device will be visible when special indicators light up. After that, the robot vacuum cleaner can be used again for cleaning. In general, there are no special subtleties in the operation of such devices.
But to disclose the full functionality of the device and its correct operation, it will not be superfluous to familiarize yourself with the instructions before use and figure out how this or that function of the vacuum cleaner is activated.
Most users note the really good quality of such vacuum cleaners. And they clean literally any garbage. Also, users who have small apartments are satisfied that one charge is enough for a full cleaning.
In general, there are quite a few negative reviews. Among the shortcomings, users note that often devices crash into furniture, as well as get stuck in carpeting and cannot get out of it without the help of a person.
A number of users note that within a year the battery capacity drops, although most likely the reason for this is that the model has a cheap battery and nothing more.
Some note a virtually silent operation when compared to a conventional vacuum cleaner, as well as unpretentiousness in operation and maintenance.
In general, judging by the user reviews, the robot vacuum cleaner is an excellent solution for those who are looking for a reliable assistant in cleaning the house. And Panda robotic vacuum cleaners will be an excellent choice for anyone who appreciates Japanese quality, excellent cleanliness and manufacturability and wants to get all this for quite little money.
You can watch the review of the Panda X500 Pet Series Red robot vacuum cleaner in the next video