The Infinuvo CleanMate robotic vacuum cleaner costs much less than other robovacs, but according to user reviews, it doesn't work as well as the more expensive Neato Robotics XV-11 (*Est. $400) or iRobot Roomba 560 (*Est. $350). There isn't a huge amount of reviewer feedback for the Infinuvo CleanMate, which comes in two versions. The QQ-2 returns to its docking station when the battery runs down, while the older QQ-1 does not. We found more feedback for the older QQ-1, but aside from that one feature, the two work in the same way.
Owners say the CleanMate QQ-1 vacuum works best on hard floors and low-pile rugs; in fact, the manufacturer's website warns not to use it at all on plush carpeting. Most owners find the low price appealing, but there are some complaints about the battery: It lasts for about 70 minutes on a single charge, but takes around four hours to fully recharge. The CleanMate can't be scheduled to clean in advance, but a remote control is included. Many owners say they appreciate the UV disinfecting light, but a few question its effectiveness. The Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-2 has a compartment for inserting a scent packet which will freshen your home as the vacuum works, a feature many owners appreciate. Overall, most owners say the Infinuvo robotic vacuum is worth the money.
About two dozen owners post reviews of the Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-1 to Amazon.com; there aren't yet any reviews for the QQ-2. We also found a few additional owner-written reviews at Epinions.com. We found the most detailed review of the CleanMate QQ-1 on TechAbsorbed.com, although this review is several years old.
More than 30 owners contribute to an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. The most common complaint is that the battery lasts only about 70 minutes on a single charge, yet it takes about four hours to fully recharge. Overall, most consumers are pleased with the quality of cleaning the QQ-1 offers for the price. The QQ-2 is sold here, but it hasn't yet received reviews as of this writing.
Review: Infinuvo QQ-1 CleanMate 365-Intelligent Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Red, Contributors to Amazon.com
This detailed review provides a thorough description of the QQ-1 robotic vacuum cleaner in use and the various features of this unit, such as the UV disinfecting light. The author says that the Infinuvo QQ-1 isn't great at picking up larger pieces of debris, but that it's a useful tool for regular maintenance of low-pile carpets and hard floors.
Review: CleanMate 365 (QQ-1), Emily Corkery, Feb. 11, 2006
Just a couple owners have reviewed the Infinuvo QQ-1 at the time of our visit, contributing to an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. One reviewer says the QQ-1 does an excellent job removing pet hair from her two large Labradors.
Review: Infinuvo QQ-1 Robotic Vacuum, Contributors to Epinions.com