Deik Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Review

Deik Robot Vacuum

The upgraded Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner comes with improved suction, versatile cleaning modes, and a 3-point cleaning system.

It still doesn’t have smart features like WiF app control, but that’s no surprise considering it’s cheaper than most robotic vacuum cleaners.

It does a great job on the floor, however, picking up pet hair and dust with ease. It efficiently cleans edges and corners and has no problem vacuuming low to medium-pile carpets.

Our Impression - Deik Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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Summary

The Deik robot vacuum lacks a lot of advanced features, but it is really inexpensive and does a fine job cleaning hard floors and low pile carpet. But beware of its height – it’s got monster truck tires.

Great for:
• Vinyl
• Hardwood
• Low and medium-pile carpets
• Tile
• Linoleum
• Homes with pets

Avoid if:
You prefer a smart robot vacuum that can connect to WiFi. It’s also not the best choice if you are looking for a 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping robot – the new Deik robot doesn’t have a mopping function.

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Overall Impression

Deik Robot Vacuum

The first thing you should note is that Deik has made a significant change in the new robot vacuum. It no longer includes a mopping function.

Unlike the previous model, this one doesn’t come with a water tank or mopping pads. It’s just a vacuuming robot now.

But they have upgraded other features. For example, it has more powerful suction, multiple cleaning modes, and an improved brush system.

Overall, the Deik robot is impressive, especially for its price. Like many other budget robot vacuums that recently hit the market, the Deik manages to provide near-Roomba-level cleaning ability with far fewer features – at less than half the price.

Unless you are looking for a smart robot that you can connect to WiFi and control from your phone or smart speaker, the Deik robot vacuum is an excellent choice for cleaning a single room or space – as long as it doesn’t have deep pile carpet and you don’t need to mop.


Cleaning Ability

Deik Robot Vacuum

With 1200Pa in suction power, the Deik robot vacuum has no trouble picking up all kinds of debris from hard floors as well as carpeting.

It can vacuum up dust, food crumbs, and pet hair.

The powerful suction is part of Deik’s 3-point cleaning system which also includes two side brushes and a wide rolling brush.

The side brushes sweep in dirt from the sides and along the edges and corners.

The main roller brush helps loosen any stuck dirt on the floor and also picks up pet hair. It is very useful in getting pet hair and dander from the carpet. They’ve made it more extensive to make it better at picking pet hair and to prevent it from tangling on rugs.

The vacuum uses a 3D HEPA filter which can capture even the smallest bits of dirt and allergens. This makes for cleaner indoor air and is especially beneficial if there’s someone at home with allergies or asthma.

All the dirt is collected into an extra-large 0.9L bin which takes just a couple of seconds to remove and empty.

Note that despite its billing, this is not a deep-cleaning vacuum. Even pricey brands like Neato and Roomba don’t really deep clean carpets.

This cleaner just helps you keep your home clean in between the more intensive weekend vacuuming runs. So keep your old vacuum around, you are still going to need it.

The Deik robot vacuum is handy if you have pets around, though. You can set it on a daily cleaning schedule, and you won’t have to worry about finding pet hair everywhere.

Note: If your pets shed a lot of hair, I recommend getting a more capable robot vacuum designed to tackle pet hair. See my roundup of the best pet hair robotic vacuums.


Cleaning Modes

Deik Robot Vacuum

The Deik robot vacuum has five cleaning modes which you can select from the remote control.

  1. Auto cleaning – this is the default mode. In this mode, the robot will clean wherever it can reach until the battery gets low. It will then automatically go back to the charging dock. But it does not resume cleaning after charging.
  2. Spot cleaning– the robot cleans around a particular spot for 1-2 minutes. Ideal for cleaning up messes or an area with concentrated dirt such as the entryway.
  3. Wall follow cleaning – the robot cleans around the room’s perimeter by following the wall line. This mode is ideal for cleaning accumulated dirt along the edges and in corners.
  4. Turbo boost cleaning– the robot increases suction power for better vacuuming. Ideal for cleaning extra-dirty floors or the carpet. Note that this mode increases noise level and reduces battery life.
  5. S-shaped cleaning– the robot uses a built-in gyro sensor to clean along with an S pattern. This mode is useful when you are cleaning a single room.

Navigation

Deik Robot Vacuum

The Deik robot vacuum has three navigation options.

You can select the S cleaning mode, and it will follow an S pattern. There is the auto cleaning mode which sends the robot on a random pattern around the room. You can also navigate the robot manually using the directional buttons on the remote control.

None of these navigation options are as smart as what you get in a premium robot vacuum. The Neato Botvac D7, for example, uses lasers to scan and map out the floor and select the most optimal path.

The Deik robot isn’t nearly as smart or as efficient as that, but it gets the job done – though at a slower pace.

This robot vacuum includes two types of sensors to help it navigate around the room.

There’s a cliff sensor at the bottom which keeps the vacuum from tumbling down the stairs.

At the front, there’s an infrared sensor for detecting obstacles in its path. When it detects the wall or furniture, it will slow down, bump into it gently and then change its path.

One of the unique features of this robot is its extra-large wheels. They are 2.5 cm (1″) wide and look like miniature versions of tough off-road tires.

These monster tires help the Deik vacuum move easily over different types of floors and climb over thresholds. It can cross any barrier 1.5 cm high or less.

The vacuum itself has a low profile. It should be able to clean under most furniture without getting stuck.

If the battery gets low while it cleans, it will automatically return to the charging dock. This works as expected most of the time – but it occasionally loses its way, and the battery dies before it gets to the dock.

It doesn’t have auto-recharge and resume. If you want it to keep cleaning after charging, you’ll have to restart it yourself.


Automation and Scheduling

Deik Robot Vacuum

The Deik doesn’t include much in the way of automation.

Apart from the auto-recharge feature, it’s a pretty basic robot with just the essentials it needs for cleaning.

But you can set a weekly schedule, and it will start cleaning automatically at the set time.

The scheduling is not flexible, though. Once you set a specific time, it applies to all the days in the week.

You cannot set a different time for each day or turn auto-cleaning off on some days.


What It Misses

This is a budget robot vacuum, so don’t expect much from it regarding smart features. It has no WiFi connectivity which means there is a whole lot of cool stuff you can’t do.

For example, you cannot set the schedule from your phone or receive cleaning notifications. You also cannot control the robot with Alexa or Google assistant, and you cannot integrate it into your smart home.

If you want all these features, you’ll have to spend at least $300 on a model like the Neato BotVac D3 or Roomba 690.

But for its price, there’s really nothing to complain about. It cleans well and is easy to use.

The scheduling feature is also not too bad, but I wish they’d made it a bit more flexible. Even just the ability to turn off auto-cleaning on certain days would have been great.

But it’s not a big deal. You can turn off all schedules on those days you don’t want the robot to vacuum and then turn it back on afterward.

Another concern is the robot’s height. The extra-large bin and wheels make it taller than most robot vacuums. While it should still be able to access most areas, it may have trouble going under extra-low furniture.


Maintenance

Deik Robot Vacuum

Because it doesn’t have a mopping module, maintenance for the new Deik robot is really easy.

After each cleaning, remove the bin and empty it. Dust the HEPA filter and wipe down the airways and sensors on the vacuum.

This ensures that nothing is blocking the flow of air into the vacuum.

It also keeps the sensors working properly. Dusty sensors can cause the robot to hit obstacles or fall down the stairs.

Use the included brush cleaning tool to get rid of any pet hair and debris that has stuck on the brushes.

Once a week, check the vacuum for any lodged debris especially in the wheels and brushes.

The electrical contacts that connect to the charging dock also need to be cleaned from time to time. If they get dirty or corroded, the vacuum will fail to charge. Use a dry cloth to wipe them clean.

The filter, brushes, and wheels also need to be replaced periodically. Check the manual on how often you should replace these components.

Bonus: This robot vacuum comes with two extra side brushes and one extra HEPA filter. So you won’t have to buy replacements immediately.


Pros

  • Really Affordable – great value for your money.
  • A 3-in-1 cleaning system that leaves your floor spotless.
  • Powerful suction for better carpet cleaning.
  • Versatile cleaning modes.
  • Easy to use and maintain.
  • Auto-return home and recharge works great.

Cons

  • No scanning and mapping
  • Scheduling could be more flexible,
  • No auto-resume. It only auto-recharges.

Specifications

Dimensions: 13.8 x 13.8 x 3.4 inches

Weight: 11.5lbs

Running time: 90-120 minutes depending on the suction power

Recharge time: Around 3 hours

Remote control: yes

Self-charging: yes

Recharge and resume: no

Scheduling: yes

Multi-room navigation: no

Entire level cleaning: no

WiFi: No

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