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The Proscenic 790T is an affordable robot vacuum and mop with premium features, including smart mapping, remote app control, and Alexa compatibility.
Full-featured robot vacuums are getting cheaper. 790T is a perfect example of this trend.
But it doesn’t just boast smart features; it’s also pretty good when it comes to cleaning.
The 1200Pa motor picks up dust and pet hair on all kinds of floors, including carpeting.
It can also sweep and mop hard floors.
Read on for our full review of the Proscenic 790T robot vacuum and mop.
Our Impression – Proscenic 790T Robot Vacuum and Mop
An affordable 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop that comes with plenty of smart features including Alexa compatibility, remote app control, and smart navigation.
• Low and medium-pile carpets
• Pet hair
• Multi-room cleaning
• Small and medium-size homes
You prefer a tried and tested brand like Roomba or Neato even though their robot vacuums cost more. The 790T is also not ideal for large homes or very thick carpets.
Nowadays, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a Roomba or some other premium brand to get a robot vacuum with cool features.
Budget robot vacuums like the Proscenic 790T now come with many of the smart features you get in premium models.
With the 790T for example, you get Wi-Fi connectivity and remote app control features previously reserved for mid-range and expensive robot vacuums.
For those who don’t find the need to control the vacuum from an app or find the Wi-Fi setup process too tedious, the 790T can also work without an internet connection. It comes with a traditional remote control.
The 790T also has smart navigation, though it’s not as capable or intelligent as the LaserSmart navigation system in Neato robots or the iAdapt system in Roombas.
Smart features aside, the Proscenic 790T does a great job on the floor.
It picks up most kinds of debris with ease, cleans multiple types of floors, and doesn’t miss any spots.
The mopping feature is also an excellent addition for homes with hard flooring.
Overall, the Proscenic 790T is a great choice for those who are looking for a capable smart robot vacuum and mop that is available at affordable price.
The biggest concern for most people buying one of these low-cost robot vacuums is whether they’ll be any good at cleaning.
Worry not; the Proscenic 790T is just as good as most other robot vacuums that cost double.
It picks up pet hair, dust, food crumbs, and other small debris on any type of floor including carpets.
It has a surprisingly powerful motor considering the price range. At 1200Pa, the motor provides strong suction that can pick up just about anything.
To provide a thorough cleaning, the 790T has a 3-stage cleaning process.
Sweep: Two side brushes sweep dust and pet hair into the robot’s path for vacuuming. The side brushes are especially useful when the robot is cleaning along the edges and in corners. They can reach and sweep in the dirt the robot’s suction port can’t reach. A V-shaped bristle brush at the bottom loosens stubborn debris and agitates deep-seated debris on carpeting. It also pushes debris and pet hair inside the suction port.
Vacuum: A powerful suction system vacuums loose debris into the bin. The suction is powerful enough for low and medium pile carpets. For thicker carpets, use a traditional vacuum cleaner.
Mop: The robot can mop as it vacuums and sweeps hard floors. It won’t replace the thoroughness of a traditional mop, but you don’t have to mop as often. Remember to remove the mop when the robot is vacuuming the carpet. Also, do not add any cleaning agent to the water as it can damage the internal components. If you need to use a cleaning agent, apply it on the washcloth or directly on the floor.
As with most robot vacuums, the 790T may miss some debris in corners and may not be able to clean under low furniture.
It also struggles with very thick carpets. Even for low and medium pile carpets, you still need to deep clean them occasionally with a traditional vacuum cleaner.
It also doesn’t work very well on dark carpets, a common issue with budget robot vacuums. It confuses the cliff sensors, making the robot think it’s at the edge of the stairs.
This causes it to stop and turn.
The Proscenic 790T does a reasonably good job picking up pet hair, but I wouldn’t say it is the best robot vacuum for pet hair.
If your pet sheds a lot or you have multiple pets, other robot vacuums do a better job cleaning pet hair, especially on carpets and rugs.
See our buying guide to the best robot vacuums for pet and dog hair for top recommendations.
You can select one of three cleaning modes using the app or remote control:
Auto: This is the default cleaning mode. The robot will follow a calculated path until finishes cleaning or the battery gets low.
Edge: The robot will follow the wall to clean along the edges.
Area: This mode is handy for cleaning a single room or a small area.
One of the common robot vacuum mode missing in the 790T is a max mode where the vacuum increases suction for a deeper clean.
That’s why we don’t recommend the 790T for thick or shaggy carpets.
This is where you can see why a top Roomba robot vacuums cost hundreds of dollars more than the Proscenic 790T.
While the 790T does have a navigation system, it’s nowhere as capable as what you get with a Roomba i7.
But for small to medium size homes, the 790T’s iPNASnavigation system is good enough.
The navigation system maps the floor as the robot cleans. You can see the map of where it has been on the app once you’ve connected your phone to the robot vacuum.
But you can’t do anything with the app. You can’t designate rooms to clean or set no-go lines.
So the mapping feature is not that useful unless you need to confirm where the robot has cleaned after every session.
What’s more useful is the set of triple sensors at the front of the robot vacuum.
There’s ultrasonic radar detection, obstacle detection, and an infrared sensor.
These sensors keep the robot from hitting obstacles and falling off the stairs.
Unlike most budget robot vacuums, the 790T doesn’t vacuum your home in a random path. Instead, it moves in a side-to-side pattern, adjusting to walls and obstacles in its path.
The calculated path increases cleaning efficiency and ensures there are no missed spots. The robot can vacuum and mop an entire level of an average home in one go before the battery runs low.
One thing we wish the 790T had is a boundary. You cannot set virtual no-go lines on the app, nor does it comes with boundary strips.
You have to either close the door, remove whatever you don’t want the robot to bump into or use a physical barrier.
Automation and Scheduling
The Proscenic 790T runs for about 100 minutes on a full charge. When the battery gets low, it automatically returns to the dock to recharge.
However, it lacks auto-resume. If you hadn’t finished cleaning, you have to start it again manually.
There are two ways to control and configure the robot.
The easiest is using the included remote control. It requires virtually no set up.
You can also connect the robot to your home internet and control it from your phone wherever you are. The app has very poor ratings on both app stores so you might want to rethink remote app control.
Setting it up for remote control is also tedious and time-consuming.
If you do manage to configure it to connect to your Wi-Fi, you can also send Alexa voice commands via an Amazon Echo speaker (or any smart speaker with Alexa) or the Alexa app on your phone.
Most customers found it easier just to use the remote control.
It has all the essential features, including mode selection, manual navigation, and scheduling.
You can schedule up to seven automated cleanings, which you can repeat weekly.
What It Misses
When it comes to cleaning, the Proscenic 790T struggles with thick carpets, dark flooring, low furniture, and corners.
We also don’t recommend it for large homes. Its mapping feature is not very smart, and it doesn’t have enough battery life to vacuum a large area.
As for the smart features, they are good, but you probably won’t use them since set up is a headache.
Even if you manage to connect the robot to Wi-Fi, the app is still a pain to use.
If they could make configuration easy and update their mobile app, it would make the smart feature much easier and more fun to use.
The robot also lacks a few smart features such as auto-resume, virtual no-go lines, and room designation. But we didn’t expect any of these advanced features at this price point.
Maintenance is similar to other robot vacuums.
Empty the bin after every cleaning, check brushes and wheels for debris and clean the washable filter as recommended.
You’ll also need to replace various parts after a certain period.
Pros Of Proscenic 790T
- Smart features
- Excellent cleaning performance
- Mops, sweeps, and vacuums
Cons Of Proscenic 790T
- Not powerful enough for thick carpets
- No auto-resume
- No boundaries
- Tedious to set up if you want to control it remotely
Specifications Of Proscenic 790T
Dimensions: 12.9″ diameter x 3.5″ height
Running time: 100 minutes
Recharge time: 4-6 hours
Remote control: yes
App control: yes
Multi-room navigation: yes
Entire level cleaning: yes
Smart home integration: yes (Alexa)
Floor map: yes (non-interactive)