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Buying a robot vacuum in the mid-price range may mean compromising on something, whether it's navigation, cleaning, or auto-soaking features. The Dreametech DreameBot D10 aims to fill that void by ticking all those boxes and bringing more features to the table.

It's the latest addition to Dreametech Robot's current lineup of vacuum cleaner mops, combining, like the others, a tank and pad system that cleans the floor with water as it's vacuumed. The most similar in its range would be the more expensive Dreametech Bot Z10 Pro, which has a higher capacity in its dust collection base, or the slightly cheaper Dreametech Bot L10 Pro, which has similar specifications but does not have a dust collection base. dust collection.

The mopping function means finer dust and stubborn debris is more effectively removed from hard floors, which is ideal for allergy sufferers and those who like to do two household chores in one. On top of that, the DreameBot D10 Plus has a self-draining dust collection base that only needs to be emptied every 45 days or so (or eight times a year), resulting in a more "independent" robot vacuum that requires less time. and energy. Hold. That's 15 days longer than a similar model from Ecovacs, the Deebot Ozmo N8 Plus.

What's interesting is that, unlike some of the major robotic vacuum cleaner manufacturers whose products focus primarily on automated technology, Dreametech is primarily a vacuum cleaner brand, and its other categories are cordless vacuum cleaners and wet and dry vacuum cleaners. This means that although DreameBot D10 Plus offers advanced navigation and mapping, cleanliness has not been neglected in the process. There's still a good-sized 13,5 oz / 400 ml dust canister on board, with a sealed 0,5 gallon / 2,5 liter dust bag in the dust collection base. A single side brush sweeps particles up to the main scrub brush and there are four levels of suction up to a maximum of 4000pa.

While the detachable water tank is compact (4,9oz/145ml), the DreameBot D10 Plus differs from some robot vacuums and mops in that the amount of water used can be adjusted from low to high. This means that if you're planning a light cleaning for a large floor area, it's easy to reduce water usage, so there's no need to flush.

Considering its mopping functionality and higher efficiency on hard floors, Dreametech DreameBot D10 Plus is also suitable for large and medium-sized houses with multiple hard floors. However, even as a stand-alone robot vacuum, its features make it a good fit for any busy home.

Price and Availability

The Dreametech DreameBot D10 Plus is priced at €399.99 until July 9 with a €100 discount coupon on Amazon. Enter your order number in the form on Dreametech's website during the launch period, and you'll also be eligible for a pack of three dust bags, which normally costs €15.99 per pack. It is also available directly from the Dreametech website.

It comes with a cleaning tool, two dust bags, and a cleaning pad, but there are no spare side brushes or extra cleaning pad to use, understandable at this average price for a robot vacuum with a dump station. Two replacement mop pads are €21.99.

The Dreametech Dreamebot D10 Plus will launch in Europe on June 24, with plans to launch in Australia in July and the UK on August 10. The price has not been finalized.

Design

  • dust collector base
  • Easily removable water tank
  • Adjustable suction and cleaning power

Slightly larger than some robotic vacuum cleaners, the Dreametech DreameBot D10 Plus isn't too big. Its dimensions of 34,9 x 35 x 9,6 cm / 13,74 x 13,77 x 3,79 inches mean that it will still be able to reach kitchen baseboards and room edges, as well as slip under most Furniture. Powder foundation can be more problematic in terms of size. Although it's not too big at 15,7 inches/399 mm or a width of 11,92 inches/30,3 cm, it extends into one room of the wall by 15,86 inches/40,3 cm. Recommended clearance around the base is huge: 20 inches / 50.8 cm on each side and 60 inches / 152.4 cm in the front, suggesting it was designed for large rooms. However, the robot vacuum was tested in a position with much less clearance and it still worked, although it tended to wander looking for the base instead of heading towards it.

Aesthetic-wise, the robot's vacuum and dust collection base is available in white, so it can stand out a bit, even if the design is fairly minimal. There are two buttons on the robot vacuum: one to turn it on and start cleaning and one to send it to its dust collection base or start spot cleaning (which cleans an area of ​​59,05 inches / 1,5 m²).

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A single-sided brush, rather than two, means you're reliant on dirt from just one side, but it still doesn't have much of an impact on cleaning. The Dreametech DreameBot D10 Plus also comes equipped with a voice, announcing that it's starting to clean or charge, useful but not essential once you get used to what its buttons do. The volume can be reduced to make it less intrusive, but it doesn't seem like a feature that can be turned off. The voice is more useful if you have lost the robot vacuum cleaner somewhere in the house, as it will tell you “I am here”, so you can find it.

There are four cleaning modes: Quiet, Default Standard, Strong and Turbo, with three cleaning levels available once the water tank is connected, from Low to High. Sweeping is the only option available without the attached water tank, while tethering offers the option to mop only or mop and mop. All this offers many possibilities to customize your cleaning, even if it is easier to define your favorites for each area instead of systematically changing them depending on the situation.

Performance

  • Cleans hard floors well.
  • quick mapping
  • Good pickup of large debris.

One of the standout features of the DreameBot D10 Plus is its ground mapping. While some robot vacuums require a complete map of the floor area before they can start cleaning or create a map on the fly, the DreameBot D10 Plus's laser distance sensors estimate the map right away. This means you have the option to quickly map without own or map with own, and it's quicker to add no-go areas and virtual walls.

We tested the robot vacuum on hard and soft floors, with fine flour dust and crushed biscuits acting as dust and oatmeal as larger debris. All tests were started at the lowest power setting of Quiet. On hard floors, not all the dust was picked up on this low setting, but it was on the standard power. While this was a good overall pickup of large debris on hard floors, we again had to switch to standard power to clean all the oats, especially since the single side brush could throw them into an area that had already been vacuumed - a downside of not having two brushes or cleaning the same place twice. Also, transporting the DreameBot D10 Plus to another room removed some of the debris already collected, suggesting some may have been left behind in the main brush cavity.

DreameBot D10 Plus left flour on the back of the carpet

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While the DreameBot D10 Plus recognized the carpet and intermittently increased the suction (a feature that can be turned off), it was often not powerful enough for the task at hand. On our medium-pile rug, Calm picked up cookie crumbs but no flour; we had to switch to Turbo to make an impact in the dust. Quiet picked up a fair amount of oatmeal on the carpet, but Standard had to provide a deep clean. Its noise, measured with a decibel meter, ranged from a quiet 485 dB on carpet and 48 dB on hard floors to 64 dB on Turbo on hard floors, enough to drown out normal conversation. The auto drain was brief but equally loud at around 60 dB.

DreameBot D10 Plus Oatmeal Hard Floor Cleaning

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In terms of object navigation, the DreameBot D10 Plus is well sorted, not able to match the furniture pieces and negotiate the obstacles well, partly thanks to its gross lateral routes, which prevents it from falling. if required. The only time he wrestled once or twice was on a floor bar between vinyl and laminate. Its anti-sediment technology worked well: we let it clean at the top of a flight of stairs and it still went off the edge.

The main brush has an anti-tangle feature, however we found that human hair was still prone to getting tangled around it; after a week of use we had to use the included cleaning tool to clean it. Otherwise, the robot vacuum cleaner is easy to maintain: automatic emptying after each cleaning meant the built-in dust box didn't get overfilled, while the bag in the dust collection base could simply be removed and disposed of after. several weeks.

Underside of DreameBot D10 Plus showing main brush and side brush

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Other maintenance includes cleaning the dust box filter fortnightly and replacing it after three months. There's even an accessory countdown timer via the app, which calculates how many hours of brush and filter use you have left.

The cleaning pad should be rinsed after each cleaning; unfortunately it is not machine washable which creates a nuisance if it gets really dirty or sticky. This also needs to be replaced every three to six months.

Application

  • Multiple cards can cause programming issues
  • Easy to adjust power levels
  • Voice control via Alexa and Google Home

The app, designed to accommodate other smart home devices by parent company Xiaomi, is fairly simple to navigate. Once you've connected the Dreametech DreameBot D10 Plus to Wi-Fi (bearing in mind that it only supports a 2,4 GHz network), most of what you need can be found on the robot vacuum's setup page. domestic. This includes battery remaining shown in percentage, maps, one-click buttons to send it back to the dust base or start cleaning, and set no-go areas.

Two more menus take you to the cleaning settings, where you can select…

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