Product Name: Shark RV761 ION WiFi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner w/ App Control (Refurbished)
Best overall budget robot vacuum cleaner @ $250 according to Engadget
Side brushes, channel brushes, and a multi-surface brushroll to clean any floor
Control it with an app, or with Alexa or Google Assistant
Shark Model: 5H4RK-5T4NK
Dimensions (Overall): 3.5 Inches (H) x 12.6 Inches (W) x 12.8 Inches (D)
Weight: 7.2 Pounds
Capacity (Volume): .5 Quart
Wattage Required: 35.3 watts
Amps Required: 1.8 amps
Number of Speeds: 1
Bag Type: Bagless
Cleaning Path Width: 5.9 Inches
Recommended Surface Application: Multi-Surface, Hard Floor, Carpet
Filter Type: Foam
Power Source: Non-Universal Lithium-Ion Battery
Tri-Brush System combines side brushes, channel brushes, and a multi-surface brush roll to handle all debris on all surfaces
Senses ledges and stairs, avoids damaging furniture and walls, and maneuvers around potential stuck situations, truly knowing your home
SharkClean app lets you start and stop cleaning and schedule your robot to clean whenever you want
Use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to easily make the robot clean at your command in your connected home
This item has been cleaned, disinfected, and professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product may show signs of use, but has been inspected and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in the original working condition.
I just got that same one several weeks ago. I’m very pleased with it. I just program it to vacuum when I’m not around. emptying the little bin is a snap. I have three cats so it’s easy to see and smell the difference. I highly recommend!
@guybrush01 Wonder about the batteries in these. I had one once, after a few years the battery went kapot, and I didn’t bother to get a new one. So…if they’re not replacing the batteries, I’d be leery.
@eeterrific@guybrush01 they are replaceable. Just about everything is. I have this one in my garage, since I got a newer one w/ autoempty last Christmas. Got a new battery and it’s just as zippy as it was when I bought it open box at BBB 4 years ago.
I bought this 2 months ago here when it was last on sale. It works well enough, vacuuming way more often than I would have been and picking stuff up each run. It’s not too smart; it bumps into everything and it’ll run over cords or get stuck occasionally on floor registers. That’s why I only let it run when I’m home, to keep an eye on it.
Couple of weeks ago one of the spring loaded wheels broke and got jammed up inside of the robot, so it just spun around in a circle. Went to go send it back for repair and found out it would have cost $85 to ship it. For a robot I paid $89. At that point I’d just buy a more expensive one. The whole point was to find out if I like these new vacuum robot things (which I do).
So then I had a paperweight that I didn’t feel bad about tinkering with. Luckily the wheel housing was easy to open, and I was able to fix the hinge that the wheel was on. Some glue and gorilla tape later, the robot works like new again. Who knows how long it’ll last though.
Oh also for the 0.0001% of you using AdGuard Home on your network for blocking ads, this robot will NOT connect to wifi. It has nothing to do with a domain being blocked, it’s how the DNS responses are sent back to the robot. I dunno man, I pulled my hair out for a couple days until I finally switched to Pi-hole and then it magically started working.
@PhasecoreX Thank You! I previously just turned off AdGuard Protection to no avail, but now I disabled everything (Filtering, Protection, Safe Browsing), and it finally worked!
Before I checked the router’s DHCP table, the Shark’s internal webserver, and pinging the IP, and all showed it was connected to WiFi, but the app would fail at the final step (verifying with the Shark site).
I wonder if excluding this device IP in AdGuard will prevent it from mucking the DNS response.
@gleemer You’re welcome! Glad I helped at least one person lol.
I had turned off AdGuard Homes protections and filters and whatnot, still wasn’t working. So I was thinking “nah, it can’t be that, I don’t even see anything being blocked.” But then I ended up switching my routers DNS server to use my ISPs, and then all of a sudden it worked! Maybe it was just something weird between my router and AdGuard.
I used dig and drill commands to compare what was coming back from AdGuard and my ISP, couldn’t tell the difference. Luckily Pi-hole works just fine. Wasn’t about to lose whole-home ad blocking over a little robot lol.
Not sure about excluding the device IP, it would depend on if AdGuard passes through the response or still reconstructs it. My understanding is that it’s probably the latter.
Bought one of these a couple months ago in an earlier Meh. Very happy about the performance. We have a hairy dog, but mostly hardwood so YMMV. Always finds its way back to it’s home under a couch, so it stays out of the way. Cleaning the rollers is not hard at all. Communication is a little slow, but all in all not bad at all. It’s my first robovac, and I guess I’m in the cult now because if/when this breaks I’ll get some other one.
I have been waiting for an affordable version of one of these to help around the house since I’m disabled… and also so my tortoise has a carnival ride on holidays. I’m so sad my packages has gone missing and I don’t know what to do about it! FedEx is not responding and meh is busy or something