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iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte: See If the Robot Vacuum Is Right for You

Oct. 7, 2015
iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte Review
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Robot vacuums are designed to make tidying your home a breeze, but choosing the wrong one can just make the chore more complicated.

Before you buy a high-tech home cleaner, check out our robot vacuum reviews. This one covers the iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte. We’ve analyzed the pros and the cons of this robot vacuum to help you decide if it’s right for you.

The vacuum

The iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte is an intelligent cleaning robot that’s designed for use on hardwood and tile floors and carpets. It weighs about 6 pounds and is 3.5 inches thick.

You can use the model’s navigation algorithm and built-in camera to clean rooms in a purposeful pattern. Or you can choose a different cleaning mode, including random mode, which sets the robot loose for a specific period of time.

This vacuum can operate for 120 minutes and charges in 110. It comes with a charging station, a remote control (including a battery), two side brushes, an adapter, a mop plate and microfiber wet mop, a cleaning brush, a sterilization filter and area boundary tape.

The robot’s price varies by retailer. It’s available for purchase at Wal-Mart, Amazon and other big-name stores.

[Compare the iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte with other top vacuums in NerdWallet’s Best Robot Vacuums of 2015.]

The reviews

Product specs are one thing, but we wanted to know how these fancy features translate into everyday use. To do so, we looked at user reviews of several top robot vacuums, including the iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte.

First, we chose the top robot vacuum models to analyze by evaluating expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. Then we formulated our own ratings for these models based on user reviews. So, 7,882 reviews later, what did consumers think about the iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte?

Overall, this particular robot vacuum scored an 8.3, compared to an 8.6 average among other robots we studied. The iClebo’s strengths, according to users, are hardwood and tile floor cleaning (9.7 compared to 9.2 average), noise level (8.9 compared to 7.9 average) and battery life (9.2 compared to 7.0).

It misses the mark with users on ease of use (7.4 compared to 8.4 average), carpet cleaning (6.5 compared to 8.7 average) and maneuverability (7.0 compared to 8.0 average).

Let’s take a closer look at these pros and cons.

The pros

The iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte has near-perfect scores among users for its noise level, durability, battery life and hardwood and tile floor cleaning.

Users note that the vacuum is so quiet during use that it’s almost unnoticeable, and its battery life is long enough to clean room after room on a single charge. Consumers also appreciate the convenience of the device’s included remote control and its proficiency at removing dirt and dust from hardwood.

The cons

But the iClebo’s lower-than-average overall rating makes it clear that the robot doesn’t live up to user expectations in some categories.

For example, users note that despite its low profile, the vacuum can get caught under furniture. Additionally, while it excels at hard floor cleaning, its dirt pickup on carpets is lacking. And even though the device can pick up pet hair, it’s less effective in that area than its competitors (8.6 rating compared to 9.2 average).

The verdict

The iClebo YCR-M05-10 Arte may not have the highest overall score of all the robot vacuums we studied, but it leads other models in a few important user categories, including battery life, noise level and durability. We especially recommend this robot for homeowners with large areas of hardwood floor.

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Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneynerd.