update 04. 2018
Shark ION ROBOT 720 Vacuum with Easy Scheduling Remote (RV720) reviews
The Shark Ion Robot 720 is Shark’s innovative robotic vacuum cleaner which is designed for home with pets. This unit is controlled by a remote (Shark Ion Robot 750 is controlled by a phone app) to schedule the cleaning routine.
The best part of Shark Ion Robot 720 is that it uses a self-cleaning brush roll which is tangle-free to capture the pet hair, girl hair, dust and allergens without being clogged.
For edge cleaning, you can attach the dual spinning brushes to the unit to pull off dirt from stair corners.
The model uses a Li-ion battery for running maximal of 60 minutes per charge which is quite sufficient to clean the entire home. The model also features smart sensors to identify obstacles and floor types to prevent falling off.
Last but not least, this unit is quite affordable (about 300 dollar price range) and very durable.
On the downside, Shark Ion Robot 720 does not have wifi connection therefore you can not control the unit while you are not there and the running time is about 60 minutes which is shorter than rivals like Roomba or ILIFE (The updated version Shark Ion Robot 750 has added this feature ). Let’s check for the technologies and benefits of this unit below.
Technologies and benefits of Shark Ion Robot 720
Smart sensors navigation
Like any robot vacuum, Shark Ion Robot uses smart sensors to detect the obstacles while moving around. The sensors are capable of realizing floors, carpets and furniture around your home.
Sometimes, users love to have a remote control when using a home appliance rather than using the smart phone. Shark Ion Robot 720 has a remote for scheduling the robot activities like docking, charging, cleaning…
Self-cleaning brush roll
Because the pet hairs can cause the robot vacuum brushes to stop working, Shark Ion Robot 720 uses a self-cleaning brush roll. You basically can remove the brush roll and use the scissors to cut the pet hair, girl hair easily.
One of the best part of Shark Ion Robot 720 is that it has a very low profile only about 2.6 inches (one of the lowest robot unit on the market) so that it can navigate under kitchen cabinets, furniture, nightstand… A robot vacuum with high profile will fail to clean these areas.
Side brushes for cleaning edges
The unit has 2 side brushes to pull out more dirt at corners
Allow the brush roll to be free from tangling with long hairs, girl hairs and more
Tools: scheduling remote, triple A batteries for remote, side brushes, filters, Lithium-ion battery, charging dock, 9 feet of botboundary, botboundary connectors and cleaning tool
FAQs & troubleshooting of Shark Ion Robot 720
I have a couple of cow skin rugs. Does it have any problems transitioning from tile to the rugs?
Answer: I have ceramic, hardwood and carpet in my house and it transitions fine from one surface to the other
Question: Does this leave marks on baseboard or furniture? Friend said his Roomba leaves black marks on his white baseboards and furniture.
Answer: No but I cannot get scheduler to stay active. No marks and great pick up of dust on carpet
Question: How well does this work on carpet
Question: I have a 1″ high, hand-tufted wool, large area rug. Can the Robot climb up that high?
Answer: I just bought this have had only a couple of weeks and it works great for me. However my carpet and rug I have on it is not 1″. On mine it goes from wood floor onto carpet and on the rug I have on top of the carpet with no problem at all. I just love it. Really takes the work out of vacuuming.
Question: I see this vacuum requires a filter but I cannot find a place to order replacements. Looking to order just the filters.
Answer: Go to Shark’s website – sharkclean.com. You can order parts there.
Question: What is a botboundary and botboundary connector?
Answer: Bot boundary is the magnetic strip to keep the robot from entering an area. Mine gets stuck under the sofa, so I place a bot boundary in front of the sofa to keep it from that area. The connectors can connect two strips together.
Question: What kind of square foot coverage can I expect out of this?
Answer: My house is 2100 sq feet and it went from one end to the other!!!
Question: how long does it take to charge battery?
Answer: First charge is 3 hrs. It redocks itself when the battery gets low. Hope this helps.
Question: How loud is this thing?
Answer: Of course, it not that loud as a regular cleaner but don’t expect super quiet performance. It’s noticeable loud especially when it starts to pump more air out. We owned another brand (i ClebO) and I don’t see any difference noise-wise. To sum up, you wouldn’t be able to fall asleep with a working robovac.
Question: What are this units dimensions.
Answer: It is 13′ across and 12 and 1/2″ from top to bottom. We absolutely LOVE this Shark. You will too.
Does this have an Australian electrical plug? If not, is it ok for universal voltage use?
Answer: I ordered it for my son & wife. They have not opened it yet, so I don’t know. Sorry
Question: My carpet has s black border , do the Robotic vacuumes see it as a wall
Answer: As far as I know the machine does not operate according to color, I would answer no.
Question: Does it work on thick carpet. Mine wont
Answer: I just tried it to see if it works, and it does. I don’t have thick carpet, so I can’t help, merry Christmas
Question: I have a shark rocket upright, and really like how it pulls up the pile on my carpet. Will a shark robot do that or does it leave the pile flat?
Answer: I also have Shark upright and love it. Robot doesn’t have that much power – but I no longer have little wads of cat hair showing up on the carpet. LOVE the robot!!
Question: Will it scratch up vynyl floors?
Answer: No its very gentle on floors
Question: Does it work without wifi ? This would be for my mom, she’s not technology say. Does it work automatically ?
Answer: It works great without wifi. The unit can be turned on using the remote or by pushing the “clean” button on the unit. I don’t have wifi, either. Love my Shark.
Question: To use the product do you have to have wifi ? what happens if you dont have wifi can it be automatic ?
Answer: No this vacuum does not have wifi. But Shark does have one that has wifi. This vacuum has been great! Just turn it on and go.
Question: What is required to operate the charger, is there any special location the charger requires??
Answer: I’m sorry but I bought it as a gift so it will be after Christmas before I would have an answer
Question: Is the remote control ir or rf?
Answer: I don’t not have mine set up yet as it is a Christmas present.
Question: I have narrowed my search to the shark ion rv720 and the iroomba 652. i don’t need wi-fi. which is the most efficient and best quality?
Answer: I’ve had our Shark 720 for 2 wks and this product exceeds my expectations. We have a 2,000 sq. ft. Home and it is able complete the job without power loss. When emptying debris tray, I always give the back of the hepa filter a quick cleaning with my hand vac. We have 2 miniature Dachshunds and it has tremendously with dog hair pickup. I do not program my unit, either manually hit the clean button on unit or remote by my recliner to start. Just do a quick check around the house for things that it might get hung on before releasing .
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