Shark ION ROBOT 720 Vacuum (RV720) reviews

Shark ION ROBOT 720 (RV720) reviews 

Last updated: 16th July 2018

Shark ION ROBOT 720 Vacuum with Easy Scheduling Remote (RV720) reviews

shark ion robot (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 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.

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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.

Remote control

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.

Low profile

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

Self-cleaning technologies

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.

Shark ion 720 vs 750

The Shark Ion 750 is the updated version of Shark Ion 720 model, these models are basically using the same design and core feature, but Shark Ion 750 has wifi connection and Alexa compatible, allowing you to control, schedule via smart phone. Shark Ion 720 does not have wifi connection.

Shark ion 720 vs Roomba

Shark Ion 720 is quite similar to Roomba 600s series (especially Roomba 650 model). Both of them offers the same run time, cleaning efficiency and price range. Shark Ion 720 and Roomba 650 do not have wifi connection too. The updated models of them have improved this issue (Shark Ion 750 and Roomba 690 has wifi connection).



However, Shark Ion 720 has one more benefit that is the self cleaning brush roll, which lets the brushroll untangle long hair, string, and fibers. Roomba 650 does not have this technology. This can be a great addition of Shark models because brush tangling is very annoying.

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Shark Ion Robot 720 troubleshooting and FAQs

Question: Where can I get shark ion 720 manual?

Answer: You can check here to get the manual of Shark Ion.

Question: Where can I find the filter of Shark Ion 720?

Answer. You may get the replacement filter via Shark websites.

Question: 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 marks and great pick up of dust on carpet

Question: How well does this work on carpet

Answer: Great!

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. 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.

Question: My carpet has s black border , do the Robotic vacuum 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.

Question: Will it scratch up vinyl 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: 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.

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