Botvac Connected: The WiFi Vacuum Cleaner

Now you can play Candy Crush Saga AND do a spot of vacuuming from your smartphone – thanks to Botvac


You’ve got to love the robotic vacuum cleaner. No trailing wires; nor heavy bags to dump; not to mention their portability. Soon, they’ll reach a price that is suitable enough for most users. Neato is one company which has made robotic vacuums worthy of their premium price tag. Their latest model, the Botvac Connected, does everything your typical robotic vacuum cleaner does – and more besides.


As well as the usual sensing technology, the Botvac Connected has WiFi capabilities. After linking it up with your WiFi box (in the same way you can access the internet on your PC or smartphone), you can control Botvac through an iPhone or Android smartphone. The ‘phone app has details of your cleaner’s battery life and cleaning status.  You can move the vacuum cleaner to a given spot with your smartphone, like a radio-controlled car.  Or you can let it clean its merry way for an hour.


Better still, if you’re away from home and able to find a suitable WiFi hotspot, you can switch your Botvac Connected cleaner on several miles from home. After returning home, your carpet is cleaned. If you wanted to, you can put your feet up and play Candy Crush Saga (other smartphone games are available) whilst Botvac does the rest. This time-lapsed video clip shows you how.


What’s in the box: features of the Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum


  • Ultra performance filter;
  • Spiral blade, combo, and side brushes;
  • Charging base;
  • Power cord;
  • Boundary markers;
  • Brush and filter cleaning tool;
  • OLED display on vacuum cleaner;
  • iOS and Android compatible smartphone app.




The Recommended Retail Price for the Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum is £599.  Online, the lowest price we have seen is £499 (from Thurgo, Exeter).  The most common price is £549, as charged at Maplin and The Wright Buy.