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Relax while the Robomow cuts your yard

The $1,600 Robomow RS612 is a robot lawnmower designed for yards that are a quarter of an acre or less. It's battery powered and uses Bluetooth to connect to an app.

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Ashlee Clark Thompson
Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter, AmeriCorps VISTA and an employee at a healthcare company before she landed at CNET. She loves to eat, write and watch "Golden Girls" (preferably all three at the same time). The first two hobbies help her out as an appliance reviewer. The last one makes her an asset to trivia teams. Ashlee also created the blog, AshleeEats.com, where she writes about casual dining in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Robomow RS612

The Robomow RS612 weighs 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms). It's 28 inches long, 25 inches wide and 12 inches tall (roughly 71 by 64 by 30 centimeters).

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Robomow RS612

This power box plugs into an outlet and gives the base station power. You can mount the power box to your wall. The icons light up to show you the status of the Robomow.

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You have to be close to the Robomow to access most of the features of the app. This is the warning you receive on the app if your Robomow is out of range.

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Robomow RS612

The Robomow uses Bluetooth to connect to the iOS and Android-compatible app. You can use the app to remote control the mower.

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You can control the Robomow's settings directly on the mower using the buttons surrounding the LCD screen.

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Technical editor Steve Conaway secures the Robomow's base station to the ground. The robot lawnmower comes to the base station to charge its battery.

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You have to install a perimeter wire around your yard that creates a boundary for the Robomow to follow.

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Robomow RS612

You secure the perimeter wire to the ground with small black pegs Robomow includes with the mower. You don't have to bury the wire; grass eventually grows over it.

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Robomow RS612

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