Neato's D3 robot vacuum is very affordable yet app-connected
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Neato's D3 robot vacuum is very affordable yet app-connected

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[MUSIC] Robot vacuum cleaners are certainly useful convenient and just playing cool. Unfortunately, they tend to be pretty expensive too costing anywhere from $600, $800 even $1200. Priced at $400 though, the new Neato Botvac Connected breaks new ground in robovac affordability. The machine has an onboard wi-fi radio to link to your home network. You can control it via iOS and Android mobile app to do things like schedule cleaning ahead of time, or start vacuuming remotely. Before you get too excited about the Botvac D3 however, you should know, it's not the most sophisticated robot vacuum money can buy. It doesn't work with the Amazon Alexa smart home assistant, like the flagship Botvac Connected does. It has less battery life. Cleans a little smaller area in one cycle and lacks a second side brush. The D3 runs slowly compared to other Neato models and has a tougher time with pet hair. Still, if you're looking for a very affordable way to add an automatic floor cleaner to your home, this is definitely worth a look. If you can afford it though, you're better off saving up for our editor's choice winner, the 699 Neato BotVac Connect. Which is better in virtually every way.

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