wedding dress review Evolution Robotics Mint Automatic 4200
Only used it once, but it worked perfectly. I was initially skeptical because I first happened to look at Scooba and thought putting water down and sucking/mopping it up seemed like the best way. The Mint approach is different and I like it better: keep the hardware simple, run the device more often to maintain a clean floor, keep maintenance low, keep cost down.
I agree with others who mentioned that the automatic parking/charging and scheduling of more expensive devices doesn't make sense when you have to empty the bin and clean parts anyway. At first I thought I would run it wet often to "do a better job", but after watching it run on wet and then dry I think 2-4 dry runs a few days apart and then a wet run should work well and be easier. The dry cloths pick up dust and dirt well.
It ran for a long time before exhausting the battery, and the kids enjoyed watching it. The very low noise level is really a good thing. Size is perfect. Compatibility with many cleaning cloth brands is also great.
Many, if not most of us, are really busy with more important things. Any sort of regular maintenance or even simple cleaning requirement is going to keep us from using a device often. Mint's simple steps of mounting the cloth, putting it down and hitting two buttons, ignore it for a couple of hours, pull off the cloth into the trash, and plug it in - there is no reason not do do it often.
I imagined that during a wet cycle, the cloth would get dirty fast and you'd want to rinse it one or more times. You can't do this because it resets its "map" when you pick it up. Another reviewer said that a firmware update was coming to allow a continuation of a cycle, so I called customer service to verify. The first person said an update was in the works to add that feature, and when I asked for a timeline, they forwarded me to the CA office. The person in that office was unaware of an update and seemed concerned that false information was being given to customers. But she said that you can stop it in the middle of the room, rinse the cloth, and start it on the other side. It may not meet in the middle perfectly, but I don't think I'll miss that feature. You can also run it without the "GPS cube" and it will use another algorithm to do a smaller area.