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Neato XV-21

Neato XV-21
alaScore 99

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Neato XV-21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Neato XV-21


It's no secret that we're big fans of what Neato Robotics is doing in the world of vacuums. Last year, the XV Signature Pro was one of the big standouts among all the appliances that we tested, offering Roomba-level cleaning power at a fraction of the...

With its specialty brushroll, the Neato XV-21 picks up pet hair better than any other robot vacuum we've tested.

Like all Neatos, the XV-21 isn't as feature rich as the average robot vacuum, lacking a remote control and customizable cleaning modes. It also isn't quite as smart a navigator as its newer siblings, the XV Signature Pro and the XV Essential.

The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.


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Neato XV-21


The Neato XV-21 is one of the best robot vacuums out there. Neato listened to the needs of their customers and created a product that specializes in capturing pet hair, dander and allergens in an efficient manner. The only thing we would have liked to...

The robot creates a virtual map of the room to avoid large objects and clean the entire space

The filters aren’t HEPA

Homeowners, renters, pet lovers – anyone would benefit from consistent use of this robot vacuum.

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Exceeds Expectations


Its loud like a smaller upright stick vacuum, I can still hold a conversation in the same room, but its not enjoyable to do so. The cat is indifferent to it.

XV-21 looks new and works like new. Good suction. Floor is surprisingly cleaner. The dust cup is one of the easiest I've ever had to empty

XV-21 has trouble getting back to its base station on the battery power it reserves for that purpose. I find that I don't mind giving it a lift from time to time after how well it performs


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Works good for the 1st week


Works great in the first week. Smarter in handling routes than Roomba

Gets stuck more often in tight corners or when clearance is roughly the height of the bot. The left wheel gets stuck after the 1st week out of nowhere. Called technical support, they say there's nothing I can do, so they send a replacement. Let's see...