Neato announces D-Series Botvacs – home and pet owners rejoyce!

neato botvac D seriesThe Neato Botvac D Series has just been announced and is the latest addition to the popular Neato line of robot vacuums designed to take the strain out of cleaning up your home.

The D Series is built upon Neato’s breakthrough laser navigation system and powerful suction.

These new robot vacuum cleaners feature a new sleek, modern, black-and-white look as well as an ingenious new brush system that navigates a wider variety of floor surfaces and is quieter on hard surfaces.

This new line of smart and powerful robot vacuums automatically and methodically vacuum for you every day, whether you’re home or not.

According to the bumf, the new Botvac D Series models are:

The Botvac D75: Perfect for everyday cleaning on all floor types and includes a standard filter and a newly designed spiral blade brush. It’s a powerful vacuum that will devour all those things that land on your floor and is especially efficient on hardwood floors. Suggested retail price is £399.99

The Botvac D85: Ideal for everyday cleaning on all floor types and includes filters and brushes specially designed for maximum hair pick up – pet or otherwise. In addition to the new spiral blade brush, this model comes with a combination brush that allows a quieter vacuuming experience. It also comes with high performance filters. Suggested retail price is £449.99

botvac d80 d8 backGiacomo Marini, Neato’s chairman and CEO proudly states:

A Neato robot vacuum is truly a ‘bot with a brain’. Neato knows where it’s been, where it’s going and how to navigate an entire household. No other robot vacuum has this kind of intelligence. Combined with its powerful suction, the addition of a Neato to a home means one more task can be taken off the household chore list, leaving the owner with the gift of time to do other things.”

Both models, priced at £399.99 and £449.99 are available for pre-order from today, from Appliances Direct and

neato botvac d livingroomThey do look similar to last year’s models, which is no bad thing as they performed pretty well. It would be interesting to see how the performance has improved with the tweake.

All Neato robot vacuums use the company’s patented Neato Botvision technology that combines laser scanning, room mapping and real time object detection to plan the most efficient course to clean a home in record time. It can move from room to room, and knows when to return to its base for recharging — and then automatically goes back to the exact spot where it left off to finish the job. Unlike round robot vacuums that randomly bounce around a room, Neato moves in a methodical path, leaving straight lines on the carpet for that just-vacuumed, clean-home look.

Neato’s advanced SpinFlow Power Clean system, a combination of powerful suction and precision brushes, easily removes pet hair and debris from all floor surfaces, including hardwood, tile and carpet. Neato’s unique D-shape and patented CornerClever™ technology means Neato moves deftly into corners where dirt and crumbs often hide. With the largest brushes and dirt bins on the market, Neato covers more square footage and picks up more debris than any other robot vacuum.

The D85 is priced at £449 on the Neato Robotics website.

I’d love to test one to see how it copes with my home’s mixture of hardwood flooring, rugs, carpet, vinyl and coir. I’ll let you know if I get chance to review one.