- Creativity is king! The ultra-intelligent product is the brainchild of a high-tech team
- Although form should follow function, the robot nonetheless sports an appealing design. Let’s unbox the HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot and put it through its paces!
- Using the product has made such a remarkable difference at home, and my ground glass windows were transformed into sparkling clean windows in about the same time I take to enjoy a cup of joe!
- Embodying sophisticated technology and design – Introducing the most powerful HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot!
- The era of smart technology is here! Besides the remote control, the robot can also be controlled with a smartphone app!
- Authorized distributor offers more peace of mind in regards to product warranty and replacement, and you don’t have to worry about ending up with a knockoff.
What is the most annoying task during New Year? House cleaning of course! When cleaning the house, what is the most daunting chore? The answer is cleaning the windows. Imagine the predicament of sticking your hands and head out of the window in the cold every year, shivering and exhaling on the glass, wiping it clean with old newspapers you have collected throughout the year. Well, now you can say goodbye to the traditional way of window cleaning!
HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot was developed by HOBOT Technology Inc. The company drew upon the inspiration of vacuum robots to create the window cleaning robot. Designed to tackle vertical surfaces, it is able to spray water or detergent to dissolve dirt and grime, while a powerful, silent motor endows the robot with potent cleaning ability, while laser sensors make sure that the robot doesn’t fall off the glass. It also features an intelligent route mapping algorithm, so no matter how dirty your windows may be, you will be able to restore their former luster quietly and elegantly in time and labor-saving manner.
Creativity is king! The ultra-intelligent product is the brainchild of a high-tech team
HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot first made an impression on A-hui at IFA. I live in a house with large windows, although they offer a picturesque view of the Taipei Dome outside, when a friend visited me a while ago, he thought I had ground glass windows installed! He taunted me that no matter how appealing the view, it is futile unless I can see through the dust-laden windows. Although I later vowed to clean the windows, my enthusiasm waned after cleaning only a small area of the glass and I quickly gave up.
After all, cleaning so many years’ worth of filth is no small feat. Besides dust and hair on the indoor windows, the outdoor windows that have been exposed to the elements are even more shockingly dirty. The hardened gunk has become stuck on the glass like white on rice!
Perhaps the product was conceived for people like me, who hate disgusting windows but are too lazy to climb outside and clean them. Technology has evolved to accommodate people’s indolence, so HOBOT 298’s ultrasonic nozzle is capable of nebulizing water into droplets measuring merely 15μm in diameter, mimicking water vapor produced by a person exhaling on the glass. Such experience brings back memories of childhood, where we helped to clean the windows at home during year-end house cleaning. Besides dissolving dirt and grime with the fine mist before cleaning, the robot’s efficient utilization of water means that it only needs to carry a small water tank, thereby reducing its burden while working on the vertical glass surface. The patented pneumatic pad technology allows the robot to operate on the glass and rough surfaces such as ceramic tiles, cement, and stained glass. Featuring a Japanese Nidec brushless motor and a metal impeller, the robot offers relatively quiet operation.
Although form should follow function, the robot nonetheless sports an appealing design. Let’s unbox the HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot and put it through its paces!
The package has a simple design. The picture of the white-bodied robot spraying a jet of fine mist clearly demonstrates its selling point, while the smartphone at the bottom indicates the robot’s app connectivity.
After removing the 24 x 24cm robot, it can be easily held in one hand by a grown man. With such a compact size, it can also be used by a child or female. Regardless of age, the robot can be mounted and removed from the glass with ease.
Next item is the yellow cleaning cloth. Perhaps yellow was chosen by the manufacturer so that the user can see the dirt and grime more clearly in order to know when to replace it with a clean one. The package contains 2 cloths that can be used interchangeably.
This is what the back of the machine looks like, and one can see from its shape where the yellow cleaning cloth should be mounted.
This is what it looks like after the cloth is mounted.
Besides the window cleaning robot, nearly all the other accessories in the box come in high quality, black finish.
Using the product has made such a remarkable difference at home, and my ground glass windows were transformed into sparkling clean windows in about the same time I take to enjoy a cup of joe!
A-hui was really upset by the sarcastic remark about ground glass windows, so I immediately put the robot in action to restore the former luster of my windows! First, I topped up the robot’s water tank, preparing to test if the ultrasonic spray feature is just marketing hype.
Since it’s a window cleaning robot, in theory, it should not fall off, but I still had my reservations when using it for the first time. Therefore, I started with the indoor windows as a test, even if it did fall off, it would cause relatively little damage. Don’t peg A-hui as the distrusting type, because I like to play it safe as a fashion-minded and seasoned consumer electronics reviewer.
After experimenting to make sure that HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot will not fall off the glass, it’s time to let it clean the outdoor windows. Since the indoor windows were relatively clean, I needed to put it through its paces outside.
The “ground glass windows” at A-hui’s home have accumulated years of gunk, so cleaning them should be no mean feat. A-hui waited with bated breath to see just how clean the windows can get.
Before you start, don’t forget to secure the robot with the safety rope supplied in the box. Although HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot’s powerful suction is unlikely to fail, one can never be too careful, thus the added safety feature can provide additional peace of mind.
Hook up HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot to one end of the safety rope and secure the other end of the rope to a sturdy, fixed building structure such as the balcony railings.
It’s time to put HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot through its paces. Although I was a bit reluctant to soil the pristine yellow cleaning cloth, I guess as a parent, you need to let your children spread their wings and fly away at some stage (what a weird analogy).
According to the information on the official website, HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot is able to plan its cleaning route automatically by cleaning in a horizontal and then in a vertical direction, leaving no blind spots. I thought to myself if the robot is unable to clean the windows thoroughly, it doesn’t matter how the route is planned right? To my relief, HOBOT 298 didn’t let me down, and it made a world of difference after the first cleaning cycle!
See the incredible difference the robot has made during the first horizontal pass! The ground glass window has regained its clarity!
Upon closer inspection, the result is even more evident. This is the outdoor window of a 5-story building, so there is no way I could have rigged this shot. This is what HOBOT 298 has produced in the first horizontal cleaning cycle, and my ground glass window is no more!
As a matter of fact, I was pretty pleased with the outcome and immediately felt sorry for being skeptical at first about the robot’s ability to suck onto the dangerous vertical glass surface while cleaning, as well as the seemingly limited ability of the mist spraying effect mimicking that of the human breath. By giving my home a clearer vision and introducing more natural light inside, it has simply blown my mind and endowed me with an impeccable view of the scenery outside!
Embodying sophisticated technology and design – Introducing the most powerful HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot!
HOBOT 298 bedazzled the audience at IFA with its intricately designed details, such as the ultrasonic spray nozzle, capable of spraying a fine mist of water or detergent on top of the glass before cleaning it efficiently with the cloth attached to the robot’s undercarriage.
In addition, the pneumatic pad technology automatically adjusts the body to keep it flush with different surfaces detected, therefore it can be used on rough surfaces such as cement wall, ceramic tiles and stained glass besides smooth surfaces including glass, granite, and marble.
The brushless motor offers powerful suction, high performance, and durability. According to tests, only 60dB is generated at a distance of 1m away from the robot, which is equivalent to the sound of human speech. As you move further away from the machine, the sound becomes a whisper.
Everyone knows that cats are afraid of noise, and they usually scamper away at the horrific sound of a vacuum cleaner. When HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot was cleaning the windows, my cat still approached it curiously.
HOBOT 298’s powerful suction eliminates gust, grime, and tough stains.
The integrated laser sensors mean that the robot can clean frameless windows effortlessly. Cleaning at a rate of 1m2 per 2 minutes, it can swiftly clean large surfaces, thereby making cleaning more efficient.
Last but not least, the cutting-edge ultrasonic spray nozzle and the water tank can be quickly replaced for a more fuss-free operation. The nozzle is a consumable, but integrating it with the replaceable water tank makes life a whole lot easier.
The era of smart technology is here! Besides the remote control, the robot can also be controlled with a smartphone app!
HOBOT 298 can be configured and operated with the stylishly and intuitively designed remote control. The user-friendly interface allows the user to operate the robot directly without reading the instruction manual in advance, and the remote control has a high quality feel to it.
Besides the remote control, the robot can also be operated using a smartphone app.
The smartphone app features a simple, intuitive interface. Simply download the app and follow the instructions to use the robot effortlessly.
Authorized distributor offers more peace of mind in regards to product warranty and replacement, and you don’t have to worry about ending up with a knockoff.
HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot’s advantages include: ultrasonic spray; powerful suction to eliminate dust and tough stains; brushless motor ensures high performance and silence; laser sensors allow the robot to clean windows with or without frames; pneumatic pad allows the robot to clean rough surfaces apart from glass and windows to provide you with clearer vision!
Products like this are prone to knockoffs or fraud. For instance, A-hui saw a news report a couple of days ago about this topic; buying parallel imports not only exposes consumers to the risk of fraud, but buyers are also unable to replace the product if it turns out to be defective. Even if you have not been defrauded, you will have no one to turn to when a defective product arrives at your doorstep.
Good products are often reproduced by opportunists as knockoffs, in turn affecting their brand reputation. I believe the manufacturer of HOBOT 298 auto-ultrasonic spray window cleaning robot, HOBOT Technology Inc. also feels rather helpless about this situation.
There is an appropriate saying, “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”; hence if you buy something with only its price in mind, you are likely to become a victim of fraud. Meanwhile, you are also indirectly supporting unethical opportunists selling unauthorized products, and before long, authentic product manufacturers and suppliers will be forced out of business, leaving inferior products flooding the market.