Neato’s robotic D10 vacuum uses LIDAR-based navigation

Christine Fisher
·Contributing Writer
·1 min read

Neato’s newest robotic vacuum, the Neato D10, uses LIDAR-based technology and a HEPA filter that captures virtually 100 percent of allergens, the company says. It offers a runtime of 150 minutes, the widest brush and largest dirt bin on the market, supposedly, and a new and improved MyNeato app.

The LIDAR-based system makes the Neato D10 up to 30 percent faster than competitors with camera-based navigation. Like Neato’s previous models, the D-shape allows the vacuum to reach edges and corners, and as a result, the D10 offers up to 70 percent more coverage than its rounded competitors.

Thanks to the upgraded app, users will be able to set up their Neato D10 in just six steps. As promised, Neato vacuums now work with Siri Shortcuts, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant. You can map up to three floorplans, set “zone” cleaning, get cleaning summaries, choose turbo and eco modes and use remote start and scheduling.

Neato revealed the Neato D10, along with slightly paired down Neato D9 and Neato D8 models, at IFA 2020 in Berlin today. The Neato D9 and Neato D8 use the company’s LaserSmart mapping technology and have shorter run times than the D10, 120 minutes and 90 minutes, respectively.

The new product line is set to arrive in North America, Europe and Japan this fall, but the company has not yet revealed pricing. For reference, its existing Botvac D7 Connected cost $800. That puts Neato’s robotic vacuums in the range of the iRobot Roomba i7+, which originally sold for $1,000 but is now on sale for $700.