Neato Robotics Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum

Neato Robotics Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum

I’ve been debating about whether I wanted to put the time into doing a proper review of our Neato Robotics Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum. Afterall, it kind of is a smart home device, and it’s really nice to not have to vacuum the house during the week… But on the other hand, it’s a vacuum cleaner.

This will not be an indepth review. More a breakdown of the things I like, and dislike about the D80.


  • when it works, I don’t have to sweep up after the dog/kids as much
  • can be scheduled


  • broke after 2 weeks, had to RMA
  • always getting stuck, sometimes on nothing (see video below)
  • eats my cables (have to be really careful not to leave any dangling off the desk)
  • noisy
  • expensive

All told, I am profoundly frustrated with the device. Now, as promised here’s a video of it getting stuck on nothing. Even if I moved it away, it would go right back there and “get stuck” again.