When I was approached about the Uoni V980 vacuum, I was hesitant, as I have reviewed a lot of robotic vacuums now - and was losing hope in them really differing from one another. But this one does, especially when it comes to mapping.
The Uoni V980 is a robot vacuum cleaner that is really powerful despite its slim size. It’s also self-charging and self-emptying – you barely need to lift a finger. Once it is full it simply returns to the charging station and blows all of the collected debris into a dustbin for 10 seconds.
As with any robot vacuum, it’s best to start with a semi-clean floor. These robotic vacuums do not come with a huge dust bin to collect everything, they are really designed for maintenance, not a deep clean; but once the floors are already at a decent standard the vacuum will keep them that way.
The Uoni V980 Plus is great for different floor types, and it has 2700PA (Pascal Pressure Units) of suction which is powerful enough to easily grab any pet hair.
Uoni V980 Plus Unboxing Video
Mapping Capabilities of the Uoni V980 Robot Vacuum
Some robot vacuum cleaners will work on a random pattern with the space defined for them. The Uoni V980 is better, because it maps out your home in a really precise way, and then plans the best route to tackle it.
It’s not perfect – it might get stuck under the sofa the first couple of times you use the vacuum, but broadly it is excellent at tackling your home, and it’ll work much faster once it knows the route to take.
Self-Emptying for Less Work
The Uoni V980 is self-emptying. Once the dust box inside the vacuum is full, it will return to the charging dock, where it then blasts any debris into the container held in the dock. It’s a loud process, but it only lasts 10 seconds and it’s effective.
The container in the dock uses bags with a HEPA filter, which traps fine particles including any dust which can cause allergies. It’ll hold up to 30 days of debris, so you rarely need to do anything to maintain the vacuum at all. It’s great when you compare it to other robot vacuums which need emptying frequently by hand.
App Control for the Uoni V980
This robot vacuum comes with its own remote control, but you can get even more clever if you control it with the app. Here you can tinker with the settings to suit you. You might find it a little tricky to use at first, particularly when setting up no-go zones, but once you’re used to it it’s pretty straightforward.
As well as setting no-go zones, you can change how frequently it self-empties (it defaults to emptying after every clean, but if the noise scares your cats you can reduce that). You can also use the app to trigger a whole house clean or just a clean in a specific room or zone.
It works quickly with the app controls – there’s barely a delay, so if you’ve got guests coming around you can get it to work fast on a specific room. You can also change the suction settings to suit different floor types.
And the app works with voice control, so if you’ve got Alexa or Google Assistant you can just ask it to start a clean – even easier.
Quite a simple feature but a really useful one too, this robot vacuum cleaner can talk to you if it gets into any trouble. If it gets stuck, or something else interrupts its clean, instead of just sitting there it will let you know, so you can quickly get it working again. You can see in our final review video how it will tell you where it is, if it gets stuck somewhere.
The V980 has a three-hour run time, and when it needs to recharge it’ll automatically head back to the dock to power up. What’s really clever is, if it’s halfway through a clean when the battery runs low, it’ll remember where it was up to.
Once the battery is charged, it’ll resume from where it left off, so it doesn’t waste power covering the same space it already has done, and it doesn’t leave half the floor dirty.
Vacuums and Mops
Not only does this product vacuum, but it can also mop hard floors. It’s not an intensive mop that will scrub the floor, but it uses a wet microfiber cloth to help capture some dirt that the vacuum may not pick up. The water capacity is 110ml so it does need to be refilled quite often when covering a large floor.
If you are looking for a water vacuum you might find the Hyla Vacuum Reviews article helpful.
Extras That Come with It
What's really nice about it is that it comes with a bunch of extras - extra brushes, extra vacuum bags, extra mop head cover (so one can be in the wash while the other is scrubbing the floors), an extra filter, do-dads (don't know their names) for the mopping attachment and user manuals.
Other Features of the Unoi V980 Vacuum
There are a lot of other handy features that the Uoni V980 offers. It has larger wheels and a brushless motor which means it can power itself over obstacles measuring 2cm, so if there’s a threshold at the entrance of a room it won’t be an insurmountable hurdle. Despite those large wheels, it is still very slim overall, so it can easily get underneath sofas, tables, and chairs to clean.
It can also detect the floor type, and so when it comes onto a carpeted surface it will automatically boost the power to the maximum to capture more debris from amongst the fibers. As well as detecting the floor, it’ll also watch out for drops and anything it might crash into, so it won’t collide with your furniture and it won’t fall down the stairs.
Uoni V980 Plus Product Review Video
What Not To Do
You can trigger this robot vacuum on-demand using the remote or the app, or you can schedule it to clean your home automatically. However, you should think about whether you want to schedule a clean to run when you aren’t around, especially as a cat owner.
That’s because, if your cat has diarrhea and has left your home a little dirty, all the Uoni V980 will do is drag that mess all around your home. It’s better to avoid the automatic controls, and just set it to run when you want it to each day.
We received the Uoni V980 for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.