Review of the Yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum cleaner and automatic vacuum station
It’s a reviewer’s dream to review the next version of a product after reviewing an earlier model. After reviewing the yeedi vac max robot vacuum, I had the chance to review the yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum, which gave me a great perspective to review the new updated features. I also had the chance to review the optional yeedi dump station.
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Installation of the yeedi vac 2 pro and the automatic dump station
While many newer robot vacuums now include automatic dump stations, Yeedi opted to make it optional. I see this as a plus. Not everyone wants this feature, nor does everyone want to pay the extra for it. Yeedi leaves the choice to the consumer. Also, it really doesn’t add a whole lot of extra configuration.
The yeedi vac 2 pro comes with:
- vac 2 pro robot vacuum cleaner
- Oscillating scan
- Washable mop pad
- border brush
- Quick start guide and instruction manual
As with the previous model, the yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum does not come with an additional side brush. It also does not come with disposable cleaning pads.
It separates the cleaning function. While the max vacuum had a cleaning assembly that required you to remove the cleaning plate and pad, the vacuum 2 pro includes a separate assembly with the plate and pad attached.
I all have laminate and tile floors so I only use the oscillating cleaning feature.
Flip the robot over to attach the side brush.
If you plan to use the auto dump station, place the base station and cord that came with the vacuum to the side. If you are not using the auto dump station, plug the cord into the base and the other end into a wall outlet near the floor.
The Yeedi dump station includes:
- dust bin
- Ramp extension
- vacuum bag
- Power cord
- Screwdriver and three screws
- Instruction manual and quick start guide
While the robot vacuum doesn’t include the extra parts, the self-emptying station does. Not only does it have an extra dust bag, but it also includes a screwdriver to install the base onto the dust bin. It was great not having to take the extra step of getting my toolbox out.
The self-emptying station was quite easy to assemble. It’s just a matter of putting the dust bin on top of the base. Then simply screw it to the bottom of the base with the included screwdriver and screws.
Note that the screws do not follow the exact pattern as shown in the diagram in the instruction manual. The third goes into the hole in the center, not the side.
Raise the automatic dump station and place it in the desired location. If you are vacuuming carpet, you will also need to install the ramp extension. Also connect the cord between the station and the wall.
Install the yeedi vac2 pro on the base or on the auto dump station. Open the lid on the top and flip the red switch to turn it on. It will take about six and a half hours to charge.
While charging, scan the QR code under the cover or in the instruction manual to access the yeedi app on Google Play or App Store.
The robot vacuum is ready to pair when the LED on top flashes slowly. Choose “yeedi vac 2 pro” from the app list.
A pop-up asks you to enable location services on your Android or iOS device. If you’re having trouble, the question mark on the “Add Robot” screen opens a setup guide.
You will be asked to enter your Wi-Fi credentials and you will need to be on a 2.4GHz or 2.4/5GHz dual-frequency network.
If you have reached this point without turning on the robot vacuum, you will be asked and will have to confirm in the app you have. You will also be prompted to press the reset switch (to the right of the On/Off switch) and confirm that you heard a ready message.
You will also need to associate it with a QR code. Tap the button on the app to create the QR code, then hold your phone over the vacuum’s camera to add the code and complete the pairing.
When fully paired, you will receive a message that the yeedi vac 2 pro has finished setting up. Still, there are some quick tweaks you need to make.
The first is Do Not Disturb mode. Turning it on allows you to create a period when the vacuum won’t work, even during a scheduled cleaning, or to end a cleaning session after it has been recharged.
The second is for continuous cleaning. This will allow the vacuum to finish cleaning after it has recharged, unless it is during a Do Not Disturb period.
If you use the oscillating cleaning function, you will need to fill the tank before it starts. Remove the water tray from the vacuum cleaner at the front. Open the blue tab on the front and pour water until it is full. Close the blue tab and make sure all connections are dry before plugging it back in.
Using the yeedi vac 2 pro
Once the app and robot are set up, you’re ready for your first cleaning session. On the first session, it will map your home with smart visual mapping and navigation.
Despite the image above showing that “cleaning is complete”, there were no sessions yet when I snapped the screenshot. He also suggests that the first session be completed in “Silent Suction Power”. It should be noted that this mode was not necessarily silent. It wasn’t loud – but it wasn’t quiet either.
As the yeedi vac 2 pro cleans, it maps your home. He will border it and move in nearby rows as he builds the map.
Object avoidance is one of the main characteristics of the void. It worked as charged. This saved a memory foam mat in my kitchen as well as a broom. It was a definite improvement over the yeedi vac max.
One thing that stayed the same was an inability to walk through a transition piece between my hallway and my bathroom. It is a very high transition piece. The drive wheel got stuck so I have to keep the bathroom door closed while cleaning or set a virtual limit. Other bots, especially those with navigation, also struggle here.
However, the vac 2 pro had no trouble with a floor vent I have in the kitchen, unlike the yeedi vac max.
Once the first cleaning session is complete, the robot will return to its base. If you have a self-emptying station, it will empty the dust bin when it returns. It’s noisy when it empties, like with every other self-emptying vacuum I’ve tried. If you don’t have an automatic dump station, you’ll have to open the top of the robot, remove the dust bin, and empty it into the trash yourself.
Smart visual mapping completed a new map of my home. While the first yeedi robot vacuum I reviewed never completed this step on its own, the yeedi vac 2 pro completed it after the first use.
I will also say this is the best cleaning a robot has ever done – both vacuuming and mopping. This is especially true for oscillating cleaning. It has a mechanism that shakes the robot to look like your hand mop and promises to clean “stubborn stains”.
Although I don’t have any “spots” on my laminate floor, dried up spills that would normally remain after cleaning from vacuuming and robot mopping sessions. Color me impressed.
A custom area can be selected for cleaning so you can only clean a small section. Simply select “Custom” and drag the box to your desired size and location.
Conversely, a virtual border, or no-party zone, can be defined for the void to avoid. Select “Edit Map -> Virtual Boundary” and drag the corners to the desired area. The vacuum will avoid these areas.
This is another improvement. While the yeedi vac max avoided the area while it cleaned, once it cleaned the edges it would ignore the virtual boundary. The yeedi vac 2 pro never cleaned inside this virtual limit.
If you’re looking for a robot vacuum that does it all, you can end your search with the yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum. The only thing I wish it had will be added in a live update soon. In June, the ability to merge/separate a room will be added. This was sorely lacking in the void of the previous review. The living area of my house is one room. but I want to separate it into the living room, kitchen and hallway.
For having room fusing and splitting, as well as the best vacuum and mop I’ve had on a robot, an optional self-emptying station, and more, the yeedi vac 2 pro ticks all the boxes. It could be a bit quieter and I wish it came with spares. But these things are very easy to overlook with the best cleanse I’ve had to date.
Get your very own yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum for $449. Be on the lookout for a big surprise on the product page during the early launch. Note that the automatic dump station is sold separately.
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