Robot vacuums are already a mature segment where high-end features such as smart navigation and connectivity are present in relatively affordable models.
If you’re looking for high-end features at a reasonable price, keep an eye out for this vacuum from Cecotec.
Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme tech.
Analysis and testing
After using the Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme as our main household robot vacuum, here are the conclusions we have drawn.
This Conga looks very Cecotec. The Valencian company has managed to provide its vacuum cleaners with a modern and casual design like this. It fits aesthetically into any home and, since neither the robot nor the base are very large, it is particularly suitable for small apartments.
Even the protrusion of the laser sight does not protrude too much, which is appreciable because it Slips under the couch.
We liked the dotted finish of the surface because, in addition to being beautiful, it is also very aesthetic, it does not stain when we picked it up with our fingers to carry it from side to side.
Turning it over, we find a brush setup composed of a central roller with bristles and silicone and two side brushes with three teeth. Although this is a basic approach, it is at least effective in drawing dirt into the suction area.
After testing the Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme, one of the things we liked the most is this smart navigation for its price.
We have been surprised how quickly he cleans the whole house and how it moves from room to room following an orderly path. optimize its operation.
In general, almost never had any problemsHowever, he has happened to run over the long curtains in our living room, which hang to the floor, and if we leave a shoe with laces on, he swallows them too. But it is easy to remedy: just take a little care to clear the area to be cleaned.
Since it is also not particularly large, adapts to small spaces How do you know what you cleaned and what you didn’t clean? Looking at the map he draws in the app, which is very helpful.
The Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme has 3 cleaning levels and 3 suction levels so you can configure the cleaning according to your needs. vacuuming, mopping or scrubbing.
This versatility has proven useful in dealing with the dirt on our floors every day. However, from experience, we have always opted for medium or high suction in order to obtain the best results, because, with Maximum suction capacity of 2200 Pa.we don’t consider it a powerful robot.
When he climbed on the living room carpetthe robot vacuum cleaner started to make more noise by automatically activating Turbo (maximum) mode, which is good for improving results. However, unless it is a small, thin carpet, we are still far from the cleaning performance of a good old robot vacuum cleaner. canister vacuum cleaner.
Its brush configuration is convincing at catching crumbs, dust, grit and quite a bit of hair, but it’s not the best if you have pets in the house. We have a cat and it’s easy to catch him. hairballs accumulate on the central brush, reducing its performance..
We liked that it scrubbed the floor well. this robot vacuum thanks to the scrubbing technology, that is to say that the mop moistened with water vibrates in contact with the ground to scrub it. Without being as effective as a mop or a mop, it is effective for small dry stains.
As Cecotec explains in its technical sheet, the Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme has with an autonomy of 110 minutesbut it is in the best of cases: when it consumes only the minimum amount of energy.
In our experience, we hardly ever used this option, so the battery life for vacuuming and mopping in medium mode is just over an hour. However, if we take into account the optimization of its navigation, more than enough to clean our small apartment twice..
In this sense, we consider it to be a robot vacuum cleaner with. enough battery power to clean small to medium-sized homes.. In any case, if the battery runs out, it’s not a problem: the device will return to the base to recharge and will resume where it left off.
If you want to get the most out of the Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme, then you need to install the app on your phone to be able to use the 5 saved maps, the 10 cleaning modes and up to 60 different cleaning plans.
The fact that it has so many options might sound impressive, but in practice we mostly used Partial Cleanup, Restricted Areas, and Scheduling.
The downside is that if you’re not very tech savvy, you can’t use it, it may take you some time to familiarize yourself with the application. because the interface is not the most intuitive in the world. On the other hand, it works well.
In this sense, we have we forgot it came with a remote control like other models of the house, because, although you can start it with the button on the surface, it is too little compared to all the options of the application.
Another operating option for the technology is the voice control with Alexa or Google Assistantalthough in this case you will be able to perform much fewer tasks.
After testing the Conga Eternal Laser X-Treme, we consider it to be an ideal robot vacuum for people on a large budget. small budget and who are looking for a versatile and customizable device.but are not too particular about cleanliness.
Although it has many configuration options, it vacuums and cleans, neither its power nor brush configuration is the most effective for dealing with large numbers of carpets or homes with pets..
The advantage is that it will save you from daily sweeping and scrubbing. In favor of this solution, we consider it to be one of the best mopping robots on the market..
The combination of autonomy and navigation makes it an ideal tool for. small and medium-sized houses and, since it moves very well around the house, all you need to do is remove a few obstacles and it will clean fairly quickly and reach almost every nook and cranny.
Due to its comprehensiveness of application and manipulation by wizards, it is a good candidate. for technology lovers. However, my mom tried the app and found it too complicated for all it offers.