This review is sponsored by Shark. They sent me the new Shark Ion Robot Vacuum to review. The review contains my own opinions and thoughts as to the Shark Ion Robot Vacuum. I was not influenced by anyone or anything. Please help me share this review.
Shortly before the recent holidays, I received a large box from Shark. If you’re not familiar with the company, they make some pretty amazing vacuums and steam mops among other things.
Inside this box was the brand new Shark Ion Robot Vacuum. Having never used one of these things before and only ever seeing one in the store, I had no idea what to expect. Below are my thoughts, personal experience and whether or not I would recommend this product to anyone.
As you can see in the above pictures, the Shark Ion Robot is a very attractive, round piece of cleaning technology. It’s got a very shiny (and easily scratchable) black top. The sides are a matte gray and the front bumper is matte black.
The top of the Ion Robot has three buttons.
The Clean button is pressed to manually send the Ion Robot on its cleaning adventure.
The Spot button will manually send the Ion Robot on a local cleaning binge. Maybe your kid spilled some dry cereal on the floor and you want the Ion Robot to clean it up. Pressing the Spot button will have the Ion Robot focus on the immediate area by moving in larger and larger circles in the area you placed it in.
The Dock button is pressed to manually send the Ion Robot back to its charging base.
The buttons are clearly labeled and have a satisfying click when pressed. There’s nothing worse than squishy buttons. ☺
Overall, I’m very impressed with the build quality. It feels very well built and I get the sense that it’s quite durable.
You can control the Ion Robot with the buttons I described above or you can use the app on your favorite mobile device. As an Android consumer, I’m only able to test out the Android version of the app but from what I’ve seen, it works well.
As you can see in the images above, the app is very simple and straightforward. This makes it very easy to use and there wasn’t any learning curve necessary.
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