Ultenic T10 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Extraction Station Launched at Amazon
The Taiwanese manufacturer Proscenic has had new blood for some time now: The subsidiary Ultenic is entering the robot vacuum business and has launched the T10 on Amazon, which is in the same price range as the top models from Roborock, Ecovacs and others. Read here whether it can compete with the big ones.
Technical data: Comparison to Viomi S9
|Ultenic T10||Viomi S9|
|Suction power||3000 pa||2800 pa|
|Navigation||Laser room measurement||Laser room measurement|
|App||Ultenic (Android, iOS)||Xiaomi Home (Android, iOS)|
|Operating Volume||60 dB on eco mode||77 dB on highest suction level|
|Dust chamber/water tank||0.28/0.3 l||0.3 l/0.25 l|
|Charging time||n.a.||5 h|
|Working time||4.5 h||3.5 h|
|Battery||5200 mAh Li-Ion||5200 mAh Li-Ion|
|Dimensions||35.0 x 35.0 x 9.8 cm||35.0 x 35.0 x 9.8 cm|
|Inclinations||n.a.||25°, up to 2 cm|
The more Proscenic in Ultenic, the better
Air purifiers, cordless vacuums or vacuum robots: Except for a not always high material quality, Proscenic‘s household appliances are good to very good. Although the manufacturer is also known for expressing certain offers for good Amazon reviews, the products are still mostly innovative and practical. With Ultenic, you could try to convey only the positive aspects of a brand and distance yourself from other things.
Proscenic has experience in making inexpensive vacuum robots with an Extraction Station – if you think of the M7 Pro or M8 Pro, for example. The Extraction Station, like the robot vacuum itself, has a slightly different look, but is strongly reminiscent of aforementioned Proscenic devices.
When the robot returns to the Extraction Station because the battery power is running low after a potential working time of 4.5 h (varies depending on the suction level and conditions), the 0.28 l dust chamber is automatically emptied. The contents end up in a dust bag inserted in the top of the station. The whole process does not normally go below an Operating Volume of 80 dB.
Wait a minute, 4.5 h working time? That is half an eternity in a robot vacuum. This value is only valid for the lowest of the three suction levels, but it is very impressive for an average-sized battery with 5200 mAh – provided Ultenic does not go too far. This also applies to the claim that the 4.3-liter dust bag only needs to be replaced after 60 days. Normally, you would expect 30 days for dust bags with a potential capacity of 3 liters. That does not quite add up mathematically.
App with live mapping and selective room division
On the top, we have a laser distance sensor (LDS); easily recognizable by the small turret. With this, the robot scans the premises and draws them as a virtual map in the Ultenic (Android, iOS) through an implemented SLAM algorithm (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping).
As befits a model in 2021 – now even completely independent of the price – the robot automatically divides the individual rooms on the visual map and highlights them with different colors. This makes them individually controllable for the user.
Areas that the robot is not supposed to clean can be excluded by means of virtual no-go zones. Up to 10 such no-go zones can be used on two storable maps. This means that the robot can also be used on two floors, but the Extraction Station has to be transported to the other floor.
But that’s not all. Voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, carpet boost (automatically increases suction power on carpets to the maximum of 3000 pa), included remote control (estimated without batteries) and Y-wipe mode (more intensive wiping) are just a few more buzzwords.
If the ample working time is not enough for you because he or she lives in a gigantic palace, you can (almost to top it all off) still enjoy the continued cleaning. When the battery level drops, the T10 automatically returns to its Charging / Extraction Station, recharges the battery and continues cleaning at the point where it interrupted its work.
It will be difficult for a previously largely unknown manufacturer to establish a robot vacuum cleaner for over 500€/$500. Even if it is technically up to date, which at least reads like that on paper. Of course, you cannot simply sign this without a review, one or two discrepancies can already be found in the product advertisement. Even if most of it turns out to be quite good, we still don’t believe in an Ultenic takeover with this model. But hey, not wrong for a start.
Your impression of the Ultenic brand?To the gadget