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The Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner does not mess around with model numbers – or at least does not make them overly prominent. It makes sense that they focus all of their efforts on this model as it is the only one they sell at the time of this review. We have to admit that we were not as excited when we received this one for review as when we get our hands on a new Roomba or Eufy RoboVac, mainly because we did not know too much about the brand. As it turns out, they have their fingers in quite a few pies, with products spanning cookware, kitchen appliances and, unsurprisingly, household appliances like this Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner. The brand specialises in selling on Amazon, this one regularly appears on the best-seller lists there, and it comes in at a price-point that will always help its cause. Even at a low price, we are on the lookout for great value, so let’s see what the Deik robovac can do.
- Good suction for the price at 1,200 Pa
- Decent battery life with an hour of cleaning on a full charge
- HEPA filters for superior filtration while cleaning
- Remote control to start, stop and schedule cleaning from across the room
- 0.9-litre dust box which is massive for a robovac at this price point
- 12-month warranty as standard, 3 years for verified Amazon customers
Unless you work with technology every day or an expert bargain hunter, you probably haven’t heard of Deik. The best comparison we can make to introduce them is that they are akin to a lesser-known ILIFE. The ILIFE V3s Pro vies with this model for the title of best-selling budget robot vacuum, and the similarities do not end there. Both companies call China home, which ensures that they are massively innovative and potentially benefit from lower development and manufacturing costs.
Like ILIFE, and even Eufy for that matter, which is part of the Anker Group, they specialise in selling products through Amazon. Some companies let Amazon take care of the entire sales process, while others are more involved through vouchers, discounts, combo offers and the like. Deik falls firmly into the latter category, and we can start with some good news. The standard warranty on the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner lasts 12 months, but if you purchase from Amazon, this increases to three years. That indicates plenty of confidence in the product and is also handy given that cheaper models like this are not always as robust as their pricier counterparts.
That may be the start of the good news, but it does not end there. Time it right, and you can get your hands on this device for under £100. The list price is not excessive, and only just breaches that barrier, but you have every chance to find a bargain, just as long as the features stack up.
At this price, you know you’re not going to get the most excellent robot vacuum in the world – iRobot would be out of business within hours given that their cheapest current model, the iRobot Roomba 606, is well over twice the price. We know that there are excellent lower-priced models out there, however, with the aforementioned ILIFE V3s Pro an excellent example. With the same kind of vouchers, plus some luck and timing, either is available for around £100.
In the box, you’ll find your warranty along with the standard kit such as the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner itself, along with the charging base and a couple of spare brushes and filters. While this is the only Deik robovac you can buy at the moment, they do have some pedigree. The previous model was available under the same name and also offered basic mopping functionality. That was ditched here, however. In the company’s own words, it makes this model ‘more competitive’. Read that as it makes it cheaper while removing a feature that either doesn’t work correctly at this price point or is not in demand, and we have a good idea of their reasoning.
Suction power is decent, albeit precisely what you might expect from a model at this price. It comes in at 1,200 Pa, which is adequate for most cleaning jobs. There are four smart cleaning modes, one of which will increase the power when the robovac detects a particularly dirty surface. There is no specialist technology in there along the lines of Eufy’s patented BoostIQ, but this robot vacuum can cope with hard floors and low-pile carpets with ease.
The remote control is a welcome addition, and while it is nothing special, it does open up key functionality alongside standard start and stop commands, such as scheduling future cleaning jobs.
The dust box capacity is particularly impressive. We consider 0.6 litres to be around average, and some more expensive models struggle to reach that level. The Deik Robot Vacuum sails right past the benchmark, however, with a 0.9-litre capacity. It does so without being overly large or heavy too, although there are lighter options out there for those that do not fancy heavy lifting to take this robovac up the stairs.
Sadly, unless you have your heart set on only emptying your smart vacuum once a week, we can foresee issues where that capacity is overkill. The Deik Robot Vacuum runs for around 60 minutes on a full charge and, unsurprisingly for the price, does not boast return and recharge technology. It will return to base when the job finishes or the battery runs out, but you’ll have to start it up again yourself if there is more to be done.
In real terms, an hour of cleaning is perfectly adequate for smaller homes and apartments, but you may seek something slightly more capable if you have a larger floorplan or prefer to do downstairs and upstairs consecutively.
The Deik is a cheap robot vacuum without a doubt, but there are some premium features. The filters warrant repeating as there are not many budget models with an authentic HEPA filter. It backs up the primary filter, which is very good in its own right, which makes this an excellent budget option for allergy sufferers. The filters can take care of pet dander too, although we do not consider this robot vacuum as being strong enough to make an impression on pet owners in general.
Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Pros and Cons
- Great dust box capacity for relatively infrequent emptying
- Remote control enables both hassle-free activation and scheduling
- Excellent results thanks to the standard filter and HEPA secondary filter
- Nothing too spectacular – the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner does the job without flair
- Only suitable for hard floors and low-pile carpets
- Current model removes mopping functionality of its now obsolete predecessor
Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner – The Verdict
We acknowledged that the Deik robovac was never going to be the best smart vacuum cleaner in the world, and it isn’t. However, it far exceeds what we had and right to expect for the often sub-£100 price. If you have never owned a robot cleaner before, this model will do nothing to make you feel like you’ve made the wrong decision. It was built to clean in a standard, unspectacular manner, and it succeeds. In all honesty, we do have the feeling that anyone that buys this model will be impressed for the price, but the temptation to upgrade to a Roomba or Eufy alternative may arise before the three-year warranty on this model expires. In its time of service, however, the Deik will nevertheless get the job done with the minimum of fuss. Incidentally, this Deik Robot Vacuum cleaner came second in our comparison of the best budget robot vacuums around, further enhancing its reputation for outstanding value at the lowest possible price point.
Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review
Indeed, this robot vacuum is good enough that we cannot foresee it ending up in a skip if you choose to upgrade. Whether you keep it as a backup, use it as the dedicated robot vacuum for upstairs or pass it on to a friend, its useful life will continue. If you stick with it, you’ll continue to benefit from first-class cleaning on thinner carpets and hard floors. The price is low enough that the Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner is worth a gamble if you’re on the fence. Unless you have special requirements or features you cannot live without, this is a fantastic all-rounder with plenty to offer.
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