Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Review

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I have previously reviewed the affordable Yeedi K650 robot vacuum. I then partially reviewed the Yeedi Vac Station but had issues as it was the US model, and the self-empty station wouldn’t work properly.

This time around, Yeedi has sent me the UK variant of the latest Vac 2 Pro, which is a combination of mopping and vacuum cleaner.

While many vacuums nowadays advertise mopping features, most of them have a basic reservoir with limited capacity that just wipes down the surface. Quite often, the reservoir is gravity fed, so these are not compatible with a mixture of carpets and hard floor.

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro has a much larger mopping attachment, and they have made the mop oscillate for improved cleaning.

Furthermore, this has a large suction power of up to 3000Pa allowing it to clean more thoroughly and work better with pets.

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro vs Yeedi Vac 2 vs Vac

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is the top-of-the-range model, and Yeedi has added additional features as you move up the range.

  • All the Yeedi Vac robots have 3000Pa suction power and use camera mapping. The original Yeedi Vac lacked a vacuum and mop as standard but could but upgraded, whereas all the other options have this.
  • All of them are compatible with the Self-Empty Station.
  • The Vac 2 Pro, Vac Max, and Vac Station have the longest run times in consecutive order.
  • The Yeedi Vac 2 models are the only ones that have 3D obstacle avoidance and the ability to do oscillating mopping, the Vac 2 Pro has this as standard, but the Vac 2 can be upgraded.

Specification & Features

  • Navigation Visual SLAM
  • Suction Power 200 to 3000 Pa
  • Water Capacity 0.18 Litre
  • Dust Bin Capacity (on the robot): 0.45-litre
  • Mop Oscillating Mopping
  • 3D Obstacle Avoidance Yes
  • Obstacle Crossing Ability 9-16 mm
  • Carpet Detection Yes
  • Auto-Boost Suction Yes
  • Dimensions 350*350*77 mm
  • Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
  • Working Time 220 mins
  • Charging Time 6.5 Hours
  • App/Voice Control Amazon Alexa / Google Home / Yandex Alice

Self-Empty Station

I was sent the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro without the self-emptying station. For some reason, this is not available in the UK, and Yeedi does not ship to the UK from their own store.

I am a big fan of self-empty stations as it allows you to set and forget the robot. It will clean your house for weeks at a time without needing to be emptied.

With a robot like the Vac 2 Pro, it has quite a small internal dust chamber, so without the self-empty station, you are going to need to empty it every couple of days.

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Small dust chamber

Visual SLAM Mapping with 3D Obstacle Avoidance

Yeedi is one of the few companies that have opted to use cameras for mapping and object detection instead of LiDAR. There are pros and cons to this technology, but iRobot Roomba vacuums also use it, and it has clearly proven to be a successful technology for them.

The benefits of Visual SLAM are that it should provide superior object detection for items that may litter your floor. I don’t have a child or pets, but my AIRROBO T10+ regularly needs rescuing when it has become tangled with some wires.

Set-Up

The set-up process is fairly standard. I already had a Yeedi account after I reviewed the Yeedi Vac Station.

The vacuum has a flip-up lid which exposes the power switch, and when you have powered it up, you can add it through the app. It requires a 2.4Ghz WiFi network, and you will need to be connected to it in order to pass the credentials over. Once you supply the password, the app will generate a QR code which you need to show the camera that sits on top of the Yeedi.

Mapping & Obstacle Detection

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For the initial mapping, Yeedi recommends you clear the floors as much as possible and make sure there is plenty of light in the rooms. During this phase, the object detection is not as good. I found that the Yeedi struggled a bit during this phase, it looked particularly confused when trying to negotiate through my dining chairs. I also had to run the mapping phase twice, as it either got stuck or ran out of battery in one of my rooms the first time.

Once the map has been generated, the vacuum will attempt to categorise your rooms, but this will possibly need manual alteration. You can then set up various no-go and no-mop zones.

Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no support for multiple maps. If your living area is split across levels, this could be problematic.

Settings

You also have lots of settings to customise your cleaning. These are largely similar to other robot vacuums and included different power levels for the cleaning as well as different mop cleaning settings.

With auto clean, the robot will go out and clean all your rooms, if it runs out of battery, it will return to base for a recharge then go back out again.

You can set a schedule for cleaning and also set the quiet hours to prevent it from going back out automatically in the middle of the night.

Mopping & Cleaning

The Vac 2 Pro has carpet detection built-in. Without the mop attached, the robot can increase power when it detects a carpet or rug. With the mop attached, the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro backs off and won’t wet the carpet.

This is obviously a very useful feature for anyone with mixed surfaces, but the performance on the carpet is reduced with the mop attached, and it is more prone to getting stuck. So if you have mostly carpets, an alternative robot may be better, or just don’t use the mopping function on this.

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The mopping performance on my kitchen floor was superior to any other robot vacuum I have used before. This came as no surprise as all other options I have reviewed basically just give it a wipe down.

Carpet cleaning performance is also excellent, this has a higher level of suction than my AIRROBO T10+ or my Ecovacs upstairs, and it does seem to get detritus up better than those. While this is advantageous, I mostly use robot vacuums on the carpet to keep on top of things and will then use a more powerful upright for a deeper clean once in a while.

Price and Availability – UK / EU / US

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is listed on Amazon UK for £460 but with a £130 off voucher available, taking it down to £330.

The Yeedi Vac 2 is £350 with £90 off, so £260.

For some reason, the self-empty station is not on Amazon UK, and Yeedi will not ship directly to the UK. I will assume we can blame Brexit for this scenario.

If you are in the EU, then you can buy the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro with the station for €499.98 (£433) directly from Yeedi.

You can also buy the self-empty station by itself for €179.99 (£156), should you wish to upgrade further down the line.

This shipping policy raises another problem. Yeedi sell plenty of accessories should you need them on their own website, but the official Amazon UK page only has basic replaceable parts set and a pack of washable wipes that the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro uses.

If you are in the US, you can buy it from either Amazon or directly from Yeedi.

Yeedi state that US pricing is:

  • Single Yeedi Vac 2 Pro – now is under $449.99
  • Bundle Yeedi Vac 2 Pro and Self-Emptying Station – Special price under $500

Alternative Options

It is a competitive market, and in the past year or so, there have been a lot of new vacuums with self-emptying stations. Most of these do mopping, but I don’t think any have an oscillating mop head, nor can I be sure of the water capacity:

  • Ultenic T10 for around £370
  • eufy RoboVac LR30 Hybrid+ for around £550
  • Proscenic M8 PRO for around £400
  • AIRROBO T10+ for around £400

So, the Yeedi is somewhere in the middle of pricing (if you could get it with the self-empty station in the UK), but it has superior mopping.

At the top end of the spectrum, you have the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omnio, which does pretty much everything you could want. It has a large empty station which is used for dust, clean water and dirty water. The mopping function has proper rotating brush heads and can do automatic hot drying. It then uses both laser navigation and a front-facing camera for advanced object detection.

As you’d expect, this costs a lot, with an RRP of £1500 but available for a little over £1000.

Overall

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is an excellent robot vacuum and mop that is particularly appealing if you have more hard floods than carpet.

The visual mapping and 3D obstacle avoidance doesn’t appear to provide better performance than the LiDAR-based vacuum I currently use, but it is still good, and your mileage may vary.

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Summary

The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is an excellent robot vacuum and mop that is particularly appealing if you have more hard floods than carpet.

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Pros

  • Superior mopping performance than other affordable robot vacuums

Cons

  • Self-Empty station is not available in the UK

Last update on 2024-06-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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