SMOROBOT cordless pool cleaning robot

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SMOROBOT hero

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For the last decade, there hasn’t been any true breakthrough in pool cleaning technology. Most pool cleaning robots are simple vacuums on wheels bumping into things and getting stuck in corners, until today.

SMOROBOT has developed a unique motion-control system combined with intelligent path planning technology to clean the entire pool from edge to edge, including the walls and waterline. 

What’s even more impressive is that SMOROBOT is entirely cordless, with a powerful battery that runs for 3.5 hours on a single charge, SMOROBOT is a set & forget robotic helper.

We looked at the AIPER Seagull 3000 recently. Today, we have another cordless pool cleaning robot, SMOROBOT.

SMOROBOT is from Beijing Smorobot Technology Co, Ltd. Their competition AIPER comes from Shenzhen. The difference between the two is apparently in how they chose to tackle the problems with cleaning swimming pools with a robot.

SMOROBOT chose to keep their robot in a single unit, whereas AIPER separated the battery from the robot. By floating the battery, the robot does not have to bear the weight of the battery. Useful when climbing the sides of the pools.

As mentioned in our other article, AIPER has a track record of making pool cleaning robots. SMOROBOT seems to be the startup’s first product. Perhaps it is because they are less experienced, they make a lot of lofty claims and put a lot of marketing spin to their copywriting. I’ll give them a pass since they seem to be new at this. If you are reading this, SMOROBOT, give us a shout if you need help with copywriting.

Regular readers know how we can’t bear campaigns that claim they have patents and don’t show them. SMOROBOT is guilty of this, unfortunately. They claim to have patents for the software and hardware design, but they don’t show us any.

SMOROBOT is priced lower than the AIPER. It is almost half the price of AIPER once AIPER’s price go up after their Kickstarter campaign. That said, there are many pool robot cleaner on Amazon. The SMOROBOT looks similar to the Dolphin robot cleaners.

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