Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 RV2600WSEU
Introductory price €649.99
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A new robot vacuum cleaner called AI Ultra 2-in-1 has recently, and discreetly, joined the catalog of the American Shark. Available with or without automatic emptying – respectively under the references RV2600WSEU and RV2600WDEU -, this one does not however intend to relieve the user of the maintenance of his mop like so many other models today. However, it stands out from the competition as from its elders by integrating a new (and intriguing) feature called CleanEdge.
A jet of air to clean hard-to-reach areas
Supposed to allow more efficient cleaning of edges and corners, CleanEdge consists of a jet of air that Shark’s new robot propels forward from its left side. The air must thus bounce off the walls and, on its way back, repel dirt from hard-to-reach areas in its path.
In short, CleanEdge performs the same function as a side brush, which the AI Ultra 2-in-1 robot also seems to have. We can however imagine that this jet of air offers a longer range. Shark claims in any case that the corners are 50% better cleaned than when the function is deactivated and we therefore note that it should be possible to do without it, perhaps to gain a little autonomy; the latter is announced at 110 minutes.
For the rest, this new robot vacuum cleaner seems to take over the equipment of the Shark AI 360 RV2500SEU, starting with the laser rangefinder on the top to map the house and find your way around while navigating. Various sensors of course also allow it to avoid obstacles, but not to identify them as the Dreame L10S Ultra or the Deebot X1 Turbo offer. There is also the PowerFins brush made of bristles and nylon strips for constant contact with the ground while limiting the tangling of hair and animal hair, as well as a “sonic” mop. With a speed still limited to 100 rubs per minute, it remains however far from the 3000 vibrations / min of the mop of the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra.
For better results, Shark also renews its UltraClean mode which pushes the robot to double the passages over a defined area, and the RV2600WDEU inherits the automatic emptying of the RV2500SEU as a bonus. Shark, however, offers a new station and abandons the bag to return to a system similar to that of the RV1000WDEU, with all the same the promise of retaining 99.9% of dust and allergens.
Shark’s new robot is already available for sale, at the recommended retail price of €499.99 for the version without automatic emptying. The station providing this function obviously increases the launch price: €649.99.