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I’m a big fan of Coredy’s budget vacuum cleaners that stand up well against better-known competitors at the low end of the market such as Eufy and even some of Roomba’s entry-level devices.
In this article, I’ll review the Coredy R650 which sits roughly in the middle of their range in terms of price and features. if you want more information about the rest of the range, see my full comparison of Coredy robot vacuums.
The Coredy R650 is one of my favourite budget-priced robot vacuum cleaners currently on the market. Of all the Coredy robot vacuums, it offers the best balance of features and price.
It has a decent amount of suction and comes with boundary strips so that you can create no-go zones. The cleaning performance is very good on both low and high pile carpets where it rivals the Roomba 600-series, although at a lower price.
I would recommend this device for anyone looking for a cheap device and who isn’t concerned about advanced features such as mapping your home or integrating with your other smart home devices.
If smart home integration is important to you, the R750 is the next step up in the Coredy series, it has more cleaning power and has Wi-Fi which means you can control it via an app or using Alexa and Google Home.
Coredy R650 Specifications
|Dust Bin Capacity||500ml|
|Floor Type||Hard Floors, Low + Medium Pile Carpets|
|Wi-Fi (for app and voice control)||No|
|Supports Boundary Strips?||Yes (included)|
|Motorised Roller Brush on Base||Yes|
|Washable HEPA Filter||Yes|
|Where to Buy||Amazon|
Here are the pros and cons of the Coredy R650:
The Coredy R650 is one of my favourite budget-priced robot vacuums. It’s similar to the R550 in terms of price and features, however, it foregoes the mopping capability in favour of more suction power for vacuuming. If mopping isn’t important to you, this is the better of the two.
In this review, I’ll run through the key features of the R650 before moving on to discuss the navigation and cleaning performance.
Included in the box is:
- R650 robotic vacuum cleaner
- 2 x 2m (6’6ft) magnetic boundary strips
- 4 x side brushes
- Spare HEPA filter
- Remote control (with batteries included)
- Charging dock with AC power adapter
- Cleaning tool
The R650 has the same design as the others with a slim profile at just 7.2cm tall so it fits under low furniture in your home. It’s also suitable for thresholds up to 15mm which is just shorter than a Roomba.
It has the same 2600mAh battery capacity as the other Coredy vacuums, this allows it to run for around 120 minutes before returning to the dock for recharge.
As for using the device, you’ll need to use the included remote control to set schedules and change the mode. There is no app or voice control because the R650 doesn’t have Wi-Fi. If you want a device with Wi-Fi, I recommend upgrading to the R750 which can be linked to the Smart Life app and then controlled with Alexa or Google Home.
The Coredy robot vacuum range all use random path navigation, they bounce around the wall until they have covered the whole room or the battery runs out. Generally speaking, the algorithm is good at getting full coverage in large areas but does miss some coverage of smaller rooms.
You can use boundary strips with the R650 to set boundaries and no-go zones. This is ideal if you have certain parts of your home that your vacuum is prone to getting stuck.
It comes with 2 x 2m (6’6ft) boundary strips included and you can purchase more at £30 for 2m. You don’t need to place these at the top of the stairs as the robot also has cliff sensors.
As with others in the range, it uses very simple navigation so there is no mapping or room-by-room cleaning like you’d get with the best robot vacuum cleaners on the market.
The R650 offers a fantastic cleaning performance-to-price ratio. It has 1,600pA of suction power which is a step up from the R550’s 1,400pA without a significant price increase.
It is suitable for both low and medium-pile carpets as well as hard floors. Whilst it’s not going to replace an upright vacuum altogether, you won’t need to get it out as frequently.
It has a washable HEPA filter which is used to trap tiny dust particles from the air, this is thought to be better for people who allergies although there isn’t much hard evidence to prove this.
The R650 doesn’t have any mopping feature like some others in the range.
There are no less than seven different cleaning modes:
- Auto mode – This is the standard cleaning setting that will move around your entire home and use Boost Intellect to adjust suction power accordingly.
- Edge mode – moves around the edge of the room only.
- Small room mode – A quick clean of just 30 minutes when you only have a small room to clean. This is ideal if you need to pop it in one of the upstairs rooms for a while, although remember to shut the door or set boundary strips.
- Spot clean mode – The vacuum will spiral out from a set point for when you have a specific mess to clean.
- Max mode – Use this to toggle maximum suction power of 1,600pA.
- Schedule mode – This will clean at certain times according to the schedule you’ve set using the remote control.
- Park mode – This sends the Coredy back to its dock.
The other feature that I’ve briefly mentioned is the Boost Intelect feature. This is active on standard mode and detects whether the vacuum is on carpet or hard floor so it can adjust the suction power accordingly. This allows a smooth transition between floor types.
The brush of the R650 has had an upgrade compared to the R550 which makes it much easier to remove tangled hairs.
The dust bin is 500ml and has a single push button to easily open and empty it, this is an upgrade on the double triangular buttons on the lower-priced devices.
In addition to untangling hairs and emptying the dust bin, you’ll also have to replace the HEPA filter and front brushes from time to time. You’ll have spares of both included with the vacuum which is a nice touch.