Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner

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    Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner 
    Taurus presents the incredible Hexa Stryker vacuum cleaner. This small black 9.6 Volt robot vacuum cleaner will change the way you look at cleaning forever. It has 3 sensors and is designed specially to reach every corner of the house. It has an operation light indicator and 2 side brushes to ensure not a spot of dirt will escape this futuristic little cleaner. It has an Anti scratch protective band and a large capacity dirt storage, yet is very easy to clean.

    Features:

    - Special design corners
    - Two side brushes
    - Fall, 3 sensors
    - Indicator light operation
    - Anti scratch protective band
    - Large capacity and easy clean-up
    - Battery operated 
    - Autonomy: 1 hour
    - Recharge time: 4-6 hours
    - Automatically programmed
    - Does not require filters bags

    Specifications:

    - Dimensions: 38 x 11 x 36cm
    - Weight: 1.9kg
    - Warranty: 24 Months - Based on manufacturing defects (12 Months + 12 Months extended)

    Warranty
    Limited (24 months)
    Title
    Taurus Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
    Country
    South Africa
    Brand
    Taurus
    Barcode
    6002674008522
    Colours
    Black
    High Value
    Yes

    Lodewicus, South Africa. 29 October 2015

    Uitstekende kopie - werk baie goed. Net vir harde/teel oppervlaktes.

    Hedley, South Africa. 24 December 2015

    It does a decent job on hard floors and is great value. Minus one star because the manufacturer wants you to complete an invasive registration process to qualify for the 2 year warranty.

    Elke, South Africa. 23 February 2016

    I find this product fantastic. It is a great help in the house. Yes it does not pick up everything but it sure helps with the dust and cathair. Really worth the money for this little Hexa. And the cats find it fascinating

    Bertus, South Africa. 26 February 2016

    This is a good value for money product. Sure, it's not a high end robotic vacuum cleaner model with fancy cleaning programs and automatic dock charging etc, but it cleans well with its random program. Note it only works on hard floors and you have to prep your hard floor area (like picking up loose objects) before starting the 1 hour program. Even after the house has been cleaned with a proper vacuum cleaner, this little fellow manages to pick up additional dust, hair and small pieces of grass and sticks the dogs bring in. I start it up when I go to bed and in the morning our house is a little bit cleaner than before.

    Tara, South Africa. 5 April 2016

    In a house with two dogs who drop hair constantly, it's a bit tiresome to keep the floors hair free unless we chose to strap a vacuum to them and have it suck behind them constantly. Considering how they behave around vacuums, we thought this would be counted as animal abuse and opted for trying out the automatic little gizmo. So far it's been great.

    Pros:
    - Zooms around on his own and while he doesn't have a learning the room program like his expensive cousins, he will eventually get everywhere.
    - Definitely picks up the hair and sand that gets trodden in.
    -The one step in the house proves the sensor works, he has yet to fall down it.
    - Loves hard floors.
    - One battery charge gets us about 35 - 40 minutes.
    - Obviously has a noise, but no where on the level of a regular vacuum and you can talk at a normal level while he's in the same room.

    Cons:
    - The dust tank is pretty small (obviously) and if you have dogs, the hair tends to sit at the sucking entrance, so it can become a futile effort after a while as he zooms around not picking up anything new.
    - Er...he makes the dogs nervous?
    - You do have to plug him in yourself to charge him again, none of those fancy self docking features here, but assuming you read the description, you should already know this. Guess that's why he's entry level right?

    (The reason I keep calling it a he is because he has been named Gary after Spongebob's pet snail. Just roll with it)

    Pieter, South Africa. 15 February 2016

    I really do love my little Taurus Vaccum cleaner. It works very well on hard floors but is not for mats. I have a dog and a cat and the hairs are always lying around everywhere thus deciding to go with this vacuum cleaner. It is such a mission to always go and fetch the big vacuum cleaner out of the garage to suck up the hairs during th eweek, so all I do now is every morning and afternoon i just let my little vacuum cleaner do the job for me.

    It runs for about an hour and a half and then you need to charge it for at least 4 hours before using it again. We have a small house so it is perfect. you must remember that it is an entry level automated vacuum cleaner, so you do need to charge it your self and it does not map out your house like those very expensive ones.

    Overall I am very satisfied.

    Darrell, South Africa. 14 September 2015

    This must be used on hard floors only. Best to clear all movable furniture. Battery lasts for about 1 hour. Comes with a 2 year warranty.

    Sharon, South Africa. 13 May 2016

    The Taurus works really well to suck up all the dog hairs - it seems to move about a bit randomly, but at least it doesn't get stuck in one spot. Wooden floors seems to be fine. A bit noisy, but if you turn it on before leaving the house you won't need to deal with that. It's also VERY cute!

    Alex, South Africa. 1 March 2016

    It's not a roomba, but it's also not priced like one. Unlike stated, it's not really quiet tldr you can't sleep with it going about.

    No perimeter sensor so it will tumble down stairs and bump into stuff. Loose carpets will make it get stuck and turn off. Best used on tiles.

    JC, South Africa. 10 March 2016

    First of all, you should know you're paying at most 1/8 of the price of you'd pay for a Roomba or something similar. There's no floor mapping, no adapting to surfaces, no app for that or bla bla bla...

    You're getting a little automatic vacuum that's made for tiles and vinyl flooring that keeps going forward, and changes direction if it bumps into anything. By doing that, it does a surprisingly thorough job, does it without too much noise or supervision, goes about its job for an hour or so, and manages to be quite charming while doing it!

    In the first day you'll figure out which items can do with being just a few mm higher for the Taurus to get under and not get stuck... pretty round coasters underneath out sofa's feet did the job - yeah, real sophisticated...

    We're very happy with the purchase, and with Takealot for their great service and bringing this product to the "masses".

    David, South Africa. 28 November 2016

    Great machine for its price. Doesnt handle carpets well but otherwise cleans in places people just cant get to.

    Dion, South Africa. 14 October 2016

    Really enjoying this. I have a dog that sheds a huge amount of hair, and I do find I have to pick up the Taurus after a while and unblock it, but it still managed to do a good job helping me keep the floor clean while I do other things.

    Charl, South Africa. 26 February 2016

    This thing is like having a toddler with an over sized head. If you dont watch it all the time it gets stuck somewhere just far enough away to make you get up to loving help it out...with your foot.
    It seems to be terrified of sunlight, so I have to close the curtains. It seems to want to drive into thing before changing direction. This led to me having to repair my RC planes that where standing innocently behind a box, I was convinced would stop this scrum machine. Hey luckily it vacuumed the spot I used to do the repairs.

    Dewald, South Africa. 24 May 2016

    Very useful gadget, but the switch seems to be a weak spot in the design / construction

    Wisia, South Africa. 25 November 2016

    A really good little helper to keep floors in order during week esp when one has pets. cats are intrigued by it too...the super mouse in house. Easy to clean n charge.

    michael, South Africa. 13 October 2016

    Great product. Would have scored higher, but it does not work on carpets (even the little carpets on my mostly tiled floors). else still a great buy. Just remember not to surprise your dog(s) with this... you might end up having to buy another one as dog bites are not covered by the warranty.

    Wessel, South Africa. 24 November 2015

    Great product for the price. Compared to competition the robot is quite stupid but for 10% of the price it's an absolute steal.

    Very Quiet and entertains my pets.

    Cleans my entire tiled kitchen and living room area (dustpan gets full, so it's doing something).

    Can't climb onto rugs.

    Alwyn, South Africa. 13 January 2016

    Don't buy if your house has women with long hair, or even a tiny dog with short hair. The Taurus stops and sulks as soon as it encounters a fallen follicle longer than a nano mm. The thought behind it does score one tiny brownie point for the buyer, however, hence the one start, but it lasts only as long as the battery charge, i.e. about 20 mins. Then its back to the wall socket for another four hours or so. A broom is quicker and greener.

    Marilyn, South Africa. 4 November 2016

    Love the product.

    Charles, South Africa. 2 September 2016

    I have had this vacuum cleaner for 6 months and saw it again on Daily Deal for R999 so I bought another.
    Robot Wars here we come.

    My 81 sq/m flat is Rhodesian Parkay all round, except for bathroom which is tiled.
    I have raised my King Size bed by 4cm and this vacuum cleaner cruises around the flat no problems every single afternoon after work.
    Never gets stuck and never fails.
    Owning a 2nd one now is overkill but I thought it would be fun to watch them bash into each other :)

    The 4 ni-cad batteries connected in series only produce 800 millamps so I'm not expecting the battery life to maintain a constant cleaning for an hour everyday, as soon as they dead I will repack them with bigger heavier duty cells.

    This is the cheapest autonomous vacuum cleaner on the market so you cannot expect it to compete with the more expensive models that will engage a 2nd gear when going on carpets, or docking themselves to a charger when battery life, nor map out the house using cameras to clean our place. This model is random and yes it does knock around from time to time in one spot but it eventually gets going again. Just re arrange your furniture if need be.

    Cleaning takes 20 seconds and its ready to go out next day again after an overnight charge.

    Heidi, South Africa. 16 May 2016

    It cleaned well, but very slow. Takes a few rounds before all the dust etc was vacuumed. The battery does not last very long either. I think it will work very well for smaller spaces.

    Alison, South Africa. 21 November 2016

    For a small flat this product is amazing. It is the best product I have ever bought.

    Johan, South Africa. 21 October 2016

    I have had mine for a good couple of months now. You won't really find anything else for the price. It does waste a lot of time and battery bumping around and getting stuck, but works wonders on tiles with dog hair. It's not going to clean your whole house, but does do a good job at the places it can reach in its 1 hour running time.

    Frith, South Africa. 26 November 2016

    Not an intelligent product at all. Bounces between two objects and does not think to move on. Have to stand and watch the product at all times. Pointless. For that price could have bought a fancy dust buster and done the work myself.

    Wilna, South Africa. 21 April 2016

    I love my Taurus. This was by far the best buy in a long while.
    The dustbin is a bit small and do get full very quick if you have more than one pet running around in your home but it is very quick and easy to empty. Battery life is just over 60 minutes but it is more than enough to clean a bedroom and small living area. It do prefer only hard flooring like tiles but I only have tiles in my house so no problem there.

    Rachel, South Africa. 25 February 2016

    No regrets about this purchase! I have long hair that falls out but it sweeps them up and then I can just pull it off the brush quickly and easily. I love being able to leave it on when I go out and coming back to a clean floor! It works on our compact carpets, just not on the fluffy ones, and has no problem on our uneven kitchen tiles, I was worried because the reviews on YouTube were perfectly smooth surfaces but it works on tiles with a small gap between them too. Mine hardly ever gets stuck and turns around quickly when it hits an object. Saves me so much time and keeps my house clean!

    Nicolaas, South Africa. 26 February 2016

    Works great for picking up dog hair of the tile floors in the house. We turn it on in the mornings before we go to work and just clean it when we get home.

    Ingrid, South Africa. 25 February 2016

    I am very happy with this product. I have only had it for a short while and cannot comment on longevity. If you have a bad back and dusty surroundings - it is a lifesaver !
    My small cottage is tiled - it works well on the hard surfaces

    keith b, South Africa. 9 September 2015

    Works really well on the tiled floors , but does take a while to reach all areas.
    The cats are fascinated by it !

    Lisa, South Africa. 23 March 2016

    I think for the price a 4 star rating is justified. He buzzes around doing the vacuuming and I don't have to. :) The battery life is fairly short but I simply put back on charge and then move him to the next space he needs to clean. He did have a small issue on the second day when he simply shut down as soon as he went into reverse. This, thankfully, appears to have cleared up.

    Jacqui, South Africa. 11 February 2016

    Its a fun toy. Perfect for picking up sand, dust and dog hair. Perfect if you have pets. My dogs follow it around..

    Andre, South Africa. 21 October 2016

    Absolute junk and a waste of money. It worked well for about 4 - 6 weeks then just stopped working for no apparent reason. Do not buy!

    Deidre, South Africa. 8 April 2016

    This little vacuum cleaner exceeded my expectations. It works really well on my tile floors. Ours hasn't got stuck but we did notice that it doesn't like going from tiles onto a carpet and can't get over an electrical extension cord lying on the floor. If we run it during the day we close all the curtains, it's sensor is not fond of bright light. We also lift all the dining room chairs. It's effective, picking up hair, crumbs dust & fluff.

    Hettie, South Africa. 6 January 2016

    Excellent

    Kim, South Africa. 18 October 2016

    What a fun way to clean the house. Gets stuck in a few places but picks up dust as expected

    Andreas, South Africa. 5 May 2016

    Live alone in an apartment as a student. This machine changed my life. 12/10, would buy a fleet of them!

    Rene, South Africa. 4 October 2016

    Brilliant product! I love it!
    Very satisfied customer.

    Werno, South Africa. 26 February 2016

    Brilliant product. Performs well above its price range.
    Hard floors only unfortunately, but does an excellent job of vacuuming the pet hairs.

    Lain, South Africa. 8 April 2016

    It a nice little vacuum robot, does its job. It works kinda alright on carpets but has the speed to get onto and off the carpets.

    Palesa, South Africa. 5 February 2016

    My seven year old messes our home, ten times a day, so I can just plug this on to pick up crumbs and other things. Quiet a nifty product too, cleans in hard to reach area. Disappointed that it does not vacuum carpets well though.The robot is not a smart one but for the price quiet happy...

    Waldman, South Africa. 11 November 2016

    For the sale price, it probably deserves 5 stars, but objectively this is a four star product. It works well enough. Charges in about 5 hours and runs for about an hour on a full charge. Best to get obvious obstacles off the floor before letting it loose. If you want to clean a particular room, close the door behind it. This model is for hard surfaces only, so forget carpets. It ships with 2 filters and it is pretty easy to clean. The filters works best if washed with a mild detergent. We just bought a second one to help out around the house.

    Tashiel, South Africa. 13 November 2015

    good value for money, was very impressed by the quality of the product, check full review here:
    https://youtu.be/egbhRWCicIM

    Hennie, South Africa. 13 October 2016

    Brilliant little rascal. Works excellent on hard surfaces especially under the beds etc.

    Not very good., South Africa. 18 February 2016

    Product does not clean well. No fixed pattern

    Lina, South Africa. 6 October 2015

    Absolutely love the product.

    Shabeer, South Africa. 17 October 2016

    Best ever buy, just charge and switch it on when leaving the house and come back to a clean home.

    Marcel, South Africa. 27 October 2015

    Love this little machine. For it's price, it does a very good job. Battery lasts about an hour. Takes 6 hours to charge. Can only be used on hard floors/tiles. Very surprised at how well it cleans.

    Chantelle, South Africa. 14 November 2016

    Great little device. Keeps my floors clean and saves me time as it's vacuuming away while I'm able to get on with other chores. Battery only lasts for about 45 minutes and takes 4-6 hours to charge. Would have liked for the battery to last longer, but if you have a smallish house it gets the job done in that time.

    Lauren, South Africa. 31 May 2016

    it only has about 30min battery life which gets around half of our room - needs better battery life and often gets stuck trying to go on the carpet

    otherwise not a bad product - but expensive for what you get

    Elrie, South Africa. 25 April 2016

    This is a cute little machine, takes a while to clean but gets the job done.

    Jay, South Africa. 29 February 2016

    Cool product. It does its job.

    Vicky, South Africa. 2 February 2016

    Great product. 4 stars because it only runs for an hour and doesnt do carpets. But great on tiles and wooden floor. A helpful little addition

    Stephen, South Africa. 25 February 2016

    Great for entertaining pets and children. The novelty will however wear off very quickly. Not an effective cleaner by any stretch of the imagination. Your hard earned money is probably better spent on other products.

    Mpumelelo, South Africa. 3 February 2016

    Very handy machine to do all the cleaning in hard to reach areas.

    Bernard, South Africa. 15 November 2016

    Worked great... For a week. Then started to just go back and forth on a single tile and randomly shut off. Takealot coming tomorrow to pick it up. Works nicely, the build quality just seems shoddy.

    Esme, South Africa. 2 November 2016

    This is such an awesome machine. No more dog hairs and I can do a lot more in a day. Love it, love it!

    Lize, South Africa. 17 November 2016

    Value for money! Most definitely helps with dog hair and dust.

    Shashanka, South Africa. 21 January 2016

    when it hits a wall it doesn't reverse instead keeps hitting the wall for at least 15 to 20 seconds, that process wastes a lot of battery which results in less area being vacuumed. 1 star because my dog gets entertained.

    Jasper, South Africa. 20 October 2016

    It is almost the perfect item ever....My hair is long, so it get stuck regurlary and then it stop. Its workingtime after charging is also only about an hour that is to short, BUT it is still a fantastic product. It cleans where my domestic worker never cleans underneath the stuf.

    Marelette, South Africa. 1 April 2016

    Does what it says and can clean under my bed.

    Dhiren, South Africa. 26 February 2016

    It's a good bang for buck cleaner. Think of it as an automatic broom for hard floors like tiles or wood, rather than a vacuum as it doesn't really do carpets. Great for picking up pet hair. It doesn't map out your house or anything and seemingly goes in random directions but eventually cleans the house. When it gets stuck it goes back and forth a few times and switches off if it can't get out, you'll then need to switch it on again and reposition.

    sarah, South Africa. 20 October 2016

    product is fine and useful for smaller rooms. not very suitable for larger rooms as battery only lasts about 45 minutes.

    Riki, South Africa. 30 November 2016

    Love it. Wanted to test and it cleans well. Use it for open plan area with big stacker doors, so constantly sand blowing in. Does the job! But keen for the one docks itself and programs room.

    Jenny, South Africa. 11 November 2016

    Ideal for tiled areas only and small spaces. For the price - its worth every penny. Plan on taking it to our holiday home and letting it "roam" and clean while we aren't home!

    Jacques, South Africa. 7 April 2016

    Very happy with the unit. Very handy tool if you have a lot of tiles and wooden floors and if your bed is high enough, it can reach that hard spot too.
    The unit will work the best if you have min. items in a room, for it to run more freely. I just shift some items to the next room and let him run.
    No problem with the suction power and I get about an hour on the battery.
    Only negative...it will not run over mats and direct sunlight spots.

    Dawn Anne, South Africa. 13 May 2016

    Now all we need is a robot mop that will make my day. :)

    Geneveve, South Africa. 21 November 2016

    Love it! Works well.

    Dina, South Africa. 2 March 2016

    NOT A GOOD BUY! WASTE OF MONEY.
    I'M SORRY I BOUGHT IT.

    Lynne, South Africa. 9 January 2016

    This is the best purchase I made in 2015. Works very well and frees you up to do other things while vacuuming the house :-)

    Breggie, South Africa. 13 January 2016

    Have to charge the battery twice per day which means the time for the machine to work is very short

    Axene, South Africa. 17 March 2016

    If the battery worked for longer than an hour id give this 5 stars!
    Love putting my feet up and still being able to say I'm cleaning lol

    annelise, South Africa. 30 March 2016

    Very happy with the Taurus Automatic. Switch it on in the morning and come home to a swept/vacuumed house. What more can you wish for? Maybe an automatic mop to polish/shine the wooden floors?

    Raudhah, South Africa. 16 November 2016

    not impressed. This is completely a waste of money. This is just going to add to your electricity bill without providing you much benefits in return. It's an entry level and as to be expected. Misses a lot of areas as there is no intelligence or mapping of areas in its programming.

    Jacqueline, South Africa. 8 April 2016

    Great product, just be aware it get stuck under beds and couches.

    Francois, South Africa. 29 November 2016

    What can is say. This is one valuable little dust buster. I would highly recommend it.

    Nicky, South Africa. 25 October 2016

    This little guy is perfect for my small hard-floor apartment. He gets under my bed and other hard to reach areas, which is a huge mission to do manually. You can see how well he does his job by how full the filter gets. Especially helpful in picking up cat hair in the summer moulting months. Love it.

    Tanya, South Africa. 16 May 2016

    I loved this little thing at first, but it's not working so well now. It spends minutes of valuable time bumping against the wall wasting battery when it could be rolling around cleaning. It needs better bump sensitivity!
    -It definitely doesn't like carpets, (But we were forewarned.)
    -It used to love wooden floors, but now pretends there are invisible bumps that it can't climb,
    -Was mediocre on my tiled floors, (we have deep wide grouting and it struggled a bit with that.)but now can't cope at all.
    I wish I could get a Roomba, but they are so expensive:((
    Giving three stars because it's performance has declined very quickly.

    Boet, South Africa. 4 November 2016

    We are happy with the product

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