Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
List Price R 1,699
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|Shipped in 7-10 working days||2-3 weekss||2-4 weeks||2-4 weeks|
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|Shipped in 15-20 working days||3-5 weeks||3-5 weeks||3-5 weeks|
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|Shipped in 5-7 working days||1-2 weeks|
|Shipped in 7-10 working days||2-3 weeks|
|Shipped in 10-15 working days||3-4 weeks|
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- Limited (24 months)
- Unpacked Weight
- 1.9 kg
- Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
- South Africa
- Black, Grey
- What's in the box
- x 1 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
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.
J, South Africa. 10 February 2018
Great little vacuum cleaner. Even picks up an ant. Great with cat hair on my laminated floors.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
pierre, South Africa. 10 May 2017
great little robot. works as advertised. i have 2 dogs and my house has wood floors. unbelievable how much dirt and hair it collects. would recommend.
Ernest, South Africa. 18 September 2017
The battery does not last for the hour that is said but this little machine is impressive. I put it into my kitchen and its nice to see it not fall off the stair to the lounge. When we opened the dirt container we were horrified to see all the pet hair and dust it had collected as we thought the kitchen floor was clean.
William, South Africa. 6 December 2016
Awesome product. My wife and the pets love it. Picks up even the smallest amount of dirt and gets in under the couches and beds.
Felix, South Africa. 5 January 2018
Great little vacuum cleaner. It works really well. I am very happy with my purchase, should have bought one long ago.
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.
Lise-Marie, South Africa. 23 April 2018
works well, small particles only as the slot is very narrow at the bottom. Picks up fine dust and sand very well
Karin, South Africa. 13 January 2017
Works as it should but not as good as I thought. It repeats a lot of areas and turns in circles a lot.
Natasha, South Africa. 11 January 2017
A great little gadget, does exactly what I expected it to do which is surface cleaning between the big cleans. It picks up dust, hair and even the fine cat litter stones. In the time the battery lasts (about an hour) it gets everywhere I need it to on it's random route. It even gets itself out of a tight spot when it goes into a nook (although after the first use I would sweep those areas and block it off so the Taurus can do it's thing on the larger floor area). It has a sensor so it doesn't go down steps which I haven't tested, but it has gotten stuck on the back door threshold (I thought the pet gate would stop it but it was too far out, now I just close the door). For the price it's great. I decided to get this in stead of a hand vacuum and I'm happy I did. Easy to empty out and clean after use. Comes with a spare filter.
tavir, South Africa. 29 November 2017
keeps the house neat. Not extremely advanced in terms of technology but good for the price. It will not beat your broom though
Jason, South Africa. 4 September 2017
This thing does it's job fairly well. seems to always head back to the power point before dying...a little freaky because it's not supposed to know where it is. Get stuck easily behind furniture and is only suitable for a single room. I have a small place and if it's left to roam free it misses large areas. The dogs hate it but it is quite enough to have running while you're at home. Wish it had a bigger battery...might have to mod it and fit a second battery.
chere, South Africa. 22 January 2017
Not bad. Just sometimes gets stuck, and don't leave cables lying around. It will get stuck on cables. Run time is a bit short, but it keeps the tiles a bit cleaner during busy days, but i still have to sweep my tiles and vacuum rugs to get it really clean. So all and all it's like a little helper keeping my floors mostly tidy when i can't.
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.
marco, South Africa. 24 January 2017
Amazing tool, cleaning parts that that looked spotless.
Sunette, South Africa. 22 October 2017
our cat's hair is no match!
Zelda, South Africa. 8 March 2018
All in all it's a great buy & I would definitely buy another one should the need arise.
Pierre, South Africa. 1 January 2017
So far I am pleased with this little sweeper. Considering getting one or two more to have a fleet of them :)
Karen, South Africa. 2 December 2016
What an amazing little gadget. My expectations were exceeded.
Dipika, South Africa. 26 December 2017
Doesn't move on carpet and also doesn't duck much dust up. Once u buy, it, it'll be cool to use for one day and then never again because either doesn't clean
Dewald, South Africa. 24 May 2016
Very useful gadget, but the switch seems to be a weak spot in the design / construction
Sarel, South Africa. 12 December 2017
Berry Good, Berry Nice
Mr. Bezuidenhout, South Africa. 20 May 2018
Leave it. Battery dies after 3 months.
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.
Christopher, South Africa. 18 March 2018
Can't say that I was that impressed with this. Maybe if you've got a small place without much on the floor and don't mind charging it all the time.
Anton, South Africa. 7 February 2018
This robot exceeded my expectations. It works tirelessly for an hour and you'll be amazed at what's in the bin after working on your supposedly ' clean ' floors.. You have to confine him to a space that needs to be cleaned by placing obstacles or leave him in a room for 20 min. I love this thing so much that I've been lusting after one of the high end models that docks and charges itself.... But then again if you look at the ridiculously high prices for these units in South Africa I think I'll stick with my Stryker for quite some time still... Best money I've spent in a long time and with 2 year warranty you can't go wrong. As mentioned in other reviews it's only good on hard surfaces, I've got tiles throughout except for my bedroom so works well for me. Highly recommended. Only con I can think of is long charging time but just let him charge overnight and he's ready to go in the morning...
Karen, South Africa. 5 March 2018
Absolutely fabulous. Loving this so much. I am using it om hard surfaces for pet hair, and it is doing the job 100%.
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.
Anton, South Africa. 23 April 2018
Very Good little Machine.
Alison, South Africa. 3 August 2018
Surprising results. I didn't expect too much from this vacuum, but was pleasantly surprised. The amount of dust and pet hair it collected was amazing. The noise level was not unbearable - much quieter than I expected - you can have a normal conversation around it. Its way of working is very unpredictable, but it got to all the places despite resembling the movement of a drunken crab. Pleased with my purchase.
Alicia, South Africa. 5 June 2017
Fantastic! Sufficient battery life to vacuum a two bedroom apartment, not too noisy, perfect for cat owners.
Jonathan, South Africa. 3 May 2018
Take the product for what it is - it is designed for hard wood and tiles only. It is a low cost automatic vacuum - so don't expect it to do an amazing job over unflat surfaces.
Also remember - these things rely on a battery, and much like your phone, the battery will stop working after about a year.
It is very good for people who are too busy to clean their floors regularly, but it is not a cheap solution.
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.
Andries, South Africa. 29 December 2017
Works very well
Marilyn, South Africa. 4 November 2016
Love the product.
JOHN, South Africa. 6 December 2016
Battery will not hold a charge worked for a short time, Not recommended.
Anastashia, South Africa. 4 January 2018
I love this little machine and would give it a 5 star rating if it had a battery life longer than 1 hour as it needs double that time to charge. However this seems to be the standard for auto vacuum cleaners. The machine maneuvers quite easily under and around furniture. I have laminate and tiled floors and have not had any issues with the machine getting stuck. I would really like to see more automatic vacuum cleaners on takealot as I would definitely pay a premium for this kind of product. Its really useful for dog owners, just don't forget to clean out the filter.
Wendy, South Africa. 10 April 2017
Not so great on movement.
Fully charged battery only lasts about 2 hours.
Vacuum gets stuck at un-level surfaces like against rugs/carpets etc.
Will be suitable for small areas.
Does lift pet hair very well and even spits out dirt clumps when the holder is full
Carl, South Africa. 8 June 2018
Edwin-John, South Africa. 2 December 2016
I don't understand peoples complaints. This little machine is our best purchase ever!!
We have two cats, a bunny and a dog. We have pet dander pretty much everywhere. This little guy picks it all up. If you are complaining about this little guy getting stuck every now and then, not working on carpets (its not made for carpets, even says so on the box) or the ledge sensor not working every single time, then you really should have paid more money to get the more advanced machines.
This guy is an entry level machine. It is completely unfair to expect more of him/her.
Shelley-Anne, South Africa. 18 December 2017
The item was damaged. :-)
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.
Lukas, South Africa. 19 February 2018
Awesome vacuum cleaner, would have loved a longer battery life
HELEN, South Africa. 29 December 2016
Works well for dust and dogs hair. Just what we needed it for.
Russell, South Africa. 24 December 2016
It does a very capable job of tirelessly picking up dead insects and animal fur. Easy to clean and fairly quiet operation make it a companion that is nice to ignore
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.
Merlizia, South Africa. 7 August 2017
Cleans very nicely, needs daily charging.
Dean, South Africa. 19 July 2017
Great little machine and cleans hard wood and tiled floors very well. Hardly gets stuck in corners. Small enough to clean under most beds and couches. Highly recommended.
Willi, South Africa. 31 May 2018
On receiving the product I was super excited. After monitoring the unit during a few sessions I realised that this is a pretty stupid product and I returned it for credit. My experience and advice would be to buy a clever unit that has the ability to scan the room and follow a pattern to cover the entire floor. Those are unfortunately very pricey.
More on this specific unit. In my opinion more of a gimmick than an automatic vacuum cleaner. I tried it in a fairly small empty room of about 3.5m x 3m and it did not manage to cover the entire area on a single charge which last about 40 minutes. Yea I have no life and can stare at vacuum cleaner crawling around the room for multiple 40 minute sessions.
What I observed is that it is following a haphazard pattern. most times it bumps into a wall it makes about a 180 degree turn vacuuming back on the previous track, when you have long stretches it decides to make a turn every few meters and head back to where it came from. Also carpets got into its way, each time it reaches a carpet it turns around and runs away form it rather than have the ability to climb up and vacuum onto of the carpet.
I like the idea and will most definitely buy another automated vacuum cleaner in the near future, just one with a few clever microchips and perimeter scanners. Something which can dock itself and recharge. Self cleaning... well maybe that is asking too much!
Alison, South Africa. 21 November 2016
For a small flat this product is amazing. It is the best product I have ever bought.
Eveline, South Africa. 31 December 2017
Best gadget Iâ€™ve ever bought!!! Love it!!!
Tersia, South Africa. 15 July 2017
Nifty little vacuum! Does a fantastic job at collecting dog hair, dirt and dust bunnies from underneath furniture. Great value for money.
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.
Louisa, South Africa. 8 September 2017
Not a bad buy for the price. It works well on hard floors and picks up decent amounts of dust and pet hair on a single charge. I use it mid week for light cleaning in high traffic areas. The sensors work well and it hasn't fallen down the stairs yet.
Cons: My dogs hate it and generally hide when I switch it on. The dust tank is quite small so I have to clean it after 20 min and again when the battery dies. Also it sometimes gets stuck behind floor length curtains, but it automatically cuts out when this happens which is great.
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.
Russel, South Africa. 15 December 2016
Won't get into the tight corners but works really well for general dust collection and keeping the tiles free from the stuff that makes your feet feel horrible.
suction power is pretty decent and the brushes help collected over a wider area.
Lincoln, South Africa. 5 April 2018
Amazing machine. We barely pick up a broom anymore.
Jans, South Africa. 29 December 2017
Pretty cool gimmick, but definitely a lower end automatic vacuum cleaner. It moves slowly and will take a very long time to finish one room, not even to mention an entire house. Stairs is its arch nemesis. Battery life is underwhelming. Dirt capacity also. I must say, it does not get stuck very often, which is cool. Buy it if you're going to gift it. Do not buy it if you want to clean your own house with it. You're better off spending those 10mins per room with a good ol' vacuum cleaner.
ELMARIE, South Africa. 7 December 2017
Just love this little machine...does what I expected.
Anashya, South Africa. 24 February 2018
Very cute little vac, does what it says. Not noisy and minds its own business cleaning away while you chill. Does have a little bit of a short life battery return in that you have to charge it quite often and you only get about an hour of vacuuming out of it at a time. Totally worth the price though.
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.
Janine, South Africa. 6 December 2016
After a lot of back and forth (of reviews) I decided to buy this little fellow to give it a try. I am so glad I did! I love my vacuum friend to bits! It is really a help around the house with a little one crawling and putting every little crumb in her mouth. Yes, it is not going to do all your cleaning for you, you will still have to clean yourself but it sure does help. I am going to buy another one when I can to cover the kitchen.
Christelle, South Africa. 16 May 2018
Love it!! Helps a lot when having dogs and cats in the house. Picks up all dust and animal hair.
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.
alex, South Africa. 2 November 2017
Had it replaced 4 times as the battery life is terrible and sporadic at best, eventually upgraded. Waste of time and annoying
Anton, South Africa. 25 November 2017
Great little vacuum. Does the job on tiles superbly. Does not get tangled in wires. Really cleans well.
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
Mark, South Africa. 24 July 2018
Brilliant, we bought 2 for the holiday home, upstairs and downstairs. They work well on the tiled floor (smoother is better), they dont tumble down the stairs, and they automatically switch off if they get stuck so can be left alone.
Bianca, South Africa. 9 July 2018
I really love this product.
michael, South Africa. 11 January 2018
Nice small vacuum. Does not get stuck easily or go off stairs (just once). Works fine with dust and dog hair on tiled floor. Does not pick up much else like small pieces of glass.
Victoria, South Africa. 5 June 2017
Really enjoying my little gadget, nice thing to have inbetween doing full clean of floors. Really hope I will be able to get replacement battery and filters when the time comes
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 !
Bryce, South Africa. 6 July 2017
This little guy is great for our small flat. It normally runs for about 45mins before running out of juice.
Its easy to clean the filter.
Note: it doesnt quite manage to get up small little grooves on the floor - like a small beveled edge between the wooden floors and tiles (at least I havent noticed it manage yet). Not a big deal for us though.
Sandra, South Africa. 3 October 2017
definately buying another one - excellent product,
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..
Ryan, South Africa. 29 December 2016
Nifty little thing
Works great on hard wood floors.
Olivia, South Africa. 1 January 2017
I bought this vacuum cleaner not expecting too much, but now that I have used it the whole of December I don't know what we would have done without it. It's a great in between cleaner especially for the cat and dog fur. Highly recommend it!
Haitao, South Africa. 3 July 2018
work very well. would be perfect if less noise.
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.
Esther, South Africa. 25 December 2017
Works like a charm. Broom on steroids.
Hettie, South Africa. 6 January 2016
Norman, South Africa. 31 January 2018
Awesome little vacuum. We wanted to try out this one before we upgrade to more expensive ones. Really amazed me how much dirt and hair this thing picks up even though the floors look clean. Battery only lasts about 2 hours and charges like 4 hours.
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
Mario, South Africa. 30 May 2018
It's a cool little device, but doesn't have much suction power and leaves traces of debris behind.
Wayne, South Africa. 24 July 2017
This is a winner! It sucks up fluff and little bits here and there on our floors and gets into every nook and cranny. Very pleased with it's overall performance.
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.
Kasandra, South Africa. 4 August 2017
For the price you pay, this little vacuum cleaner is fantastic! It's become part of my daily routine and makes the largest difference in my space. It does take time to charge and doesn't vacuum for too long when fully chargered, but this greedy guts quickly fills its tummy with dust and pet hair making your floors look clean without effort from your side.
Salatiso, South Africa. 31 December 2016
For the price I doubt there's another that does auto vacuuming so efficiently. Once its gone over a spot and eventually the room it leaves no mess.
The charging time though is a bit long (4 hours) for 45 minutes or so of work. Also it didn't come with a stair sensor but I make manual barriers. Will not auto return to charge but I don't mind.
Best part is the 2 year warranty. Excellent value proposition.
Martin, South Africa. 13 April 2018
My first robot and it works great. My wife is happy with its performance so it passes its test.
Gerard, South Africa. 22 December 2016
This is a great product . Not for carpets though.
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.
russell, South Africa. 19 February 2018
very poor not what i expected.
Hannetjie, South Africa. 8 December 2016
Item not to bad for its price, doesn't clean all the spots, but it does the job. Battery doesn't last as long as I hoped for. Really does pic up dog and cat hair and even my African Greys seed messes on the floor.
jason, South Africa. 10 April 2018
value for money just wish one knew where to get extra batteries as it comes in a sealed pack. good for one room at 8x4
Ruan, South Africa. 10 January 2018
+ Pretty Good, navigates around my apartment, 1 hour battery life with a 3.5 hour charge.
+ Easy to clean
+ A LOT quieter than a normal vacuum except for the bumps when it navigates
+- Suction entrance is about 1cm X 10cm so it wont pick up anything big
- Cannot go over extension cables or rugs(Not advertised to)
- Hair gets stuck in the brushes, you will need to clean them often if your gf/wife is constantly shedding hair...and they leave hair pins all over...why!?
+++ Cheap and it works well! Worth it.
Fair performance, South Africa. 2 February 2017
For the price it does an excellent job. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with no stairs so it's perfect for my living circumstances and although it is not known to go on mats it does easily maneuver its way up my thin, loose mat without any problems. It runs a random path for about two hours. I find it best to have it on when I am around so I can guide it into the direction I need it to go. For the price it does a perfect job of delaying how often you need to clean your floors. But it does have limitations which for me isn't deal breaker things.
Tashiel, South Africa. 13 November 2015
good value for money, was very impressed by the quality of the product, check full review here:
Lara, South Africa. 11 February 2018
Love it! Great at picking up dust and pet hair! Very amusing to watch. Does not pick up longer hair and they have to be cleaned out after use. A little hairball every now and then is worth the time it saves!
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.
Sharee, South Africa. 10 May 2018
Takes too long to vacuum a room. Goes backwards and forwards over the same spot
Kerry, South Africa. 27 October 2017
I love this little helper. It picks up most of the doggy hair and dust. Can't fault it for this price!
Tracey, South Africa. 10 April 2017
Taking the ridiculously low price into consideration, this guy (mine is called Norbert), exceeds all expectations! Plus takealot have the best price on this guy for miles.
Ryan, South Africa. 4 September 2017
Had it for a few days now and it's working well. You get what you pay for and it help keeping the house clean when you don't have time. Only works on hard smoothe floors, so don't even try it with carpets. takes quite some time to charge, 4-6hrs, and only works for about 1 hour, but.its acceptable. Deserved 4 stars.
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.
Reshikha, South Africa. 13 December 2016
The rotating pattern is random but it picks up an impressive amount of dirt for such a little machine. I would recommend it for small spaces. Picks up hair and dust. No issues. Tends to get stuck on flat thin carpets.
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.
corli, South Africa. 6 February 2018
It's a nifty little thing, but don't expect miracles. I bought it on special for under R1000, and I think this price is fair for what you get. It works quite well, especially if you lock it up in a room for a while. It may need a nudge in a certain direction now and again, as the movements are quite random. If you turn it on and leave the house, don't expect it to cover all the areas. It doesn't suck up the bigger bits of my cat's litter, but works really well for dust and handles nooks and crannies fairly well. Can also fit underneath our sofa. The only real downside is the battery. Expect the battery to last for about 40 minutes of vacuuming initially, and probably wear out pretty quickly. I bought one and after a month the battery was totally shot and would not charge properly anymore. Takealot replaced it and the new one is now happily zooming away. But we are yet to see how long the new battery will last. Still, I will give it 4 stars because it is a handy little thing to have around the flat and it is super cute.
Magchel, South Africa. 30 November 2017
Lovely little thing.
Pretty bummed that the battery only lasts about an hour and charging takes around 4-5hours.
Stevo, South Africa. 10 November 2017
Awesome machine. ..gets the job done with out falling down the stairs....however it is terrified of sunlight and shuts down when it nears the sliding door! But runs perfectly at night!
Theuns, South Africa. 7 April 2017
Love it, will always have this if not more than one ! Much better value than the other units in price class.
Brett, South Africa. 18 December 2017
This little vacuum is amazing! Charge, power up, set free, and see how it cleans! Also keeps the kids busy as they feed it crumbs... This was a great purchase.
Basil, South Africa. 16 December 2017
Love this vacuum so much I have just bought my second one and named both! Great additions to any household and you'll be surprised at how much they can clean up (sand included) in one hour! And you can get new batteries from Taurus for a reasonable price when the vacuum is out of warranty which is a bonus.
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.
Elna, South Africa. 16 November 2017
Excellent product. I am very impressed. It would have been nice if the battery lasted a bit longer. But it is really a good by and I would definitely recommend it. Many thanks.
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.
Helmut, South Africa. 2 November 2017
Elcke, South Africa. 6 June 2017
Great little machine! Works perfectly on hard floors. The battery does not last long, but long enough to clean our small apartment.
Gerardus, South Africa. 22 July 2017
This cleaner picks up a lot of dust and gets under the sofa and other hard-to-reach places. Good value for money. Only downside is that it struggles with larger pieces of dirt and sometimes 'dies' when it gets stuck fm in a corner.
Christa, South Africa. 5 March 2018
I love it! Used it over the weekend on my tile floors and it did a great job with the pet hair, flour and oats we dropped. It moves like a creepy crawly but eventually it went back and forth enough times to get the stuff it missed on the previous rounds.
Leaving the rooms is a bit of a challenge, it turns around immediately when it bumps into something so it needs to catch the door at a perfect angle and even then it might just come back. It makes a click-click sound when it bumps and turns around so I could listen from the other room if it was going back and forth. It only got stuck once on a little incline I have between doors, but the second time after being stuck a while it turned itself around again.
Its easy to clean as well. It can only do as much as the battery and container allows, but considering the main purpose in my house is the pet hairs in the living room I'm very happy.
Candice, South Africa. 25 May 2017
It's pretty good. At first I thought mine was faulty, it wouldn't finish charging, but it did when I put it by a plug alone, takes a lot of power I guess. My household is three women and five cats, so there is always fur and hair everywhere. This little machine picks it all up nicely. You just have to pull the long hair off its brushes when its done cleaning. Also its super cute and fun to watch, looks like a little crab. Works decently for the money.
Simon, South Africa. 9 January 2018
Works really well. Battery doesn't last too long (1 hour) until needs a charge (6 hours). The container for the dust/ dirt is quite small as well and needs to be emptied a couple of times during the cleaning period. But for the price and the capability it's hard to beat.
Anja, South Africa. 16 January 2017
Works very well on tiles and with dog hair!
Dipesh, South Africa. 16 December 2017
Does not work on carpets
Mpumelelo, South Africa. 3 February 2016
Very handy machine to do all the cleaning in hard to reach areas.
Charne, South Africa. 18 April 2017
What a lovely product... I clean my own house, and this is very helpfull. I put it on and let it vacuum while I am doing washing... Very nice... I love it!
Christoff, South Africa. 24 July 2018
Awesome little product. Ideal for tiled/laminated floors. Just wish it had longer battery life!
Natasha, South Africa. 28 August 2017
Amazing, like having an extra pair of hands.
Joanne, South Africa. 14 August 2017
love love love my Taurus vacuum cleaner - it cleans while I do something else.
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!
Malcolm, South Africa. 13 January 2017
Wife loves it. It may be quicker to use a broom. But if you have other things to do it's nice to let this run around and do it in its own time. Senses stairs and doesn't fall down. It's not going to solve all your problems but it's nice to have an extra worker around the kitchen and other places that collect dirt.
Elzanne, South Africa. 9 February 2017
I can def reccommend this. It works great for the price.
Sam, South Africa. 31 May 2017
I bought this gem with medium expectations. I have to say it is more than what i expected. It's an amazing little gem. It picks up so - much even the cat litter stones, which is a big problem in my house with a messy feline. It goes into all the rooms with it's random function. The one issue i have with it is it knocks into everything - even the cat. It doesn't care for food/water bowls on the floor so i have to move them when i have it on. Other than that - i want another one to have 2 going at the same time. I love it :)
Susanna, South Africa. 13 July 2017
Werk wonderlik. Tel alle honde hare en stof op terwyl ek ander werk doen. Was bang gan nie werk ma kans gevat met special. Ek bly het kans gevat!!! my kleinkind en ek love hom, het hom somme naam gegee.
Sean, South Africa. 7 December 2017
Works very well and sucks up all the dog hair on my tiled and laminate floors. Quite impressed with this little gadget and it's not too loud at all. I only wish the battery would last a little longer, but otherwise it's great.
Zoe, South Africa. 12 July 2017
I love my Taurus
Lize, South Africa. 17 November 2016
Value for money! Most definitely helps with dog hair and dust.
Gerdrick, South Africa. 18 January 2017
Bit dissapointed in the product quality.
Jacques Mouton, South Africa. 21 May 2017
Love this little worker.
Lizette, South Africa. 25 April 2018
It's adorable! Works like a bomb. Would've loved if the battery lasted a bit longer...
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.
Franscois, South Africa. 14 December 2016
Happy with the product.
Willem, South Africa. 3 January 2017
Bought this as a gift. Very impressed. Good value for money. There are perhaps many better ones on the market and it only works on hard floors but it is very cheap so very good for the price.
Meera, South Africa. 31 December 2016
Ryno, South Africa. 11 October 2017
This little machine is fun! Entertainment for me and my cats. Switch it on and leave it be. It works really well on tile floors and somehow find its way around all the furniture and carpets. Its a definite yes for the price. It collects quite a lot of dirt, even if the floors are suppose to be clean.
maxine, South Africa. 12 October 2017
i didnt think it would work, but it picks up the sand and animal hair really well. i put it on every day. Really cool. i love my new appliance!!!!!
Ettienne, South Africa. 10 April 2017
Awesome product, works great on wood surfaces or tiles
Jasper, South Africa. 10 May 2017
I rated this before and I still think after 6 months (and one of mine just broke AND TAKEALOT GAVE ME GREAT SERVICE HELPING ME WITH THIS) this is fantastic!!! Even if it just
work for 6 months it is worth the money especially if you have pets. The only "downfall" on this is you have to not have things lying around on the ground and YOU have to dock it to charge. This cleans much better then any housemaid. It is best to buy 2 as if your livingspace is big, then 2 is working. I space it that 2 is working in livingarea till they die, then charge it and then put one each in a bedroom. This is manner is really working perfect with my holiday house that is 140M2, I really take a break now.
Marelette, South Africa. 1 April 2016
Does what it says and can clean under my bed.
Wendy, South Africa. 5 March 2017
Bought less than 6 months ago and having to return the product as it will not turn on anymore.
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.
Rietta, South Africa. 16 June 2018
This product is awesome. You clean; you recharge (Take a while); and Put on again. It walks by itself and it remove extra dust and hairs.
Note this is not the replace your weekly hoovering, it is to supplement it and control my OCD.
It also helps with Allergic control on dust.
It is also not for a big home.
More for a living room and kitchen.
I am saving for my second one so I can do more hoovering when sleeping- Again my OCD.
angelo, South Africa. 19 September 2017
Its perfect for my small flat with laminated floors. It gets right under all the places I usually have to move furniture to reach. Easy to clean! I highly recommend it for similar use.
Andre, South Africa. 13 September 2017
Brilliant Little Machine. It works like a dream. Cleans underneath cupboards where it's hard to reach. This was money well spend!
Nicola, South Africa. 26 April 2017
Best little gadget I've bought in a long time. Nothing fancy about this little helper and does exactly what it says. Great entry level robotic vacuum although I do a quick sweep around before I set "Miss Marple" off to work for the day. With 5 dogs in the house this little lady is certainly going to earn her keep. Great for tiled and wooden floors! Zooms around at her own pace, picking up loads that the broom missed. She gets her batteries charged overnight and off she goes again the next morning!
Tony, South Africa. 23 October 2017
Works very nicely considering the low price you pay. Easily gobbles up all the cat fur on your floors. It copes fine if I run it every day just to "maintain" things as my cat has long hair that always falls out. this machine helps a lot.
Nial, South Africa. 18 July 2018
Good value for money. It works well on hard floor surfaces and picks up a lot of additional dirt. I will be buying another.
Alysia, South Africa. 16 August 2017
Love this little gadged
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.
Amanda, South Africa. 1 December 2016
I love this machine like my own son. Yes it is rudimentary (sometimes gets caught on a cable or under my heavy curtains) and it does only last 45-60 minutes after a 4 hour charge. But it has cut down on so much cleaning time, especially with a shedding dog. Best money I've ever spent.
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.
George, South Africa. 25 April 2018
Great little gadget if you're lazy. Runs for about an hour on a charge and even with the random pattern, it manages to move from room to room.
Definitely recommended for smaller homes.
Tina G, South Africa. 8 December 2017
Nice for home use, but 1 hour battery lasting is too short
Pauline, South Africa. 3 January 2018
It's a great little cleaner, and perfect for sand and dog hair. It does a random pattern and will not get cover the entire surface as a result, but it will help minimise the dirt on the floor.
It even goes under my sofas, so that's great.
Penny, South Africa. 25 November 2017
It battles with more than half a hand of dog fur.
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!
Christel, South Africa. 1 March 2018
Cute and handy, you can watch TV while this little guy cleans your house. I would say it's quite noisy, and it's a pity that the battery is not bigger (autonomy of one hour, and recharging time of 6!). Other than that, I must say I put it on every day when I get home while I do other stuff (cleaning the dishes, ...). I am happy with it :-)
Colin, South Africa. 28 December 2016
Excellent Product, service and delivery
Elsebe, South Africa. 13 June 2017
Very nice and easy to use.
Arlene, South Africa. 13 January 2017
It's great not to have to guide a vacuum cleaner and it eventually gets the job done. It's great.
Anthea, South Africa. 19 December 2016
I am loving my Taurus Automatic Vacuum Cleaner. My cat eyes it with suspicion and my Jack Russell feels he has to protect me from it but I really feel I have freed up some time in the day by not having to physically vacuum my cottage
Bron, South Africa. 19 February 2018
Very nice product for a small house, especially if you have pets. Nice to put it on twice a day to do a clean for fur and dirt brought in by pets.
Charl, South Africa. 16 March 2018
Good value for money, I'm happy with the product. Cleans well.
Maria, South Africa. 28 June 2018
I am impressed. We live at the beach and it picks up the fine sand from the floor
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.
buks, South Africa. 26 July 2018
the best way to spend a grand. super awesome device. works like a charm
Maria, South Africa. 23 October 2017
Excellent value for money. This is the third one I bought to give away :) Big help if you have animals at home. Highly recommend it!
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.
sarah, South Africa. 20 January 2017
Awesome little gadget but stopped charging after a few weeks, so disappointed !
karyn, South Africa. 9 January 2018
Its a great little vacuum cleaner. I just wish it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so random! If it gets stuck in a passage, its like watching a ping pong match from one wall to the other. It picks up a lot of dirt, just make sure you are there to Ã¢â‚¬Å“assistÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ it when it ventures off the path you want. Battery lasts one hour max. It is easy enough to clean out the filter.
Jenni, South Africa. 23 August 2017
Machine doesn't recognise steps and falls down. Battery life is about one hour with a four hour charge. Doesn't work on carpets only hard surfaces. Manages to pick up the dog hair but often gets clogged and as a result become sluggish. In hindsight I would rather have saved up for a more expensive but better machine.
Alex, South Africa. 19 August 2017
Very nice product. I am satisfied and would recommend this product for small easy cleanups.
Liam lacey, South Africa. 21 December 2016
It was pretty good to use.
Eamonn, South Africa. 19 June 2017
Love my Taurus aka Tori, I bought her to pick up the dog hair on my tiles and she works like a dream. My dogs love to shed 24/7 so after a good vacuuming with the vacuum cleaner she is nice to switch on to pick up the dog hair. I am very happy with my purchase.
Dina, South Africa. 2 March 2016
NOT A GOOD BUY! WASTE OF MONEY.
I'M SORRY I BOUGHT IT.
Wayne, South Africa. 20 December 2017
Quite a nifty gadget to have. I wasn't expecting it to be amazing because of the price but was pleasantly surprised as to how effectively in vacuums.
Kerry-Anne , South Africa. 14 March 2018
I love this gadget so much, It's perfect for pet hair and it is such low maintenance; I haven't had to sweep since I got it! Drastically reduced my overall cleaning time and well worth the money.
Dillan, South Africa. 6 June 2017
It's all I expected. Am very happy with it's performance. "Rex" picks up all my dogs hair, and I love the fact that it cleans under my couches and bed too. Where can I get the accessories, the brushes and filter?
Stuart, South Africa. 16 December 2016
Great buy. Only works on hard floors but picks up pet hair and dirt very well.
Colleen, South Africa. 22 December 2016
Great little item - very happy with my purchase! No, it doesn't make every inch spotless but as a general sweeper/vacuum cleaner, it's great. It even goes under my lounge furniture & my bed. The amount of dust & cat hair it picks up is amazing. It moves around rather randomly but cleans virtually everywhere. Since adding a little video to Facebook, a few of my friends have bought it. I'm only sorry that the price is lower now, but that's life.
l bester, South Africa. 21 December 2017
I LOVE my Taurus. Stunning little helper in my house.
lynn , South Africa. 16 December 2016
Brilliant gadgdet, I love it. Our home has much human traffic running through it, and cannine traffic who bring grass and dust in on their fur. This vacuum picks up all of the above, with no energy expended on my part. Not only is my house cleaner, it prevents my shoulders sagging when i feel grit under my feet. Good quality, works well on our tiled and wooden floors. Quieter than my push vacuum, and it has loads of personality. My best buy of 2016.
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
Corné, South Africa. 28 September 2017
Very Cool Little Vacuum...doing its job great! Just wish its battery could last a little bit longer...but its cool. Thought its going to be noisey...but not that much. Love this product. Works for my laminating floors 100%
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
cynthia, South Africa. 21 November 2017
Works very well
Devlin, South Africa. 12 December 2016
For this price this machine pleasantly surprised me! It is very quiet...I was expecting it to make a lot more noise, but it can run around doing it's thing and I hardly notice. Doesn't have a fancy docking station or anything, but at the price I don't mind. I use it on tiles and it does a good job of cleaning dust and general pet hair etc.I have two huskies and I do have to pick it up every 20 minutes or so and pull a massive chunk of fur out of it, but that goes for my normal vacuum too. It works for about an hour before it needs to be charged...it just randomly moves around, bumps into stuff and then reverses etc...the bumping is very soft and won't damage anything. Don't expect this to replace your current vac, but for a quick clean when you are lazy, it does the job, house does feel noticeably cleaner after using it.
Bernadine, South Africa. 26 June 2017
Absolutely love my Bug! Such a help around the house. Wish its work time was a bit longer though.
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?
Fazlin, South Africa. 15 March 2018
Vacuum is ok. Does get stuck in between my dining table chairs. I thought its staircase friendly? It got stuck (between the two levels) when it moved into another room which was a slightly different level, thus indicating to me that it will fall down the stairs.
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. 7 November 2017
Just love this product. So convenient. Had mine for more than a year then it didn't work anymore. No problem with takealot, they collected, returned and replace the product for me. Excellent service and excellent product.
Francois, South Africa. 29 November 2016
What can is say. This is one valuable little dust buster. I would highly recommend it.
we named her Edwina!!!!, South Africa. 8 December 2017
She rocks our farm house!!!!
Verena, South Africa. 12 January 2017
Awesome little machine....plus my dog finds it fascinating! Really worth the money!
Michael, South Africa. 5 March 2018
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.
Rachel an Dawie, South Africa. 3 May 2018
love this little guy! we bought 2! with 9 dogs it is an absolute godsend!!!! thank u!!!! gonna buy more as well as the mop and window cleaner!!!! love this robo tech!
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.
LENE, South Africa. 7 June 2017
The battery only goes for about an hour if you are lucky which defeats the 3 - 4 hours charging time.
But it does a good job though.
Ronelle, South Africa. 13 September 2017
I bought this for my mom that lives at the coast. With the wind that is always blowing and resent fires there seems to be no lack of dust around the house. She can't stop talking about how wonderful her Taurus Automatic Vacuum Cleaner is and how easy cleaning her large house now is.
Heather, South Africa. 25 December 2017
I bought this vacuum cleaner because I constantly have cat hair to vacuum up (daily). The vacuum just does itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own thing and finds itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s way around my one bedroom apartment. The battery lasts an hour but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all it really needs. The vacuum does get caught sometimes on the tassels of my couch throws but other than that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s great! Well worth it if you have a small place and are too busy to manually vacuum everyday!
Boet, South Africa. 4 November 2016
We are happy with the product
Bronwyn, South Africa. 9 December 2017
Desiree, South Africa. 24 July 2018
Got my little fellow on Friday just love him too bits he does a wonderful job as i reside in an apartment with my three cats, hes like heaven cleans up after us. i'm extremely happy with him and cant see life without him. Thank you Tarus for this wonder affordable nifty gadget i'm seriously considering in getting another one!! It also holds a wonder warranty.
Monica, South Africa. 15 January 2018
It was great while it lasted! After approx. 3 weeks it no longer works :(
Dianne, South Africa. 1 February 2017
Riana, South Africa. 28 April 2017
I am disappointed, still have to clean afterwards. the battery last for about 30 min. Waist of money.
Carole, South Africa. 19 January 2018
Although it has great novelty value it lacks in practicality. I have a small house with only hard tiled floors and small rooms. Although it states that the unit runs for 1 hour before needing recharge the reality was it ran for between 20 minutes and half an hour and given that the cleaning pattern is random this doesnt even make it effective in vacuuming a small 3x3m room in this time - it ran out of power before finishing cleaning the floor.
Waheeda, South Africa. 23 February 2018
An amazing product. Moves around well and does its thing. Gets under couches and furniture really well. Easy to use. Especially helpful if u don't have a domestic worker. Would recommend it. A great buy.
Richard, South Africa. 21 December 2016
For the price, it's a fantastic product. Obviously don't expect all the fancy gadgetry of the high-end robotic vacuum cleaners, but hell, at under 1000 bucks, it's a steal.
1. Does a surprisingly great job. Honestly, I can't believe how much dust it manages to collect.
2. It's quiet. You can comfortably have a conversation with it zooming around under you, you'll barely know it's there.
3. Price, obviously, it's extremely good value for money.
1. Battery life isn't great. I get about 45-60 minutes per charge.
2. It gets stuck quite easily. Expect to do some helping out ever
Liane, South Africa. 6 August 2018
great little helper around the house. battery life is 1 hour then you have to recharge
Emmarentia, South Africa. 30 June 2017
I just love my little Taurus I would give it a 4 stars but then I decided no for this little monster I'm going to change to a 5 star. The 4 star is only for the battery that only last an hour and then you need to charge it again it would have been nice if it can go on longer but the heck with that it made my job so easy after I cleaned with the normal vacuum and then the little doggies bringing the dirt in from outside. Then it's my lovely little monster's turn to keep it clean and it does that well. My doggies don't like the big vacuum they always run out when I use it but the little monster they just look at it and I think they wonder what the heck is this thing. They passes it with one eye on it but not scared at all. Just love my little taurus monster.
Zulfah , South Africa. 19 July 2017
I am quite happy with this little gadget. For the price, it does what its expected to do. Quite frankly, I am amazed at the amount of dust and bits of stuff it collects from the floor. It seems like it's just moving around and not doing anything, but once you clean the filter, you realize just how much it actually picked up. Its really great to be "vacuuming" while you are actually doing something else. Its good value for money, and it really is an invaluable little helper if you want to keep your home dust free.
Mark, South Africa. 14 March 2018
Awesome little machine! Works like a charm and does it's job well.
Priscilla, South Africa. 6 December 2016
Mequede, South Africa. 21 December 2017
love love love this little awesome robot. We have two huskies and its a nightmare with the fur but luckily not anymore. I have named him Carbuncle (after final fantasy, not the toe haha) and Carbuncle just does his thing every night. Really happy with it!!!
Lilanie, South Africa. 12 October 2017
1hour battery is not enough.Not for big rooms.
Arend, South Africa. 29 May 2017
Great little vacuum!
Battery only lasts about an hour and it stumbles around with the same intelligence as a creapy crawly, but it picks up pet hair and beach sand from a smooth hard surface. Cleaning is very simple. Delays the inevitabe vacuum with a day or two and just for that its worth every cent. Compared to roomba it is very quiet so could run in next room without disturbing your youtube videos.
I guess the battery wont last for very long, but looks to be standard penlights so easy enough to replace.
Gail, South Africa. 21 December 2016
The Taurus "Bug" (as we call it) is brilliant for a home with mainly tiled floors. I can set it going and watch tv while it works! Please can they now invent a similar steam-mop?
zania, South Africa. 16 January 2017
Jessica, South Africa. 6 October 2017
Works really well on tiles. Runs for approximately 1.5 hours until recharge is needed. Easy to clean the dust container as well as the filter.
James, South Africa. 9 January 2018
Great little machine. Sometimes gets itself into trouble but performs very well in general.
Wanda, South Africa. 13 July 2017
Love this litte bug. Using it so much.
Petrus, South Africa. 11 August 2017
My first one worked very well on tiles and was very efficient in picking up the dogs hair.I used it about twice a week but after about 2 months it didnt want to come on anymore and was replaced by Takelot.When working it is very good on hard surfaces.
cathlene, South Africa. 24 July 2017
Great for the price paid and as mentioned by others, very entertaining for the cats. Picks up a lot of dust and small particles, but suction power not enough to get the super fine dust. So far battery isn't doing bad, just over an hour. The sensors that stops it from falling down ledges definitely works! I used it on normal tiles, rough-ish slate tiles and wooden floor with some gaps in between. It would seem that sunlight messes with it's sensors as it would many times reverse when entering a sunbeam or stop completely as if it's stuck. Easy to clean out the dust container.
Dianne, South Africa. 6 August 2018
Very happy with my Taurus Automatic Vacuum Cleaner. I would recommend to people to buy. Good investment.
Nastassja, South Africa. 19 March 2018
Amazing little vacuum cleaner. Works great on tiles and collects a lot of pet hair.
Liza, South Africa. 28 December 2017
Love this little MACHINE!!! Just wish the battery lasted longer. But otherwise it really works. Great buy
Olive, South Africa. 1 January 2018
I really love this little machine. It work wonders
Anja, South Africa. 23 May 2018
We love this product as it makes a big difference if you have pets. After about six months the vacuum stopped working. The replacement of the
vacuum was painless and no trouble at all. Thank you very much for handling this brilliantly!
Imani, South Africa. 5 July 2017
love this machine...my new best cleaning buddy :-)
Having a 2year old kid can be very messy but I put it on at night and wake up to a clean kitchen and lounge!
Nita, South Africa. 12 June 2017
I think brushes on machine could have been more affective
Wilfried, South Africa. 17 May 2017
Good product, very good service.
Amazing, South Africa. 25 May 2017
Small, powerful and a must have friend of the house. Amazing service and communication from takealot to deliver this product on time.
Zanele, South Africa. 14 September 2017
This is the best gadget I have ever bought. Great to clean hardwood flooring and very entertaining to watch it go. I'm thoroughly impressed
Tamryn, South Africa. 17 May 2017
I'm very happy with my Taurus vacuum cleaner.
While I'm making supper after work, I just put it on to clean the floors. After charging it lasts an hour.
I was so happy with it that I saw another one on special and bought it as well. Unfortunately that one only lasts 35mins between charges, probably a fault with the battery.
Zané, South Africa. 17 October 2017
Absolutely love it. Works very well on open tiled spaces. Easy clean filter. Quick charge. Battery life for approximately an hour. (Depending on how often it bumps into unnecessary obstacles to change direction) and of course; what a bargain!
Christine, South Africa. 29 August 2017
Great product. Finds dirt you never thought you had. Would be nice if the battery lasted a bit longer.
Devon, South Africa. 13 June 2017
Awesome product! Put the broom in the trash!
Jean, South Africa. 10 July 2017
Good product for price, cleans even under my couches as the feet are high enough for the vacuum to go underneath. Dirt is caught even if floor looks clean to the eye.
David, South Africa. 11 January 2018
Works ok. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more of a toy. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also frustrating to charge for 3 hrs and have a 20 minute run time.
Andre, South Africa. 13 April 2018
Does the basics right. Need to charge and run it about 2 times to properly vaccuum an area of around 80sqm.
Nataliia, South Africa. 13 October 2017
Using this vacuum cleaner for a week. Absolutely loving it. It does a pretty good job picking up dust and cat hair. Would be better if battery could last longer than hour, but in between full house cleaning this "creepy crawly" is really useful.
Cecil, South Africa. 26 April 2018
Marvelous product works very well on tiled floors esp. The dogs tried to eat it at first, then got used to Daisy doing her thing. Recommend it for a daily sweep up.
Kerry-Lee, South Africa. 28 June 2018
Great product. Picks up dust, beach sand, dog hair and small leaves. Not made for carpets at all though. Switches itself off when it is full. It is super easy to clean the filters can be reused quite a few times. It isn't too noisy either.
Yvonne, South Africa. 20 December 2017
Amazing and total time saver - put in the room I am going to wash floors next while I wash the previous rooms floor. Cleans very well and my bedroom has no more dust bunnies under the bed!
BELINDA, South Africa. 11 May 2018
Absolutely love this product. Not only does it pick up animal dander, but it polishes the floors as it moves along with its feeler brushes. Excellent on laminate wood floors and has no problem manoeuvring around, and is able to get over slight bumps (like doorway beading). Very thorough in the path execution, and does not overly repeat cleaning patters or get stuck in a loop. Would highly recommend this product for persons with tiled, laminate or hard flooring surfaces, for an easy-to-use product for a normally laborious chore.
Pieter, South Africa. 15 November 2017
For the price an excellent floor cleaner. Works like a dream !!!
Adri Daffüe, South Africa. 10 January 2018
This is amazing. Definitely 5 star. I bought this for my mother to help her save time, and it was worth every cent. We have 4 dogs and it does often block the bin, but it still works very well, it does have 45-50 minute running time which amases us all.
Michelle, South Africa. 2 January 2018
Great product. My only regret is not buying 2.
I have a few dogs constantly in and out of the house, I let mine run every night and it works like a charm.
Riaan, South Africa. 14 November 2017
It is the best vacuum that I could have ever bought, It does more than enough.
Don't hesitate take one now!
ruben, South Africa. 19 November 2017
Note this vacuum does not have a charging bay, Also tested on industrial carpets and works good, batteries does not last very long! does a good job cleaning, and picks up small heavier material.
Sheldon, South Africa. 7 December 2017
So far very good value for money. No app or other such thing.
Excellent on tiles.
Excellent picking up hair of pets.
As you have read before battery life is not too long about an (+-)hour.
Charge time 4-6 hours
Carpets can be a challenge
Now and again can get stuck and repeat same movement if it needs to clean in between the chairs and dinner room table(Fix: Space the chairs from on another and it shouldn't be a problem)
However, regardless of the cons, its value for your money, Here's why in the below steps:
1)Charge at night,as soon as you get up let it run for one hour before work.
2)Next, plug into charge before leaving for work.
3)Get home, let it run for another hour in a different or same room.
4)Plug into charge after the one hour or just before bed time.
5) repeat steps 1-4 for the whole week....profit?
Aneesa, South Africa. 3 May 2018
Awesome little thing, it vacuums and maneuvers with ease around the every obstacle.
LeRoy, South Africa. 26 January 2018
For the price this is an amazing item.
Natalie, South Africa. 29 January 2018
I find that the dogs hairs get clogged up in the suction part and nothing really ends up in the actual bag so pretty useless really.
Aninka, South Africa. 2 August 2018
Amazing vacuum. Will be better if the battery will last little longer.
Phillip, South Africa. 26 April 2018
Neat little machine and works well on the wooden floors. Handy for getting under beds etc.
Sue, South Africa. 30 June 2018
Love my little helper. Yep, it doesn't like carpets, but as we only have rugs on a tiled/wooden floor, this is not a problem. Plenty of space for this little robotic cleaner to run around in. Just watch out for steps, etc., create barriers where needed, switch it on and get on with whatever you have to do. Find for a morning clean we can do the kitchen, half of the lounge, the bathroom, showeroom and passage. Love it, looking forward to the future when robots can do the ironing, windows,etc, they are already doing lawns, bring it on !!!
Nicolette, South Africa. 12 July 2018
ansie, South Africa. 10 June 2018
Fantastic littel helper. So happy I bought it.