Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
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- Limited (24 months)
- Taurus - Automatic Vacuum Cleaner
- South Africa
- High Value
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JOHN, South Africa. 6 December 2016
Battery will not hold a charge worked for a short time, Not recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anja, South Africa. 16 January 2017
Works very well on tiles and with dog hair!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Colin, South Africa. 28 December 2016
Excellent Product, service and delivery
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
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.
sarah, South Africa. 20 January 2017
Awesome little gadget but stopped charging after a few weeks, so disappointed !
Liam lacey, South Africa. 21 December 2016
It was pretty good to use.
Dina, South Africa. 2 March 2016
NOT A GOOD BUY! WASTE OF MONEY.
I'M SORRY I BOUGHT IT.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Verena, South Africa. 12 January 2017
Awesome little machine....plus my dog finds it fascinating! Really worth the money!
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
Dianne, South Africa. 1 February 2017
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
Priscilla, South Africa. 6 December 2016
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