Many of our favorite robot vacuums can do things like map your home, intelligently avoid objects on the floor, and even empty their own dustbin. But most of these models tend to cost a pretty penny, sometimes upward of $1,000. The Yeedi K650 robot vacuum doesn't do much other than clean your floors, but it costs just $179.99, and for that price it works quickly and efficiently, with good battery life and surprisingly powerful suction. In this affordable price range, we also like the $249.99 Wyze Robot Vacuum, which offers strong laser-powered mapping and support for virtual bounday walls, but the K650 is a solid alternative if you're looking to spend less.
The K650 weighs in at 6.7 pounds and measures 13.4 inches around and 3.1 inches high. It feels well built and sturdy.
A simple design makes the vacuum easy to use. On top is an Auto mode button with a Wi-Fi indicator, while the power switch and reset button are on the side. The Auto button starts the robot, or pauses it while it's running. After a few minutes on pause, the vacuum goes to sleep; the Auto button wakes it up and gets it to resume cleaning. You can also use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands to start and stop cleaning, or use the Yeedi app for Android and iOS devices (more on this in a bit).
Pressing the dustbin release button on the front of the vacuum makes the dustbin pop out, revealing the integrated high-efficiency and sponge filters. The K650 features two driving wheels coupled with a universal wheel. The side of the robot sports an infrared anti-collision sensor and bumper, as well as a pair of charging contacts. There are four anti-drop sensors on the bottom.
Yeedi includes a few spare parts and cleaning tools, but no remote. Apart from the main unit, you get a docking station, a power adapter, a spare tangle-free brush, a spare filter for the dustbin, and some user manuals. There are also two side brushes that you’re required to install yourself if you want to use them.
The robot will recognize boundary strips that keep it from reaching places you don’t want it to clean. However, these aren’t included; you can purchase them from Yeedi in the form of a 10-foot roll for $29.99.
Since the K650 doesn’t come with a remote, you need to manage it through the aforementioned mobile app, which allows you to schedule cleaning cycles and control the level of suction power. The tiers of 600, 1200, and 2000Pa meet different cleaning needs for carpet and hard floors, and the lowest mode is quiet enough to use even when you’re on a call.
There is barely any setup required for the K650. After charging it, I used the onboard button to turn it on and the robot immediately started working its magic, narrated by a clear voice prompt.
It moved in a fast zig-zag motion on some tiled floor before making its way over to curled-edge carpeting without missing a beat. I've seen this transition trip up other vacuums, so I'm happy to say that wasn't the case here. And while many vacuums significantly slow down as soon as they encounter carpeted flooring, the K650 remained just as fast and powerful. It cleaned my carpet very well, managing to extract crumbs I didn't even know were there. The side brushes seemed to aid in bringing tiny particles toward the dustbin.
Navigation isn't the K650's strong suit, but in testing I watched it try its best to go under furniture, over obstacles, and around barriers. When it came across a table with a sloped stand, it did something I absolutely did not expect: It got on the slope and began cleaning it! The robot turned sideways and vacuumed the base of the stand for a good minute or so before carefully coming back down. It then encountered a chair that it actually pushed out of the way in order to clean the area underneath it. Right next to the chair, there was a big bunch of cables that briefly got stuck in K650's wheels.
At one point, the vacuum become stuck in a corner for around 15 minutes. Eventually, I had to manually change its location. The Wyze vacuum is much better in this regard, with a laser sensor that helps it avoid obstacles rather than barrel into them.
The K650's battery lasted around two hours in testing, which was plenty of time to clean my entire living space. Another feature that helps aid in uninterrupted cleaning is its large 800ml dustbin, which is large enough that it didn't need emptying until the cleaning session was over.
For less than $200, the K650 is a robot vacuum that will keep your floors clean without breaking the bank. It offers plenty of suction power for the price, along with a large dustbin and long battery life. If you can spend more, we prefer the Wyze Robot Vacuum for its superior navigation capabilities. And for $299.99, you can get the iRobot Roomba 675, which rarely gets stuck and automatically adjusts to different flooring. But if you're looking to spend as little as possible, the Yeedi K650 offers a good cleaning experience without any frills.