Coredy R500+ Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jan 22, 2021 at 08:37 am
Coredy R500+ Picture
4.9
Bare Floor
4.9
Low-Pile Carpet
5.4
High-Pile Carpet
4.9
Pets
5.8
Stairs
5.6
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Coredy R500+ is a budget-friendly robot vacuum. It's well-built and it comes with a remote control that isn't dependent on an internet connection to work. However, its performance on all surface types is poor, especially as pet hair can stick to the brushroll rather than fully getting picked up. It also has demanding maintenance needs, and many of its parts need to be frequently replaced.

Our Verdict

4.9 Bare Floor

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is poor for bare floors. Although it's decently well-built, pet hair can get stuck to its brushroll and intake opening rather than getting fully picked up. It also really struggles to pick up large debris and has demanding maintenance needs. Several of its parts need to be replaced over time too, so recurring costs are high. On the upside, it has no problem picking up smaller debris like rice on this surface type.

Pros
  • Effectively picks up small debris like rice.
  • Outstanding battery performance.
Cons
  • Pet hair can cling to the brushroll.
  • May not pick up large debris like cereal.
  • Demanding maintenance needs and high recurring costs.
4.9 Low-Pile Carpet

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is poor for low-pile carpet. Although it can pick up a decent amount of large debris like sand, it struggles to pick up small debris, and pet hair can cling to the vacuum's brushroll. It also has demanding maintenance needs and its recurring costs are very high, as many of its parts have short time intervals before they need to be replaced.

Pros
  • Outstanding battery performance.
Cons
  • Pet hair can cling to the brushroll.
  • May not pick up large debris like cereal.
  • Struggles to pick up small debris like baking soda.
  • Demanding maintenance needs and high recurring costs.
5.4 High-Pile Carpet

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is disappointing for high-pile carpet. It struggles to suck up pet hair, as it can cling to the brushroll and intake opening. Small debris like baking soda also poses a challenge, as it fails to pick up much of this type of material. It has demanding maintenance and high recurring costs, so upkeep can be difficult. That said, it can pick up some large debris like rice on this surface.

Pros
  • Outstanding battery performance.
Cons
  • Pet hair can cling to the brushroll.
  • May not pick up large debris like cereal.
  • Struggles to pick up small debris like baking soda.
  • Demanding maintenance needs and high recurring costs.
4.9 Pets

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is poor for pet hair. Although this vacuum is decently well-built, pet hair can stick to the brushroll and intake opening instead of fully getting sucked up. It also requires a lot of regular maintenance and many of its parts need replacing over time.

Pros
  • Outstanding battery performance.
Cons
  • Pet hair can cling to the brushroll.
  • May not pick up large debris like cereal.
  • Demanding maintenance needs and high recurring costs.
5.8 Stairs

The Coredy R500+ is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.

5.6 Cars

The Coredy R500+ is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning the inside of your car.

  • 4.9 Bare Floor
  • 4.9 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 5.4 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.9 Pets
  • 5.8 Stairs
  • 5.6 Cars
  1. Updated Jan 22, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jan 20, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a decent build quality. It's mostly made of hard plastic with a glossy, faux glass top. There's also a thin rubber bumper, and its drive and swivel wheels are made of rubber as well. Overall, it feels sturdy, although the clear plastic dust bin could possibly crack if dropped.

It's easy to assemble out-of-the-box. All you need to do is click both side brushes into place and plug in the dock station.

5.0
Design
User Maintenance

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is difficult to maintain as several parts need regular maintenance. However, most of its parts are easy to access.

  • Dustbin: To remove this part, you can push its release button down and pull it out. It should be opened and emptied after each use.
  • Filter: The filter can be lifted off of the dustbin lid and tapped against a garbage bin to dislodge stuck-on debris. It should be cleaned at least once or twice a week if you have pets.
  • Side brushes: The two side brushes can be pulled out of their sockets if you need to remove hair wraps or string. You can also tap them against a garbage bin to dislodge dirt. They should be cleaned once or twice a week if you have pets.
  • Brush guard: You can remove this part by pressing its release tabs and pulling it out. It should be cleaned of dust and stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Brushroll: To clean this part, you need to flip this vacuum upside down, unclip the brushguard, and remove the brushroll. It can be cleaned with the cleaning tool if you need to remove hair wraps or you can use another vacuum cleaner to take care of built-up debris. It should be cleaned once or twice a week if you have pets.
  • Swivel wheel: The swivel wheel pulls out if you need to clean any hair or debris wrapped around the wheel or inside the wheel cavity. It should be cleaned once every month.
  • Sensors: The sensors can be dusted off with a dry cloth once every month.

3.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
R500+ HEPA Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number
R500+ HEPA Filter

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a lot of recurring costs.

  • Filter: The filter should be replaced every two to three months. You can purchase a pack of two from the manufacturer's website.
  • Side brush: The side brush should be replaced every two to three months, or when visibly worn. This part is sold in packs of eight through Coredy's website.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll has an estimated life of three to six months and is available on Coredy's website.
  • Brush guard: The manual recommends replacing this part every three to six months. You can purchase this part through Coredy's Amazon store.
  • Dustbin: The dustbin has to be replaced every 12 months, as per the manual. This part is sold on the Coredy website in a pack that also includes the pre-filter, HEPA filter, and foam filter.

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.35" (8.5 cm)
Width
12.60" (32.0 cm)
Depth
14.96" (38.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is remarkably easy to store. It's compact, and it can mount itself onto its docking station. Any excess length of power cable can also be stored in the back of the charger.

6.2
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.11 gal (0.40 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has an acceptably-sized dirt compartment. Its capacity falls a little bit short of its advertised claim of 0.5L, and it doesn't have a max fill line indicator to let you know when it's full.

Design
In The Box

  • Coredy R500+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  • Dustbin
  • Charging dock
  • Charging cable
  • 4x side brushes
  • Pre-filter
  • 2x high performance filters
  • 2x foam filters
  • Brushroll
  • Brush guard
  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • Cleaning tool
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a virtually unlimited range as long as it still has sufficient battery life and room left in its dirt compartment. However, it can't go up or down stairs.

8.2
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.69 lbs (2.58 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is very portable. It's not too heavy, and although it doesn't have a carrying handle, it should still be easy to transport from one room to another.

8.9
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
69 min
Maximum Battery Life
121 min
Recharge Time
226 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The battery life of this vacuum is outstanding. In its most powerful 'MAX' mode, it can last under 70 minutes. However, if you want to extend its battery life, its default 'AUTO' mode runs for around two hours. That said, it can take over three and a half hours for it to recharge again. Luckily, it has indicator lights that change color to let you know its battery status. When they're blue, it's fully charged, in standby mode, or cleaning mode. If the vacuum has low battery life, its indicator light turns pink and then flashes as it charges up again.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
No
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
Yes
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual And Automatic

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a couple of quality of life features. It has two power settings: its default 'auto-cleaning' mode, and its most powerful 'MAX' mode. Using the remote, there are also a few different cleaning methods. There's 'auto-cleaning', 'spot cleaning' for tackling messes in a localized area, 'edge cleaning' to clean near walls, and 'mini-room mode' for smaller spaces.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
No
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
No
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner doesn't come with many tools or brushes. It has two side brushes to help push debris into the bath of its brushroll and it comes with two extra replacement parts. It also comes with a tool cleaning kit with a hook blade so you can detangle hair wraps. The manufacturer advertises that this vacuum can also be turned into a mop. However, we don't currently test this feature. These parts aren't included in-the-box and must be bought separately.

Design
Alternative Configuration

This vacuum doesn't have any alternative configurations.

Performance
4.1
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
69%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
18%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
20%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
98%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Setting Used "MAX"

This vacuum has a poor performance on bare floors. Some pet hair can get caught on the brushroll and intake opening. Large debris like cereal may also not get picked up, even if the vacuum goes over them. Some of those pieces can get stuck in the brushroll. On the upside, it can effectively pick up most small debris like rice.

4.2
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
47%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
80%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
75%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
20%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
27%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Setting Used "MAX"

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a bad performance on low-floors. Just like on bare floors, pet hair can stick to the brushroll and intake opening rather than getting fully sucked up. This vacuum also has some trouble in picking up small and large debris, as materials like sand or baking soda can get stuck on the robot's bumper. That said, it can still pick up a decent amount of large debris.

5.1
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
46%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
77%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
73%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
23%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
27%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
0%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
0%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
0%
Setting Used "MAX"

This vacuum has a disappointing performance on high-pile carpet. Pet hair can stick to the brushroll and intake opening rather than getting fully picked up. Just like on low-pile carpet, debris can stick to the robot's rubber bumper. That said, it does a better job of picking up large debris like sand than finer material like baking soda.

6.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Good
Under Low Table
Good
On Furniture
Not Possible
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Bad

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner has just passable maneuverability. While the manual notes that the vacuum will return to its base once it's done its cleaning circle, we had to manually return the vacuum after 55 minutes of cleaning. Using its default 'Auto Cleaning' mode, it uses random navigation to maneuver in a room, and it can easily get underneath tables and chairs. It cleans an area fairly well, but it can get stuck on objects like rug tassels or the legs of a coat rack. It can also drag electrical cords around.

Automation
6.0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
Yes
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

This vacuum has acceptable automation features. You don't need an internet connection to use the robot, as the included remote can control all of its features. You can adjust its power level, switch cleaning modes, set a scheduled cleaning time, return the robot to its dock, and manually control its movement using the direction buttons. However, it doesn't have a companion app, and if you're looking for boundary markers, you need to purchase them separately.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Coredy R500+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner comes only in 'Black', and you can see the label for our model here. However, it should be noted that its manufacturer also calls this vacuum the Cordery R550 on their website.

If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is a budget-level robot vacuum. While it's well-built and comes with a remote control so you can pilot it, its performance on all surface types is disappointing at best. It struggles on bare floors, which is unusual for this type of vacuum, and although it supports a mopping feature, these parts aren't included in-the-box. It also has extremely high recurring costs, even when compared to other similarly-priced vacuums like the Roborock E4. Check out our recommendations for the best budget robot vacuum cleaners, the best robotic vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best robot vacuums.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The eufy RoboVac 11S is a better robot vacuum than the Coredy R500+. The eufy has fewer recurring costs and performs better on all surface types. It also has better maneuverability. However, the Coredy is easier to maintain.

Roborock E4

The Roborock E4 is a better robot vacuum than the Coredy R500+. The Roborock is better-built, easier to maintain, and has fewer recurring costs. It also performs better on all surface types, is more maneuverable, and has a companion app. That said, the Coredy comes with a remote control that doesn't need an internet connection to work.

iRobot Roomba E5

The iRobot Roomba E5 is a better robot vacuum than the Coredy R500+. The iRobot is better-built, easier to maintain, and has fewer recurring costs. It also has a better performance on all surface types and has better maneuverability. However, the Coredy comes with a remote control, which is nice if you want to direct it somewhere else or have it change its cleaning behavior.

iRobot Roomba 675

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a better robot vacuum than the Coredy R500+. The iRobot is better-built, easier to maintain, and has fewer recurring costs. Its battery performance is better, and it cleans bare floors and low-pile carpet more effectively. However, the Coredy does a better job on high-pile carpet and it comes with a remote controller so that you can pilot the robot.

bObsweep Bob Pro

The bObsweep Bob Pro is a better robot vacuum for bare floors than the Coredy R500+. The bObsweep is better-built, more maneuverable, and does a significantly better job of cleaning bare floors. It also has a slightly better performance on carpet, although it really struggles with picking up pet hair. However, the Coredy is easier to maintain.

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