The eufy RoboVac 15C is a budget-friendly robot vacuum. It's decently well-built and offers great battery life. While it does have a reasonably broad suite of automation features in its companion app, this vacuum can be used without an internet connection. Unfortunately, it does an only mediocre job of cleaning bare floors and high-pile carpet. It also really struggles with clearing any kind of debris from low-pile carpets. Like many robot vacuums, it has high recurring costs and many parts that require routine maintenance.
The eufy 15C is mediocre for bare floors. It does a fantastic job of picking up small debris like rice and picks up a decent amount of pet hair, but has a hard time when it comes to clearing bulky debris like cereal. It also has many parts that require routine maintenance or replacement.
The eufy 15C is disappointing on low-pile carpet. It picks up very little pet hair, fine debris like baking soda, or larger material like sand. While it feels decently well-built, there are many parts that you need to clean or replace regularly, so recurring costs are quite high.
The eufy 15C is passable on high-pile carpet. It can struggle to climb onto high-pile carpets but clears a fair amount of both fine debris like baking soda as well as large sand-like material. Unfortunately, it does a poor job of sucking up pet hair and has many parts that require periodic servicing.
The eufy 15C is a robot vacuum and isn't designed to clean stairs.
The eufy 15C is a robot vacuum and isn't meant to clean the inside of your car.
The eufy Robovac 15C feels decently well-built. It's mostly made of hard plastic, with a matte-finish body and glossy top surface, which looks somewhat premium but also shows fingerprints easily. While the rest of the unit feels somewhat solid, its clear blue plastic dustbin feels like it could break if you drop it. Note that its pre-filter feels a little fragile, and you should be cautious as it can bend or break when you pull it out for routine maintenance. Setup out of the box is quite simple, requiring only that you snap in its side brushes and plug in its dock station.
The eufy 15C is somewhat tricky to maintain due to the high number of parts that require routine maintenance, though they're easy to access.
The eufy RoboVac 15C has many recurring costs.
The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac, like most robot vacuums, has outstanding storage capabilities. It has a small body and comes with a self-mounting rack station that doesn't take up much room. It comes with a few cable ties that can be used to keep the dock's power cord out of the way.
The eufy 15C's dirt compartment is passable. It's larger than the one in the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge and is made of see-through plastic, which makes it easier to keep tabs on how full it is.
The eufy 15C's range is limited only by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.
This vacuum is quite portable. It doesn't weigh very much, though it doesn't have a carrying handle to make it easier to lift from room to room.
The eufy 15C's battery performance is excellent. In its 'MAX' suction power setting, it supplies almost 70 minutes of continuous runtime. Running it in its 'Standard' suction setting yields a battery life of over 110 minutes, which slightly exceeds the advertised claim of up to 100 minutes of runtime. The battery's charge status can be estimated by looking at the indicator light on the vacuum. When cleaning, the light changes from solid blue to solid orange to indicate that it's running low on power and is returning to its dock. A solid or flashing red light indicates an error. The light pulses orange while it's charging on its dock. For a robot vacuum that can last over three hours on a single charge, check out the Shark ION Robot R77.
The eufy 15C has a couple of quality of life features. It has three suction settings: the high-power 'MAX' mode, the energy-efficient 'Standard' mode, and 'BoostIQ', which automatically switches between 'MAX' and 'Standard' depending on the current surface. There are also a couple of different cleaning modes that affect how the vacuum approaches cleaning tasks. 'Auto' is the default, 'Spot' cleans a small area intensively, 'Edge' navigates a room's perimeter, 'Quick' cleans a room for 30 minutes, and 'Manual' lets you guide the vacuum via directional inputs through its companion app or via buttons on its remote.
The eufy 15C has a couple of tools and brushes. It's fitted with a main brushroll, as well as two side brushes that bring debris from the outer edges of the vacuum towards its main cleaning path. There's also a cleaning brush with a hook blade to help you remove stuck-on debris from its various parts.
The eufy RoboVac 15C's performance on bare floors is unremarkable. It clears most pet hair and does a superb job of dealing with small debris like rice, but it really struggles with bulkier material like cereal.
The eufy 15C's performance on low-pile carpet is bad. It struggles with fine material like baking soda and pet hair and does an only marginally better job of sucking up larger material like sand. If you want a robot vacuum with a better cleaning performance on low-pile carpet, check out the iRobot Roomba i4.
The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac's performance on high-pile carpet isn't bad. It struggles with clearing pet hair but does a fair overall job when it comes to sucking up fine debris like baking soda as well as larger sand-like material. That said, it may take an extra pass to clear everything.
The eufy 15C has okay maneuverability. It's low enough to navigate under couches and tables and can climb over obstructions like electrical cords without getting stuck, though it can drag them around. That said, its random-pathing navigation can be flustered by obstacles and cause it to move in unpredictable directions. It can have issues climbing onto high-pile rugs, and tassels can get caught in its brushroll.
This vacuum has a decent array of automation features. You can use its companion app or remote controller to swap suction power settings, select different cleaning modes, and use directional buttons to control the vacuum when it's in 'Manual' mode. You can use the app to schedule cleaning times and set up voice commands with Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices.
This vacuum can be used without an internet connection, but the overall functionality is limited. You can have it start 'Auto Cleaning' via a button on the vacuum or with the included remote control.
The eufy 15C comes in two color variants: 'Black' and 'White'. We tested the 'Black' variant, and you can see its label here, but we expect the other model to perform similarly overall. A similarly-designed vacuum, the eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, is advertised as having a higher maximum suction power, but we haven't tested it yet and can't confirm how it performs in comparison to the 15C.
If you come across a different variant, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.
The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C is a basic robot vacuum. Its build quality is decent and it has a fairly long battery life, but it struggles with cleaning debris on low-pile carpet, though to a lesser degree than the similarly performing eufy RoboVac 30C. If you're considering an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, the best budget robot vacuum cleaners, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.
The eufy RoboVac 11S is a better vacuum for more situations than the eufy RoboVac 15C, though the two are very similar in terms of design. The 11S delivers superior performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet, but the 15C is slightly better on high-pile carpet and has a companion app.
The eufy RoboVac 15C and eufy RoboVac G30 Edge perform quite similarly overall, though they each have their own slight advantages. The G30 has less demanding maintenance requirements and comes with boundary markers to keep the vacuum out of certain areas. It also struggles less with bulky material like cereal. Conversely, the 15C performs better on low and high-pile carpet and has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often.
The iRobot Roomba 694 is a little better than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot feels better-made, has fewer maintenance requirements, incurs lower recurring costs, charges much faster, maneuvers itself with less difficulty, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the eufy has a slightly larger dustbin, and you can use it without an internet connection.
The eufy RoboVac 15C is a better vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The 15C struggles considerably less with larger sand-like debris on low and high-pile carpet and picks up more pet hair on bare floors. Conversely, the 30C is compatible with boundary markers to keep the vacuum from entering certain spaces and clears more bulky debris, like cereal, on bare floors.
The iRobot Roomba 692 is better than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot feels better-built, incurs lower recurring costs, maneuvers itself more effectively, charges much faster while offering similar battery life, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the eufy cleans more debris on carpets and comes with a remote control for use without an internet connection.
The iRobot Roomba 675 is more versatile than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a longer battery life while taking less time to charge. It also performs slightly better on bare floors and maneuvers more efficiently. Meanwhile, the eufy offers slightly better performance on low and high-pile carpet and comes with a remote control.
The iRobot Roomba i4 is a better robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot has a better cleaning performance on all surface types, especially low and high-pile carpets. It's also better-built and comes with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. It follows an efficient cleaning route, whereas the eufy follows a random cleaning path. That said, the eufy has a slightly larger dirt compartment, and its battery lasts a bit longer when used in its default mode.