yeedi vac station Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 06, 2021 at 10:21 am
yeedi vac station Picture
7.8
Bare Floor
6.5
Low-Pile Carpet
7.6
High-Pile Carpet
8.7
Pets
6.2
Stairs
5.8
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
No
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The yeedi vac station is a robot vacuum with a self-emptying feature. It feels well-built, has a remarkably long battery life, and does an excellent job of maneuvering itself. It also delivers excellent performance on bare floors and clears an impressive amount of debris on high-pile carpet. Unfortunately, it struggles somewhat with sucking up debris like sand or baking soda from low-pile carpets. It also incurs high recurring costs and has many parts that require regular maintenance.

Our Verdict

7.8 Bare Floor

The yeedi vac station is very good for bare floors. It easily clears pet hair as well as small debris like rice and bulky material like cereal. It offers a wide range of automation features, including its self-emptying function. It also does an excellent job of maneuvering itself. On the downside, recurring costs are high, and there are quite a few parts that should be cleaned regularly.

Pros
  • Excellent performance on bare floors.
  • Clears pet hair on a wide variety of surface types.
  • Automatically empties dirt compartment into large external dirtbag.
  • Amazing maneuverability.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Many parts need to be cleaned regularly.
6.5 Low-Pile Carpet

The yeedi vac station is okay for low-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair without issue but can struggle in clearing fine debris like baking soda as well as larger material like sand. It also has many parts that need to be replaced regularly, leading to high recurring costs, and has fairly demanding maintenance requirements. Still, it feels very well-built, has a long battery life, and has a wide selection of automation features.

Pros
  • Clears pet hair on a wide variety of surface types.
  • Automatically empties dirt compartment into large external dirtbag.
  • Amazing maneuverability.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Many parts need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Can struggle with fine and large debris.
  • Can get caught on rug tassels.
7.6 High-Pile Carpet

The yeedi vac station is a good option for cleaning high-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair and large debris without an issue, but it may need to make an extra pass in order to clear fine debris like baking soda. It can easily maneuver on this surface type, and it can automatically increase its suction power once it detects that it's on carpet. Battery performance is superb, and the vacuum itself feels very well-built.

Pros
  • Clears pet hair on a wide variety of surface types.
  • Automatically empties dirt compartment into large external dirtbag.
  • Amazing maneuverability.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Many parts need to be cleaned regularly.
8.7 Pets

The yeedi vac station is excellent for cleaning up pet hair. It easily clears pet hair on a variety of surface types and has a removable brushroll, allowing you to clear any tangled hair without too much effort. However, while it feels well-built, there are many parts that should be regularly cleaned or even replaced, so recurring costs are high. It also lacks a HEPA filter to trap allergens as it cleans.

Pros
  • Clears pet hair on a wide variety of surface types.
  • Automatically empties dirt compartment into large external dirtbag.
  • Removable brushroll
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Many parts need to be cleaned regularly.
  • No HEPA filter.
6.2 Stairs

The yeedi vac station is a robot vacuum and isn't designed to clean stairs.

5.8 Cars

The yeedi vac station is a robot vacuum and isn't meant to clean the inside of your car.

  • 7.8 Bare Floor
  • 6.5 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.6 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.7 Pets
  • 6.2 Stairs
  • 5.8 Cars
  1. Updated Aug 06, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 03, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The yeedi vac station feels well-built. The vacuum body and base station are both made of primarily matte-finish hard plastic that looks premium. It feels sturdy for the most part too, though the vacuum's internal dustbin does feel as though it could break if it were dropped.

Set-up is fairly simple too, requiring only that you attach the base to the dust container with the provided screws and screwdriver

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

The yeedi vac station has many parts that require regular maintenance.

  • Dustbin: The dustbin is found under the top cover of the vacuum and has a handle for easy removal. A release button on the dustbin opens the door and drops any accumulated debris. The vacuum automatically dumps accumulated debris into the external dirt bin on the charging dock, but you can empty it yourself if you feel that it's necessary.
  • Internal filters: The high-efficiency and sponge filters are located behind the internal dustbin door and can be simply pulled out. They should be rinsed with water once a week and left to dry for at least 24 hours before you can reuse them.
  • Base station dust bag: You can access the dirtbag by pressing the release button on the top of the base station and then pulling it out. The bag features a locking mechanism that prevents any debris from spilling out when it's removed from its housing. It should be disposed of once it gets full.
  • Base station: The base station's charging pins and sensors should be cleared of any dust or debris regularly. If necessary, you should also clean the blower cover, found under the dirtbag, as well as the dust evacuation tube cover, which is located under the base station but first needs to be unscrewed from its housing.
  • Brushroll: To access the brushroll, you must first remove the brush guard from under the vacuum. It can then be pulled from its housing, and you can remove any tangled hair or stuck-on debris. This should be done once a week.
  • Side brushes: You should clear the side brushes of any stuck-on debris every two weeks.
  • Front wheel: The front wheel can't be removed from its housing, but you should still try to clear any accumulated dust, dirt, or hair from this component when necessary.
  • Sensors and charging pads: You should dust the sensors and charging pads whenever you notice a buildup of debris.

We don't currently evaluate mopping performance, so the associated user maintenance for mopping attachments doesn't factor into this section's score. That said, the maintenance requirements for the mopping attachments are as follows.

  • Water reservoir: You can pull out the water reservoir by pressing the release button on the back of the vacuum. It should be emptied out after the vacuum is finished mopping. Make sure to remove the rubber lid cover before cleaning it out with water, which should be done following every use.
  • Mopping pad plate: The mopping pad plate should be cleaned after the end of each mopping session.
  • Mopping pad: The mopping pad is washable and should be cleaned after the end of each mopping session.

3.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
yeedi vac station Dust Bag
Filter Part Number
yeedi High Efficiency Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

This vacuum has many recurring costs.

  • High-efficiency filter: The high-efficiency filter should be replaced every three to six months or after 120 hours of cleaning time.
  • Base station dust bag: The dustbag should hold 30 days worth of debris. They can be purchased in packs of three.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll should be replaced every six to 12 months or after 300 hours of cleaning time, depending on your usage.
  • Side brushes: The side brushes should be replaced every three to six months or after 150 hours of cleaning time.

yeedi sells these components individually as well as replenishment kits, which include 2x side brushes, 1x brushroll, and 3x filters.

8.4
Design
Storing
Height
17.13" (43.5 cm)
Width
13.78" (35.0 cm)
Depth
22.83" (58.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The yeedi vac station is impressively easy to store. Its base station is roughly the same size as that of the iRobot Roomba i7+, and the vacuum itself is small enough to fit under tables or closets.

8.0
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.66 gal (2.50 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
2

The combined capacity of the yeedi vac station's external dirtbag and its internal dustbin is impressive. The dirtbag is advertised to hold 30 days worth of accumulated debris, but you can't easily check how full it is from the outside.

Design
In The Box

  • yeedi vac station vacuum
    • Robot vacuum body
    • Internal dust bin
    • High-efficiency and sponge filters
    • 1x Side brush
    • Brushroll
    • Brushroll guard
    • Water reservoir
    • Mopping pad plate
    • Washable mopping pad (on mopping pad plate)
    • Cleaning tool
    • Instructional Manual
  • Base station
    • Base plate
    • Base station dust bin (with 3x mounting screws)
    • 2x dirtbags
    • Clear plastic ramp extension
    • Screwdriver
    • Power cord

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

The yeedi vac station's range is limited only by the room left in its dirt compartment and its remaining battery life. However, it can't climb or descend staircases.

7.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.89 lbs (3.58 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

The yeedi vac station is very portable. While it lacks a carrying handle, it still doesn't weigh that much, so you can pick it up without too much effort.

9.1
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
83 min
Maximum Battery Life
176 min
Recharge Time
312 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The yeedi vac station has fantastic battery performance. On its 'Standard' suction power setting, it supplies almost 180 minutes of runtime on a single charge. Using it in its 'Max+' suction power mode, its battery life drops to little over 80 minutes, though this should be sufficient for most spaces. However, it's worth noting that battery life can vary drastically in the real world. It also takes considerably longer to recharge than alternatives like the iRobot Roomba j7+. You can keep tabs on the vacuum's remaining charge by looking at the 'Auto' mode button on top of the vacuum, which turns from white to red when its battery is running low.

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 yeedi vac station has a couple of quality of life features. It has three suction power modes: 'Standard', 'Max', and 'Max+'. The vacuum automatically switches to its highest power setting once it detects that it's on carpet. It's also advertised to stop mopping on carpets, but note that we don't currently test for this.

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 yeedi vac station comes with a side brush to direct debris onto the path of its primary brushroll. There's also a cleaning tool to clear tangled hair or stuck-on debris. This vacuum is also equipped with a mopping attachment to clear messes on bare floors, but we don't currently test its perfomance.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Performance
8.8
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Max+"

The yeedi vac station delivers excellent performance on bare floors. It clears pet hair and small debris like rice without difficulty. It also does a very good job of sucking up bulky material such as cereal.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.25L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since this vacuum automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance.

6.3
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
51%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
51%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
51%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
51%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
40%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
40%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
40%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
40%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Max+"

The yeedi vac station's performance on low-pile carpet is passable. It clears pet hair without difficulty, but it may need to make an extra pass in order to clear fine debris like baking soda or larger material like sand.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.25L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since this vacuum automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance.

8.1
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
59%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
59%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
59%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
59%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
72%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
72%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
72%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
72%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Max+"

The yeedi vac station offers great performance on high-pile carpet. It clears pet hair without an issue and sucks up a good amount of larger debris like sand. That said, it struggles somewhat with fine debris such as baking soda.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.25L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since this vacuum automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance.

8.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Excellent
Under Low Table
Excellent
On Furniture
Not Possible
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Ok

The yeedi vac station has amazing maneuverability. It's small enough to easily navigate under tables and couches. Its automatic suction power adjustment feature is effective in adjusting suction depending on the surface that it's on. It also doesn't get stuck on obstructions like electrical cords or rugs, though it may drag them around. Unfortunately, it can get caught on rug tassels, and the manufacturer recommends tucking them under rugs in order to reduce the risk of the vacuum getting stuck on them.

Automation
9.7
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes (App only)
Automatic Bag Emptying
Yes
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
Yes
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
Yes
App Name
yeedi

The yeedi vac station offers a remarkable range of automation features. This includes its self-emptying function, which does reduce hands-on maintenance requirements. Its smart-pathing navigation system creates a permanent map of its coverage area, which you can then use with a variety of functions via its companion app. Unlike the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum, you can set up virtual boundary lines. You can schedule cleaning sessions for individual rooms or even small specific areas too. The app can also be used to check the estimated service life of various components, change its suction power mode, or check its remaining battery charge level.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The yeedi vac station is only available in one color variant: 'White', and you can see its label here.

Let us know in the discussions below if you come across another variant of this vacuum so that we can update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The yeedi vac station is a robot vacuum with a self-emptying feature, similar to the Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S or the iRobot Roomba i7+. It offers excellent performance on bare floors and clears an impressive amount of debris on high-pile carpet. It also feels well-built and offers a wide range of automation features. That said, like many robot vacuums, it incurs many recurring costs and has quite a few components that need to be regularly replaced. If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums, the best robotic vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.

iRobot Roomba i7+

The yeedi vac station is slightly better than the iRobot Roomba i7+. The yeedi incurs less demanding maintenance requirements, incurs lower recurring costs, and delivers superior performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet. It also has a longer battery life in its most energy-efficient configuration, though the iRobot charges a lot faster. The iRobot also clears more debris from low-pile carpet, is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and has a marginally greater debris capacity.

yeedi K650

The yeedi vac station is better than the yeedi k650. The vac station has a wider range of automation features, most notably its self-emptying function, which also gives it a larger effective debris capacity than the K650. The vac station is also better-built, has less demanding maintenance requirements, maneuvers itself far more effectively, and delivers better performance on carpeted floors. Meanwhile, the K650 has a longer maximum battery life while taking notably less time to recharge. It also delivers superior performance on bare floors and incurs lower recurring costs.

iRobot Roomba 675

The yeedi vac station is better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The yeedi delivers much better performance on all surface types, maneuvers itself far more effectively, and has a wider assortment of automation features, including its self-emptying function and support for virtual boundary markers. It also has a longer battery life than the iRobot, though the latter does charge a lot faster. The iRobot also incurs lower recurring costs.

iRobot Roomba j7+

The yeedi vac station is better than the iRobot Roomba j7+. The yeedi has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, incurs slightly lower recurring costs, and performs better on all surface types. It also comes with a mopping attachment to clear sticky messes on bare floors. However, the iRobot has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, charges considerably faster, and has a unique hazard-detection feature.

iRobot Roomba S9

The iRobot Roomba S9 and yeedi vac station each have their own advantages, so one may suit you better than the other depending on your needs. The iRobot is better-built, incurs lower recurring costs, is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and performs considerably better on low-pile carpet. It also charges considerably faster than the yeedi. Meanwhile, the yeedi's self-emptying feature reduces hands-on maintenance requirements and gives it a much larger effective debris capacity. The yeedi also delivers better performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet. It's also equipped with a mopping attachment for clearing messes on bare floors, but we don't currently test for that.

Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S

The yeedi vac station is better than the Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S. The yeedi feels better-built, is less demanding in terms of maintenance, delivers a wider range of automation features, including virtual boundary markers, is more maneuverable, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Shark clears debris more effectively on low-pile carpet and takes less time to recharge, though its maximum battery life is slightly shorter.

eufy RoboVac G30 Edge

The yeedi vac station is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The yeedi is better-built, has less demanding maintenance requirements, maneuvers itself more effectively, performs better on all surface types, and lasts longer on a single charge, though the eufy charges faster. The yeedi also has a broader range of automation features, most notably its self-emptying feature. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little easier to store and incurs lower recurring costs.

iRobot Roomba i3+

The yeedi vac station is better than the iRobot Roomba i3+ for most use cases. The yeedi has fewer parts that require regular cleaning, incurs lower recurring costs, maneuvers itself more effectively, clears notably more debris on carpeted floors, and offers a wider range of automation features. It also has a much longer maximum battery life, though the iRobot does take much less time to recharge. The iRobot also has a slightly larger external dirt compartment, has a HEPA filter to trap allergens as it cleans, and is a little easier to store.

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