Shark IQ Robot Vacuum for Pet Hair Unboxing


(Upbeat music) – Hi Floppy Catters, we got something new in the mail today, and this one I actually already took out of the main box. So, you already know what’s inside. But, since this is our unboxing video and if you’re new here, welcome. How my reviews work is that we start with an unboxing video and then four to six weeks from now we’ll do a full product review. So, this is an unboxing video for a product review. But it is not a product review. So, I requested this one based on our previous Shark Vacuum reviews which I will link to below. One was the Shark Apex and the other one was
actually a Steam Mop. Steam Mop is awesome. The Apex was great too, but I actually ended up getting ride of it because I have such a small house and it’s hard to have so many of these appliances and keep them, appliances, vacuums, because we’ve also reviewed a number of stick vacuums. So, I ended up keeping my Oreck, which I had a 25 year warranty for and got rid of the Shark, which I kind of regret, but the other thing
about the Shark for me, for our home, because I have had flees before, was that it didn’t have, it wasn’t a bag vacuum, it was a bagless vacuum and for flees you need a bag vacuum. So, when I was trying
to weigh between the two I decided to go ahead
and get rid of the Apex because of that, but I loved, loved, loved that vacuum. It was an awesome vacuum. Okay, so, this is the Shark IQ Robot. So, if you guys are
familiar with robot vacuums, then it’s Shark’s line of that and we have previously
had an iRobot Roomba, I think that they were the starters of the robot line. All right, well here’s the landing dock. Which is very interesting. Which is nice actually, because one of the things that I had with the Roomba was that it was a little bit cattywampus because it, Uh oh. Oh, you thought it was a scratcher. Oh, Woo that’s sad. That’s sad it’s not a scratcher. One of the difficult
things about the Roomba was that I had it on a hardwood floor with a rug on top. So, it would have to go over that and this is really nice that it will have this one spot. Woo-wee, I am so sorry
there’s no place to scratch. Don’t know of Shark thought about that when they were designing this. They weren’t thinking about kitty unboxing videos, Woo-wee. Hi. I’ve mentioned this before in my videos but it’s really important when you’re unboxing something if it’s safe for the cats to be around you know, as long as it’s
not going to harm them. Let them be a part of the process. Let them, don’t try to do it in a hurry, let them be involved if they want to be. So, so far it’s really well packaged, I like that they used cardboard instead of styrofoam ‘cos then I can recycle all of that. Here’s the actual vacuum, there she blows, and then I’m guessing the docking station is below this. Oh, here a couple of extra
little sweeper stuff. These are not the official
names for this stuff, believe me. So, my cats are pretty petrified of vacuums in general. But, when we had the iRoomba, they weren’t as scared
of that which was good. So, we’ll see how this goes with the Shark IQ Robot. I don’t know if you guys have cats or how old they are, but my cats love to rub their pheromones on anything that’s cardboard and angled. So, it looks like they
have some boundary strips to avoid obstacles and
optimize robot performance with the Bot boundary strips. So, I gonna have to figure
out what that’s about. And then these guys, this is the docking station, it’s quite big actually. The docking station that
I had for our Roomba was a lot smaller. So, I’ll include a link to that below, I ended up getting rid of the Roomba because, again I had too many vacuums and found that my stick vacuum would accomplish what I wanted done more efficiently. So, one of the things when it comes to reviewing products that’s difficult in general, is I wanna keep the product to keep helping when I
get inquiries on YouTube or on our website Floppycats.com to help people decide what will work for their home. But, ultimately what I end up keeping are the products that work for my home and my situation. So, I try to product
review the best that I can, with scenarios of different people’s, what other people would
encounter in their home, what they might need. But, at the end of the day I have to keep in my small house what works for us. So, that’s why I got ride of the Roomba, because it wasn’t really working for us. And that I actually paid for myself, I went to Costco and bought it. So, even products that I buy for myself I don’t always end up liking fully. Woo-wee you just got to too curiosity overcame you and you had to know more. Let’s just take this off. What do you think? What do you think? This is a fun one. All right, Woo-wee. Okay, it says on the top here for best results set up on a hard floor or thin carpet. So, we’ll go ahead and do that. And then I will, I’m gonna let it charge
before we even run it. Here’s everything that was in the box, and I am such an imbecile. I was thinking that this
was a docking station but this is actually, it removes what the
Robot Vacuum picked up. So, it’s basically going to be the place where you empty everything
that it sucked up which is awesome. And I just have to figure this out more. I have to do a little bit exploring and then read the quick start guide and all that stuff before
we actually start up. (vacuum machine whirring) It started all by itself
after I plugged it in and then, oh, it’s okay. Whoa, that’s loud. Whoa, that’s loud. Whoa, what is that? It was offensively rude
is what it was Gowee. I think that was basically
vacuuming the contents of the vacuum up into the waste area. See if we can’t get this sucker fired up. So, I’m gonna start out
with a quick start guide. It says to remove the protective film from the robot base and
attach side brushes. And power robot on, and then set up the base. So, I’ve kind of done
this a little backwards, only because we’ve done
some vacuum reviews and so I’m a little bit used to it. And so the base is already set up, I actually have it on their
suggested hard plastic mat. If you’re going to put it on carpet and then I need to install these. Which they look like they just clip in. So, we’ll do that. They do just clip in. So, there’s a square shape and there’s a square shape there. So, you just kind of,
clip it in like that. Chiggy already knows what
sound this thing makes. I’m interested to see what
Charlie will do on this one, because he really hates vacuums. This one hates vacuums, but this one loathes vacuums. Okay, I’ve done everything else. It says to put the base against a wall. So, I might need to move that. But, we’ll see what it does just sitting here. Because obviously I have
this little lip there. And then it talks about
optimizing your home for cleaning, and then there’s an app that goes along with this vacuum. So, I’m gonna download that and we’ll talk about
that in the final review. So, for now I just wanna
fire this sucker up, and have a go. I did want to mention that it says to first charge the battery for six hours which I did do. And then there’s a power switch over here, that you turn on. So, Wub are you ready? Wubby? That looks like a camera right there. I wonder if it is. Okay, here we go. Wub. I don’t want to scare him. Okay, here we go. (vacuum machine jingles) (vacuum machine whirring) He’s definitely not scared
like he normally is. It doesn’t sound totally right to me. Let me make sure that. Wub, what is it? It’s okay. All right, I think it was fine. So, I’m just going to go back to clean. See if it will go. Maybe I’ve ruined it. There we go. So, the nice thing about this Robot Vacuum is that they can clear
things a lot more easily. Like go under chairs and stuff. It does make a different
noise than the Roomba. I bet Charlie won’t like the docking part when it docks back. My cats with the Roomba, you can see videos on YouTube of it. But they would hiss at it and back away, or Charlie would go
for these little things and play with them with his paw. But in general they’re not interested in that sort of thing. I found with Roombas and obviously with any Shark Vacuum or any vacuum in general is that you want to remove things, like random toys, so that they can get in there and get everything clean. And just to give you an idea, Charlie is usually in the basement when a vacuum is going. And behind the furnace. That’s how scared he gets. And Trigg usually just one or two rooms away from me. All right guys, that wraps up our unboxing video for the Shark IQ Robot. I’ll include a link below where you can buy it online if you’re already ready to give it a go. Or if not, or if so, you’re welcome to subscribe to our channel and see our final product review video, which will be posted in
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7 thoughts on “Shark IQ Robot Vacuum for Pet Hair Unboxing

  1. Another FABULOUS & SUPER PAWESOME unboxing video for your Vacuum Product Review Series, Jenny honey!! WOW! Looks AMAZING and I can't wait for the final product review video on this baby!!! As always, very well done! Big hugs & love & lots of purrs! 🙂 <3

  2. I’ve been pondering buying one of these for a while now because of the shedding issue. Thing is, my boys freak out when we vacuum!! Seeing this gives me some reassurance they might be alright with it though. I’ll be interested in hearing how it performs, especially the route it follows (whether it maps your floors out or is hit and miss where it goes depending on what it bumps into) and how clean it gets your floors. I have a Dyson upright and a stick which I just love but I feel so guilty using it given how scared the cats get that I’ve taken to sweeping my hard floors to avoid stressing them🤷🏻‍♀️ Anyway, look forward to the update when you’ve had a good use of it👌👋🏼

  3. You should review a Miele canister vacuum. See how that compares to others you have reviewed. They say its longer lasting than Shark vacuums.

  4. What kind of cat is that? I have had 13 cats over my life so far and none have been that hairy. Never seen such a neat unboxing before 👍. Costco has this? How much

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