Enabot Ebo Professional Evaluate: A Wobbly Robotic Toy for Your Cat
It is speedy sufficient, however the feed is shaky, doubtless as a result of its tank-style caterpillar monitor wheels do not provide sufficient stability. They barely jut out from the underside, so its small spherical physique wobbles backwards and forwards. It features fairly effectively on my carpets, however the wobbles make it tough to steer—not a deal breaker, however there is definitely room for enchancment. The Ebo can also topple over if a big sufficient impediment, or a menacing cat paw, knocks it off stability, however that solely occurred to me as soon as.
Like some robotic vacuums, the Ebo Professional has hassle correctly returning to its dock to recharge. It tends to again up, transfer ahead, and again up once more for a number of minutes. For weeks, mine by no means really managed to roll over its dock’s edge and cost. I assumed my carpet was hindering it from getting sufficient momentum, however in the future it magically found out the right way to do it. Nevertheless, if I take advantage of it for near an hour and the battery begins to die—it dies slightly shortly—the Ebo normally forgets the right way to latch once more. This robotic will want a hand returning to its dock at occasions, which is not the worst factor when you occur to be residence. It is extra irritating when you’re not.
On and On
The Ebo additionally has no “off” swap. Like many wi-fi earbuds, it has no energy button. It is simply on … on a regular basis. Correctly docking will put it in standby, nevertheless it’s nonetheless on. To completely flip it off with out the dock, you should use a pin to press a hidden reset button on the underside and set it up once more subsequent time you wish to use it. Or you may let it run out of battery.
It’s possible you’ll not thoughts that Ebo is at all times on, nevertheless it’s inconvenient. When you or your cat by chance knock it off the sensors—otherwise you lose energy throughout a middle-of-the-night storm as I did—Ebo will simply activate, let loose a loud “Ebo,” and begin roaming about till it dies or redocks itself. It is fairly terrifying if you’re attempting to sleep.
The truth that it is at all times on and it has a digital camera could be an alarming mixture. All information is saved internally, so there’s nothing within the cloud, and livestreaming from the digital camera to your telephone is completed by way of peer-to-peer know-how, so it would not undergo a server to Share dwell information. I in all probability would not gown in entrance of it, however I additionally would not do this in entrance of my pc out of an abundance of warning (or paranoia).