Narwal Freo – a mop with a mind of its own

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Family life can be fast-paced. The ever-growing need for a two-income household means people are always looking towards tech for solutions to keep the household clean and tidy. The trusty bucket and mop are increasingly a luxury for people who have time for such arduous chores. Thankfully advances and innovations in cleaning technology mean products like the Narwal Freo (opens in new tab) can take the headache out of maintaining a clean home, and do all the chasing around after dirt and spills for you.

Narwal Freo

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Coming home to clean and shiny floors is one of life’s simple pleasures, and the Narwal Freo promises to deliver this by not only tackling both carpets and hard surfaces with a combination of vacuuming and superior mopping skills, but by cleaning itself when it’s done. Here is  a closer look at all of Narwal Freo’s smart cleaning functions.

A truly mind-free mopping experience

The true innovation of the Narwal Freo lies in the end-to-end mopping service it provides for your floors. Kitchen floors can be victim to the most unforgiving of messes, from food crumbs to toddlers bounding in and out of the garden. The Narwal Freo will assess the mess so you don’t have to. The included Narwal app even shows rooms in a darker shade that required a more thorough cleaning so you can see where its labor was most needed.

The unit holds two high-speed rotating micro-fibre mop pads that not only scrub anything from paw prints to wine spills, but they adapt to the surface type. The Freo knows that a lighter pressure is required on a wooden floor, but it can give ceramic surfaces that little extra elbow grease. Specifically the robot is able to apply up to 12N of pressure depending on the mess and flooring type. The “DirtSense” feature is also smart enough to detect exactly how dirty your floors are, and adjust its frequency of cleaning, humidity, and delicately scented cleanser to get the job done.

Narwal Freo does it all

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A perennial problem with automatic cleaning solutions is the inevitable displaced dirt around the edges of the room, and the Narwal Freo knows to use its brain power and adapt to these blind spots with its Smart-Swing wiggle action. When gliding along walls and maneuvering around corners with its patented Corner Trap technology, the Freyo performs a 45-degree rotation of itself three times to ensure no surface is left untouched.

From hardwood to soft carpet

Most homes with wooden or ceramic flooring will have rugs in certain areas and this robot is built with some nifty features to handle different textures and the cleaning required. Whether you choose to program the Narwal Freo to avoid carpeted areas or clean them simultaneously is up to you and your needs, but with combination vacuum mops it’s essential that the robot be able to assess which of its two functions it needs to engage. The mop pads lift up intuitively when the Narwal Freo comes in contact with carpeted areas, and it simply vacuums with its rubber and nylon brush head and solid suction. This built-in intuition means the robot can be left to its work with less micromanagement from you.

Narwal Freo at work

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It lifts its mopping pads off carpet effectively and doesn’t use too much or too little water when mopping.

A robot with its own personal hygiene standards

In between cleaning your surfaces, the robot keeps its own mop pads clean with its innovative cleaning system. The pads are kept fresh and dry between sessions, and the drying feature especially means you needn’t worry about any mold or mildew in the base. The patented cleaning solution used to keep your floors sparkling is also used in the required dose to clean the mop pads when the Freo is housed in its sleek and attractive base.

Fits in with your family
Despite its boasts of powerful cleaning capabilities, the Narwal Freo is unassuming in appearance and sound. In a bustling household, the Narwal Freo goes about its business surprisingly quietly. It’s not likely to disturb your pets and gives out less noise to overload your senses over the thunderous sound of children messing up your home. Speaking of children, the handy LCD display on the base unit features a child lock to keep the Freo from being misguided by tiny prying hands.

The base unit itself is of the exquisite minimalistic design we’ve come to expect from Narwal products and should fit into most decor with ease.

Narwal Freo

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While the LCD display on the unit is a handy detail that means you’re not always fumbling for your smartphone, you’ll still want to check in with the app for its more detailed features. You can adjust the level of suction, waterflow and set your own preferred schedule for it to get to work. Your level of involvement is up to you, the Narwal Freo (opens in new tab) is largely self-sufficient, needing your input only to occasionally empty and refill the water tanks and a large capacity dustbin.

From its looks to its impressive functionality, it’s clear the Narwal Freo will make cleaning floors less of a chore. With daily use you can enjoy freshly mopped floors without any of the arduous work that normally entails. What you choose to do with that spare time is up to you, but at least when it comes to your floors you won’t need to lift a finger.  

For more information on the Narwal Freo and to order one for your home at a substantial discount, head over to the Narwal website (opens in new tab). Enter code techradar at checkout to save $250 off the final cost before March 26, 2023. 

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