Thank you HeyUp for letting me try the Osotek H200!
The Osotek H200 is now in its fourth iteration and essentially is a rebranded clone of the Xiaomi W10 Pro. Rumors say that Osotek is a XiaoMi brand; that sounds quite right but I haven’t had the chance to confirm it officially.
If you do not want to read the full text let me resume the main points:
Osotek H200 is an excellent wet vacuum.
The strength of the system resides in the ovoidal-trapezoidal brush which makes cleaning faster and more efficient.
Osotek can clean on a single charge some 100 square meters but if you are planning on cleaning the whole house it’s probably faster and more efficient to prepare the mop and pass it.
H200 should not replace a dry vacuum-only device since it is quite bulky with its 5.1 Kg and relatively poor aspiration power.
Yes, I would recommend it (once you accept that you must have a space to store it and that it’s no miraculous device). Personally, I would use it for daily cleaning (mostly of the kitchen) but probably not for the weekly ones (I’d rather pass the vacuum and the mop)
Power and Performance:
While the suction power of 8KPa may not be impressive compared to traditional vacuum cleaners, it is more than enough for cleaning the floor in wet mode. However, I wouldn’t recommend using it as a vacuum since, as I will say later, it is actually quite bulky and heavy with respect to vacuum-only devices. Most vacuum-only models can indeed offer as much as 10 times or more suction power in a more compact and light package. My Xiaomi vacuum G9, for example, has a power of 120AW or 20KPa and weighs less than 4 kg, the light version features 50AW in a 1.2 Kg package.
Battery Life and Charging:
The vacuum cleaner comes with a 21.6 V lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 4000mAh, providing a runtime of up to 35 minutes. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge, and with its base station, it has a convenient charging and automatic cleaning system. The company claims that the H200 can clean up to 200 square meters on a single charge, but in my experience, this estimate is overstated. During my tests, the device reached, at maximum, only about half of that distance. However, it’s worth noting that this may vary depending on individual usage and the specific surface being cleaned which, in my case, was untreated hardwood.
Design and Maneuverability:
At 5.1 kg, the Osotek H200 is quite bulky and heavy, although the handle is exceptionally good and helps with maneuverability. During use, the device tends to move forward automatically, which reduces the burden of pushing it around. Despite its bulkiness, the H200 is very usable. The device features a 180-degree reclining function that enables users to clean hard-to-reach areas, and its oval trapezoidal-shaped double brush head provides greater surface area coverage and efficient cleaning of tight corners. According to the company, the cleaning efficiency of the trapezoidal-shaped double brush is 5 times greater than traditional cylindrical brushes. I cannot verify this number, but I have noticed that the cleaning is indeed more efficient than other wet cleaners I have tested.
Aesthetics, Quality, and Feel:
The aesthetic design of the Osotek H200 is modern and sleek, with a matte grey chassis that looks and feels premium. The device comes in a well-packaged box that adds to the premium feel of the product. The LED screen on the device provides users with all the necessary information to operate it, including battery life, water tank level, and cleaning mode. Additionally, the device has voice feedback capabilities, which can be helpful for users who prefer voice commands. The handle of the device is also noteworthy, featuring a soft-touch material that provides a secure and comfortable grip.
Water Tank and Dustbin Capacity:
The Osotek H200 has a water tank with a capacity of 750ml and a dustbin capacity of 640ml, enabling users to clean larger areas without frequent emptying. It’s worth noting that in my experience, the clean water tank tended to run out before the battery was fully drained. On the positive side, the process of emptying the dirty water and particle tanks is very easy and can be done without getting your hands dirty. Overall, the water tank and dustbin capacity are good enough for medium-sized cleaning jobs.
The Osotek H200 is claimed to produce a noise level of less than 78 dB by the company. During testing, I measured 68 dB in turbo mode and 65 dB in automatic mode from a distance of 1 meter at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (which is better than claimed by the company). In comparison, the Xiaomi vacuum G9 produced a noise level of 68 to 73 dB with the same settings. It is important to note that the H200 is considerably louder during self-cleaning on the charging base. Overall, the noise level of the H200 is reasonable and not too distracting during use, especially in automatic mode.
The Osotek H200 has an LED light on the front that is very useful for highlighting dirt while cleaning. Its base station also functions as a storage unit for accessories, although the accessories are not included. The only included accessories are a cleaning solution and a brush to clean the device. This brush also includes a knife to remove tangled hairs or other debris.
Overall, I’m very satisfied with the Osotek H200. It’s a solid choice for daily floor cleaning, with efficient wet-cleaning capabilities and a user-friendly design. The device is a bit heavy and bulky, but the handle is comfortable to hold and makes maneuvering easier. The battery, water tank, and dustbin capacity are adequate for medium-sized cleaning jobs, and the LED light on the front is a useful feature for highlighting dirt. The device also operates relatively quietly, and the aesthetic design feels premium.
While the full price is a bit steep at 499 euro, it can often be found online for a more reasonable price of around 400 euro.