Narwal's Freo X Ultra Cleaned Up The Competition At CES 2024

Each year, the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, introduces products and devices to the consumers who will benefit from their use the most. New technologies abound, many of which make living in our homes easier, particularly when it comes to cleaning. With the help of these valuable new pieces of technology, much of the grunt work and hassle of keeping a clean home are eliminated or eased considerably, at least. One such amazing new piece of technology comes in the form of the Narwal Freo X Ultra, a robot vacuum that pulls the rug (figuratively) out from under similar vacs. With solutions to many of the criticisms that hinder other devices — including freedom from hair tangling and the ability to store dust longer without requiring a cleaning cycle — the Narwal Freo X Ultra cleaned up the competition, earning itself the House Digest CES Innovation Award 2024. 

Narwal, a robotics company, has been at the forefront of the more luxurious robotic vacuum market, which varies in price and features. But even the most expensive models often struggle with issues of hair tangling, excessive noise, and energy use. The new Narwal model solves all those problems neatly and looks to be a continuing frontrunner in robot vacuum technology.

New solutions

According to a press release from Narwal, Junbin Zhang, founder and CEO of Narwal Robotics, said, "Narwal introduced these innovative features with a clear goal: addressing users' real pain points in home cleaning. Previous station-based vacuums posed problems with residual dirt, noise, and hair tangling. To solve this, we created a hands-free Self-Contained Dust Processing System, enabling the robot to internally handle garbage collection, resulting in zero residue and a remarkable 36% reduction in noise."

The Narwal Freo X Ultra sports a cleaning mechanism that rotates at 60,000 RPM, while offering both vacuuming and mopping functionalities. The AI DirtSense technology allows it to go where needed and assess progress on touchier cleaning jobs. The floating brush allows the collection of dirt and debris while avoiding the common problem of materials like hair and threads getting tangled in the brush. This is particularly important in homes with pets because shedding can often impact the functionality of other vacuums, as fur often gets clogged and tangled.

Less hassle

The Narwal Freo X Ultra also has the ability to store dust in the vacuum for up to 60 days, which makes the self-cleaning process in the docking station work better and less frequently, eliminating noise and using less energy. The vacuum boasts communication abilities with platforms like Alexa and Siri, making it easy to use and deploy. The triangular motion mopping gives a more thorough cleaning than other robot vacuums.

While Narwal's Freo X Ultra has a price tag as luxurious as its new functions at $1,499.00, the less expensive Freo Plus X has all the new features of the Ultra minus the self-cleaning docking station for only $469. On the higher end of luxe robot vacuums compared to other manufacturers, the Narwal Freo X Ultra is sure to be a frontrunner by eliminating many of the problems of other machines while maintaining the high-speed cleaning and convenient interfaces that consumers have come to expect.