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☑ It has anti-tangle for picking up hair.
☑ Controlled by application and voice.
☑ It knows where to continue its cleaning.
☑ Great for cleaning corners and edges

Last updated on May 28, 2020 12:03 am

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Price Range : $401 - $500

Group Rank : #1( out of 5 Products )


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Features Group This
Best Average Remarks Best Average Remarks
Max Run Time (min) 150 90 Best
150 96.79 Above average
Battery Charge Time (min) 120 170 Above average
N/A 205 below average
Cleaning Area per run (sq.ft) 1507 1345.5 below average
N/A 1390 below average
Suction Power 2000 2000 below average
N/A 1254.67 below average
Noise Level (dB) 64 67.67 Above average
N/A 60.34 below average
Threshold climbing (inch) N/A N/A Best
N/A 0.44 below average
Battery Capacity (mAh) 4200 4200 below average
N/A 2220 below average
Dust Bin capacity (mL) 700 400 below average
N/A 449.88 below average
Weight (lb) 5.9 8.06 Best
5.9 7.12 below average
Warranty 12 12 Best
12 12 Best
Robot Height 2.99 3.6 Above average
3.5 3.64 below average


Sharks are animals known to vacuum or devour animals in their path. Maybe the company Shark has engineered their idea from this animal, in the process of creating their very own cleaning robot, the IQ R101AE self emptying robot vacuum. But what makes this self-moving vacuum is its list of features.

Features of  Shark IQ R101AE self emptying robot vacuum:

Powerful Suction

The Shark IQ R1O1AE self emptying robot vacuum contains a powerful suction to deliver efficient and smart performance. Due to its suction power, it is able to pick up any debris large or small that is found on your hard floors and carpets.

Anti-tangle Feature

There are times that debris will be in the form of hair. For other self-emptying vacuums, pet or human hair can be a nuisance as it can cause tangles in the brush. But here’s the reason why the Shark IQ 101AE self emptying robot vacuum is different from the others. The IQ 101AE contains an anti-tangle feature. This feature is characterized by a self-cleaning brush, thus preventing the hair from tangling.

Voice Controlled

You can use both Alexa and Google Assistant to command the cleaning device. Either of the two is compatible with the Shark IQ 101AE cleaning robot, use these voice app to bark out commands to use your shark.

Self-emptying Vacuum

You can forget about vacuuming for a whole month as the Shark will do the work just for you. After a session of cleaning inside your home, the Shark automatically empties its bin into a bagless container that will hold any type of debris for 30 days.

IQ Navigation

The shark maps every room of your house with its IQ navigation. The  self moving vacuum robot analyzes every room in your house and creates its map. After navigating, it will begin to clean every room in a logical pattern. The Shark is better than other cleaning robots that clean randomly, thus in the process not being able to clean every spot of the room.

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Specification: Shark IQ R101AE self emptying robot vacuum

Floor Type
Low Pile Carpet

Medium Pile Carpet

High Pile Carpet

Hardwood floors

Laminated Floors


Vinyl Floors

Amazon Alexa

APP control

Google Assistant

Remote Control

Voice Control


Filters and Brushes
Pet Hair Removal

UV Sterilization

HEPA filter

Roller/Main Brush

Side Brush(es)

Dirt Detection Sensor

Cliff Sensor

Adjustable Suction

Anti-collision Sensor

Full Bin Indicator

Virtual Wall/Blocker/Magnetic Strip/Block Plus/Other similar

Smart Phone App
Digital Boundary Marker/ Blocked Area/ No-go Lines

Spot cleaning

Multi-floor Maps

Manual Movement control

Advanced Features
Automatic Dirt Disposal

Self Recharging

Resume after recharge

Crawler drive

Protective Bumpers

LCD/LED display


Path planning/mapping

Edge Cleaning

Washable Filter

Wet Mopping

Dry Mopping

Max Run Time (min)


Battery Charge Time (min)


Battery Capacity (mAh)


Cleaning Area per run (sq.ft)


Suction Power


Noise Level (dB)


Threshold climbing (inch)

General info
Dust Bin capacity (mL)

Weight (lb)


Robot Height


Robot Width (in)

Shape of The Robot



What are the types of surfaces that can Shark IQ clean?

It works well on different types of surfaces found in your home. May it be hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet, it will not undergo any problem cleaning those kinds of surface. It will perform its sweeping and vacuuming functions smoothly.

Can the Shark easily adjust to different surfaces?

As it works with different types of surfaces, it will not have any issue with adjusting. It will still carry out its operation even if the floor surface changes. In other cases, if there are any gaps or any threshold in between those different surfaces, the Shark can easily cross or climb over them due to its shockproof wheels.

How strong is the suction power of the Shark IQ 101AE?

The suction power of the Shark is considered strong. A strong suction power that is able to pick up all kinds of debris on any surface floors. Paper, confetti, food crumbs, and other small particles will be picked up with ease.

What types of debris or particles does the Shark pick up?

Basically, all types of debris found on your surface floor will be picked up because of its powerful suction. Dirt, dust, paper, food crumbs, and pet hair. Those are the usual spectrum found on tiles, hardwood, and carpets. But the Shark will sweep and vacuum them with ease.

How big is the dirt bin of the Shark IQ 101AE?

The Shark contains a small bin inside that has no specific dimensions. It also has a bagless container where all the debris from the built-in goes. The bagless container can store 30 days-worth of debris.

Is it capable of performing dry and wet cleaning?

No, the Shark is only made for dry cleaning. This cleaning robot contains brushes and a vacuum specified for dry cleaning. It does not have a cloth nor water tank features for wet-cleaning or mopping.

What are the different brushes found on the robot? What are their purposes?

The Shark contains the main brush in the middle and dual front brushes. The main brush is the primal agent for cleaning feeding the debris into the vacuum. It also has front brushes that sweep all kinds of debris into the main brush. The dual front brushes are also great additions as they are the ones who clean corners, edges, and areas unreachable by the main or central brush.

Is it possible to set up a cleaning schedule for the robot? And will it clean even though I’m not at home?

Yes, setting a cleaning schedule for the cleaning robot is possible. You may access the application and input the specific date and time for the robot to clean. Once the schedule has been set up, the cleaning robot will perform 24/7, even if you are not present on the premises.

Can I use an application to command the Shark IQ 101AE?

Yes, the application is one of two methods to control the cleaning robot. Out of the methods, the application is more detailed as this control approach lets you customize the mode, set up a schedule, check the status and many more.

Is it readily compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant?

Yes, it is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant. If you fancy using your voice to command the Shark cleaning robot, then it is possible. You can voice out commands that will immediately be followed by the cleaning robot.

Is it capable of charging itself?

Like other cleaning robots, the Shark IQ 101AE is also capable of self-charging. If the battery level is low, it will find its way back to its dock. Once it is settled in its dock, it will be its charging. Once it is done charging it will resume its cleaning operation to the specific place it last cleaned.

How many hours does it take for the Shark to be fully charged?

There is always a recommended docking hour for any automatic cleaning robot. For the Shark, it needs a maximum 5 hours to recharge. For you to enjoy its maximum runtime, you need to fully charge the Shark for 5 straight hours without any disruptions.

How long is the runtime of the Shark IQ 101AE?

To be exact, the maximum runtime of the Shark is only 90 minutes. Relatively low compared to other cleaning robots. It may have a low runtime, but it makes up in terms of efficiency and cleaning. Plus, its self-emptying feature that is rare for a cleaning robot.

Can it cross or climb a door sill? If yes, how high?

It has powerful and shockproof wheels that make it capable of crossing over gaps or thresholds. A simple door sill will not pose any problem to the Shark. As long as the sill and threshold do not go over the 1.5 height.

Does it go underneath the furniture to clean?

Yes, the height of the Shark is only 3.5 inches. Designed to be slim and short, it can go underneath beds, sofa, chairs and other narrow spaces with ease. It will never make any contact with the furniture that will cause unnecessary bump marks.

Will it collide or bump with an obstacle?

The common and must-have feature of any cleaning robot is the anti-collision. Fortunately, the Shark does not only contain smart mapping but also intelligent anti-collision feature. This feature makes it possible for the machine to avoid any overwhelming obstacles in its way, thus in the process avoiding risky collisions and bumps.

Will it leave any insignificant mark if it collides or bumps into the furniture?

If circumstances like bumping into a piece of furniture happen, it will not leave any damages or insignificant marks. The Shark is designed and engineered to be round and made from the finest and softest materials. Having this appearance and soft texture will never pose any problems to the furniture and to itself.

What does it do with stairs?

Stairs are another part of the house, but for the Shark it is not a part of its cleaning area. It has anti-fall sensors that will detect any stairs or steps. Once that is detected, the robot will avoid it to prevent itself from falling down.

Are there any types of maintenance or cleaning requirements needed?

The Shark requires a cleaning requirement. It needs its filter system to be cleaned or changed. Since it has a self-emptying function its dust bin is not a problem. However, you will be required to scrape off the debris from its bagless container.

Does it have any warranty on it?

The Shark IQ 101AE offers a 1-year limited warranty.

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