Neato D4


The D4 has Neato’s signature accurate navigation, suction-power and D-shape that allows it to get significantly closer to edges and corners than a round robot.

  • Best suited for small single-level homes
  • Cleans up to 150m²
  • Methodical and accurate navigation
  • 75 minute run-time
  • Currently on back-order.

    Neato D4


    Currently on back-order.

    The D4 has Neato’s signature accurate navigation, suction-power and D-shape that allows it to get significantly closer to edges and corners than a round robot.

  • Best suited for
  • Cleans up to 150m²
  • 75 minute run-time
  • Best Features

    What makes this robot special?

    Neato D4
    Perfect for pets
    Neato D4
    USA/German designed
    Neato D4
    D-shaped - closer to corners
    Accurate LiDAR navigation
    Neato D4
    No-go zones
    Neato D4
    Smart-home compatible

    Our Tests

    Our Tests

    Navigation 86%
    Features 77%
    Ease of use 65%
    Mopping 0%

    We run every robot through objective tests in our lab so you can easily compare performance.

    Video content coming soon.

    Our View

    Unfiltered expert opinion

    "Neato pioneered accurate navigating robots over 10 years ago, so it’s not surprising that the D4 is precise and methodical. Neato is particularly popular with cleaning purists; most Neato fans can tell you that the D-shape gets the suction a lot closer to the wall than a circle-shaped robot.

    The D4, like most Neatos, is a serious vacuum. It has all the features you really need and not much more. It’s an excellent cleaner, it uses LiDAR to navigate, it will create its own floorplans and you can add no-go zones through the app.

    The Neato D4 is the perfect robot vacuum for a busy, fussy person who wants their (up to) 3 bedroom home meticulously clean. "

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    It’s no secret that I know Neato particularly well. The most important thing in any robovac is the fundamentals – does it navigate accurately and does it clean deeply – and Neato caught my attention early because they mastered those many years ago.

    The D4 is the base model, however it has the exact same suction motor and navigation that made the D7 legendary.

    What we loved.

    The navigation is accurate and efficient. The LiDAR takes 360 degree measurements of the room, so the robot knows where it is within a centimetre. Once it has created its floorplan, it can calculate the most efficient route to clean your house and even recharge and resume where it left off.

    The D-shape means that the main brush is bigger and that it cleans closer to the wall than a circle robot.

    The app has smart-features such as no-go zones and is smart-home compatible.

    The cleaning performance is exceptional on both carpets and hard-floors.

    As it shares most of the hardware and features of the more expensive models, the D4 is exceptional value for money from a trusted brand.

    The D4 is excellent on pet-hair.

    Neato’s combo brush is excellent on hard-floors and carpets as it is a combination of silicon and hair.

    The dust-bin is 600ml and easy to empty.
    Things to consider.

    The Neato D4 does not have a side-brush. The main brush gets very close to the wall though so this is not normally an issue.

    There is no mop function - but then, this is a purists robot vacuum and to add a mop often requires compromise in other areas. You will need to do a dedicated mapping run to save a floorplan. This just means you have to start the clean from a different screen within the app and the floorplan is automatically generated, however you will have to repeat this if you make any major changes to your house.

    It only works on 2.4Ghz routers. Almost all routers are either 2.4Ghz or dual-band – you just need to make sure to connect it to the right network.
    Who should use this robot.

    This is the perfect robot-vacuum for small homes with 3-4 bedrooms.


    What's in the box?

    Video content coming soon.


    Hover over any spec for more information.

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    This is an estimate to help you choose which robots to consider. The max cleaning area is more accurate if you know the size of your home.

    Up to approx. 1, 3 bedrooms

    This is the maximum size home the robot can clean.  This will be affected if you have a lot of furniture or particularly deep-pile carpet.

    Max cleaning area 150 m²

    Self-mapping robots save a floor-plan of your home to allow you to add no-go lines and room-select (if available).  Some robots only support single-level homes (1 floor-plan), while others allow you to save multiple.

    Single, Multis

    Some robots can automatically empty themselves into their base.  Most auto-empty stations hold 30 full cleans.

    Auto-empty station: Not available

    A vacuum always needs a filter. It does not filter what is picked up, it filters out what escapes back into the room.  It is particularly important for people with allergies or respiratory concerns.

    High-efficiency is typically 99% of allergens down to 10μm, while a HEPA filter is 99.97% of allergens down to 0.3μm.

    High Efficiency Filters

    This is one of the most important specs for any robot as it is the main factor in how smart it is.

    Navigation: Ultra-accurate (LiDAR)

    Watch the navigation test video on this page to see how efficiently it maps a room!

    Methodical and accurate navigation

    Some robots have secondary navigation looking at the floor to help it avoid objects that may jam the vacuum.  These are typically 3D lasers or cameras with object recognition.

    Artificial Intelligence: No AI Object Avoidance

    How long a full battery charge will last while cleaning. Typically tested on eco-mode on hard-floors.

    75 min. run-time

    The battery capacity in milliamp hours. 

    4200 mAh

    Lithium-Ion batteries are the best available.

    Lithium Ion battery

    Clean your home from anywhere at the press of a button!

    Note: most robots will run without connecting to a smart-phone, however many require an app to access all the features.

    Connects to your phone via an app

    "Hey Robomate, clean my home!"

    Some robots are smart-home compatible and can be voice controlled. 

    If this is a key purchasing factor for you, we suggest getting in touch prior to purchasing.

    Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home

    Schedule cleans to suit your schedule.  For example, schedule your robot to start at 8:30 every morning while you're dropping the kids off to school.

    Schedule cleans via the app

    No-go zones are virtual barriers.  They're normally very easy to set-up by drawing lines on the map your robot automatically creates on your smart-phone.  This is very useful if there are any unusually tricky spots in the house.

    No-Go Zones - tell the robot to avoid specific areas

    With room select, the robot will clean the selected area(s) and return home without trying to clean the rest of the house.  Traditionally robots will clean everywhere they can access, however some premium robot vacuums have the ability to schedule specific rooms.

    No room select

    All our robots will recharge automatically, however some will remember where they left off and resume cleaning if they didn't finish the job.

    Automatically recharge and resume

    Some robots can also do mopping.  In some cases this can affect vacuuming performance so watch our full review if this is important for you.

    Vacuum only

    No mop zones let you tell the robot what is carpet and what is hard-floor.  Robot mops without this capability will require quite a lot of set-up to be effective.

    No mop zones: N/A

    D-shaped robots can clean a lot more effectively close to walls than circle robots.

    Circle robots can navigate a lot more easily in tight spaces as they can rotate on the spot.


    This is the height of the robot.  It will clean under any furniture where it can fit!

    110 mm high

    The capacity of debris it will collect.  This is less important on auto-emptying robots.

    700 ml dust-bin

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