The Multilaser Orion is one of the Multilaser vacuum robots available in the Brazilian market. Like its brothers the HO041 and Hydra models, it was designed to make cleaning our homes less difficult and complicated, as well as helping a lot in everyday life.
A single-turn brush, in addition to being very quiet compared to other competitors, it first gives the impression of a product of good quality and usability.
However, after a few days of use, I realized that its features, cleaning and suction cycles might not be the best for most users. Check out all my experiences in our review.
Visual and Specifications
The Multilaser Orion is a vacuum robot that, despite looking very good at first, offers a low to medium build quality. Its body is made of good-looking hard plastic.
But when we turn it upside down, we realize the manufacturer’s lack of attention to this version. Its market price is around 550 reais.
I say this because I can see the obvious circuit through the gap between the crash sensor and the front of the robot. A very negative view of this model.
There are also fall arrest sensors to prevent him from hitting any stairs or obstacles in the place. Another not-so-nice feature is that it only has one rotating brush, which limits the space for collecting dirt, but we’ll get to that later.
- The presence of extraction brushes is a differential for this version, as in other models Multilaser does not use these same accessories;
- Dirt capacity: 450ml;
- Voltage: two volts;
- High efficiency filter;
- Anti-drop and touch sensor;
- Automatically return to the charging base.
At the top we have only two buttons, the power button and the button to return to the charging station. At the bottom we find two rubber wheels and a dirt box with HEPA filter, reducing the possibility of allergies or any other type of nuisance in the environment.
Orion leaves the feeling that we are talking about a robot with an outdated structure that does not match what we find on the market today.
Other robots in the same price range are more detail-oriented, leaving the question of why it is still being sold in the Brazilian market.
Multilaser Orion does not have any type of connection to use its functionality. Unlike other bots that usually have this feature, he ended up dropping this feature.
Therefore, users will not be able to determine the cleaning cycle with days and times, nor will they be able to use the app to trigger the cleaning. Another important point is that there is no remote control to help, at least in this part.
Not everyone can bend over often, especially when we think of the elderly or people with reduced mobility. So, in my opinion, not having any additional way to activate the vacuum robot is another downside of this model.
Before starting this topic, I would like to clarify a few points. Recently, I tested several models of vacuum robots at Canaltech. With different types of features, structures and functions, I have the opportunity to use them, from the highest to the cheapest.
So I can say that I have some experience with this type of product, and I can say with certainty that the Multilaser Orion failed me in many ways as soon as I got my hands on it.
My first bad impression of it was the architectural part. The possibility of seeing the circuit after turning it upside down caused my concern as the circuit board is located next to the product’s shock resistant sensor.
While it’s not moving very fast, it’s likely that these “knocks” will cause some sort of damage to the part over time, and the exposure of the part itself is problematic.
There is a separate rotating brush, which greatly limits dirt collection and makes cleaning corners difficult. I noticed in more than one cycle that he tried to use the brushless side to sanitize some parts, but the function was inefficient.
However, the particle pumping engine is so weak that it can’t handle everything in its path.
It’s worth remembering that I have a robot vacuum cleaner at home for personal use, and since I use it so often, my home has very little dirt or dust buildup that can strain the device or cause it to perform less than expected.
The second brush located at the bottom of the Orion is another problem. As it is an extractor type, it should prevent the hairs or hairs from getting tangled in the process, but unfortunately this does not happen.
I have to disassemble the unit after every cleaning as the hair gets frizzy in the mechanism and might be a bigger problem next time.
Suffice it to say that the earth bank is oddly shaped and doesn’t have much space. I remember having to pick up the “leftovers” of dirt that got stuck under the device because I couldn’t direct them to the suction nozzle due to low power.
Not that I’m being unfair, though, I found the pre-programmed cycles to be generally good. They are self-cleaning, corner and spiral. In theory, the combination of these would allow the environment to be well sanitized and free of dirt, although this does not happen directly, which is a pity.
All in all, this is the only Multilaser model I’ve tested recently (Hydra and HO041) that I wouldn’t recommend for the above reasons. I know their price range is tempting, but there are private label robotic vacuums – like the HO041 – that are cheaper and more effective.
As expected, I do not recommend buying the Multilaser Orion. There are many models on the market that meet the need for these accessories without having to be expensive.
The lack of resources, combined with the low performance of this model, makes it not an option considered for the Brazilian market.
While the cleaning cycle is consistent, the absence of two rotating brushes ensures a clean and sanitized environment that makes all the difference. The suction is also weak, so it’s impossible to pick up all the dirt he finds there.
Again, I know that we are talking about entry-level products, aimed at those who do not want to spend a lot, but when we think of other models like the HO041 – which, in addition to being better, is also cheaper – it ends up being Why Orion should not be seen as a certainty of choice.