I realized I was fighting a losing battle facing two cats and a long haired human armed only with a Dyson handheld that would quit after 20 minutes, so I got an ecovacs robot vacuum on Amazon on Cyber monday. It ended up around 6000 NT.
The model received good reviews on several US websites, and I only realized that it was a Chinese brand after the fact.
So I decided not to turn WIFI functions on. I also realized with the remote I don’t really need to turn the WIFI on. I don’t want the bot to roam when I’m not around anyway, as I’m terrified of the prospect of finding cat poop all over the floor.
So far it’s working out great. The floor is clean. The cats are entertained. Reducing long hair on the floor also decreases the risk of cat poop disasters.