For quite some time, I have been trying out and reviewing automatic self-cleaning cat litter boxes. A few months ago, I found another one that I decided to try and test. I discovered Lavviebot S as it is one of the popular choices of cat owners among the different automatic self-cleaning cat litter boxes in the market nowadays. I tested this innovative product which was made by a Korean company, Purrsong, Inc., and made a review based on its design, ease of cleaning, size, smart features, material, and price.
Lavviebot S Product Highlights
- It has a sophisticated and minimalist design
- It is designed to be space-efficient (consuming 20 percent less of space compared to other self-cleaning litter boxes)
- It has spacious inner dimensions for your cats’ comfortability
- It stores and automatically refills litter
- It can be monitored and controlled remotely using the Purrsong App
- It has three different types of sensors that are specifically designed for your cat’s safety
- You can clean it less frequently as it can store waste for up to three weeks (for one cat)
- It keeps a low noise level at 26.5 decibels
- It prevents unwanted odor with a gel-type deodorizer
Lavviebot S Design
Lavviebot S is mindfully designed to be space-efficient. It has squared edges which were intended to minimize dead spaces and to be able to fit in any corner of the house. Despite this, I personally think the product is a little bulky for my taste.
The design is minimalist with its all-white color with gray cover on top — which makes it easy to blend well with the other furniture and appliances at home.
One of the things I like about Lavviebot S is how its entrance is strategically designed to keep your home litter-free as it lets residual fall from your cats’ toes as they jump out of the box. Though, I still put on a mat near the entrance just in case there are still residuals on my cats’ paws. We are all after a clean and odor-free home after all.
Also, safety is one of the major concerns for everyone when it comes to purchasing any kind of machine. In line with this, Lavviebot S has indented buttons to prevent cats from accidentally pressing them. It also has three separate sensors to detect each one of your cats. Once a cat enters the box while it is on auto-clean cycle, it would be immediately detected by the front infrared sensor and retracts the separator.
Lavviebot S Ease of Cleaning
This product is very easy to take apart and clean. By simply pressing the ‘empty’ button, you can detach the litter tray, then take out the waste and clean it with water.
In my experience, I have to clean it every two weeks since two cats are using it. Nonetheless, it is still time-saving and less work compared to the other automatic self-cleaning cat litter boxes I have tried. I think it is because of the large waste drawer of this product which is enough to collect waste for a maximum of three weeks and also the fact that it has an automatic litter refilling system.
Though I have one issue which takes a bit of my time to clean. I noticed that when one of my male cats pees onto the wall of the litter box, the pee runs down and gets behind the plastic part attached to the wall instead of going directly to the litter box. I did a workaround by cutting a silicon mat and attaching it to the wall to extend the machine’s silicon area which the supposed function is to make the pee go into the litter box.
Lavviebot S Size
Lavviebot S is for single cat use only. Despite being designed to be space-saving, Lavviebot S has a spacious tray with inner dimensions size of 12.5 x 17 x 14.2 inches. My cats are both medium-sized; one weighing 12 lbs., and another one weighing 16 lbs. Both of them fit nicely and comfortably inside this product — unlike the other self-cleaning cat litter boxes I tried, wherein they are a bit cramped inside. Based on their website, the product can be used by most cat breeds not weighing more than 22 lbs., however, it is not compatible with large size breeds such as Maine Coons and Savannah Cats.
Lavviebot S Smart Features
You can connect Lavviebot S to the Purrsong app so you can keep track of your cat’s activities and monitor their health as well. The process of setting up the app is easy to understand. So far, it is running smoothly and I haven’t experienced any errors while using it. You can customize your notification alerts to your own preference such as default, cute, and custom mode which I find adorable.
Lavviebot S also has an automatic refill function which reloads the same amount of litter scrapped from the tray after cleaning. The Purrsong app will notify you when the reserve litter is needed to be filled. Additionally, I have read on their website that they are coming up with a one-click litter ordering system wherein it streamlines the process of purchasing litter when the litter levels are low.
Aside from the app, it also has a LED display so it is easy to see the operation status of the litter box. The operation buttons and indicator lights are also placed on the lower part so you can easily recognize and navigate the functions of the buttons.
Unlike the other cat litter boxes that I have tried, you don’t have to worry about your cats’ sensitive hearing when using this product. Some of the products I have tested were avoided by my cats due to too much noise. But for Lavviebot S, noise during cleaning cycles is not an issue as it only has a noise level of 26.5 decibels which is the average noise level of a residential bedroom.
Odor removal is an issue for other cat litter boxes, but not with Lavviebot S. I deodorizer lasts longer compared to the other brands I have tested and can be replaced every 4 to 6 months. I haven’t changed the deodorizer on my Lavviebot yet and I am on my fourth month of using it.
Lavviebot S Material
While it looks sophisticated and stylish, Lavviebot S is made with durable plastic. Nonetheless, it is sturdy and looks substantial. This product also features a special coating for an easier cleaning process and also to avoid cat scratches on the product itself. I hope this product will last long enough to prove that its quality is worth the price I paid for it.
Lavviebot S Price
Price is a major concern and the deal-breaker for most of us. It is an important factor to decide whether to buy this product or not. With a selling price of USD 899, I personally think this product is too expensive compared to other automatic self-cleaning cat litter boxes which also serve their purpose.
Lavviebot S is definitely an innovative product for cat owners like me. Its features are at par with other leading automatic self-cleaning cat litter boxes and they also have good after-sales service in my experience. My cats are also comfortable in using it and they were able to adapt to it easily in no time. In my timeframe of using this product, I only encountered minimal issues, like the one I mentioned regarding my male cat, but I was able to find a workaround for it.
Nevertheless, rigging something in the machine which costs USD 899 is not worth it. I would still recommend the Litter Robot Connect 3 over this product because it costs less while it also serves its purpose. I think spending USD 899 for Lavviebot S is a little over the top when you can get a different self-cleaning cat litter box that also does the same job.