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Litter-Robot 3 Connect VS. ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box

There are so many automatic self-cleaning litter boxes to choose from nowadays and it may sometimes become very tricky and confusing when you are down to two as each has their advantages which may overshadow their disadvantages that then you’ll see later when you have already purchased them and you cannot go back. We handpicked the two most popular automatic self-cleaning litter boxes options, which are the Litter-Robot 3 Connect and the ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box. They are both within the same range of prices and both of them are great on their own, however, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect Litter Box is way better than ChillX AutoEgg and we compared them in this article to try and show you their differences.

Factors We Considered When Comparing Litter-Robot 3 Connect and ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box

Design

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
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ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The Litter-Robot 3 Connect has an out of this world design which we can even say that it is shaped like an elegant spaceship of some sort. And even its self-cleaning operation is not like your standard automatic cat litter boxes.
The ChillX Auto Egg Litter Box, on the other hand, is very minimalist but still stylish, which is one of the many reasons why cat lovers choose ChillX over other automatic litter boxes. And looking at it’s name, you can imagine that it would look like an egg even without seeing it.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
The Litter-Robot 3 Connect has an out of this world design which we can even say that it is shaped like an elegant spaceship of some sort. And even its self-cleaning operation is not like your standard automatic cat litter boxes.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX Auto Egg Litter Box, on the other hand, is very minimalist but still stylish, which is one of the many reasons why cat lovers choose ChillX over other automatic litter boxes. And looking at it’s name, you can imagine that it would look like an egg even without seeing it.

Ease of Cleaning

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
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ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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With the Litter-Robot 3 Connect, the mechanism or rigging starts its cycle after its waiting time. The globe starts to rotate and the litter will slowly be shifted down to the sifter until it is empty and pushes the clump of waste into the litter bag.

An excellent advantage of this smart litter box over the ChillX AutoEgg is that it will not leave any big or small particles of waste as the sifter works really well on doing its job of cleaning up after your cats.

The ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box, on the other hand, starts its cycle 5 minutes after your cat uses it. It also runs its auto-cycle every 3:00 and 9:00 am and 3:00 and 9:00 pm which we can take as an advantage as this helps in thorough cleaning of the clumped waste.

The drawback on this litter box is that it does not do its job of cleaning really well as you will still see small pieces of litter clumps on the litter bed, and it can also leave quite a mess on the sides along the track of the rake. It is therefore best to still clean up after this and throw away the filled up drawer once a week, at best.

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review

With the Litter-Robot 3 Connect, the mechanism or rigging starts its cycle after its waiting time. The globe starts to rotate and the litter will slowly be shifted down to the sifter until it is empty and pushes the clump of waste into the litter bag.

An excellent advantage of this smart litter box over the ChillX AutoEgg is that it will not leave any big or small particles of waste as the sifter works really well on doing its job of cleaning up after your cats.

ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box, on the other hand, starts its cycle 5 minutes after your cat uses it. It also runs its auto-cycle every 3:00 and 9:00 am and 3:00 and 9:00 pm which we can take as an advantage as this helps in thorough cleaning of the clumped waste.

The drawback on this litter box is that it does not do its job of cleaning really well as you will still see small pieces of litter clumps on the litter bed, and it can also leave quite a mess on the sides along the track of the rake. It is therefore best to still clean up after this and throw away the filled up drawer once a week, at best.

Size

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
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ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The Litter-Robot measures 30 x 25 x 27 inches but the inside part where the litter bed is can feel quite cramped for your cat as it only measures 14 x 14 inches.
The ChillX AutoEgg, on the other hand, measures 30 x 19 x 17 inches which if compared to the Litter-Robot, makes it obviously much smaller and the litter tray measures 11 ½ x 13 inches and with a litter tray this small, it can make your cat feel uncomfortable while using it.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
The Litter-Robot measures 30 x 25 x 27 inches but the inside part where the litter bed is can feel quite cramped for your cat as it only measures 14 x 14 inches.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg, on the other hand, measures 30 x 19 x 17 inches which if compared to the Litter-Robot, makes it obviously much smaller and the litter tray measures 11 ½ x 13 inches and with a litter tray this small, it can make your cat feel uncomfortable while using it.

Smart Features

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
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ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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Compared to the ChillX AutoEgg, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect is more innovative in terms of its features. It offers more than the latter such as WiFi connectivity and its Connect App that can not only show you various information about your cat and the litter box itself but it also allows you to adjust the settings such as the self-cleaning cycle, sleep mode, etc.
The ChillX AutoEgg offers a health tracking feature that shows how many times your cat has used the litter box, the amount of waste products in the waste container, your cat’s weight, etc. The downside to this feature is its inconvenient location; it is located inside the litter box so you will have to remove the top cover for you to be able to check the display screen.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
Compared to the ChillX AutoEgg, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect is more innovative in terms of its features. It offers more than the latter such as WiFi connectivity and its Connect App that can not only show you various information about your cat and the litter box itself but it also allows you to adjust the settings such as the self-cleaning cycle, sleep mode, etc.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg offers a health tracking feature that shows how many times your cat has used the litter box, the amount of waste products in the waste container, your cat’s weight, etc. The downside to this feature is its inconvenient location; it is located inside the litter box so you will have to remove the top cover for you to be able to check the display screen.

Material

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
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ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The Litter-Robot 3 is made of sturdy materials that ensures its longevity and durability even if used frequently by multiple cats.
The ChillX AutoEgg, on the other hand, looks like it is made from cheap plastic materials albeit the product itself looks sophisticated.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
The Litter-Robot 3 is made of sturdy materials that ensures its longevity and durability even if used frequently by multiple cats.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg, on the other hand, looks like it is made from cheap plastic materials albeit the product itself looks sophisticated.

Public Reviews

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The Litter-Robot 3 seems to be more welcomed and well-liked by the Reddit community and some of their honest reviews are below:

  • Redditors love the fact that it functions well for a multi-cat household.
  • Other users like the fact that it cleans much better than manual scooping and does not leave a mess as long as you use the right cat litter product therefore it is quite reliable especially for a multi-cat household.
  • Other customers praise the Litter-Robot 3 for its excellent odor control.
  • Other users noticed that there was less tracking and scatter around the litter box.

The ChillX AutoEgg clearly has its good points, however, reviews from legitimate customers on Amazon and Reddit says other was such as the following:

  • It barely works as the cleaner frequently gets stuck so the user has to clean it everyday, and that their customer service is awful to deal with.
  • Many users have reported returning their brand new units within the 30-day trial due to its many faults such as customers are having a hard time reattaching the lid and the rake wastes so much litter as it takes a lot of them into the waste receptacle.
  • Other users have reported that the recommended cat litter does not really clump well to the point that the rake just spreads them again around the litter bed.
  • Some users complain that the touchscreen does not consistently work at all, and many more.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review

The Litter-Robot 3 seems to be more welcomed and well-liked by the Reddit community and some of their honest reviews are below:

  • Redditors love the fact that it functions well for a multi-cat household.
  • Other users like the fact that it cleans much better than manual scooping and does not leave a mess as long as you use the right cat litter product therefore it is quite reliable especially for a multi-cat household.
  • Other customers praise the Litter-Robot 3 for its excellent odor control.
  • Other users noticed that there was less tracking and scatter around the litter box.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg clearly has its good points, however, reviews from legitimate customers on Amazon and Reddit says other was such as the following:

  • It barely works as the cleaner frequently gets stuck so the user has to clean it everyday, and that their customer service is awful to deal with.
  • Many users have reported returning their brand new units within the 30-day trial due to its many faults such as customers are having a hard time reattaching the lid and the rake wastes so much litter as it takes a lot of them into the waste receptacle.
  • Other users have reported that the recommended cat litter does not really clump well to the point that the rake just spreads them again around the litter bed.
  • Some users complain that the touchscreen does not consistently work at all, and many more.

Price

Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The Litter-Robot 3 Connect is a bit pricey. It costs $499 and you will have to add another $499 just to be able to use its Connect feature.
The ChillX AutoEgg is only a bit cheaper than the Litter-Robot 3 at $399.99. You also have the option to buy more biodegradable plastic bags for $39.99 giving you 100 more pieces of garbage bags.
Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Litter Robot 3 review
The Litter-Robot 3 Connect is a bit pricey. It costs $499 and you will have to add another $499 just to be able to use its Connect feature.
ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box
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The ChillX AutoEgg is only a bit cheaper than the Litter-Robot 3 at $399.99. You also have the option to buy more biodegradable plastic bags for $39.99 giving you 100 more pieces of garbage bags.

Conclusion

Both automatic litter boxes have their own upsides and downsides however we would still recommend the Litter-Robot 3 Connect over the ChillX AutoEgg Litter Box as it features more than you would ask for for a self-cleaning automatic litter boxes for cats. We do understand that the Litter-Robot 3 can be on the expensive end but it can surely offer more features, convenience, and ease of use in the long run. Another point is that the ChillX AutoEgg is also on the expensive end, just around $100 short and you can already buy the Litter-Robot 3. However, the ChillX AutoEgg has so many complaints both on Amazon and Reddit therefore make sure to think about it before choosing which one may suit your needs.

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About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

1 Comment

  • I purchased a ChillX Autoegg on 9 November 2020 and received it on 28 November 2020. On 26 January 2020 the power cable to the rake motor broke and there is not a way to fix it, so on 27 January 2021 ChillX sent me a refurbished unit that arrived on 30 January 2021. The motor on the replacement unit was so loud it woke us up in the middle of the night. I ordered and received a replacement motor unit on 20 April 2021. On 10 June 2021 I sent pictures of the power cable to the rake fraying again and asked for a refund. I was informed I as not eligible for a refund. I experienced 3 failures in 6 months making the Autoegg a $400 manual litterbox. Customer service was responsive, but the machine is poorly designed. I have replaced it with a Litter Robot that I am very pleased with .

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