Coral One-0-1: Best Practices

How to Best Use the Coral One. Written by the people who built it.


Congrats on getting your new Coral One! And if you haven’t ordered one yet, feel free to check it out here.

To get things started, check out this Quick Start Guide, or you can read the User Manual that came with your Coral One’s Box (you can also download the PDF here just in case you can’t find it.)

In addition, you can check out our Help Center that has FAQ’s, How to Care and Maintain your Coral One, Troubleshooting, Safety, and answers to questions about Shipping, Returns, and Warranty.

The Design team at Coral also wanted to share with you some cool tips when using your new Coral One. They also wanted us to remind you that we’re in 2018 and not 2050. Robots are awesome and help us with a lot of tasks we don’t want to do. However, we’re still not at the point where they can navigate everything in its path (think of all the autonomous car crashes and robots falling off stairs.) Here’s what they suggest:


1. Dock Placement- Be sure to place your Charging Dock in an open space so that your Coral One has enough room to locate and dock when it needs to charge. We recommend putting the dock against a wall and have at least 2-5 feet of clearing space on either side of the dock. Think of the dock as a parking spot for your Coral One. You always want ample room to let it park and back out. No one wants to park in the Compact space.


2. Charging through your Handheld: Fun fact! You can charge your handheld with the AC Adapter included in your box. Take out the Handheld from the Coral One and you’ll find the plug connector on the side. Once you plug it in you’ll hear a confirmation sound and see the level of charge on the handle.


3. The Normal Vacuuming Rituals: When you clean your floors with a big stand up vacuum, you normally move stuff in the vacuum’s way like shoes, chairs, boxes, and other big items. Sometimes when you reach a tight spot (like that coffee table that’s too close to your couch), you’ll move those things around to reach that tiny bit of carpet. The same goes for vacuum robots. Even though the Coral One is equipped with smart sensors and algorithms to navigate your living space, it can’t move big objects out of the way (it doesn’t have an articulating arm). Help out your Coral One by creating a clear path so it gives you the best clean.


4. Tangled Up Cables: The Coral One is equipped with touch-capacitive sensors that help it avoid cables plugged into any outlet (it’s the only robot of its kind to do that). However, sometimes cables or any other loose wires may find their way into the vacuum. Before cleaning, make sure there aren’t any stray wires. But if that happens, don’t worry! The Coral One’s main brush is easy to access and pops off like a Lego piece.


5. That Expensive Vase or Sculpture: All vacuum robots bump into things and turn around. This is a safety feature designed for robots to help navigate your space. So make sure there’s no expensive artwork or fragile things on your floors or at the edge of tables that even you would be scared to bump into.


6. What the Handheld is Good For: Think of this as the ultimate lint roller, wet towel, and feather duster you would use to pickup tiny crumbs and crushed chips. Except, instead of dumping that debris onto the floor, it sucks it up into a cyclonic dustbin.


7. Cleaning your Coral One: If you use your Coral One a lot, chances are it will get dirty. A great way to clean your Coral One is just to wipe it down with a micro-fiber cloth.


8. Accessories Box: We designed the accessories box to be an easy storage solution for all of your Coral One accessories and attachments. The Styrofoam molds are designed to fit everything perfectly. It also opens and closes like a drawer, so it’s easy to access all your cleaning tools.


9. The Coral One Box: There are lots of ways you can repurpose the box your Coral One came in. It’s great for storing old books, files, stuffed animals, and more.


If you followed any of these tips, or have some to offer, share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag us @coralrobots.


For any questions, feel free to ask us at


Congratulations, and Welcome to Coral.