How To Compare Robot Vacuums?

2023-11-10

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Cleaning your house is a time-consuming chore that can be greatly simplified by a robotic vacuum cleaner. We'll want one that is strong, comparatively quiet, and doesn't need continual maintenance. However, you might run into trouble when you make a purchase, due to the sheer number of brands and models available on the market. You need to research thoroughly in order to make an informed choice

Why You Need A Robot Vacuum

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In today's fast-paced world, time and efficiency are key. People would rather spend time on work, play or develop personal interest than doing house chores. Gone are the days of spending hours pushing a bulky vacuum cleaner around the house. With an automatic vacuum, cleaning becomes a hassle-free task.

Most people turn to smart vacuum cleaners mainly with an eye on the convenience they offer. Simply set the cleaning schedule, and the robotic vacuum cleaner will autonomously navigate through your home, vacuum and mop without missing corners. You can even monitor and controlit remotely through the compatible smartphone app, allowing you to initiate cleaning while you're away, busy with other tasks. As a time-saving solution, using a smart vacuum allows you to maintain a clean and dust-free living environment without constant manual intervention.

Besides, robot floor cleaners are well-designed to optimise cleaning performance and efficiency. Equipped with advanced sensors and mapping technology, these intelligent devices can detect obstacles, navigate around furniture and adapt to different floor materials such as hardwood, tiles, carpets and rugs. With a slim figure and long roller brush and side brushes, they can clean under low-height furniture like sofa, sweep along edges and reach odd corners. With their powerful suction, they can effectively remove dirt, debris and even allergens from the floor, no wonder they are lifesavers especially for those living with pets and allergy suffers.

Nowadays, many models come with advanced features like self-charging, auto-clean and smart home integration. For those who are not familiar with the interface, including the elderly, the voice-controlled feature via popular virtual assistants like Google Home can make these smart home devices more accessible. By making the cleaning process more effortless, you can focus on other important aspects of your life.

Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuums For Different Use

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ECOVACS is a leading manufacturer who aimed to bring robotic solutions seamlessly into every day’s life. While you can visit the ECOVACS website to check the unique features and specs of each model, we have handpicked the following models that serve different purposes.

DEEBOT X2 OMNI – Best DEEBOT for powerful performance


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DEEBOT X2 OMNI is the latest smart vacuum cleaner in the DEEBOT series, and it could be the most powerful multitasking smart vacuum available on the market. First off, the robust 8,000 Pa “hurricane” suction power 1and upgraded airflow system is the strongest on the market, while it can still operate at a low noise level and prevent any noise disturbance. The vacuum mop combo also has a brand new square look, which the slim and thin design significantly improved its ability in reaching edges and odd corners, as well as underneath low-height furniture such as sofas and coffee tables. If you are looking for a powerful robotic vacuum cleaner that can do everything, look no further than this flagship model.

DEEBOT T20 OMNI – Best DEEBOT for home with carpets

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Do you have carpets at home? If your answer is yes, then you can look into DEEBOT T20 OMNI. This model not only has an all-rounded functionality, including strong suction power up to 6,000 Pa2, the OZMO mopping system, advanced navigation ability and a multi-functional OMNI station, but it is also the first DEEBOT that comes with the auto lift-mopping feature. As you may know, while hard floors like tiles and stones can take strong suction and pressurised mopping, on the other hand, carpets and rugs are much more delicate to maintain.

In order to efficiently clean in one go, the auto mop-lifting feature comes to play. When carpet is detected, it will automatically lift the mop heads and only vacuum the carpet. The mop heads will be released back down when it returns to hard surfaces.

In addition, DEEBOT T20 OMNI also can be voice-controlled via YIKO voice assistance, making it friendly for the elderly and people with disabilities, who may have difficulty using the app.

DEEBOT N10 PLUS – Best cost-effective DEEBOT for pets

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DEEBOT N10 PLUS is a cost-effective solution for households with pets. It is a constant challenge to pick up pet hairs, which often cause allergy reactions to some people. Highlighting the E11 antibacterial filter3, which is capable of capturing the finest dust and allergens, DEEBOT N10 PLUS is also equipped with two additional antibacterial agents, boosting the antibacterial rate to more than 99.99%2. To eliminate the odour, simply add the activated carbon to absorb the smelly substances. Moreover, this model comes with a specially designed antibacterial dust bag, which is made of 4 layers of high-quality materials without any worries of leakage.

What To Look For In Robot Vacuums

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Before comparing robot floor cleaners, look for the followings in each model:

1. Navigation

Navigation determines the cleaning efficiency of your smart vacuum cleaner. There are two mainstream navigation systems on the market: gyroscope and laser-based. The former is a mature and stable technology that has been developed for decades. The latter has been very popular in recent years since it is more powerful and intelligent.

Our ECOVACS engineering teams have creatively developed TrueMapping technology, which combines advanced DToF laser sensor with Lidar to support RVC LIDAR. You can also find the same advanced technology applied on self-driving cars. Combine with the AIVI 3D technology, which combines AI technology with 3D structured light sensors to identify, recognise and avoid obstacles, DEEBOT can scan the environment and plan the most efficient cleaning path, all by itself.

2. Suction Power

Suction power determines the vacuuming performance of your robotic vacuum cleaner. Generally, increased suction power equals better vacuuming performance. It can collect dirt and trash more easily.

Typically, 2000pa will cover your house cleaning demands. Today, the latest models such as DEEBOT X2 OMNI are equipped with suction power up to 8,000 Pa1, ensuring even the most stubborn debris that stuck in between the carpet fibres can be easily picked up.

3. Can it Mop?

Some robotic vacuum cleaners are designed and manufactured to do all of your cleaning tasks at once, which means they support both vacuuming and mopping at the same run, further enhance the efficiency and the living environment. Continue to take our DEEBOT X2 OMNI as an example, the spinning, pressurised OZMO Turbo mop has better scrubbing capability than flat and vibrating mops. If you have carpets at home, its auto-lift mopping feature also allow it to lift the mop heads when carpet is detected, therefore your delicate carpets and rugs can remain dry. The mop heads will be put down once returning to hard floors.

4. Self-empty

Cleaning the dustbin is one of the most irritating aspects of any vacuum cleaner. The bags contain a lot of fine dust, and they must be gently emptied to avoid causing a mess and releasing it back to the environment.

Fortunately, certain smart vacuums are constructed with intelligent container emptying mechanisms. The paired docking station, such as the OMNI station, can now do so much more than just charging your robotic vacuum cleaners. It can also empty the dustbin, wash the mop heads with hot water, blow-dry them to avoid bacteria, and refill the mopping tank with fresh water. Since the docking station has a large debris container that is capable to hold month-worth of debris, automatic vacuums these days can offer a truly hands-free experience.

FAQ

 

Which robot vacuum never gets stuck?

While it sounds impossible for a smart vacuum cleaner to never get stuck, it could be achieved by regular maintenance. On a regular basis, clean and unclog the brushes, filter and dustbin to ensure they can run smoothly. Don’t forget to check the wheels of your robot floor cleaner as well. By doing so, the lifespan of your automatic vacuum will be prolonged while it will minimise the chance to get stuck.

What robot vacuum has the most powerful suction?

Among the smart vacuums available on the market, if you’re looking for one that has the most powerful suction, look no further than DEEBOT X2 OMNI, which comes with a sweeping 8,000 Pa suction power, far above the market average between 2,000-3,000 Pa. Apart from the powerful suction, DEEBOT X2 OMNI can also mop the floor with an auto mop-lifting feature, which lift the mop heads automatically when carpet is detected.

Which robot vacuum is best for pets?

When looking for a robotic vacuum cleaner for pets, consider one with powerful suction power to pick up pet hairs, professional grade antibacterial filter that can capture the finest dust in between pet hair, as well as an antibacterial dust bag that is capable of holding the allergens and debris to prevent releasing them back into the environment. Place the activated carbon to absorb the unpleasant odour to keep it fresh. Besides, it is important to consider the noise level, as pets are easily scared with the noise. DEEBOT N10 PLUS, among other models, tick all the above-mentioned boxes and can be your best cleaning partners.

Disclaimer(s):

  1. 8,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT X2 OMNI can reach 8,000Pa.
  2. 6,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT T20 OMNI can reach 6,000Pa.
  3. The antibacterial agent SILVADUR TM 930 Antimicrobial(EPA Reg. No.:464-785) and REVACIL(EPA Reg. No.:69461-1) has been added to our products, it imparts antimicrobial activity and prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, such as escherichia coli, staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans and mildew that may cause unpleasant odors, discoloration, or deterioration of the treated product.
  4. 99.99% antibacterial effect on common bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus). Test data from a third-party authoritative laboratory.

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