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Ecovacs’ new Deebot XI Omni takes automated home cleaning to a new level

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Ecovacs Robotics has taken automated home cleaning to an all-new level with the launch of the Deebot X1 Omni– a robotic vacuuming and mopping system that introduces several innovations.

And it delivers something even more valuable to customers apart from a clean home – and that’s time.

Time usually spent mopping and vacuuming is now the even higher responsibility of the Deebot X1 Omni.

Tech Guide has taken a hands-on look at Ecovacs Robotics new X1 Omni system that can be left to its own devices for even longer.

The sleek new system has a larger station that can look after both emptying the robot vacuum’s dustbin but also refill the unit’s water tank with clean water for mopping and even clean the mopping pads when it’s done.

One thing you’ll notice right away is the slick design of both the Deebot robot vacuum and the auto empty station that also doubles as the unit’s garage and charging station.

That’s because the stunning industrial design was courtesy of Jacob Jensen – the same design house responsible for the impressive Bang and Olufsen product range.

It’s not something you’ll be looking to hide from view.

The Deebot X1 Omni has even more powerful suction at 5000Pa, the latest AIVI 3D object detection and sensing technology, TrueMapping 2.0 to map and navigate your home and the strongest mopping system Ecovacs has ever produced.

Also onboard is the new YIKO AI voice assistant so you can issue simple commands while still being compatible with smart home assistants like Google and Alexa.

You can even drop in on the robot vacuum’s camera from anywhere through the excellent companion app and check up on your home and your pets and even have a two-way conversation.

The Deebot X1 Omni is the culmination of 20 years of research and innovation in which time the company has led the way with dual mopping and vacuuming and taking the lead when it comes to intelligent navigation and obstacle avoidance.

The Omni station is the first in the world to integrate and automate both dust collection and mop cleaning and drying with hot air flow while refilling the water reservoir from its water tank.

The onboard tank has a 4L capacity to enable the Deebot X1 Omni to vacuum and mop longer without you having to lift a finger.

Setting up the unit is quite easy using the companion app and the first thing the robot will do is map your home using the TrueMapping 2.0 technology.

What you’ll see is a floor plan of your home which you can easily label and identify each room and then direct the robot vacuum to particular parts of your home for spot cleaning and mopping when it is not performing its regular smart cleaning.

On the vacuuming side, the new Deebot has the strongest suction power at 5000Pa so it can really maintain your clean carpets and hard floors.

It has a four-stage deep cleaning system that offers an all-round clean with up to 95 per cent cleaning efficiency.

Another improvement is the latest AIVI 3D technology which means the unit can recognise and avoid obstacles on its cleaning path.

The AI has reached a point where it can recognise up to 18 common items left on floors including cables, socks and toys.

And rather than getting tangled up and getting stuck, the Deebot X1 Omni will not only continue its cleaning journey but also give you a notification about the objects it found so you can remove these obstructions and send the robot back to those areas to complete its vacuuming.

The AIVI 3D technology enables the robot to navigate even more accurately and uses an astrophotography-strength RGBD sensor to capture images and information about its environment.

In fact, the Deebot X1 Omni’s intelligence is similar to that of an autonomous vehicle and utilises Horizon GAI chips to improve the ability to identify and sense different types of objects while building three-dimensional information of its environment.

This latest Ecovacs model also provides the strongest mopping system ever with the Ozmo Turbo 2.0 rotating mopping system.

Once the circular mopping pads are attached, the unit knows it is in mopping mode and can go about cleaning your hard floors and tiles with a combination of pressure and a high-speed rotation of 180RPM which is strong enough to handle tough stains like coffee and soy sauce that may have solidified for up three days.

Usually having stains like this on your floor meant getting on your hands and knees with a wipe and engaging the elbow grease.

But that’s not the case with this latest unit which did a terrific job on our light-coloured tile floor without leaving hardly any water trails.

The mopping system has three pressure settings which also affects the amount of water the robot will use in the cleaning process.

With the YIKO interactive assistant, users can use natural language communication to control and enable precise guidance.

For example, you can say “OK YIKO, start quick mapping”.

it is also intelligent enough to even follow your voice and understand commands like “vacuum under the sofa”, “go back to clean the bedroom” and “mop the kitchen”.

The new Ecovacs robotics Deebot X1 Omni is a remarkable upgrade from previous models and really showcases the advances the company has made in automated home cleaning.

Ecovacs has also released another member of the X1 family, the Deebot X1 Turbo which includes the similar look and design of the X1 Omni along with TrueMapping 2.0, AIVI 3D, 5000Pa suction power and YIKO assistant.

But the focus of this system is on mopping and includes a smaller version of the Omni station which can auto clean the mopping pads and refill the robot’s water reservoir.

Pricing and Availability

The DEEBOT X1 OMNI (Black) is available from today at Bing Lee, Godfreys, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys and ECOVACS.com/au for RRP $2,499 AUD.

The DEEBOT X1 OMNI (White) is available from today via the ECOVACS.com/au web shop.

 The DEEBOT X1 TURBO is available from today via Amazon.com.au and eBay.com.au for RRP $2,099.