We think that Ecovacs’ flagship robot vacuum cleaner, the DEEBOT X1 OMNI, is one of the most comprehensive robot vacuums on the market. Why? It has 15 key features that set it apart from its competitors.
If you’re tempted, now is a great time to buy. Ecovacs is offering a huge, £600 discount – available during the Prime Day sale – which makes it incredible value. But you don’t have to wait until Prime Day. From 8-11 July in the UK, you can use the code X1SAVE300 to get the same deal.
The DEEBOT X1 OMNI is one of the most powerful robot vacuums on the market, with best-in-class 5000PA suction. It’s effective on carpets as well as hard flooring and has an auto-detect function to raise or lower its suction in response to the surface it’s cleaning.
Its battery life is also second to none. It has the power to clean for 4 hours and 20 minutes – more than enough for any home. But if it does need to recharge mid-clean, it’ll return to the place where it left off to restart its work.
AIVI 3D obstacle avoidance
If you want a robot vacuum that you can set to clean while you’re out, it’s important that it can do its job without needing to be rescued. That’s why the X1 OMNI has sophisticated technology that allows it to recognise and avoid 18 common household objects, from books to shoes, so you’ll always return home to clean floors, not a robot vacuum in distress.
Its True Mapping 2.0 Navigation will map your home 10 times faster than a standard laser detection system (LDS) – and it’s four times as accurate at detecting objects.
Using the Ecovacs Home app, the X1 OMNI can map three floors, and save all of the maps for you to annotate. What’s more, you can choose to have one as a 3D map, giving you extra visibility so you can easily schedule spot cleaning – even around specific pieces of furniture – and accurately add no-go zones.
Auto dust emptying
The innovative station is a key part of the X1 OMNI’s design and its feature set. It empties the robot vacuum by suction every time it returns to recharge, giving you up to 60 days of hands-free cleaning, before the 3-litre bag in the dock needs to be emptied.
It will allow you to set up a cleaning schedule and let the X1 OMNI get on with the vacuuming and mopping – without you having to lift a finger. It also makes it a great option for people who are sensitive to dust or have respiratory conditions or hay fever.
Dual mop, with rotating pressurised mopping
The X1 OMNI also mops, and unlike standard robot vacuum mops, which only gently wipe the surface they’re cleaning, the X1 OMNI has been redesigned to make it much more effective. Its rotating mopping pads press onto the floor as they go, with four times the pressure of a standard mop, for a deeper clean.
Auto mop washing
When mopping is complete, the dock will automatically wash the robot vacuum’s mop so it can go out and clean again. There’s no need to step in and rinse out the mop pads.
Hot air drying
Once the mop has been cleaned, the station will then dry it. This means that there’s no danger that the mopping pads will get mouldy or begin to smell.
Auto tank refilling
Finally, the station will automatically refill the robot’s onboard water reservoir.
4L water tanks
The X1 OMNI’s station has separate 4-litre water tanks, for clean and dirty water, so you won’t have to worry about changing the water each time the robot vacuum mops – or about it cleaning the floors with dirty water.
All of the station’s automatic features are key to the X1 OMNI’s usefulness as a set-and-forget cleaner. Once you schedule cleaning, it’ll take care of itself.
As an additional feature, the X1 OMNI has an onboard camera that delivers crisp, full-colour images and video, a microphone and two-way audio. You can also drive it remotely via the app, so it not only allows you to check in when you’re away from home but patrol your house, say hello to pets and chat with your family.
But there’s no need to worry about your images and video as Ecovacs has created security protocols to keep them safe.
YIKO – inbuilt voice assistant
The X1 OMNI is equipped with a one-of-a-kind, inbuilt voice assistant, YIKO. YIKO can respond to specific voice commands, so you can request that the robot vacuum clean or mop specific areas of your home without even pressing a button.
Jacob Jensen Design
Both the robot vacuum and the station were built in conjunction with noted studio Jacob Jensen Design, for a modern, minimalist look.
But what makes the X1 OMNI so useful isn’t any one feature but the way you can use these features together, so that you can schedule powerful vacuuming and mopping, when and wherever you need it – with very little effort.
If you’re looking for the most comprehensive robot vacuum around, this is the time to buy. The DEEBOT X1 OMNI will be available for £899, which is £600 off its regular price. If you buy from 8-11 July, you can use the code X1SAVE300 (UK Only) to get the discount. Or get it during Amazon’s Prime Day event, on 12-13 July. Get the deal in the UK or the US.