Monday, 17 May 2021 15:41

Ecovacs sticks it to Dyson with robotic vacs and its new DEEBOT T9+

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If you want to terminate dust in your home, then a T-800 is definitely going overboard, but the robot Deebot T9+ is what Ecovacs says you need for an almost entirely hands-free deep cleaning experience.

With Dyson the market leaders in handheld stick vacuums, and its new V15 Detect and green laser getting a lot of attention, its competitors have had to become clever in finding ways to offer real differences in technologies that both don’t suck - and really do.

While Dyson does offer a robotic vacuum cleaner in Japan, other companies have been working on bringing robotic vacuums into homes across the world, with ECOVACS ROBOTICS claiming to be the market leaders in robotic vacuums, who have also just launched what it calls “an industry first product” in the DEEBOT T9+.

The company tells us that for those conscious of improving domestic health and hygiene, “ECOVACS' range of intelligent robotic vacuums means users open the door to the dust-free home they demand.

We’re told “the flagship T9+ delivers an almost entirely hands-free cleaning experience that maximises time-saving convenience and minimises dust exposure and dispersal – a crucially important factor especially to those who may be particularly sensitive to dust with allergies or hay fever.

“The robot drops off its dust, dirt and debris to the Auto-Empty station for a whole month before the ECOVACS Home App notifies the user that it needs changing. What is more, the dust bag will snap shut upon removal to ensure no harmful particles escape or are inhaled. The user essentially will never see (nor breathe in) the debris collected at any stage throughout the cleaning cycle.

“On top of this and other advanced features including a vibrating mopping attachment, and impressive mapping and in-app capabilities, the product boasts an industry first feature with in-built, mobile air freshening!”.

Now, it is well known that Dyson has earned its status as a market leader with a commitment to innovation; likewise, ECOVACS claims to “bring the same authority to the robot vacuum space with machines that reshape possibilities in technology driven cleaning.”

The DEEBOT OZMO T9+ retails for A$1299 and is available at JB Hi-Fi, Godfreys Vacuums and The Good Guys.

So, what is more info on what the T9+ offers?

In addition to the all-new air freshener functionality, ECOVACS says the DEEBOT T9+ “raises the bar for home cleaning with a range of new and upgraded features including TrueDetect 3D 2.0, ECOVACS’ leading real-time obstacle detection and avoidance technology, and TrueMapping 2.0 for precise navigation.

"The ECOVACS HOME App has been upgraded with interactive 3D Maps, the OZMOTM Pro 2.0 Electric Oscillating Mopping System ensures stubborn stains are removed more efficiently and quietly, while the Auto-Empty Station enables hands-free cleaning.”

Karen Powell, Head of ECOVACS ROBOTICS A/NZ said: “Australians are seeking ever-smarter products that can make home care simpler, easier and more thorough than ever before. The launch of the DEEBOT T9+ with an industry-first air-freshener delivers consumers a breath of fresh air in their homes while epitomising our commitment to continuously introduce new and exciting functionality.

"We’ve also worked to upgrade and build upon our existing functionality to make sure every inch of floor surface in the home is covered. In addition to people’s homes, we also believe we are delivering a ‘breath of fresh air’ into the industry, raising the bar for both robotic vacuums and traditional floorcare alike."

Here's the official video, the article continues thereafter, please read on!

Here’s more detail from ECOVACS:

A Luxurious Cleaning Experience with Built-in Air Freshener

The DEEBOT T9+ is the first in the industry to clean floors and freshen the air at the same time. Connected to the DEEBOT's mobile system, the air freshener gives users a vacuuming and fragrance experience that goes beyond traditional cleaning.

The air freshener's unique design releases the fragrance onto the floor directly to remove musty and pet odours, while the fan at the bottom of the air freshener unit spreads the fragrance evenly for full home coverage.

The air freshener uses replaceable capsules, that can last up to 60 days1, featuring three kinds of fragrances. Users can choose to switch the air freshener on or off using the ECOVACS HOME App and extend its lifespan.

Powerful In-depth Cleaning Performance with impressive suction, OZMOTM Pro 2.0 and Auto-Empty Station


The enhanced suction power of 3000 Pa also raises the bar in cleaning performance. The high- strength fiberglass structure keeps the suction power consistent when vacuuming both hard floors and carpets. This is ECOVACS’ strongest suction yet providing a deep clean of every corner of your home.

Further enhancing the meticulousness of the clean, the DEEBOT T9+ comes with the latest OZMOTM Pro 2.0 Electric Oscillating Mopping System with a newly designed motor and movement structure that minimises noise. The high-frequency vibration of up to 480 times per minute increases the mopping performance, making it comparable to an electric mop.

Disposable mopping pads can be safely discarded immediately after cleaning, with specially designed microfibers that absorb water evenly, efficiently capture dust, and reduce residual water stains. The composite structure increases friction between the mopping pad and the floor and helps the OZMOTM Pro 2.0 Electric Oscillating Mopping System effectively remove stubborn stains on the floor.

The Auto-Empty Station included with the DEEBOT T9+ clears the robot's dustbin automatically after cleaning for 30-plus days of hands-free cleaning. This means users can say goodbye to cleaning out their dustbin every other day, knowing it can hold 2.5L, or one month’s worth of dirt, debris and pet hair, before needing to be emptied. The robot will automatically return to the station when needed, and users will be alerted once the station needs clearing via the ECOVACS Home App.

Optimal solutions for precision cleaning and protection

Debuting in last year’s T8 family of products, both the TrueDetect 3D and TrueMapping technologies now enter their second generation in the DEEBOT T9+, providing an even more intensive and precise navigation and mapping experience.

Equipped with upgraded TrueDetect 3D 2.0 detection and obstacle avoidance technology, the DEEBOT T9+ knows every corner of the home. It detects objects with high-precision resolution in real time to strategically avoid obstacles and ensure there’s no collisions, entanglements or disruptions. This updated algorithm offers 10 times the accuracy in obstacle identification as compared to traditional infrared technology down to mere millimetres.

Moreover, with TrueMapping 2.0, the DEEBOT T9+ can navigate smoothly in different indoor environments and lighting conditions without any interruptions, even in total darkness. It is able to map a scanning area twice as large and with four times higher precision as compared with the previous generation of laser distance sensor technologies.

Upgraded ECOVACS HOME App Debuts 3D Map with Improved Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation Technology


The new ECOVACS HOME App is designed for intuitive use, enhancing the user experience with a simpler and more seamless interface. The App is easy to navigate, ensuring users an optimal cleaning route. The interface integrates all the common features so that users can access critical functions easily. They can customise the amount of water used, suction power, cleaning times, and routes for different rooms.

Furthermore, the DEEBOT T9+ brings new ways to interact with generated maps. The 2D map has been upgraded allowing you to capture your home layout more precisely and interact with it more seamlessly. Users can also enjoy a smarter and more personalised experience with the first-of-its- kind 3D map that captures the view of your home more realistically allowing you to edit as you please, zoom, rotate, and even add furnishings.

A Summary of the 9-in-1 upgraded features include:

  1. All new mobile Air Freshener experience is more refreshing 

  2. OZMO Pro 2.0 oscillating mopping experience is quieter than ever 

  3. Auto-Empty Station included for an effortless experience 

  4. 3000Pa strong suction for a more powerful clean 

  5. TrueDetect 3D 2.0 for a Smarter Clean 

  6. TrueMapping 2.0 for more accurate mapping 

  7. Updated 2D map experience for more precision 

  8. New 3D map experience for a more realistic map experience 

  9. Renewed ECOVACS Home App for a more convenient map experience

ECOVACS also has its DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI, also retailing for A$1299 from Godfreys, JB HiFi and Bunnings

We’re told this innovative DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI “brings the most cutting edge technology from ECOVACS ROBOTICS into their smartest robot yet. The latest optimized AIVITM Technology can automatically recognise common household objects including shoes, cables and more.

“This allows it to clean around them, notify you of the obstacles encountered and even suggest further cleaning for those missed spots via the ECOVACS Home App. TrueMapping also allows the DEEBOT newfound precision to map homes with impressive precision and accuracy.

“Bundled with new OZMO Pro oscillating mopping attachment, the robot can give an even more effective clean with a scrubbing motion when mopping stubborn stains. Including all of these features with 3 hours of uninterrupted runtime, the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI also surprises users with added security functionality thanks to the inbuilt on-demand Video Manager function.”


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