The DEEBOT X1 OMNI features better self-managed empty and mopping features, plus new “OK Yiko” voice commands to make operation easier than ever before.
ECOVACS, Australia’s robotic vacuum market leader, has just launched the new DEEBOT X1 OMNI, its flagship upgrade that aims to elevate the entire robotic vacuum experience. With a whole new approach to the auto-empty station and a host of new AI features, The DEEBOT X1 OMNI is a big new arrival for the robovac scene.
The new vacuum is available without the auto-empty station as the DEEBOT X1 TURBO, with across the board upgrades compared to the company’s DEEBOT T9. Suction power now increases to 5000Pa alongside improved camera systems. This includes the latest AIVI 3D and TrueMapping 2.0 technologies to make mapping and labelling your home a breeze.
The maps are especially powerful with the arrival of the YIKO AI Voice Assistant, a natural language assistant triggered by an “OK Yiko” phrase. Along with some standard request options, you’ll now be able to say “OK Yiko, clean under the sofa in the living room” and it will perform a highly targeted clean up. There’s even a “follow my voice” option to get it to follow you somewhere specific for a task.
The DEEBOT X1 TURBO can also now operate as a remote two-way camera and audio device. Think of it as a roving camera that you can peer through while it moves around the home. It can’t do this and vacuum at the same time, but it’s a handy feature that can be controlled from the ECOVACS app from anywhere you are in the world.
If you want to touch your robot vacuum as little as possible, the full package DEEBOT X1 OMNI includes the redesigned auto-empty station. A larger 4L waste bag now lasts up to 60 days of typical usage and the new extractor performs better than ever at removing all waste from the vacuum cleaner. There is also now a water reservoir to auto-fill the mopping system as well as extract dirty water after a mopping cycle, while also cleaning and even drying the mop to keep things as hygienic as possible.
Our hands-on experience with the DEEBOT T9 has been positive so we’re looking forward to testing the DEEBOT X1 OMNI very soon. Initial impressions at the live demo event looked good and there’s a distinctly premium styling upgrade to the robot and docking station thanks to a partnership with Jacob Jensen Design. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon.