Ecovacs is a Chinese company that's been making vacuum cleaners, originally under the name TEK Electronics, since 1998, which in tech years is the equivalent of about a century. People were still coding Web sites in HTML then, carving the text on stone tablets. In 2006, which is closer to modern times, they introduced the Deebot, a response to the popularity of iRobot's Roomba line. The Deebot D79 is one of the recent descendants of the first of its line that came crawling out of the prehistoric muck and into the drylands of the robotech market place. If you're familiar with robovacs at all the D79 will be familiar enough that you already know what it is and what it does. It's a Frisbee-shaped bot that scoots around your floor and sucks up dust like a normal vacuum cleaner, except without you pushing it.
The Deebot D79 is four inches tall so it can scoot under all but the lowest slung furniture. It has a HEPA (high efficiency particulate arresting) filter to sift microscopically thin particles out of the air and hide them safely away in its dustbin. And about that dustbin -- if there's anything that distinguishes the D79 from the majority of robotic vacuum cleaners is that it will empty the dustbin for you. Though it's not the only robovac on the market that does this, Ecovacs calls the D79 "the #1 self-emptying robotic vacuum line in the world," a claim that we'll have to take their word on. Given that this bot also returns to its charger when the battery is low (though at least one user says it has a hard time locating it), this unit could go on cleaning your home after you're dead and your house abandoned, assuming you've prepaid your electric bill way in advance.
The three reviews for this bot on Amazon are evenly positioned at five, three and one stars, so there's no real consensus on how well it works. In that light the price is high, unless you can find a used model. If you're sufficiently unconcerned with cost to buy this, you might want to look at some better-rated bots instead. Consider the iRobot line up, like the Roomba 761, which garners 4-1/2 stars on Amazon.
It cleans quick, picks up everything. Overall, it's easy to use, set up and go while me and my wife get a rest as we have a large home.
Three stars! It is ok.
This is the best device for years! I am glad every day that I finally came across the D79 that I have wanted for a long time. The intensive cleaning function is just great!
Lousy resolutions! Got the robot for Christmas, just started and off we went. Unfortunately, he can not stand carpets and sucks on to it ... For carpets please do not buy!
Super device! Only the handling of the reconstruction of the hand vacuum cleaner is awkward. I have imagined it to be simple and practical.