The Ecovacs Deebot M88, purchased new, has a mid-to-high-range price, so you'd expect it to have some classy features. And it does. Ecovacs would be happy to list them for you. Like many of the pricier automated appliances on the market today, it has smartphone control, so you can set the times and dates when you want it to run, what cleaning modes you want it to use, how much suction you want from the vacuum cleaner and what types of floor you want it to clean. Its saucer-shaped body has cute little sweeping arms that come fluttering out from its sides like the thrashing limbs of an eager pet, looking around for things to scrub. (Not that pets ever look around for things to clean. More often, they look around for things they can make a mess of, but that, among other things, is what cleaners like the Deebot are for fixing.)
The Deebot has a main brush plus two side brushes that can find their way into corners or along the wall. It has what the company calls "Smart Move" technology so it can find its way efficiently around the floor without repeating the same spot twice, sort of like one of those puzzles where you have to connect a series of dots without crossing a line. You can even steer it with the remote so that it can pick up that wine spill before the guests arrive and realize that you've started drinking before they have. The Deebot's vacuum cleaner can be set to Max mode so that it can suck up pet hair that would choke that non-automatic vacuum cleaner you've got stuffed away in the closet. Being a full-service floor cleaner, it can also mop your floor instead of vacuuming it.
The Deebot is a strong competitor in a market that has boomed since it was first popularized by the iRobot Roomba automated vacuum cleaner in 2002. Because it's not an inexpensive purchase you'll want to check to see what else is available, including the iBoto Aqua, the RolliTech Rollibot Genius BL-800 and the Haier Pathfinder.
This is the first cleaning robot that I've ever used and I like it a lot! I'm impressed by how easily this robot shifts from hardwood to carpet.
When it is supposed to go on a "advanced cleaning path technology" it doesn't do a very good job at all. Robot seems confused and lost. Algorithm blows! Not worth $400.
I hate hoovering and so does my wife so this little beauty is exactly what we needed. It's quiet, fairly lightweight, pretty big... I love it!
It fits well into the corners of the rooms and corridors, extremely quiet... The operation in general is extremely simple... Quiet robot with very good cleaning performance.
No robot currently offers these services like the M88. It can suck, wipe, clean after system, has an app, is suitable for animal hair.
The removable center brush is effective... Another positive point is that the robot is "soft" when it comes up against an obstacle. Does not damage the furniture...