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What does the robot vacuum cleaner of the future look like?

Gadgets so dramatically broke into everydaylife, that we stopped doing many things on our own: food is brought to your home, a taxi comes at the click of a button, and with new automotive technology you can’t even keep your hands on the steering wheel. And around us are already robots. Household chores were no exception - traditional cleaning is often treated as relics of the past. A vacuum cleaner can clean your home while you're not there, but choosing such an assistant is not always an easy task. Not only will it simply connect to Wi-Fi: first of all, such a vacuum cleaner must be powerful.

Why do we need a robot in 2020 without an application?

And the surest solution here is to turn todevices of a company that specializes only in the production of vacuum cleaners and other gadgets for cleaning the home. These brands include ECOVACS ROBOTICS: with more than 20 years of experience in development and research in this industry, the company has been developing robots that help to intelligently organize life and enjoy free time. One of its most popular robotic vacuum cleaners is the DEEBOT OZMO 950. It is a hybrid vacuum cleaner that is capable of dry and wet cleaning, and due to its small size it can even crawl into hard-to-reach places.

In their new vacuum cleaner ECOVACS brought power tothe maximum indicator in the line (1500 Pa), and also worked on the battery capacity, increasing it to 5200 mAh. This kid spent a week cleaning our office - and we are ready to share our impressions.


  • 1 Options DEEBOT OZMO 950
  • 2 Design by DEEBOT OZMO 950
  • 3 How to clean the DEEBOT OZMO 950
    • 3.1 How does a robot cleaner recognize obstacles?
  • 4 Should I buy a robot vacuum cleaner

Options DEEBOT OZMO 950

The robot vacuum cleaner comes in a beautiful large cardboard box, where a close-up depicts the device and the main technical specifications.

Immediately clear what we are dealing with

Support for voice assistants is good news

The package is so big that I,perhaps for the first time I did not find what to complain about. There are 4 side brushes, and 2 HEPA filters, microfiber cloths for dry and wet cleaning, 2 nozzles (a turbo brush and a suction element), a neat brush for cleaning the dust bag and a good instruction, which, however, did not have to be opened - the controls are quite understandable and intuitive.

This is only part of the package.

There are so many spare parts that you can not think about buying new ones

Yes, I had less instruction for the car!

Where is the remote, you ask? But he is not! You can control and change the vacuum cleaner in the ECOVACS HOME application, which is available for Android and iOS. Indeed, why produce these remotes, if you can use the phone for such purposes? Moreover, the mobile application is not only simple, but also sensible - more on this later.

All management is carried out through a mobile application

Design by DEEBOT OZMO 950

The vacuum cleaner has a traditional round shape fordevices of its segment. A laser sensor flaunts over the lid, with the help of which the robot analyzes the space, builds a map of the room and does not crash into everything. Despite the fact that the body is made of plastic, everything looks very premium - I have not seen such attention to details among robotic vacuum cleaners.

The vacuum cleaner looks very modern

For example, the lidar is moved forward so thatgently opened the housing cover. And there is already a compartment with a dust bag, a power switch and a button for a reboot. Everything is in one place and very logical: on one of my robotic vacuum cleaners, the power button was on the side (what were the developers thinking about?), So that the vacuum cleaner touched it all the time and turned off.

Lidar is placed closer to the front panel

Almost all buttons are located under the cover

A single button was left next to the lidar -it serves to start automatic cleaning. On the front there is a soft bumper with built-in sensors in case of contact with obstacles, on the back there is a wet cleaning module with a water tank and microfiber mounts.

You can quickly remove the water container from the back

Microfiber mounts in seconds

If you look “under the hood” of this device,everything here is no less interesting. 6 perimeter drop sensors, silicone tread wheels, two brushes, compact microfiber, swivel roller, charging contacts and a suction channel. A V-shaped floating turbo brush is installed there, the suspension of which allows you to clean even joints in the floor up to 4 mm deep. It can be replaced with a direct suction nozzle, which facilitates the collection of wool and hair.

All cleaning items are located below.

How to remove DEEBOT OZMO 950

The robot vacuum cleaner can work in three modes -cleaning the selected area, automatic and cleaning the specified area. Cleaning is carried out in four stages: first, the brushes on the sides sweep the debris to the turbo brush, it sucks in all the dirt, including removing crumbs, sand and wool from the fibers of the carpet. Garbage is absorbed by the turbine into the dust collector, and the stage is completed by wet microfiber, which erases dust that could remain from the floor.

By default, the device operates in automatic mode.mode. The robot itself determines the trajectory of movement and selects the path of travel depending on the pre-built room map. You can change the mode at any time, as well as increase the suction power (activate turbo mode) - all settings are carried out in the mobile application.

The vacuum cleaner is configured in a mobile application

The possibilities in the application are really many. For example, there is a function to set the boundaries of the work area for both dry and wet cleaning. Or you can draw a vacuum cleaner on the area you want to clean and it will start working. Not to mention the planning of cleaning by the days of the week - on Friday I left the office and left the vacuum cleaner to clean for the weekend.

You can set a cleaning timer or a specific area

In addition, the application can be increased orreduce the abundance of water supply to the napkin (or even turn off wet cleaning), view statistics or identify areas where the robot should be cleaned diligently - for example, in the kitchen. A nice bonus was the management of a vacuum cleaner using Google Assistant (there is also Amazon Alexa). By the way, the robot itself also speaks several languages, including Russian.

There are a lot of settings - from adjusting the water supply to power

The dust container needs to be cleaned about once every 3days - depending on how dirty the room is. I soon switched to shift once every 5 days, because when the vacuum cleaner is constantly being cleaned, dirt and dust becomes noticeably less, it accumulates much more slowly.

All parts are very easy and quick to replace.

The dust container will often have to be changed at first

How does a robot cleaner recognize obstacles?

Many people ask this question. In this case, the robot has a navigation system that focuses on rendering from 3 types of sensors: laser, sensors from collisions and from falls. Actually, this is exactly how the robot compiles the map, taking into account the layout of the room, furniture, obstacles, cat bed, and so on. Our last vacuum cleaner was constantly stuck under the sofa, although it passed quietly in size there - the system began to panic, and the robot was lost in space.

Vacuum cleaner builds a map of the room and focuses on sensors

Here, the vacuum cleaner can go under mostbeds and sofas due to advanced sensors, it is also possible to drive the vacuum cleaner through thresholds up to 2 cm high. It’s very useful for the bathroom.

The vacuum cleaner collected so much dust in just half an hour of cleaning

Filters can be cleaned using the included brush.

DEEBOT OZMO 950 is designed for cleaning largeareas for one cleaning cycle, for this, a 5200 mAh battery was placed in the vacuum cleaner. A battery of this capacity allows you to continuously vacuum the room for 200 minutes. Moreover, the vacuum cleaner has built-in memory, where it can store maps of several floors and rooms.

Should I buy a robot vacuum cleaner

During the testing of this device, I almost did notfound his flaws. Is that the price of 45 thousand rubles, but this vacuum cleaner is worth the money. Everything is good here - both the suction power, and the quality of cleaning, and the assembly itself. Before that I had three robotic vacuum cleaners, including those from large manufacturers, but not one of them made such an impression. Yes, he’s not joking about the “leather bastards,” but he cleans up very well and looks stylish.

The vacuum cleaner is very easy to maintain and canhigh-quality clean up indoors, while you are not at home, and, coming from work, you will walk on a clean floor. And most importantly - the manufacturer has provided everything so that you do not have to order components for quite a long time; in the current situation this is especially true.

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