New Ecovacs robovac offers slightly more for a lot less

T30 Pro Omni
Pictured: Ecovacs T30 Pro Omni
// Cleaning up
Anula Wiwatowska
May 23, 2024
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Ecovacs new robot vacuum cleaner has a lot in common with Roborock’s S8 MaxV Ultra, with just that little bit more oomph. The T30 Pro Omni holds many of the same features like TruEdge mopping, tangle-reducing rollers, and an advanced auto-empty station with integrated mop cleaning, but it does it for almost half the price.

Released today, the latest robovac has ten improvements from the previous T20 Omni which was released 10 months ago. New and improved performance features include;

  • TruEdge mopping which allows one of the dual mop heads to extend out from the chassis, getting as close as 1mm to walls and furniture.
  • 70℃ mop washing up from 60℃ in the previous model and from competing brands.
  • Intelligent mopping capable of detecting the level of dirt in the mop water during cleaning and re-mopping if needed.
  • Greater suction power up to 11,000 Pa suction which is on par with some stick vacuums, and a new ceiling for the industry.
  • A newly designed ZeroTangle soft brush head with angled bristled to minimise hair tangles up to (you guessed it) zero.
  • Longer battery life of up to 200 minutes.
  • 30% smaller Mini Omni Station including auto empty for both dry and wet debris, auto refill of mop water, and self-cleaning.

User controls have also expanded in both the digital and physical space. Digitally, the Ecovacs Home widget is now available for iPhone, Apple Watch and Android. While physically the T30 Pro Omni comes with Foot Touch Control, which lets users gently kick (read nudge) the device to start a cleaning cycle, and Intelligent Touch Spot Cleaning that lets the user place the device on the floor, and press a button to trigger the T30 Omni to clean a 1.5m2 space.

Retailing for $1,799 the device is well in the premium price range, but offers much of the same functionality and some small spec bumps from the Roborock equivalent which will set you back $2,999. To compare the S8 MaxV Ultra’s Extra Edge System is rated to 1.68mm, its mop washing uses 60℃ water, and has 10,000 Pa suction power. 

The comparative Roborock renewed one of our editor’s faith in robot vacuum cleaners, and from what we saw in Ecovacs demonstrations this unit looks to be just as promising. Historically Ecovacs’ mapping has had a couple of quirks which improved with an update in the second half of last year. If that still holds true in testing then this price point might just set a new standard for premium robot vacuum cleaners.

The T30 Pro Omni goes on sale today direct from Ecovacs, Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Retravision, and Robot Specialist.

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Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula Wiwatowska
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.