Ecovacs' new Deebot T20 OMNI robovac promises to pair up premium features with a competitive price point. Rolling out to retailers this week, the new robot vacuum cleaner is significantly cheaper than Ecovac's cream-of-the-crop models but includes many of the same high-end features.
The Deebot T20 OMNI is capable of both vacuuming and mopping. When it comes to the former, the unit brings a powerful 6,000Pa of suction to the table plus a 5200mAh battery that's said to be good for more than four hours of cleaning on a single charge.
Then, on the mopping side of the equation, the Deebot T20 OMNI is also the first Ecovacs robovac to incorporate hot water, more rigorous Turbo rotating mops, and auto-lifting functionality that allows it to better optimise its cleaning routine within homes that have a mix of carpet and other surfaces. Whenever the ultrasonic sensor on the underside of the unit detects carpet, it'll lift up its mopping pads and increase suction.
Between uses, the Deebot T20 OMNI comes with the same docking station setup used by the Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI. This all-in-one station handles most, but not all of the maintenance that goes into owning the machine. You'll still need to wash the mops and empty the waste bin from time to time, but the process is a little less hands-on than it is with older robot vacuums.
Other bells and whistles here include Ecovacs' YIKO voice assistant, TrueDetect 3D 3.0 Obstacle detection and TrueMapping 2.0 mapping technology.
Ecovacs regional director for ANZ Karen Powell said that the new model's sub-$1800 price and feature set was unmatched in the local market.