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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI robot vacuum cleaner review

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Quick verdict: Ecovac's Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI does a smart job of maintenance vacuuming and mopping across a wide variety of surfaces, although it's among the priciest cohorts of robot vacuums.

  • Very smart object avoidance
  • Maps multiple floors
  • Google Assistant/Alexa integration
  • Small dust bin
  • Some set-up instructions aren't great
  • Mopping with fresh water only
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
Finder score: 3
How we score our reviews

Ecovacs' latest smart robot vacuum cleaner, the Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI promises a whole-of-house cleaning solution, given that it can intelligently vacuum carpets and mop floors, work with voice assistants and intelligently route its way around a multitude of obstacles. It'll even note what those obstacles are so it's easier for you to move them out of the way to ensure a more complete cleaning cycle.

The Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI mostly lives up to those promises, but like most robot vacuum cleaners, it's best suited for maintenance cleaning over a longer period of time rather than relying on it to clean up bigger carpet or floor issues. Its asking price is also on the higher side, although you do get a better class of cleaning than you'd see out of a budget range robot vacuum.


Design

Design

  • Easy app set-up
  • Manual could be a little easier to follow
  • Google Assistant/Alexa integration
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

Performance

Performance

  • App is nicely comprehensive
  • Better as a vacuum than a mop
  • Small dust bin fills quickly
  • Great object avoidance
  • Can still get stuck
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

Battery life

Battery life

  • Long recharge times
  • Good endurance
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

Should you buy the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI?

  • Buy it if you want a multipurpose cleaning robot with good battery life.
  • Don't buy it if you want a deeper clean or mop cycle.
Finder score: 3
How we score our reviews

At $1,299, the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI could never be described as inexpensive. It sits very much at the premium end of the robot vacuum cleaner scale, and while it delivers a lot of smarts for that money, the end result is still very much a maintenance-style clean.

Do you absolutely need a robot vacuum cleaner? Excluding those with genuine mobility issues, probably not.

They're a luxury buy item that can make basic household chores a lot easier and even a little fun. If you can meet the asking price without blushing and want a robot vacuum with really good battery life, the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI is a solid choice.


Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $1,299

Where to buy


Specifications

Specs

Battery Charging Time
6
Battery Life
3
Battery Type
Li-ion 5200mAH
Bin Capacity
420
Finish Colour
Black
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year
Power
40

Features

Accessories Included
4x Side Brushes
Reservoir
Cleaning Cloth
5x Disposal Cleaning Cloths
Cloth Plate
2x High Efficiency Filters
IM package
Cleaning Tool

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