ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the world’s leading service robotics brand and Australian market leader, has today announced the expansion of its premium DEEBOT X1 Family with the launch of the new DEEBOT X1 PLUS. Delivering an incredible array of innovative features in a compact footprint, the DEEBOT X1 PLUS brings premium design to the fore through its ongoing collaboration with Jacob Jensen Design.
The need for home appliances to fit seamlessly into the home has never been greater, with new market research undertaken by ECOVACS* revealing that Australians are taking more of an interest in interior design trends and the design and aesthetics of key appliances in their home, than ever before when making purchase decisions.
The DEEBOT X1 PLUS continues with many breakthrough intelligence and innovations seen across the DEEBOT X1 Family, a range that has set a new benchmark for home service robotics. It features ECOVACS’ strongest suction power at 5000Pa, the latest AIVI 3D and TrueMapping 2.0 technologies, the industry’s first natural language interactive YIKO AI Voice Assistant, and the OZMOTM Pro 3.0 Oscillating Mopping System and its own built-in air freshener. An Auto-Empty Station ensures a hands-free and hygienic cleaning experience by automatically emptying the dustbin after vacuuming while keeping dust and allergens contained.
The most compact member of the DEEBOT X1 Family, the DEEBOT X1 PLUS sees European craftsmanship from the renowned Jacob Jensen Design House shine through, including premium materials such as decorative metal plates as part of its classic silver and black palette. The result is an unparalleled cleaning experience that is matched by its crafted beauty, allowing it to integrate seamlessly within your home. The X1 Family is the first time JACOB JENSEN DESIGN has worked on home service robotics.
Such aesthetics and materials are of growing importance to Australian consumers. New market research undertaken by ECOVACS shows that interest in interior design trends has increased markedly in just a few short years, going from 45% of people interested up to 59%. When assessing new appliances, 54% of those surveyed said that design and overall appearance play a significant role in the decision-making process, and 79% stated that the quality of materials is the first thing they assess when considering the design of a product. Ultimately, 50% of people surveyed said that if a piece of technology doesn’t look good in their home surroundings, they won’t keep it out on display.
This is especially important for robotic vacuums, with the research also revealing that 62% of surveyed Australians aspire to own a robotic vacuum in the near future, and 81% of those surveyed are now open to embracing robots in the home if they can assist with chores and save time.
“Since launching the first two models of the DEEBOT X1 Family that were a collaboration with Jacob Jensen Design, we have been overwhelmed with the response locally and are delighted to be adding the DEEBOT X1 PLUS into the mix. This is particularly exciting as our latest market research shows that 59% of surveyed Australians have a strong interest in interior design trends, and almost two-thirds of those surveyed would like to own a robot vacuum in the future,” said Karen Powell, Head of ECOVACS ROBOTICS in Australia and New Zealand.
“We truly believe the DEEBOT X1 PLUS will be the most beautiful robot vacuum in the market, something that can rightfully take pride of place in your home while delivering an unprecedented hands-free clean. Simply put, we believe that home cleaning has never looked so good!”
“Through extensive research and our design process, we were able to create a product that is both elegant and efficient. Every detail has been so carefully considered and re-worked over and over again. All of this effort is part of our own process, in our own pursuit of perfection.” said Kim Michel, Global Design Director and GM, JACOB JENSEN DESIGN.
ECOVACS strongest suction ever sits alongside an impressive mopping system
The DEEBOT X1 PLUS offers 5000Pa of suction power for a lasting clean, effectively vacuuming the dust off both hard floors and carpets. It is ECOVACS’ highest suction power and sits alongside the OZMOTM Pro 3.0 Oscillating Mopping System, ensuring no stubborn stains remain on the floor.
Inclusion of Auto-Empty Station delivers a hygienic and hands-free experience
ECOVACS’ Auto-Empty Station removes the need to empty the dust bin after every clean, and with a fully sealed drawer-style design dust bag, dust and allergens are contained. The strong suction power of the auto-empty station means that it only takes 10 seconds to automatically empty the DEEBOT dustbin, which fills into a 3.2L disposable dust bag that should last 60 days in the average-sized home (according to data from ECOVACS laboratory).
Intelligence and innovation combine to deliver an unparalleled mapping & obstacle avoidance experience
Mapping and obstacle detection are two of the most exciting innovations seen in robotic vacuums over the last few years. ECOVACS’ AIVI 3D technology significantly improves the robot’s perception of the environment using laser and visual sensing technologies for best-in-class obstacle avoidance.
The TrueMapping 2.0 technology speeds up mapping and offers a wider field of view. Together with AIVI 3D technology support, ECOVACS adds a third dimension to household mapping. It increases mapping speed, reduces cleaning time, and enables the robots to navigate more precisely across different home environments. By making it easier for users to send the robot to target specific dirty areas and locations, the DEEBOT can provide a more convenient and efficient cleaning experience.
Unlock an interactive voice-controlled experience with YIKO
YIKO is the industry’s first natural language, built-in interactive assistant tailored for home service robots. YIKO enables natural language communication and multimodal interaction by combining voice and visual AI algorithms. It gives users complete control when integrated with the robot functions, intelligent AI voice interaction technologies, and voice semantics from Google. It enables precise guidance, simplifying complicated household tasks by understanding and implementing user voice instructions. By saying, “OK YIKO, start quick mapping”, users can build a complete map for efficient cleaning. Alternatively, users can ask their DEEBOT to come towards their voice, vacuum under the sofa, go back to clean the bedroom, and much more.
Data & Privacy
The DEEBOT X1 PLUS also supports 24-hour intelligent movement control. The built-in camera and two-way voice function allow customers to use the ECOVACS HOME App to talk to family members and pets and interact using videos.
ECOVACS is committed to protecting user privacy and security. The DEEBOT X1 PLUS enables end-to-end data security by integrating software and hardware, adopting asymmetric encryption technology, featuring multiple authentications, and securing personal privacy data. ECOVACS was the world’s first robotic vacuum company to obtain the TÜV Rheinland privacy and safety certificate for both software and hardware.
DEEBOT T10 PLUS – A Superior Clean Powered By AI
ECOVACS is committed to delivering Australian consumers a wide variety of choices in feature-set and price options and has also added to its highly successful ‘T’ series with the launch of the new DEEBOT T10 PLUS.
With 3,000Pa of suction in its all-white design, the DEEBOT T10 PLUS includes premium features such as TrueMapping 2.0 mapping, Navigation technology, and the YIKO voice-controlled assistant. It has a docking station that auto-empties to deliver up to 60 days of hands-free cleaning, air freshening capabilities and OZMOTM Pro 3.0 Oscillating Mopping.
ECOVACS leading AI research is also put front and centre in this product with AIVI 3.0 technology for Obstacle Avoidance. Short for ‘Artificial Intelligence with Visual Interpretation’, this technology uses visual inputs from its front camera to avoid obstacles and detect and understand them in the process. This enables customisable options with YIKO and within the ECOVACS Home app and further delivers hands-free convenience.
Pricing and Availability
The DEEBOT X1 PLUS (Black) is available today at Bing Lee, Godfreys, JB Hi-Fi and ECOVACS.com/au for RRP $1,899.
The DEEBOT T10 PLUS is available now on Amazon.com.au, eBay.com.au and ECOVACS.com/au for RRP $1,799.
* conducted independently by Pure Profile, July 2022. 1307 sample size of Australians aged 25-65, even gender split and representative sizes from all states and territories.