When your older sibling was one of the best-selling robot vacuum cleaners on Amazon, you have big shoes to fill. Luckily, the latest automated cleaning contraption from Ecovacs has been more than up to the challenge. The Chinese company has given the original robotic vacuum cleaning team at Roomba quite the run for its money, and now, it’s heating up the competition once again. The Deebot N79S, the follow-up to the wildly successful Deebot N79 and a best-seller in its own right, has slashed its price to $150 on Amazon. Fulfilling its promise to make cleaning easier than ever, this Alexa-enabled bot will clean your home on your behalf — all you need to do is say the word.
With more than 1,400 customer reviews on Amazon, the Deebot N79S is an Amazon’s Choice robot vac and scored a spot as one of Digital Trends Best Robot Vacuums of 2018. It features many of the same attributes as the previous model, like smartphone app controls, smart motion navigation, and anti-collision and drop sensors. But the main difference will lie in its smart assistant compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
With a single voice command to Alexa, you can now send your robot on a cleaning spree. It promises strong suction, with 1,000 pascals worth of cleaning power. There are four different cleaning modes capable of tackling various surfaces — if you need general cleaning, go for Auto mode. The Single Room option will address just one room at a time, whereas the Edge mode will focus on those hard to reach corners. Finally, Spot cleaning will help you get out tough stains.
The vacuum also charges automatically, so you don’t have to guide it back to its power dock. In case the device gets stuck in a tricky spot, it will send you a smartphone alert so you can rescue it via the Wi-fi remote control.