ECOVACS Robotics - DEEBOT M81Pro App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum - Gray
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- Cleaning Path Width14.56 inches
- Vacuum TypeRobotic vacuums
- Bin Capacity0.13 gallons
- Product Weight3.5 pounds
- Compatible Floor TypeCarpet
- Filter TypeOther
- Multi SurfaceNo
- Attachments IncludedSide brush (4x); microfibre pad (2x)
- Auto Docking And RechargingYes
- Room-By-Room NavigationNo
- Maximum Runtime100 minutes
- Amazon Alexa
- Product NameDEEBOT M81Pro App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum
- BrandECOVACS Robotics
- Assembly RequiredNo
- Additional Accessories Included1 x self-charging base, 1 x remote control, 2 x filter, 2 x remote control battery, 1 x cleaning tool
- Model NumberM81PRO
- Color CategoryGray
- Product Height3.1 inches
- Product Length13.7 inches
- Product Width13.7 inches
- Connectivity TechnologyOther
- Cliff SensorYes
- Wet And Dry UsageYes
- 12 volts
- MopDamp and dry cloths
- Protective BumpersYes
- Remote ControlYes
- Adjustable SuctionYes
- Edge CleaningYes
- Noise Level69.5 decibels
- Programmable Cleaning IntervalsYes
- Charger IncludedYes
- 240 minutes
- 2850 milliampere hours
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 Year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 Year
- Amazon Alexa
Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews(32 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Solid Choice for a Robot Vacuum, plus It Mops!!!
Solid Choice for a Robot Vacuum, plus It Mops!!!Posted .
I have always liked vacuums and have owned quite a wide variety over the years. You name it, I have probably owned at least one (Bissel, Dirt Devil, Electrolux, Eureka, Shark, Hoover, Miele, Oreck and probably a few other brands!) I like the sound and effect of a powerful vacuum pulling up dust and dirt from my carpets and floors. What I hate is dragging out a heavy machine or finding a way to shove it back into a crowded closet. But I have never had a robotic vacuum until now. I had always questioned the ability of robot vacuums to really clean the carpets and floors automatically. Are they more a toy than a tool? How hard are they to use? Do they seem durable? So this was my very skeptical attitude when I added the Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro to my household equipment. The vacuum was shipped to me and I feel that one important measure of quality is how well the manufacturer packs a piece of technology. On this score Ecovacs gets an A+. The outer shipping box exactly fits the inner box, holding it safely during transit. The inner box contains shock-absorbing materials and the vacuum itself is carefully covered with protective plastic on all important surfaces. When you remove the Deebot from the box you will be impressed by the quality of its finish. It looks like the sophisticated high-tech device that it is, but it also looks very solid. The main driving wheels have a thick rubber tread and are about 5/8” wide so it gets excellent traction. The color is a nice combination of deep silver and black. The power/charging light is a deep blue which changes to red when the battery needs recharging. Packed in the box in addition to the Deebot robot vacuum, there is a power station dock, a high capacity battery, two sets of side-sweeping brushes, a direct suction attachment, a wet/dry reservoir attachment, two wet/dry cleaning cloths, a measuring cup, an extra high efficiency filter with sponge insert, a full function remote control, an instruction manual and a quick set-up guide. Setting up the Deebot is really easy. Position the power station dock against a wall and plug it in. I put mine under a low table along one wall. That meant that the Deebot would be hidden while on its charging base but always ready for action. Then strip off the protective plastic from the vacuum, insert the large battery into the bottom of the unit, snap on the red and green side-sweeping brushes and you are ready! It was pretty intuitive to assemble and once you do, pressing the “Auto” button on the unit or on the remote control brings the robot to life. It smoothly pulls away from the charging dock then begins its search and destroy mission against the dirt on your floors. The Deebot is less than 3” tall and a slightly under 14” wide so it will easily travel under most furniture and between chair legs. It is amazingly quiet (about the same noise level as an electric razor) and makes a low purring noise as it travels around the room. For those who own pets you know that most dogs regard vacuums are their mortal enemies and feel the irresistible need to bark and snap at them as you try to clean the carpet. But my Yorkie just watched the Deebot roll around, followed it for a while but apparently decided that it posed no danger to her family or her home! Dog compatibility? Again, A+! But does it work? Yes – very well! In my condo I have a mixture of hardwood floors, granite floors and one carpeted bedroom. There are thresholds between several of the rooms because some of the floors are at slightly different heights. The Deebot M81 Pro effortlessly drove around the apartment, climbed over the thresholds and diligently vacuumed every available open space. My condo is pretty large so I closed off some rooms and let the Deebot concentrate on specified rooms each time. I thought my apartment was pretty clean at the start, but after about 30 minutes I checked the internal dust collection bin and was surprised to see that it was full. Every time I started the robot vacuum it found more dirt, dust, hair than I would have thought possible. The fact that the Deebot goes under couches, dressers, tables and chairs probably accounts for the impressive amount of dirt it collects. After vacuuming, just lift out the bin, flip it open and dump it into a waste basket. I would suggest rinsing out the collection bin after every three or four uses. The filter has a sponge which can also be washed. If you are using the roller brush you may find that hair will be caught on it. But the roller brush removes easily and it was no trouble to clean off any trapped hair. If you want to avoid this problem entirely just use the direct suction base rather than the brush base. Operation is very easy. On the remote you can simply press “Auto” and the robot vacuum will start working, feeling its way around your home, going under or around your furniture and making multiple passes over all surfaces. When it judges that it has completed cleaning it returns to the charging dock. You can also select other cleaning modes. “Intensive” raises the suction level and brush speed. “Edge cleaning” keeps the robot at the perimeter of the rooms where most dust bunnies will hide. “Spot cleaning” vacuums in a spiral pattern in a small area for about 5 minutes. In addition, you can schedule cleaning at programmed times The Deebot will run for about 90-100 minutes before the battery begins to weaken. At that time it will automatically return to the charging dock and recharge the battery. If at any time you want to end the cleaning, just hit the “Home” button and the Deebot will find its way back to the charging dock. In addition to the included IR remote control you can download a smartphone app from Ecovacs which duplicates the functions of the IR remote control but also adds some additional features. For example, you can set a “Do Not Disturb” time which causes the robot to shut down and return to base at a designated time. You can also see the battery charge status and an estimate of the remaining life of the brushes and filter. The app also gives Amazon’s Alexa the ability to control the Deebot. Now one feature which the Deebot M81 Pro has which I have not seen on other robot vacuums is the ability to damp mop a floor. I was really interested in this because most of my floors are not carpeted. Using this feature is really easy. Just put water (or a combination of water and a floor cleaning solution) into the Wet/Dry Reservoir, attach one of the two included cleaning cloths and then snap the unit onto the bottom of the Deebot. Then just start any cleaning cycle in the room you want to damp mop and it will do a pretty good job of cleaning that floor. The cleaning reservoir will only hold enough water for about 5-10 minutes of use but it is easy to refill. The damp mop feature alone is enough to set this robot vacuum above its competitors. I do have to say that robot vacuuming is not perfect. Due to its round design it really can’t get into every corner so some follow-up hand cleaning will be necessary. But overall, you should be very impressed by the quality of its unobtrusive, automatic cleaning efforts. And, yes, it is super fun to watch it run around your home! Entertainment/Geek coolness score? A+++!I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great little bot for the price
Great little bot for the price|Posted .
I researched a lot of robot vacuum cleaners before purchasing this one. Best Buy had it on sale, so I thought I would give it a try. The price point was in my range, and for the money this little guy does a great job of cleaning. It uses a random path to clean, and eventually gets it all. It does have a few sensors to help it find it's way: bump, infrared to detect obstacles, and step to prevent falls. It cleans 800 sq ft in about 45 min. Easy to empty dust bin is a cinch. HEPA filter to keep it in. And a mopping attachment that does a pretty decent job and cleaning up more than dust. Only thing it doesn't have is a "room mapping" feature, but for the extra money to get that feature, I'll pass. All-in-all a great little bot. Would buy again.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent Vacuum at a Reasonable Price
Excellent Vacuum at a Reasonable PricePosted .
There are a handful of robotic vacuums on the market these days. This one falls in the middle of the high end and low end from a price perspective. With performance, it leans toward the high end, making it a good value purchase. My other robotic vacuum has ledge sensors that prevents it from vacuuming over anything black. This prevents me from using it in my living room which has a carpet with multiple black circles. This was very annoying and I didn't have that problem with his unit. It will go anywhere you need it to go, over multiple surface types. For cleaning purposes, this model performed almost as well as my more expensive model vacuum. Suction power seemed to be just a hair less. With this unit, and all robotic vacuums, just make sure you are changing the dust bin frequently and also cleaning the filter. It will improve the life of your unit and cleaning will be more efficient. This vacuum seemed to have solid programming that allowed it to cover all areas without missing any spots. There are several modes you can use to get the job done. Spot cleaning is my favorite for cleaning up the living room where the kids have had snacks. The app is very handy for programming how and when you want to clean. Battery life was up to par, and allowed me to clean the entire first story of my home on one charge. I have not yet tried out the mopping feature but I look forward to doing so. Most other offerings do not have this capability so it helps this model stand out due to that versatility. Overall, this is a solid buy and a great starter vacuum for those that aren't willing to spend up to $700 for the best options out there.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Budget Robot Cleaner with Promise
Budget Robot Cleaner with PromisePosted .
The DeeBot M81 Pro shows some promise, with a wide array of robot vacuums to choose from, there's bound to be trade offs somewhere. From a plus side, the M81 has a dual brush setup, making it easier to clean the floor and capture dirt and debris easier than a single brush option. It also comes with a remote to enable executing the different cleaning modes and WiFi setup. The real values for me in the M81 were in the ability to make it a robot mopper using the included mop attachment and the location of the dust bin. Where most robot vacuums have their dust bins located at the rear and sometimes prompt the user to turn the unit over, the M81's dust bin is located conveniently on the top of the unit for easy empty. The M81 also comes with a companion app that you need to install if you want to create an account and link the Alexa skill to use with Alexa. I’ve found this interaction to be somewhat clunky. I’ve tried renaming my robot several times and even though the skill is linked, Alexa still can’t find the M81 to start cleaning. That’s where the trade offs come in, from a purely robot vacuum stance, this thing works fine with some additional perks. If you’re replacing or purchasing your first robot vacuum, then the M81 is a great contender for homes without Alexa. For those like me who have come to rely on smart home automated and executed tasks, it’s a detractor when a marquee feature doesn’t work as advertised.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good robotic vacuum & Mop
Good robotic vacuum & MopPosted .
This robotic vacuum was easy to set up, except the WiFi connecting through the app wasn’t connecting correctly, other than that I used this robotic vacuum to clean my wood floors and mop. The vacuum remote control can also be use to turn the vacuum to different directions, schedule cleaning and to send the robotic vacuum back to its charge station. The first Time I used it , it didn’t clean completely my floors , but I guess it’s becuase of to many obstacles on the floor. This vacuum also feature a pad so you can mop your floors with, just change the attachments, fill the attachment with some water and the vacuum mop your floors. Everything works great on this robotic vacuum with an exception of the application and the connections with WiFi, but you don’t need that to clean your floors, the app is just for you to control and set up your vacuum through your app, but I just use my remote control.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Not for all homes...
Not for all homes...Posted .
The DEEBOT M81 Pro is a promising take on the robot vac market, offering Alexa integration and an assortment of cleaning modes (auto, spot, edge, max). The M81 Pro includes the standard main brush option, a direct suction option, 4 side brushes ( 1 spare set), remote control, dock, an ‘advanced’ wet/dry reservoir with 2 cloths, and a measuring cup. The direct suction option is for everyday cleaning and to reduce hair tangling on main brush, I found it did a great job on tile/hardwood floors. The main brush worked well, but found it often managed to get hair tangled around it. Ecovacs includes a tool to remove hair and maintain the device, which is conveniently stored in the vac. The bot includes wifi connectivity with Alexa integration, however the 2.4 GHz band was not compatible with my band steering dual-band router. Normally, the access point will direct the client to the correct band but due to the way Ecovacs requires another device (iPhone/Android) to facilitate the setup it kept trying to join my 5 GHz band, failing every time. Make sure you have a legacy device to setup the M81 or a router/AP that can broadcast a 2.4 GHz only network if you want to utilize it’s network features. I was also disappointed with the ‘mopping’ attachment. It barely dampened the floors and always found its way to a carpet, defeating the purpose. Honestly I think a Swiffer type mop is far superior to using the M81 to mop floors, which isn’t saying much. My biggest issue with the M81 is it constantly would get stuck somewhere, usually under my coffee table which is on a rug. The M81 does not detect BotBoundary strips (magnetic strips) so there is not a reasonable way to prevent it from getting stuck in my home. One other gripe is the design of the dust bin. The inlet and access door are on opposite ends with the inlet being covered by a flimsy piece of mylar. Every time I went to empty the bin I would tilt it downward in order to open the access door, causing debris to fall out the inlet. Despite all my issues, I still feel it is a nice robot vac that may work well depending on your environment.No, I would not recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Cleans up and does its share
Cleans up and does its sharePosted .
If you don't want to read one of the really long reviews, here's a simple one for you. I've owned similar robotic vacuums from other brand names, and this Deebot gets the job done. The more you pay for a robotic vacuum, typically it'll be stronger/can pick up more dirt. This is more of a low-mid range Deebot that still gathers dirt for you but doesn't do a "deep clean" you could say. The main problem is that it gets scratched pretty easily, but that's unfortunately normal for this type of machine.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Alexa & Deebot can do my Vacuuming now
Alexa & Deebot can do my Vacuuming nowPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
What's in the box ----------------- 2 sets of side brushes Charging dock Direct suction & main brush options ECOVACS DEEBOT M81Pro High efficiency filter Remote with batteries Wet/Dry mop cleaning clothes Build Quality ------------- It looks to be well made with nice Gray and black plastic accents. No issues there. Even if it falls off the stair (wont happen as there are sensors) it will survive the fall Assembly -------- Setup was quick pretty much out of the box and get running, a breeze. Connetivity ---------- you can connect it to the wifi network and have your phone connect to the deebot and you can use the App to control the deebot like scheduling automatic cleaning, setting up cleaning modes (Spot, Edge etc). It also comes with a remote which you can use instead of the app.it works with Alexa! So if you have Alexa in the room and you want Deebot to start cleaning, just ask "Ask deebot to start cleaning". Functionality ------------- **Note this vacuum is meant for Low-pile carpet or Tile/Wood floor** I have a couple of Vacuum cleaners, One which i use on the first level which is 50% Tile and 50% hardwood. And it is not at all at the same level, so it will be a good test of the sensor not to fall off to the next level. I do use a light weight vacuum to clean up my first level and i have never used a robo vacuum and always used manual vacuum and my comparison will be against that. Firstly i tried the vacuum against the tile floor, the tile floor covers the kitchen and hence it really gets sticky and dirty. the vacuum spend more time on the tile than on the wood floor, it did manage a fairly decent job on the tile floor. I did put some of the heavier stuff like gummy bears and the vacuum was able to pick it up easily. I setup the vacuum to go off at 11pm when we retire to bed to clean up the kitchen , dining area and foyer and i was pleaseantly surprised at the outcome. So the Deebot actually vacuumed, moped and dried and all 3 combined was better than the vacuuming alone. Again, the area was not that big, so it was an achieable feat for the robo vacuum I think i am starting to like it, not have my wife complain that i dont vacuum the floor, i can have Alexa & Deebot do it for me!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.