Stop searching — we’ve discovered the chicest new home innovation that actually works

It’s rather widely agreed that, unless you’re a certain kind of person, cleaning up the house is nothing short of a drag. Quite honestly, there are more enjoyable ways to spend our days, so we’re all about celebrating solutions that make this tedious task all the more enjoyable.

We know that Denizens have an affinity for interior design trends, and with emerging research from Ecovacs Robotics suggesting that more than 82% of New Zealanders are embracing home robots and smart technology, this recent discovery of ours is poised to be a game-changer for homes across the country.

Despite only recently entering the local market, Ecovacs has been a global pioneer in robotic home solutions for two decades. It makes sense then that the newest iteration of the Ecovacs range is design-led, the brand combining forces with the European prowess of Jacob Jensen Design. The result is a beautiful design that doesn’t compromise on output, fulfilled in the recent release of the Deebot X1 Plus.

Sure, we could wow you with the Deebot X1 Plus’ technical details of horsepower and speed (in case you were wondering, it offers an impressive industry advancement of 5,000pa of suction, literally double the power of what suction used to be). Yet where competitors’ designs have been woefully lacking, this model embraces the philosophy of no detail left unconsidered.

Functioning as a vacuum and mop, the Deebot X1 Plus is powered by AI, 3D and mapping technologies, and a YIKO interactive voice assistant for the times you need it most. The voice assistant is another industry first for the model, offering a realm of possibilities never seen before on the market (and something that Ecovacs’ engineers are extremely proud of), where you can speak directly to the robot and it will follow your every command. With this innovation, you can direct it to collect the crumbs under the sofa or mop up muddy footprints on fresh floors.

Adding to the Deebot X1 Plus’ capabilities is an intuitive air freshener (the first and only robot vacuum with this feature included), and it leaves behind no trace of a mess. Of course, when the job is done, Deebot X1 Plus returns to its home base — a docking station that automatically empties waste, seals dust and allergens, and in doing so, holds up to 60 days of everyday household mess before it requires refreshing.

Where the Deebot X1 Plus excites us most (aside from a pretty exterior) is the realm of possibilities that open up with an addition like this at home; a new mode of housekeeping that adapts to the needs of modern living. Be those in-the-moment commands, like a kitchen mishap, or the daily purge that busy lives need, the Deebot X1 Plus has proven itself capable of taking care of everything.

Ultimately, Ecovacs’ commitment to a vacuum that integrates seamlessly into everyday life is a detail that shouldn’t have to be sacrificed when living in the age of innovation.

Ecovacs’ Deebox X1 Plus is available locally from Godfreys, JB Hi-Fi and Robomate.

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