ECOVACS has released the DEEBOT U2 robotic vacuum with features previously seen in higher priced models including the ECOVACS OZMO advanced mopping system, smart move navigation and ability to schedule and manage cleaning remotely, but at a much more affordable price of $399.

ECOVACS Robotics head of Australia and New Zealand, Karen Powell said the company is continually striving to help Australian families free up time from chores to focus on more enjoyable things.

“Having a reliable, cost effective robotic vacuum solution such as the DEEBOT U2 is an important way to both make our technology as accessible as possible, as well as hopefully encouraging some Australian consumers to move to a robotic vacuum cleaner for the first time,” she said.

With dual mopping and vacuuming technology combining a 400ml dustbin and 300ml water reservoir, the DEEBOT U2 can vacuum and mop an entire home in a single go. The new model uses ECOVACS’ OZMO advanced mopping and four-stage cleaning system.

The DEEBOT U2 offers a standard mode for everyday clean ups, Max+ mode for intense deep cleaning, as well as targeted cleaning mode options including edge mode and spot cleaning. A three-layer filter including sponge and filter elements enables the robot to scoop up micrometer size particles without stirring up dust.

The DEEBOT U2 features Smart Move navigation on hard floors to optimise the cleaning path and protects furniture using anti-collision sensors and soft cushion bumpers. A magnetic boundary stripe (available to be purchased separately) provides added control over the cleaning routine and allows users to block areas of the home.

The ECOVACS’ Home app provides an easy-to-use interface and allows users to schedule and manage cleaning routines and operating modes. The DEEBOT U2 also works with Amazon Echo or Google Home. With up to 110 minutes of run time, and the ability to automatically return to charger when it runs low, the DEEBOT U2 can clean entire homes in a single charge.

The DEEBOT U2 is now available for RRP $399 from Bunnings and JB Hi-Fi, with Godfreys and The Good Guys to follow.