*Update 10/18 – This one just keeps getting better reviews. It’s in stock at the price below.*
*10/10/17 Update – This one’s become a #1 Best Seller. We’re not surprised. At the low price below again, too!*
There’s an awful lot to like about this Vacuum, especially the fact that it costs close to half what you’ll pay for a brand name model with similar functionality. But you’re probably wondering about the quality, right?
While my wife and I looked for a robotic vacuum, we were surprised that other manufacturers were jumping into the fray. Not in stores, though! The only place we found these newer, less costly vacuums was online. There, we were pleasantly surprised to find that lesser known brands were receiving user reviews that were equally, sometimes even more positive than the big names.
We don’t doubt the quality of Roomba, just to name one innovative and very high quality brand name in the business. But when we saw other brands getting very high praise from people who bought one, and at a considerably lower price point, we took a more serious look.
So based on more than 700 customer marks at Amazon, we ended up purchasing the ECOVACS N79 DEEBOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for just $199.98. Shipping is free. And we like it so much that I wanted to tell you about it.
For the price, this smallish, fairly unobtrusive model is, in comparison an absolute bargain. A few thoughts on what we like most about it.
- Downloading the app is quick and painless. Once you do so, you’re good to go.
- The brush on the bottom of the N79 rools smoothly and without a lot of noise.
- It can spot clean quite well for as long as 5 minutes for places that are dirtier than others.
- From your smartphone, it’s very easy to control the time of the job, type of vacuuming, and more.
- We haven’t tested this, but Ecovacs says the Deebot will run for 1.7 hours in one usage. So far, we’ve only used it for about 20 minutes at a time.