List of Ecovacs Yiko commands

Most good robot-vacuums have been compatible with smart-home systems like Google Home or Amazon Alexa for some time, and the Ecovacs Deebot X1 is too, however not many people actually get around to setting it up.   Ecovacs are the first major brand to include voice-activation out of the box, which they’re calling Yiko.  Now, you […]

How to assemble and clean the Roborock S7 brush

It’s important to remove the main roller brush off your Roborock S7 robot vacuum occasionally to remove any hair or debris that may have built up underneath it.  If left to build up, eventually anything stuck will increase the friction on the brush and eventually burn out the small electric motor driving the brush. To […]

Roborock S7 vs Ecovacs T9 | Which should I choose?

On paper, there are a number of similarities. Both are circle, hybrid vac+mop combos that use LiDAR as their primary navigation sensor. They’re two of the only options on the market that have “active” mopping, where the mopping pad is moving to create extra friction rather than just being dragged around the floor. For the most part, it’s a little bit like trying to separate a BMW and an Audi as the better everyday car. Both will do an excellent job and you wille will love whichever one you choose.

Connecting to the app | Neato Connected Series

This is the connection process for Neato robot vacuums in the D connected series, including: D Connected, D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7. Neato D8 onwards uses a different app and connection process. 1 Plug-in the charge base. Find a power socket with at least 70cm directly in front of it. Place the base firmly […]

First cleaning run | Ecovacs Deebot U2

Now that you’re connected, it’s time to do your very first clean.  It’s super simple, but there are a few tips and tricks that will help your robomate settle into its new home. Fully charged It is best to have a fully charged robot for your first clean, particularly if your house isn’t small. Vacuum, […]

First cleaning run | Ecovacs Premium series

Now that you’re connected, it’s time to do your very first clean.  It’s super simple, but there are a few tips and tricks that will help your robot create a perfect map the first time. Fully charged It is best to have a fully charged robot for your first clean, particularly if your house isn’t […]

Getting started | Ecovacs

So, your new Ecovacs robot vacuum has arrived.  Great choice!  Now, it’s time to get set-up.  It is pretty easy to get running, just follow the 10 simple steps below. 1 Plug-in the charge base. Find a power socket with at least 70cm directly in front of it. Place the base firmly against the wall […]

How Does LiDAR Work?

When thinking about  buying a robotic vacuum cleaner there is always one important factor to consider: how does it actually know where it’s going? Robot vacuums either feel like a weird household appliance from the future or,  the opposite, an untrustworthy gimmick made in China.  It also seems like the tech advances in robot vacuums […]

7 Reasons You Need a Robovac

Having something or someone else clean your house is a dream shared by many but realised by so few.  Almost everyone would love their home to be cleaned by someone, or something… or “anything but me!” When we ask people why they want a robot vacuum most say “to save time”.  While the convenience is amazing, after […]