Ecovacs X1 Omni – their best robot yet…

There are robot vacuums and then there are robot vacuums. The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni has taken the most recent and largest dive to the future of smart home robotics – giving us an even smarter robot with an all inclusive clean, wash, dry and fill Omni Station.  Major wins for the X1 1. Design  […]

Rewarding our mates!

If you’re reading this page you’ve likely been directed here through our refer-a-mate program.  You’ve also probably noticed that everyone at Robomate is a little too passionate about all things robotics. Actually, scratch that, can you ever be TOO passionate about robots? We are loving the robotics community we’re currently building and the support from […]

Mi Mop Pro vs Mi Mop Pro 2 – What’s the difference?

Xiaomi (or Mi) have just released the Mop Pro  2, the successor of the Mop Pro, and the question on everyone’s mind is always, what is bigger and badder about this later model? In terms of style, there’s not a lot to comment on. The nuanced improvement in the Mop Pro 2 does come down […]

Where should you place for your robot vacuum base station / charging dock?

We often have questions asking “why is my robot spinning around in circles right in front of the base” or “why is my robot lost”.  In our experience, about 6 times out of 10 this is because the robot’s mapping system is ‘bugging out’ and its due to the location of the charging base. This […]

Robot Maintenance Tips

Robovacs can often feel like little “set and forget” helpers around the house – which for the most part they are.  However, like any traditional vacuum its important to make sure you keep on top of its maintenance to make sure you always get the best clean possible! Yes, having to clean your robot vacuum […]

How to set up the Roborock S7 auto-empty dock

The Australian and New Zealand version of the Roborock S7 Plus auto-empty station can be run with disposable bags, or with a bagless system similar to a cyclone stick vacuum.   It can seem a little confusing at first.  Once you know that you can either insert the bag holder, or the cyclone bagless system things […]

Picking between the Ecovacs N8 Pro and T9+

Overall, the difference between the Ecovacs N8 Pro robot vacuum and T9 is a bit like the difference between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 Pro. The 13 Pro will have the latest software updates and hardware (e.g., an additional camera lens) but ultimately, they’re both premium phones and you’d be delighted to be using […]

First cleaning run | Roborock S7

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, […]

Getting started | Roborock

So, your new Roborock robot vacuum has finally made it to your home.  Exciting stuff!   Now, it’s time to get set-up.  It is pretty easy to get running, just follow the 10 simple steps below. If you get this part right, you’ll be smooth sailing for the rest of your journey!  1 Plug-in the charge […]

Multi-level mapping | Ecovacs

Do you have multiple levels to create floor-plans for with your Ecovacs robot?   If you have a small or basic level, you may find that you don’t need to create a separate floor-plan as the robot will likely clean perfectly well on auto mode.  However, to customise the cleaning and set up zones or virtual […]