The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is a high-end robot vacuum with many features. It uses AIVI Smart Recognition technology to map out rooms and avoid obstacles. You can also use its camera to monitor your house in HD video via its companion app. It has a mop attachment to clean sticky messes or spills, although we don't currently test for this. That said, while its performance is otherwise alright on low and high-pile carpet, it's a suitable choice if you're looking to keep bare floors clean.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is good for bare floors. It can pick up small debris like rice without a problem and clears most pet hair and large debris such as cereal. It also comes with a mop attachment, although we don't currently test for this. This vacuum even has a great build quality that feels sturdy. However, it has demanding maintenance needs and a few of its parts need to be replaced over time.
The Ecovacs T8 AIVI is alright for low-pile carpet. It can pick up a decent amount of pet hair and can clear quite a bit of large debris like sand. However, it struggles with smaller debris like baking soda. It also has several parts that need regular maintenance and replacement over time. That said, it's very well-built and can easily maneuver under tables and couches.
The Ecovacs OZMO T8 AIVI is okay for high-pile carpet. While this very well-built vacuum can pick up some pet hair, it struggles to pick up small and large debris. It also has a lot of parts that need regular maintenance and a few parts need to be replaced over time, which can add up. On the upside, it has great maneuverability.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is decent for pets. It picks up most pet hair from bare floors and low-pile carpet, but it struggles to pick up this debris a bit more on high-pile carpet. Although it's very well-built and capable of easily maneuvering around the home, it also needs a lot of regular maintenance and also has a few parts that need replacement over time.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning the interior of your carpet.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 AIVI has an outstanding build quality. It's mostly made of hard plastic with a brushed matte gray finish on top. It has a thin bumper, two drive wheels, and its swivel wheel which are all rubber. On its top is a 'TrueMapping distance sensor' while its front side has an 'AIVI' visual detection sensor. The AIVI sensor can also be used as an HD camera so that you can monitor your home from its companion app. However, you can't use this feature while the robot is vacuuming. It has a mop attachment with cleaning pads and a water reservoir, although we don't currently test for this. However, the dirt compartment and reservoir could crack if dropped.
It's very easy to assemble. You just need to click the color-coded side brushes into place and plug in the charging dock.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 AIVI requires a lot of regular maintenance. Luckily, its parts are easy to access.
If you wash any part with water, they must be completely air-dried before using them again.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 has a few recurring costs, but each part can be purchased from the manufacturer's website.
The ECOVACS HOME companion app allows you to see the estimated replacement time for several parts. The manufacturer also sells a 'Buddy Kit' that includes one main brush, four side brushes, and three sets of filters (sponge and high-efficiency) to make it easier to replace parts.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 AIVI is outstandingly easy to store. It automatically mounts itself to its charging station, and you can store any excess cord in the back of the charger.
The Ecovacs T8 has a disappointing dirt compartment. It's advertised to have a 0.42L dirt compartment, but we measured significantly less at 0.25L. While it doesn't have an indicator to let you know then its dirt compartment is full, you can purchase an auto-empty station separately so that the vacuum can automatically empty itself into its charging dock.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI has an unlimited range, so long as it still has battery life left and room in its dirt compartment. Unfortunately, it can't go up or down stairs.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 AIVI has good portability. It's a fairly lightweight vacuum to move from one room to another. However, it doesn't have a carrying handle.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI has an outstanding battery performance. It can last just over two hours on its most powerful 'Max+' mode. If you want the battery to last even longer, you can use it on 'Quiet' mode, which extends its battery life to under five hours. Its power button also doubles as a battery indicator. It flashes white while charging, starting, or relocating and turns off when fully charged. It's solid white when it's cleaning or paused while cleaning. The light turns solid red when its battery is low, and it flashes red when there's an error.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI has a few extra features. In the companion app, it has four different power suction modes: 'Quiet', 'Standard', 'Max', and 'Max+'. The app also allows you to access different cleaning modes: 'Smart Cleaning / AUTO', which is its default cleaning mode, and 'Advanced,' which enables 'Area Cleaning', 'Custom Cleaning - Virtual Boundary', and 'Multi-Floor Map' modes. It can also mop and vacuum simultaneously, although we don't currently test for this, and it can automatically activate max power when it detects carpet.
Its AIVI visual detection sensor allows you to record HD video, and it has a patrol mode so that you can monitor your house. However, it doesn't vacuum in this mode.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 has a main brushroll as well as two color-coded side brushes to help pick up debris in the robot's blind spots. There's also a multifunction cleaning tool with a small hook blade so that you can cut away any hair wraps. Since it's also equipped with a mop attachment, it has a washable and reusable microfiber cloth, five disposable cleaning cloths, and a cleaning cloth plate. However, we don't currently test the mop attachment feature.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI has a great performance on bare floors. It can pick up small debris like rice without a problem. It can also pick up most large debris, such as cereal and pet hair.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is okay on low-pile carpet. It picks up quite a bit of pet hair and large debris like sand, but it struggles more to pick up smaller debris like baking soda.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI has an alright performance on high-pile carpet. It can pick up a decent amount of pet hair, but both small and large debris is more of a challenge for this vacuum.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 AIVI has great maneuverability. Thanks to its AIVI Smart Recognition camera system, it can map a room and adapt to different obstacles like electrical cords so it doesn't get stuck. Its low height also allows it to clean under tables and couches well. Unfortunately, it can get caught on rug tassels. It also has some trouble climbing up onto carpet.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 has excellent automation features. While you don't need an internet connection to use it, it offers limited features without the ECOVACS HOME app. This app allows you to switch cleaning modes and power settings. You can also schedule cleaning times, create virtual boundary markers, and see the estimated replacement time for several parts. This app allows you to use the AIVI visual detection sensor as a camera to record HD video and send it to the app. You can set the vacuum to patrol your house, but it won't vacuum if you're in this mode.
There are also settings for water flow levels for its mop attachment, but we don't currently test this feature. You can purchase an Auto-Empty Station separately so that the robot vacuum can automatically empty its dust bin into the larger, external dirt compartment.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI comes in one color variant: 'Black'. You can see its label here. You can also purchase this vacuum with an Auto-Empty Station, which is a charging station that also doubles as an external dirt compartment for the vacuum. Since this additional feature increases the dirt compartment capacity and also changes how it performs on all surface types since it can return to the dock when it needs to empty its internal compartment, it may not perform similarly to our test unit.
If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is a robot vacuum with plenty of features. It has a smart camera system to create room maps and avoid obstacles as well as remotely monitor your home when you're away by recording HD video. It also has a mop attachment so that it can tackle sticky messes or spills, although we don't currently test for this. Unfortunately, its vacuuming performance on carpet falls a bit short when compared to the Roborock S6, which also is a hybrid mop/vacuum. For more robot vacuums, check out our recommendations for the best robotic vacuums for hardwood floors, the best robot vacuums, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.
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