Review of Ecovacs Deebot N78

Review of Ecovacs Deebot N78

There’s nothing exciting about mopping floors, picking up animal hairs and vacuuming. These activities are about as interesting as watching paint dry – and that’s putting it mildly. However, they have to be done – unless of course you want to harbor germs on your floors which can have a very negative impact on your health and well-being – something I’m pretty sure you don’t want. Here’s the good news- what if you could mop, sweep and vacuum and barely have to lift a finger to do all three? It might sound a bit impossible but that’s exactly what the Ecovacs Deebot N78 is all about.

This triple functionality makes the DN78 one of the smartest robot cleaners on the market. It covers all aspects of floor cleaning and at a relatively low price it makes for an excellent choice for new users wary of spending hefty amounts on expensive robot vacuums. This is also one of the greatest robot vacuums for pet owners. The engineers at Ecovacs made this robovac extra efficient by integrating tangle free suction to enable it pick up fur and animal hairs very easily. Couple this with the highly efficient filtration system and you have a robotic cleaner that is perfect for all the flooring cleaning tasks.

About The Product

Product Specifications

  • Product dimensions — 9 by 13.9 by 3.3 inches
  • Item weight — 7 pounds
  • Shipping weight — 4 pounds
  • Manufacturer — Ecovacs Robotics
  • ASIN — B01HRL6UX0
  • Origin — China
  • Item model number — DN78

Important Features

  • Tangle free powerful suction
  • Long lasting battery
  • High efficiency filtration system
  • Smart, infra-red sensors.
  • Automatic charging and docking.
  • Strong but quiet motor
  • Self adjusting driving wheels
  • Remote control
  • 1 Year warranty

The Deebot N78 is one of Ecovacs finest machines that can mop, sweep and vacuum all floor surfaces. With sophisticated programming, it can be scheduled to clean floors on a daily basis without any human intervention.

  • Tangle Free Powerful Suction

The Deebot N78 is built with advanced technology that ensures fur and pet hairs can easily be sucked into the dust reservoir without any entanglement. It uses “direct suction” i.e. brushless suction, to provide a premium but effective cleaning solution on all floor types making it ideal for pet owners. It comes equipped with two side brushes and 3 cleaning modes that can clean any floor in a single pass.

  • Long lasting battery

Ecovacs Deebot N78 can sustain cleaning operations for up to 110 minutes. This makes it one of the most efficient and long lasting robot vacuum batteries.

  • High efficiency filtration system

This smart vacuum stops secondary pollution through the use of a highly efficient filtration system that automatically outputs freshened air as it simultaneously sucks animal hairs, dirt, dust and other potential asthma and allergy triggers. This makes the Deebot N78 a great product to have around especially if you have kids.

  • Smart, infra-red sensors

It comes with smart, anti-collision and obstacle detection technology that uses infra-red sensors to detect furniture and other objects in order to avoid them for efficient, uninterrupted cleaning. Once an obstacle is detected the machine will slow down and the infra-red sensors will choose another cleaning path.

  • Automatic charging and docking Automatic charging and docking

This robovac’s smart technology ensures that it can detect when it’s running low on power, stop any cleaning operations and make its way back to the charging dock where it plugs-in and recharges all by itself. No human action is required. The charging dock sends a signal which guides the robot vacuum to the charging station.

  • Strong but quiet motor

The Ecovacs Deebot N78 motor provides powerful suction power while producing noise that is less than 56decibels. This is much lower than the sound of human conversations guaranteeing uninterrupted talks as well as uninterrupted focus on any other crucial activities.

  • Self adjusting driving wheels

This robovac is built with “floating” (self-adjusting) wheels that tap into Deebot N78 patented smart technology to facilitate automatic adjustment to any floor surface. This ensures optimal cleaning.

  • Remote control

The Ecovacs Deebot N78 comes with remote control access that enables the users to start, pause, stop and even direct the movement of the robovac from a distance. It can also be programmed to clean at specific times of the day even when the homeowner is away. This makes the machine super easy to use and very convenient. Just remember to prepare the floor for the DN78 by removing loose items such as shoes, cables and toys to make it easier for the machine to clean.

  • 1 Year Warranty

The Ecovacs Deebot N78 comes with a limited 1 year warranty to cover possible hardware and software malfunctions.

What Customers Say

Most users claim the Ecovacs Deebot N78 works extremely well especially on hard floors. With its three pronged sweeping rotors it does a great job removing hairs and dirt particles. It has a timer which works brilliantly and many homeowners find it useful as a reminder for them to clean.

Some downsides cited by customers include: the machine may require to be guided back to the charging station if the charging dock which sends the signal is in a different room; the wheels may stall when they travel over a wet surface; and the device’s programming sometimes malfunctions and makes the DN78 to take a bit longer to dock as a result of making multiple wrong turns before it arrives. Additionally, the device may get stuck on borders and bumps in flooring.

Buying Advice

All factors considered, the N78 is a worthy buy for anyone who dislikes cleaning floors. It is also a great device for pet owners who also have kids as the device is very good at removing tiny hairs to eliminate the possibility of allergies and asthma. Its great price/quality ratio, performance and novelty make it one of the best robot vacuums in the market. For the cost, it’s difficult to find anything this great.


This robovac has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars on It’s not perfect but compared to the other products it is an excellent device to have in your home.

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