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ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Review - Good robot vacuum cleaner with suction station

Test report created by Timo A. on September 15, 2022

ECOVACS is back this year with the new DEEBOT T10 vacuum robot series, which includes three new models with the DEEBOT T10, T10 Plus and T10 Turbo.

For our test, we picked the ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus, which also comes with the right extraction station for 899 euros (RRP) and has integrated a practical language assistant with YIKO.

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Technical data
Overview
Manufacturer

ECOVACS

Model

DEEBOT T10Plus

Specifications

 Facial Cleansing 
Suction force: up to 3000 Pa
Suction modes: Quiet, Standard, Maximum, Maximum+
Volume: <68 dB Container: 400 ml dust, 240 ml water navigation 
Type: LiDAR Tower + AIVI 3.0
Room card: Yes (3 floors)
Room layout: yes
Restricted zones: yes
Virtual Wall: yes

 connectivity 
App: ECOVACS HOME
Connection: WiFi 2.4 GHz
Alexa: Yes
Google Home: Yes
Other: YIKO AI voice interaction

 Accumulator 
Capacity: 5200 mAh
Duration: until. 260 mins
Charging time: 6,5 hours

 Suction station 
Suction power: 21 kPa
Bag Type: Disposable
Bag Size: 3,2L

 Height Weight 
Size: 35,3 x 35,3 x 10,33 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg

What's in the box

1x vacuum robot
1x suction station (2 parts)
2x side brush
1x wipe module
2x wipe
1x power cable
1x cleaning tool
1x manual

Review: ECOVACS T10 Plus

Before we start testing the ECOVACS T10 Plus, let's take a quick look at the differences between the three models.

 Model   DEEBOT T10   DEEBOT T10Plus   DEEBOT T10 Turbo 
 suction  3.000 Pa 3.000 Pa 3.000 Pa
 Volume (max) 
 dust container  400ml 400ml  400ml
 water tank  240ml 240ml None
 Battery (runtime / charging time)  5200 mAh (4 hours / 6,5 hours) 5200 mAh (4 hours / 6,5 hours) 5200 mAh (2.5 hours / 6,5 hours)
 Slope  2 cm 2 cm 2 cm
 Size:  35,3 x 35,0 x 10,33 cm 35,3 x 35,0 x 10,33 cm 36,2 x 36,2 x 10,35 cm
 Weight  3,7 kg 3,7 kg 4,3 kg
 Features 
  • AIVI 3.0 camera obstacle detection
  • YIKO voice assistant
  • TrueMapping 2.0 mapping
  • OZMO Pro 3.0 Vibration Mopping System
  • AIVI 3.0 camera obstacle detection
  • YIKO voice assistant
  • TrueMapping 2.0 mapping
  • OZMO Pro 3.0 Vibration Mopping System
  •  Suction station with 3,2 L disposable bag 
  • AIVI 3.0 camera obstacle detection
  • YIKO voice assistant
  • TrueMapping 2.0 mapping
  •  OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotary wiping system 
  •  Cleaning station with wipe cleaning and hot air drying 
 Price  699 Euro (RRP) 899 Euro (RRP) 999 Euro (RRP)

The DEEBOT T10 is a mix of DEEBOT T9 and  DEEBOT T9 AIVI , which we tested some time ago. It is available as the T10 Plus with an additional extraction station.

The DEEBOT T10 Turbo takes a different approach when it comes to mopping. Instead of a vibrating mop plate, the T10 Turbo uses rotating mops and a cleaning station that supplies water and automatically cleans the mops.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+: design and finish

ECOVACS does not dare to experiment with the design of the DEEBOT T10 Plus and relies on the typically round design with a diameter of 35,3 cm. Including the laser tower, the measured height is 10,33 cm. This means that the vacuum robot is almost a centimeter higher than the previous models. Depending on which furniture is to be vacuumed or wiped under, the height of the vacuum robot can be relevant. Better measure again!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus cover

A unified look from above.

The 400 ml dust container and the power switch can be accessed by removing the entire top cover. In contrast to the hinged lid, this is a very interesting solution, since you don't see a folding mechanism and the look is uniform. The cover in white high-gloss finish is held securely by several magnets. By the way, the vacuum robot is only available in white.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus cover removed

The cover is removable and held in place by 6 magnets.

A single control button with an integrated indicator light is located directly in front of the laser tower, which can be used to read the device status. The operating button reacts to touch. Touch once to start or pause the cleaning process. Touching it for three seconds sends the vacuum robot back to the station.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus control button

The button responds to touch.

At the front is the "bumper", which behaves like a bumper. The AIVI 3.0 camera is integrated into it, which is intended to recognize obstacles ahead. Infrared sensors for collision detection are located on the left and right sides. Looking at the back, there is the placeholder for the wiper module, which ECOVACS affectionately calls the "air freshener". In fact, this plug-in module can be equipped with an interchangeable air freshener capsule. However, one is not included in the scope of delivery. Too bad, because we would have liked to have tested the air freshener for you.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Air Freshener

The "air freshener" attachment as a placeholder for the wiper module.

For vacuuming and charging, the vacuum robot moves backwards into the station. It is not sucked off and loaded from below, but from the back. Both plug-in modules act as a passage for the suction function and are equipped with a suction flap on the outside. The landing contacts are located above the recess for the plug-in module.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus exhaust port

The suction robot connects to the suction station at this suction flap.

The underside of the vacuum robot does not come as a surprise. The main brush is located between the two drive wheels in a classic way, and here it uses a combination of bristles and rubber lamellae. Two side brushes remove dirt from corners and edges in the direction of the main brush. Finally, six crash sensors are distributed on the sides.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Bottom

This is what the vacuum robot looks like from below.

The processing quality is decent. The vacuum robot consists of a robust plastic and also looks valuable. All wearing parts (brushes, filters, etc.) are of good quality and can be replaced at an acceptable price. Original spare parts are available from Amazon, among others, or directly from the ECOVACS shop.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+: Setup

Setting up the DEEBOT T10 Plus is very easy. The prerequisite is the ECOVACS HOME app, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. You then have to create an ECOVACS user account by email. Unfortunately, you can't do without it.

To integrate the vacuum robot into the app, you either scan the QR code located under the cover, or you select the right vacuum robot from the list of suggested models. The setup steps, some of which are animated, are easy to follow and well explained, so that the vacuum robot is ready to go in just a few minutes.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+: App and Features

A few years ago, the ECOVACS HOME app had to take some criticism, but in the meantime ECOVACS has created a usable user interface. In addition to the well-implemented setup wizard, the app scores with its structured structure.

Overview page

After starting the app, an overview page awaits us, which provides us with information about the online status and battery and via which we can start the auto cleaning or send the vacuum robot back to the station. The overview page is useful when things have to be done quickly. For more details, we can switch to the detailed cleaning view at the touch of a button.

cleaning view

In the cleaning view, we see the room map that DEEBOT T10 Plus automatically creates after the first cleaning run. Alternatively, there is a quick mapping function that generates a detailed room map within minutes without cleaning. In total, the vacuum robot can store up to three such apartment cards.

The DEEBOT T10 Plus recorded the floor plan of the individual rooms precisely in the test. Errors can occasionally occur in the room layout. The map management helps here, with which rooms can be merged, separated and renamed. In addition, restricted zones, virtual walls and no-wipe zones can be defined via the map management.

But back to the main view. Below the map display is the cleaning menu. There are three cleaning modes to choose from:

  •  Area cleaning: The individual rooms that the vacuum robot should clean can be selected on the room map.
  •  Auto mode: All rooms are scanned and cleaned.
  •  Custom: Areas drawn on the room map are cleaned.

Pulling up the menu reveals the respective cleaning settings.

  •  Clean: Once or Twice
  •  Suction power: adjustable in the levels "quiet", "standard", "maximum" and "maximum+"
  •  Water flow rate: Adjustable in the levels "Low", "Medium", "High" and "Very High"
  •  Cleaning sequence: Determines the order in which cleaning takes place.
  •  Cleaning schedule: schedule by days of the week and time
  •  Mopping mode: Quick scrub (S shuttle) or deep scrub (Back and forth shuttle with double cleaning)

The general vacuum robot settings can be accessed via the gear wheel at the top right.

  •  YIKO voice assistant: on / off, language and volume
  •  Cleaning Log: Area cleaned, cleanings and duration
  •  Accessories & Parts: Wear overview of brushes and filters
  •  Intelligent cleaning: scrub intensity, cleaning reminder mop pad, self-drain, resume cleaning, auto suction boost on carpets, AIVI 3.0 obstacle detection and area unit (m²/ft²)
  •  Video manager: video password
  •  Silent mode: Turns off the microphone and backlight.
  •  Information about DEEBOT 
  •  Information about the station 

3D space map

A function that ECOVACS is constantly developing is the 3D room map. In contrast to the 2D map, furniture is also drawn on the 3D map. However, the automatic recognition and assignment of the furniture can still be expanded. In the test, a bed was drawn in the hallway or a desk became a sofa. After all, there is also the possibility to make corrections in the 3D map management and to insert and align further pieces of furniture as in the game "Sims".

A new feature of the 3D room map is furniture area cleaning. Instead of rooms, as is the case with normal area cleaning, with furniture area cleaning individual pieces of furniture can be selected around and under which the vacuum robot should clean.

Video manager

From the overview page we can switch to the video manager at the push of a button. After setting a PIN, you get access to the live image of the 960p camera. There can't be any question of an outstanding video quality, but it's enough to just check the situation. A variety of different functions makes the DEEBOT T10 Plus a surveillance camera on wheels.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Video Manager Overlay

This is what the video surveillance overlay looks like.

The vacuum robot can automatically follow waypoints and take photos or record a video, you can move it through rooms manually using a virtual control pad and it is even possible to communicate with people in the room via two-way voice communication. Of course, the whole thing also works remotely. ECOVACS promises to comply with all data protection and data security requirements. One advertises here with a TÜV Rheinland test mark. To prevent misuse, the vacuum robot informs you via voice output that the video recording has started.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Video Manager Recording

The camera takes photos in 1600 x 899 pixels.

But there were also some problems with the video function, which we noticed in the test. With manual control using the virtual control pad, the vacuum robot moves much more slowly than when cleaning. As a result, it lacks the strength to overcome higher carpet edges. The camera also misses a night vision function. If the room is dark, the picture will also remain dark.

YIKO voice assistant

A new function that ECOVACS only introduced this year with the new vacuum robot models is the integrated YIKO language assistant. The voice assistant works completely independently of existing voice assistants, e.g. B. Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. A big advantage is the additional voice commands, which are tailored to the vacuum robot and which ECOVACS can expand independently.

For example, the vacuum robot can clean certain rooms on voice command, you can start the quick mapping or interrupt the cleaning. A list of all voice commands is available for retrieval via the app. At the time of testing, YIKO could interact in 13 different languages.

In the test, the language assistant worked surprisingly well. Commands were recognized even at a distance. However, the speaker quality could be better. YIKO speaks in English with a very scratchy voice and is much too quiet in German despite full volume.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+: practical test

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The suction power of the DEEBOT T10 Plus remains unchanged at 3000 Pascal (Pa) compared to the previous series. That doesn't sound like much at first, after all there are similarly priced models with more than 5000 Pa suction power. However, how well a vacuum robot ultimately vacuums depends on many other factors.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus brush roller

Hair tends to get caught in the bristles.

In the practical test, the DEEBOT T10 Plus was allowed to let off steam on various hard floors and carpets. The vacuum robot does well on laminate and tiles. Fluff, hair and coarser dirt, e.g. B. cat litter, the DEEBOT T10 Plus sucks away without major problems even on the standard suction level. The two side brushes have a good grip on dirt in the edge areas.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus side brush

The side brushes are color coded.

 The vacuum robot scales larger carpets in an exemplary manner. The DEEBOT T2,2 Plus was even able to drive over carpet edges with a height of 10 cm. This is by no means a matter of course. Many vacuum robots already fail at 2 cm carpet height. The suction power on carpets is average. Anyone who grabs a bag of crisps in front of the TV in the evening and crumbles the beautiful shaggy pile has to have the vacuum robot run over it several times, depending on how dirty it is. The carpet boost doesn't help either, which by the way reacts quickly and automatically increases the performance on carpets. Vacuum robots with higher suction power have the edge, especially on high pile.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus dust chamber

The dust chamber has a HEPA filter.

But also that DEEBOT T9 AIVI with the same suction power but with the AeroForce rubber double brush performs a little better on carpets. The big disadvantage of the brush roller used in the DEEBOT T10 Plus is that hair winds up in it particularly easily. After only two suction processes, you could fiddle a hair follicle out of the brush. Luckily, a cleaning tool is included.

The operating volume of the DEEBOT T10 Plus varies between 51 and 68 dB depending on the suction level. At the standard suction level, the vacuum robot works pleasantly quietly and even at the maximum suction level it is not unpleasant.

Wipe

For wiping, the DEEBOT T10 Plus relies on the OZMO Pro 3.0 wiping system. Basically it's a 240ml water tank with an electronic pump system and a vibrating mop plate that scrubs the floor at 600 vibrations per minute.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus wiper module

The wiping module is used instead of the air freshener.

The wiping performance can be classified between the devices that only pull a wipe behind and the new devices with rotating mops. The wiping system reliably removes fine dust and fresh coffee stains. Dried dirt is also removed to some extent, provided it is not of the stubborn variety.

How much water the vacuum robot releases to the wipe when wiping can be set in four stages via the app. An 80 m² apartment can be cleaned with a tank filling at an average water flow rate. However, it can be worth taking a break from time to time to rinse the wipe by hand. The microfiber cloth gets dirty quickly and the DEEBOT T10 Plus does not offer a cleaning function.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus microfiber cloth

The microfiber cloth is held in place with a Velcro connection.

Unfortunately, ECOVACS has not yet managed to integrate an automatic lifting of the wiping cloth on carpets into this generation of vacuum robots either. Only hard floors are vacuumed and mopped in mopping mode. The vacuum robot skips carpets. If you then want to vacuum the carpets, you have to remove the wiping module and plug in the "air freshener". A pretty annoying procedure that other manufacturers have better under control!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus robot vacuum on tiles

The vacuum robot moves delicately on tiles.

Navigation & AI

In addition to the proven laser navigation that has become standard with many manufacturers, the DEEBOT T10 Plus uses a camera system designed to detect small objects and obstacles that are out of range of the laser tower.

The AIVI 3.0 camera works with artificial intelligence and compares detected objects with a database. The vacuum robot with AIVI 3.0 should no longer mercilessly drag shoes, toys or cables lying around, but bypass them. In the test, there was hardly anything wrong with the room navigation of the DEEBOT T10 Plus. He approaches obstacles cautiously and in many cases the "bumper" didn't have to be used at all. There were no complete failures that would have required manual intervention.

ECOVAC'S DEEBOT T10 Plus AIVI 3.0 Camera

The AIVI 3.0 camera sees a lot, but not everything!

Nevertheless, the object designation is still expandable. Although many objects <10 cm are recognized by AIVI 3.0, some objects that one actually assumes that the camera system should recognize them were ignored. The vacuum robot was happy to drag play mice for cats in several test drives. But some slippers and cables were simply ignored, so it's always a gamble as to what the DEEBOT T10 Plus recognizes and what not.

What was included with the DEEBOT T9 AIVI and the new generation is missing is a cover for the camera. You can deactivate the AIVI 3.0 camera system in the robot settings, but a physical cover provides even more security against unwanted looks.

Suction station

The extraction station consists of the container and the base plate, which are simply placed on top of each other. Nothing is screwed here. Despite this, the station is stable. Visually, the suction station goes well with the design of the vacuum robot and is well made. It is 35 cm high, 36,5 cm wide and 43 cm deep including the front end.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus vacuum robot is in the suction station

The suction station goes well with the vacuum robot.

From above you can access the 3,2 L dust bag, which you have to change every 60 days on average. This is a clean affair where you don't get your fingers dirty. Original replacement bags are available directly from ECOVACS in a pack of three for 19 euros (Link). Using the station without a dust bag will not work.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus suction station dust bag

Simply unfold at the top to access the dust bag.

We determine the frequency of automatic emptying via the app. You can choose from intervals of 10, 15 and 25 minutes. There is also an automatic mode. A short interval is particularly worthwhile in households with animals, which we were able to determine for ourselves in the test. The suction takes exactly 10 seconds and is loud, but by no means uncomfortably loud. A longer suction time cannot be set. The dust chamber empties the suction station reliably. Even cat litter is carefully vacuumed out.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus suction station rear

On the back there is a practical cable management.

Accumulator

The battery of the DEEBOT T10 Plus has a common size of 5200 mAh. ECOVACS itself specifies the running time as 260 minutes. A fairly generous value that we could not achieve in the test. 200 minutes at the standard suction level are realistic. This corresponds to an obstacle-free area of ​​approx. 300 m², which the vacuum robot can clean in one go.

When vacuuming and wiping, the ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus is more leisurely on the move. The vacuum robot needed 51 minutes for a 85 m² living space with lots of interior. Other vacuum robots are usually faster, but the DEEBOT T10 Plus also works very thoroughly.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Lifestyle Photo

The vacuum robot is charged via charging contacts on the back.

For charging, the vacuum robot automatically drives back to the charging station. A full charge takes 6,5 hours. This places the DEEBOT T10 Plus at the top end. However, charging times between 4 and 7 hours are normal across all price ranges.

Price Comparison

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699,00€
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999,00€
Rating
Positive

Very good build quality
Easy to set up and use
User-friendly ECOVACS Home App
Good obstacle detection
Good room navigation
Monitoring function
Handy Voice Assistant (YIKO)
Good cleaning result (vacuuming and wiping)
Good battery life

Negative

No simultaneous vacuuming and wiping
Brush roller instead of solid rubber roller
Camera without night vision
AIVI does not (yet) recognize all obstacles

Summary

ECOVACS delivers and presents us with the DEEBOT T10 Plus a strong complete package of vacuum robot and extraction station. You get a vacuum robot that sucks well, wipes and has interesting functions with the YIKO language assistant or the AIVI 3.0 camera system.

The DEEBOT T10 Plus does not come close to the performance of the high-end class, but in the well-heeled middle class the vacuum robot is placed high up and is definitely worth recommending.

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  1. Chris

    18. September 2022 13 to: 41

    Hello, where can I buy the air freshener capsules?

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Overview
Manufacturer

ECOVACS

Model

DEEBOT T10Plus

Specifications

 Facial Cleansing 
Suction force: up to 3000 Pa
Suction modes: Quiet, Standard, Maximum, Maximum+
Volume: <68 dB Container: 400 ml dust, 240 ml water navigation 
Type: LiDAR Tower + AIVI 3.0
Room card: Yes (3 floors)
Room layout: yes
Restricted zones: yes
Virtual Wall: yes

 connectivity 
App: ECOVACS HOME
Connection: WiFi 2.4 GHz
Alexa: Yes
Google Home: Yes
Other: YIKO AI voice interaction

 Accumulator 
Capacity: 5200 mAh
Duration: until. 260 mins
Charging time: 6,5 hours

 Suction station 
Suction power: 21 kPa
Bag Type: Disposable
Bag Size: 3,2L

 Height Weight 
Size: 35,3 x 35,3 x 10,33 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg

What's in the box

1x vacuum robot
1x suction station (2 parts)
2x side brush
1x wipe module
2x wipe
1x power cable
1x cleaning tool
1x manual

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