Ecovacs N8+: Affordable and Feature-Packed
The Ecovacs N8+ offers a lot of features that you’d expect from much more expensive robots, and a couple that you’re unlikely to find even in pricier options. First rate carpet detection enables this robot to avoid carpet when it's mopping and boost suction when it's vacuuming.
An intuitive app gives you lots of control over every detail of this robots functioning. Of course, it can also empty itself into a docking station, which is one of its most convenient features.
Here's what you need to know about the Ecovacs N8+ to help you decide if this is the robot for you.
- Affordable robot with lots of great features
- Great carpet detection enables this robot to boost vacuuming and avoid carpets and rugs when in mopping mode
- Flexible app allows for a lot of control over the robot
- The wash pad must be attached every time you mop, which reduces the autonomy offered by the docking station
- 2600 PA is far from the highest suction power in the industry, and may not be enough for some messes
Intelligent laser mapping technology with TrueMapping navigation is highly effective at navigating your home. dToF Laser Detection offers four-fold precision to detect any objects that may be in its path.
The Ecovacs N8+ can map out and remember multiple floors so you can easily set the vacuum down and let it get to work efficiently cleaning whatever floor you like.
The Ecovacs N8+ offers a lot of control with its intuitive app. You can tell the robot when to start, stop, and trigger it to return to the base. You can also set up virtual boundaries and tell the robot exactly where you want it to clean. You can also tell the robot whether you want it to mop or vacuum.
Divide the pre-assigned rooms or merge them as needed to create a better representation of your home. You can even tell the vacuum how many passes to make in each area. When the docking station is full, the app lets you know that it needs to be emptied.
2600 PA isn't among the highest suction that you'll find in robot vacuums, but the Ecovacs N8+ makes good use of the suction by automatically increasing suction power on carpet. If you prefer a quieter robot and often find that you use the lower suction settings on your vacuum anyway, you won't mind the lower suction power.
This is a great robot for anyone who may be suffering from allergies, since the filter catches 99% of allergens and dust as small as 2.5µm.
You’ll likely appreciate the boost in suction over carpet to make sure as much suction as possible is being used to clean into carpet fibers. This feature also conserves battery life, since you won't use more power than necessary.
The Ecovacs N8+ is one of the few vacuums that offers the same level of performance in mopping and vacuuming. If you're looking for a great balance between these features, this may be the one for you.
You'll need to put a little more effort into mopping than vacuuming, but you’ll appreciate the results you can get. To start mopping, fill the water tank and put on the mopping plate.
When you've done it correctly, the robot will let you know via a voice prompt that it is in mopping mode. Choose between four different water levels to get the level of mopping you need. The robot will automatically sense and avoid carpets when it's in mopping mode.
Washable mopping pads make it simple for you to keep your floors clean. You can also choose disposable mopping pads if you'd rather not deal with washing them.
At 2600 PA, this isn't one of the loudest robots out there. If you’re looking for a robot that can quietly take care of light messes around your home, this is a great option. Keep in mind that it does automatically boost suction and therefore noise when it encounters carpets.
When the Ecovacs N8+ empties into the docking station, the noise level is increased considerably, so it may be a good idea to schedule automatic emptying at a time when the sound won't be an inconvenience for you
Empty the Dustbin
You only need to empty the dustbin every month or so, which is pretty standard for a self-emptying robot. Conveniently, the Ecovacs N8+ will let you know when you need to update it. Some households will be able to go more than a month without emptying the dustbin.
When it’s time to throw away the debris, you’ll appreciate the disposable dust bag that makes it convenient for you to change it without releasing dust.
Clean the Brushes
The Ecovacs N8+ has three brushes: two on the sides to channel dust and debris away from walls and into the mouth of the vacuum, and one at the mouth of the vacuum. Hair has a tendency to get wrapped around these brushes, so it's a good idea to periodically cut hair away with small scissors. If the brushes get damaged over time, you can purchase a replacement pack for them.
Clean the Filter
The filter should be replaced periodically. How often depends on how dirty your filter tends to get and whether filtering allergens is a top priority for you. The high-efficiency filter captures the vast majority of dust and debris, but only when it's working in peak condition.
Wipe Down the Body of the Vacuum
Dust may tend to get kicked up onto the body of the vacuum, especially when it’s emptying into the docking station, so it's a good idea to wipe down the body of the vacuum periodically.
Ecovacs N8+ offers a lot of what you may be looking for in a robot vacuum in an affordable, highly effective package. If you don't need the highest suction in the industry, but you’d like a quiet, feature-packed robot that can mop, vacuum, and empty itself, this may be the one for you.