Published on February 28th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

4 Life Hacks for under $400 – how home robotics can help your day-to-day as ECOVACS returns to ALDI Special Buys

ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the world’s leading service robotics brand and Australian market leader, is once again teaming up with ALDI Special Buys to return its popular DEEBOT NEO robotic vacuum and mop to shelves across the country on Wednesday, March 6. Priced at just $399, half its recommended retail price, it brings the many benefits of home robotics to life in an affordable and feature-rich product. Previous DEEBOT NEO customers have shared key ‘life hacks’ that bring these benefits to life, saving time while also making life easier for a wide range of everyday Australians.

The DEEBOT NEO’s ability to both vacuum and mop at the same time depending on the surface makes it the perfect option for those looking to try a robot vacuum for the first time or add a second robotic vacuum to their multi-level home. It features TrueMapping laser-based mapping and navigation technology, is compatible with Google Home or Amazon Alexa for easy integration into a smart home, and its cleaning level and performance can be easily controlled by a smartphone through the ECOVACS Home App for a hands-free experience.

It means that whether a household has a furry family member needing constant vacuuming and cleanup, whether it struggles cleaning hard-to-reach places or simply wants a handy helper to free up valuable time, the DEEBOT NEO is a great option at a compelling price.

“Robotic vacuum cleaners continue to be highly sought after by Australians keen to save time and reap the many other benefits of having robotics in their home. Our work with ALDI continues our mission to bring ‘Robotics For All’ by making innovative technology available at a great price, and is reinforced by the many passionate consumers that have shared with us the numerous ways that having a DEEBOT can positively impact their day-to-day lives in real and practical ways.” said Karen Powell, Regional Director, ECOVACS ANZ.

“We are excited to welcome back the ECOVACS DEEBOT NEO to our Special Buys aisle. This time-saving product has been incredibly popular with customers and those who missed out the last time it was available in the middle aisle will be thrilled to have another chance to get their hands on this top of the range vacuum at the low ALDI price of just $399,” said a spokesperson for ALDI Australia.

4 Life Hacks Enjoyed by ALDI Customers with the DEEBOT NEO

In celebration of its return to ALD Special Buys in 2024, ECOVACS asked some of its customers what the DEEBOT NEO means to them, and unveiled 4 ways the DEEBOT NEO is the ultimate life hack!

  1. Pet Hair Maintenance for Homes with Pets

Creating a pet-hair reduced environment with the DEEBOT NEO is easy thanks to daily, automated mopping and vacuuming at 2,600Pa suction power. The DEEBOT NEO takes care of the constant dog fur all over her floors and makes cleaning up a whole lot easier.

Case Study: Sharing their life in a 3 dog, 1 cat household to the Instagram account @worldmeetcoco.and.tilly, Coco’s owner can’t speak highly enough of her DEEBOT NEO stating “our new ECOVACS is actually the best thing I have ever bought!! It’s a game changer for us and I could not live without it! We use it for one full clean daily (twice a day recently with all the rain) and also touch ups throughout the day if need be. Honestly worth every cent and more!”

  1. A Helpful Tool for Elderly Parents or Mobility-Restricted Households

As age begins to take its toll, getting to those low or hard to reach places can be more of a chore than the cleaning itself! With its slim design, accurate TrueMapping navigation and easy-to-use app, users can reduce manual labour around the home while also cleaning areas they might not otherwise ever touch!

Case Study: Simon S – “I bought one for my elderly parents, to help them just set and forget” After purchasing his own ECOVACS DEEBOT NEO at ALDI in April 2022, Simon knew that this was the exact tool he needed to support his parents thanks to it being easy to schedule, great on hard floors and carpets, and able to get into spaces they can’t.

  1. The Ultimate Time-Reclaimer for Busy Families

Without the need to be home or even awake to get the vacuuming done, the DEEBOT NEO can be controlled and scheduled through the ECOVACS Home app anywhere, anytime, freeing up time for parents! With dual vacuuming and mopping capabilities, it can handle all types of kid messes, and with easy virtual boundary setting or area cleaning, it can be set to clean exactly where and when is desired.

Case Study: Ally L (Healthcare Admin and Full Time Mum from WA)Ally has two small children and two cats, who collectively leave a trail of mess everywhere they go. Since purchasing her DEEBOT NEO from ALDI special buys Ally feels she has found her “new best friend” which she says saves “at least two hours a day in manual work”. She loves how she can set it to clean while she’s out doing the school drop off, and can choose the room cleaning order to ensure it doesn’t interfere with her toddler’s nap. Affectionately naming him Leonardo Di Vacuumo, Ally says she “would 100% recommend this product. Amazing.”

  1. Embracing Multi-Robot Homes

Loving how the DEEBOT is cleaning up downstairs? The DEEBOT NEO is an affordable option to maintain a second floor hands-free, on the same app and interface as higher-traffic areas. For less than $400, keep the upstairs as clean as the downstairs with the same minimal amount of effort.

Case Study: Emma R “one for upstairs and one for down…100% recommend it’s awesome.” Emma is a mother of two and is a double DEEBOT owner. Having purchased DEEBOTs from past ALDI deals, she claimed she loved her first one so much she had to buy a second for the upper floor.

More Product Information

An Intelligent Experience – Advanced Mapping and App Customisation

TrueMapping laser-based mapping and navigation technology ensures floor maps are created in seconds. The DEEBOT NEO can intelligently navigate a user’s home, choosing which rooms and floors to clean, and customising the optimum cleaning path for each respective floor. TrueMapping uses dToF laser detection, with detection distance enhanced to 10 meters and the ability to detect objects as small as 0.1 metres. Integrated with industry-leading algorithms, the DEEBOT NEO can scan, map, and plan an efficient cleaning path quickly and with precision, a benefit enjoyed by those with larger homes. The Virtual Boundary function can be controlled via the ECOVACS Home App, allowing users to restrict the robot from entering and cleaning specific areas.

Powerful 2-In-1 Mopping And Vacuuming In A Single Pass

ECOVACS pressure-retention system optimises energy, and its fan blades are reinforced with high-strength glass fibre rotating at up to 19,000RPM. The result is long-lasting pressure retention and stable suction power at up to 2600Pa. Combine this with the Floating Brush 2.0 which comes with the latest suspension and brush design, and the robot is able to sweep and vacuum dust from even deep cracks or gaps in flooring.

The DEEBOT NEO also allows for mopping and vacuuming in a single pass with an electronically controlled water pump and water tank. The OZMO™️ Mopping System can efficiently clean the whole house without the need for repeated stops to top up the water and remove over 99%2[1] of tested bacteria. When the mopping plate is installed, the DEEBOT will automatically turn on mopping mode and users can manually manage the water yield through the ECOVACS Home App. If it encounters carpets while mopping, it will instantly detect and react by avoiding those areas so as not to wet them – if mopping mode is not on, it will automatically increase suction.

Other Key Features:  

  • Compatible with Auto-Empty Station: Available separately, the ECOVACS Auto-Empty Station can hold the dust and hair collected for up to 30 days, dramatically reducing the need to frequently clean the dustbin. Enjoy your home being cleaned for weeks with ease.
  • Automatic charging and continuous cleaning: Long cleaning paths are no problem for the NEO. If the battery is low, the DEEBOT NEO automatically returns to its docking station. As soon as it is fully charged, it continues cleaning the floor where it left off.
  • Mapping of several levels: Scan and store multiple maps of different floors of your home. The robot will customise its cleaning path once identifying which map it is in. You can also customise which room you’d like the robot to clean on each floor.
  • App control: You can use the app to conveniently control your robot from any situation and schedule a cleaning time or check the current cleaning status. Maps can be stored and individually adapted – with functions including Virtual Boundary, which limits the robotic vacuum cleaner’s operating area.
  • Customised Cleaning: customise specific suction power, water flow and cleaning sequences for each room in the home.
  • Smart Home Device Compatibility: Experience convenient, hands-off controls via Google Home or Amazon Echo – simply link your smart home devices to your robot.
  • Stress free updates: The intuitive robot manages its own updates using ‘Over The Air’ technology. You can just update your APP to get the functions optimised and extended.
  • High Efficiency Air Filter: Breathe easy while your robot cleans. With its High Efficiency Filter, your robot will reduce airborne triggers while vacuuming.

Pricing and availability

The DEEBOT NEO is available as part of ALDI Special Buys from March 6 for $399, while stocks last.


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About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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