Which One Should you Buy: the Ecovacs Deebot N79S vs the Shark Ion 750 vs Eufy 11+: Comparison
May 14, 2018 5 min read
We are now going to talk about one of the best-selling cleaners on Amazon. Consumers are in love with each of them, so we decided to dive deeper into every model and see the differences between them and which you have to buy.
|Features||Ecovacs Deebot N79S||Shark Ion 750||Eufy 11+|
|Running Time||100 min||90 min||100 min|
|Charging time||250 min||150 min||270 min|
|Control||IR remote control + app + voice||app||remote|
|Dustbin Capacity||N/A||378 ml||550 ml|
|Noise Level||67 dB||N/A||59 dB|
|Supports Amazon Alexa / Google Home||yes||yes||no|
|Weight||9.48lbs / 4.3kg||5.29lbs / 2.4kg||6.66lbs / 3.02kg|
|Dimensions (WxH)||13.90in / 35.3cm x 3.27in / 8.3cm||12.60in / 32cm / 2.60in / 6.6cm||12.99in / 33cm x 3.07in / 7.8cm|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months||12 months|
|Where to buy||Buy Now||Buy Now||Buy Now|
All of the following robots are equipped with sensors that prevent them from falling from stairs and help them not to bump into furniture. Also, the Eufy, the Shark Ion, and the Ecovacs Deebot have an auto-recharge feature that makes them automatically get to their docking stations to recharge when their batteries run out.
Robot vacuums mentioned in the article:
- Shark ION ROBOT 750 — from $247.99
- ECOVACS Deebot N79S — from $199.99
- Eufy RoboVac 11+ — from $249.99
The Shark Ion 750
The Shark’s brush roll has a slightly different design that requires less maintenance and doesn’t get hair tangled in it as easy as does the Deebot. The Shark Ion 750 is lower than the Ecovacs which causes it to get less stuck. In the box, you will find magnetic tapes for blocking the robot from places it should not go. The robot is great at picking pet hair up. The machine easily goes over a medium carpet and crosses a threshold. Same as the Ecovacs Deebot N79S, the Shark Ion 750 is integrated with Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant. Based on consumer reviews, the Shark Ion performs better on medium carpets than the Ecovacs Deebot N79S.
Issues with the Shark Ion 750
It took a few attempts to connect to the app. It also often loses connectivity to Wi-Fi. It has a basic app, but we hope the manufacturer will fix it soon. The anti-tangle brush still gets hair wrapped around it sometimes, but based on consumer reviews, it happens less often than with other robots.
Overall, the Shark Ion is a powerful robot able to make your floors clean. It is compatible with Alexa and costs about $300, which is a good deal considering its features.
The Eufy RoboVac 11+
The Eufy RoboVac 11+ is also one of the best-selling and most highly-rated products on Amazon. Along with two side brushes that sweep dust and dirt from corners, it has a bristle cleaning brush that scratches thin carpets and transfers all the dust and pets hair to its dust box. A motor delivers 1000Pa of suction power, enough to leave thin carpets and hardwood floors clean. A new feature, BoostIQ Technology, automatically increases suction power when extra vacuuming strength is needed. Since the Eufy doesn't support Wi-Fi, it can be managed by its IR remote control. Anti-scratch tempered glass protects your furniture from damage.
What is the downside of the Eufy RoboVac 11+?
This robot is mostly designed for hard floors and a few area rugs; it is not suitable for thick carpets. When it runs on carpeted surfaces, its battery lasts slightly over an hour.
For the price of around $230, the Eufy RoboVac 11+ is an amazing and decent robot that will suit your needs.
The Ecovacs Deebot N79S
The Ecovacs Deebot N79S is one of the best-selling robot vacuum cleaners on Amazon and owners love it. It has strong suction able to pick up pet hair, dust, and dirt from thin carpets and bare floors. Its dustbin gets full after every cleaning session, making it perfect for pet owners. As we said before, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S is integrated with Amazon Alexa and can be controlled by voice as well as via the app and IT remote control. The two side brushes catch and transfer dust and dirt to the dustbin. In addition, the robot has a helix main brush and high-efficiency vacuum suction that actually work together to make your floors clean. Unlike its older brother, the Ecovacs Deebot N79, the N79S has Max Mode Suction that provides better cleaning.
What is not that good about the Ecovacs Deebot N79S?
Hair tangles around the main brush which happens with all robots equipped with the bristle type. The ECOVACS app requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi. Please make sure you set an additional channel on your router at this speed.
For sure, you probably will not find another robot vacuum cleaner that costs $250 that would be compatible with Alexa. Considering its performance on thin carpets and the way it handles pet hair, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S is one of the best on the market in its price range so far.
It is easy to find replacement parts for the Eufy RoboVac 11+ and the Ecovacs Deepbot N79S on Amazon. If you need a new filter, or a side or a cleaning brush, you can always find it on sale.
The Shark Ion is a different matter. So far, you can only get extra accessories directly from the Shark website, which would probably not be that good for most consumers.
It is fair to say that you can use all the extras coming in the box for about six months at least.
Which one should you buy?
Cleaning performance is 99% the same especially when it comes to a hardwood floor, tile, vinyl, etc. Neither can clean thick carpets, but thin rugs are no problem for both. All of them have strong suction able to pick up pet hair and the smallest particles from a floor. Be ready to empty the dustbin after every cleaning session since it gets full every time (especially the Shark Ion 750 because it has the smallest one). All the machines get stuck and need to be rescued from time to time.
The Shark Ion seems to be the lowest (note that the manufacturer specifies its height without the wheels), so it will probably fit under most of your furniture. The height difference between the three is not that much.
Since neither of the robots has mapping and smart navigation, they move randomly over the cleaning area. Do not expect the robot to remember where it's been; only "mapping" machines can do that.
The Shark Ion and the Ecovacs are Wi-Fi enabled and come with an app. Consumers claim they are having trouble connecting the Shark to Wi-Fi which hasn't happened with the Ecovacs however. This issue causes troubles with Alexa and compatibility becomes worthless without Wi-Fi.
With all three robots, only the Shark Ion comes with magnetic tapes that are supposed to block off areas.
The Eufy works the quietest. It will not disturb you nor your family while operating. The Eufy is the only device here that doesn't have an app and does not support Wi-Fi. You still can manage it through the remote control or manually by pressing the "Start" button on the lid.
All the robots are equipped with sensors that prevent them from falling down from stairs and help them avoid obstacles on the way. Plus, they have the auto-recharge feature.
It is hard for us to make a conclusion as to which one is better. All three robots are amazing, have decent battery life, exhibit good cleaning performance, etc. It depends on your own preferences and what you need a robot cleaner to do. Which one would you get for yourself? Leave a comment below.
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