Aldi Australia is set to bring back its high-end ‘smart’ robotic vacuum cleaner just months after the gadget sold out within 60 seconds of launching.
The Deebot Ozmo 900 robot will return to shelves on Saturday, September 5 for just $399, which normally retails at $999.
Not only can the model vacuum, mop and sweep, the gadget features a mapping system that allows users to customise areas of their home they want cleaned.
The three-in-one feature promises to free up cleaning time more than ever before so homeowners can go about their day while enjoying all the convenience of automated housework from their phone.
When battery power gets low, the smart robot automatically returns to its charging station and recharges all by itself – no human intervention required.
Featuring the smart navigation and mapping technology, the robot scans the home and creates a visual map in the ECOVACS Home app.
After generating a visual map, the product will automatically create an efficient cleaning path that best suits your home environment and cleaning schedule.
With ‘obstacle detection technology’, the smart robot uses anti-collision sensors to keep walls and furniture safe from marks and scuffs.
It can also be voice controlled with Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
The smart robot has been one of Aldi’s best-selling products every year, with hundreds of shoppers lining up in the early hours just to get their hands on one.
Earlier this year, many customers reported on Facebook that the sought-after robot sold out within one minute of the stores opening its doors.
‘Crisis – people have stormed Aldi… and are stockpiling robot vacuums. The ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 900 sold out at my local in two minutes,’ one wrote.
Another shopper said he had to fight the crowds to get his hand on one of 10 smart vacuums available at his store.
‘[Our] store stacked them near the checkouts… we literally jumped over the counter to snatch one. They were gone in about 60 seconds, I managed to get the very last one. Bl**dy hell, this was like Hunger games… with robot vacuums,’ he said.