This particular flagship from Korean brand iClebo has an attractive design, unfortunately it’s not app-connected like the others.
Instead, the iClebo Omega operates entirely from the on-body controls and comes with an dedicated remote control unit.
Even though the Omega doesn’t come with an app to check on its progress, the bot can be programmed with a cleaning schedule using its remote. You can’t schedule specific days for cleaning, but then again, neither can some of the app-connected ones.
The Omega sweeps in a methodical way, using a zig-zag pattern. In my controlled test using flour, uncooked rice, nuts and small biscuits, the Omega picked up the larger debris well, but not so much the smaller particles. Its bin is easy to empty out, and the Omega successfully avoided dropping down the small ledge into my toilet (something even the iRobot Roomba 980 was wont to do).
The Omega actually isn’t rated for carpets, which was borne out when it got stuck on my carpet’s tassels. To be fair, even bots that are supposed to work with carpets got stuck in those threads.
The Omega would also get caught on cables, so you have to clear the area for the Omega to operate safely.
Like the Ecovacs Deebot R98, the Omega kept getting stuck under my sofa. It turns out that the clearance underneath my sofa is just about the height of these bots, so some of them could make it in but then not out. The Roomba 980 and LG Hom- Bot Turbo+ got stuck a few times before they learnt to avoid it, while the Deebot R98 and Omega would frequently get stuck.
After the Omega did this a few times, I realized that my sofa had gouged a few deep scratches on the body. A Singapore iClebo representative told me that if customers faced the same problem with cleaving into obstacles, the company would usually help by installing protective bumpers on the robot’s chassis.