Xiaomi’s principally known for its telephones, however the Chinese maker is progressively looking to the way of life fragment to drive future development. Xiaomi works together with several Chinese makers for its Mi Ecosystem mark, through which it offers everything from rice cookers to bikes, gear, screwdriver sets, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. One of the most punctual items to leave the Mi Ecosystem line was the Mi Robot vacuum, a $250 mechanical vacuum cleaner with LIDAR and robotized cleaning courses.
I purchased Xiaomi’s Mi Robot vacuum spontaneously in 2016, and it ended up being one of my best buys. The vacuum has an intense 1800Pa engine, 5200mAh battery, an aggregate of 12 sensors that enable it to explore the inward bounds of your home, and a keen steering calculation through which it can decide the most productive cleaning courses.
The one drawback of the Mi Robot vacuum was that it doesn’t have a wet clean choice, yet that is changing with the second-gen variation. The new model accompanies a wiping cushion at the front, enabling it to range and clean in one go
Although Xiaomi sells the vacuum from its retail stores, it is manufactured by Roborock, just like the first-gen model. However, the main difference this time is that it comes with Roborock branding.
As far as initial impressions go, there’s plenty to like. The process of setting up the vacuum has been vastly simplified by the fact that it has an English language pack installed out of the box. And there’s even a manual in English that gives you an overview of all the vacuum’s functions.
Like its predecessor, you’ll be able to view the Mi Robot vacuum’s charge level and cleaning time through the Mi Home app. You can set automated routines, get a real-time view of the robot as it cleans your house, and see the remaining battery. The Mi Robot has the same design aesthetic as the first-gen variant, but it has a bulkier body to accommodate the water tank that’s required for the wet clean option. Because there’s a mop up front, you get a pad that can be hooked up to the charging base that prevents the robot from leaving stains across wooden surfaces whenever it’s charging. And yes, it still looks like a cylon.