Xiaomi has launched a new model of the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop robot vacuum cleaner on the market. The manufacturer stated that this device is equipped with a lot of the necessary functions. At the same time, its cost is about 20,000 rubles, which is not so much, especially when compared with analogues.
Abilities and characteristics
The device is designed for wet cleaning in an apartment, office or house according to a schedule that is compiled in accordance with the wishes of the user. In this case, the vacuum cleaner independently builds a map of the room to be cleaned. He can remove it completely or only that part that a person designates for him, bypassing the restricted areas.
The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop can also be started by pressing a button by the user. To replenish the amount of spent energy, he independently returns to his base.
It is better if the owner picks up chairs and all things scattered from the floor before cleaning. It is also required to periodically empty the container in which debris accumulates during dry cleaning. It will also be nice if he rinses the microfiber brush after the wet cleaning.
This will take a little time, so we can say that the vacuum cleaner does not require increased attention to itself.
Among the main characterizing data of Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop, there are four modes of operation: silent, standard, intensive cleaning, turbo. The suction power is 40 W, there are 15 optical sensors.
The device can be controlled from a smartphone, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz is used for wireless connection.
The gadget has two tanks with a capacity of 0.6 and 0.2 liters. The first is for dry waste, the second is for water. The autonomy of the device is provided by a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2400 mAh. The weight of the vacuum cleaner is 3.6 kg, its geometric parameters: 353 x 350 x 82 mm.
Basics of Management
There are only two buttons on the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop body. One is needed to turn on the power, the other ensures its return to the base.
There are several long press options that trigger different cleaning options. However, they are rarely used, since the gadget is usually controlled via a smartphone.
To do this, you need to install the Mi Home utility, available on Android and iOS. With its help, you can reveal all the capabilities of the device. First you need to set the suction power. The application will help you make a choice from the most common silent mode to "Turbo". In the latter case, the Japanese brushless motor produces 2500 Pa. This allows you to clean well even carpets with a deep pile.
The utility allows you to download a map of the room where cleaning will be carried out, indicating the zones into which the device must not be entered.
After the user clicks the "Start" button on the screen of the mobile device, Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop will notify in USA about the start of cleaning. To do this, he will start moving straight from the base along an S-shaped trajectory.
After that, the device will return to the starting point and go around the room counterclockwise. It does it this way, because it comes equipped with one brush on the right side for cleaning around corners and skirting boards.
After the floor is put in order or when the charge is used up, the vacuum cleaner will automatically return to the base. He will find it without problems, but when choosing a place for its installation, you need to ensure that there is free space: 0.5 meters on the sides and 1.5 meters in front.
Artificial intelligence carefully builds the trajectory of the vacuum cleaner. It has some overlaps in order to make the process very efficient.
The apparatus removes human hair and animal hair quickly and without difficulty. Some of them may remain on his brush, but it will still have to be cleaned periodically. It won't take much time and effort.
As a test, we checked the capabilities of Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop on a rug, which is often placed near the front door. It has a dense, but not long pile. The vacuum cleaner easily removed dust, dirt, threads and hair from it.
It is unlikely that he will be able to remove dirt that is deeply ingrained, but such a device is not designed for this.
This process is the main functional nuance of the new model. It is capable of cleaning the surface with a brush and at the same time wiping with a microfiber nozzle. There is a reservoir with water for its periodic wetting. You can add a little detergent there, but no abrasive.
The downside of this method of cleaning is the impossibility of performing it in a fully automatic mode. You must first fill the reservoir, moisten the microfiber attachment, and clip them to the vacuum cleaner. After the end of the action, everything should be removed, rinsed, dried. Otherwise, the unpleasant odor cannot be avoided.
Obstacle control and autonomy
The gadget shows itself neatly when approaching furniture. It reduces speed to a minimum, gently touches objects and avoids them.
It's bad that the device almost doesn't notice the legs of chairs and tables, even the IR sensor doesn't help. Here comes the presence of a spring-loaded bumper with a rubber pad, which protects the body of the device and furniture in collisions.
The gadget will pass under the beds and wardrobes, if only their lower part is higher than 8.2 cm. This is the height of the vacuum cleaner itself.
He is not afraid of work at height either. Special sensors will prevent him from falling.
The autonomy of the device in the maximum operating mode is about 40 minutes. If you use the standard or silent options, then the operating time will almost double.
The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop robot vacuum cleaner received a powerful engine, smart cleaning algorithms, and a bunch of sensors. It is capable of keeping your home clean every day, but is no substitute for traditional manual cleaning.
The Topic of Article: Review of Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Robot Vacuum Cleaner.