Xiaomi Mi Robot Vaccum, the Best Smart Robot Vacuum 2017

(Last Updated On: February 16, 2017)

Xiaomi is a famous smart phone maker in China, now it is becoming a smart home brand, Mi Ecosystem. 4 month ago, Xiaomi announced to launch a new intelligent product in China market, Mi Robot Vacuum. Soon, it become the top sale robot vacuum in the market, beat Ecovacs and iLife, about more than 20K pics sold per month. The secret is the robot vacuum very smart, like as human being. Smart and simple, never miss any place in the room, controlled by Mi Home App, do as your want. It is so great, and the price is very cheap compare irobot roomba. For this price level, Mi Robot Vacuum is the best smart robot vacuum in the world, not one of.

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Key specs

  • 12 sensors, including ultrasonic radar, cliff sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer
  • Three processors for real-time mapping and positioning
  • Main brush with adjustable height for uneven surfaces
  • 5,200 mAh battery

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The Mi robot vacuum is a highly intelligent home clean device with 12  different sensors. The three processors track its movement in real time and calculate the data using Simultaneous localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm to map out the layout of your home and determine the best cleaning routes. SLAM algorithm is used in some US military installations as before. Also used in DJI Phantom 4 for Obstacle Avoidance.  With Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) allows the robot to scan its surroundings 360 degrees, 1800 times per second, mapping out the interiors of your house.

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1800pa Powerful Suction and 10mm Edge Cleaning, with same brushless motor as irobot Roomba, Mi Robot Vacuum support the great clean capacity.

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Unlike the general robot vacuum which battery is about 2000mAh to 2600 mAh, Mi Robot Vacuum supports 5200mAh lithium ion battery will cover 250 square meters of space during more than 2.5 hours, even to 3 hours with standard clean mode.

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Under Mi Home App, define your robot as your want ( The clean mode, clean schedule, suction power, etc.), and check the clean result. If some place is not covered, maybe should move the robot vacuum by yourself. As my experience for several time, this robot do not miss any place to cleaning. Smart as human being.

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Another advantage is the main brush with adjustable height for uneven surfaces.

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Here is a clean result from a real customer, it is so clear that the robot can clean every place if it can.

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The score of robot vacuum capacity:

Mi Robot Vacuum
clean capacity 9
filter capacity 8
durable 8
navigation 10
dirt detect 7.5
cliff detect 10
pattern 9
dust bin 7
run time 10
smart level 10
noise level 8
price 9.5
total score 106, the best score until now.

*Every item has the best score 10, total score is 120.

Pros:

  • Smart and intelligence
  • Powerful suction
  • Long run time with 5200mAh battery

Cons:

  • A little noise compare with iLife series, but similar than irobot roomba
  • Can not Climb up too high ridge, less than 1.5cm.

Comparison table:

Mi Robot Vacuum iRobot 960 Robot Vacuum iRobot 980 Robot Vacuum Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
 mi-robot-vacuum-16  iRobot Roomba 960 1  iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot 1  Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum 2
Size 13.5 inches diameter x 3.8 inches tall 13.8 inch diameter x 3.6 inches tall 13.8 inch diameter x 3.6 inches tall 9 inch diameter x 4.7 inch tall
Weight 8.4 lbs 8.5 lbs 8.5 lbs 5.4 pounds
Battery Life 2.5 hours 75 minutes 2 hours 45 minutes
Color White Black, Gray, Brown Black, Gray, Brown Nickel, Blue
Suction Rating 1,800 Pa N/A 1,670 Pa 78,000 RPM
Dust Bin 0.42L 0.6L 0.6L 0.33L
Shape Circle Circle Circle Circle
Schedule Cleaning Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recharge & Resume Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mapping & Navigation Laser Distance Sensor
SLAM
Real-time mapping & positioning
iAdapt 2.0 with Visual Localization iAdapt 2.0 with Visual Localization 360 Degree Vision System
Cliff Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Control Mi Home app iRobot HOME App iRobot HOME App Dyson Link

 Conclusion:

 Strongly recommend!Buy at Amazon.com.

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