Since the launch of RoboRock sweeping robot vacuum, there have been many people on the Internet wondering: what is the relationship between Roborock sweeping robot vacuum and Xiaomi MI sweeping machine? So today, we’re going to sort out the relationship between these two brands.
Xiaomi and Roborock
Before introducing these two sweeping robot vacuums, we need to understand the relationship between Xiaomi brand and Roborock technology Co.ltd.
- in July 2014, Beijing Roborock Century Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Roborock technology) was established in Beijing, focusing on the research and development and production of intelligent household cleaning robot vacuum and other cleaning appliances.
- in September 2014, Xiaomi was invested and became a Xiaomi ecological chain enterprise.
- in September 2016, Roborock technology launched its first product “Mijia robot vacuum” under Xiaomi brand. At present, the first generation of MI sweeping robot vacuum, the Mijia sweeping robot, is officially sold in global market. Xiaomi Mi Robot Vaccum, the Best Smart Robot Vacuum 2017
- on March 27, 2017, Mijia sweeper robot vacuum entered Taiwan and sold 15000 sets in one month after listing, with turnover exceeding $130 million NT.
- on September 19, 2017, the company launched its second product, “Roborock sweeping robot vacuum”, which has raised 10 million yuan in just four hours.
Why is the Roborock sweeper no longer named Xiaomi?
First of all, Xiaomi’s attitude towards the eco chain enterprises is as follows: Xiaomi shares in the company without holding shares, giving the eco chain companies the right to speak and control, and letting each eco chain company control its own main direction for self-development. Xiaomi will help them build a team and provide product definition, brand support, supply chain support, channel support, marketing and investment support, etc. Xiaomi, like a nanny, helps eco chain companies and is also an incubator. Therefore, Xiaomi company does not exclude ecological chain enterprises to be its own brand. On the contrary, Xiaomi has been encouraging these enterprises to launch higher-level brands than Xiaomi brand and Mijia brand. Xiaomi will help these enterprises maintain their basic growth and develop their own businesses with a solid base.
Secondly, the brand is very important for the long-term development of an enterprise. Apple Samsung in the mobile phone, Sony Leica in the camera and so on all have brand loyalty. As for Xiaomi’s eco chain enterprises, Xiaomi has incorporated their products into its own product line, pasted Xiaomi or the brand of the Mijia family, so that Xiaomi’s ride will bring the benefits of Xiaomi’s channel, market, brand, marketing, etc. for a while, but one day, if Xiaomi’s strategy or other reasons accidentally falls off the car or Being left behind will lead to the road becoming narrower and narrower because there is no brand of their own, because relying on a single customer and sales channel has always been a great risk, so there is one thing they need to consider: if there is no support from Xiaomi, they can survive. Don’t put the eggs in the same basket and be wary of the black swan incident.
Moreover, it is not uncommon for Xiaomi eco chain products to launch new independent brands, such as huami, which produces Xiaomi bracelet, launched its own brand amazfit smart watch / bracelet, Qingmi, which produces Xiaomi plug-in board, Qingmi charging station and several Qingmi plug-in boards. LVMI co creation, which produces smart home products for Xiaomi, and aqara, which also has its own independent brand. And headphone manufacturer 1more has also launched their own headphone brands, etc. The ideal is very full, but the reality is bone feeling. At present, after breaking away from the glory of Xiaomi brand, the independent brand development of most eco chain companies is not very smooth. However, the only way for all eco chain companies is to develop independent brands and de Mijia independent brands. So the Roborock sweeping robot vacuum of Roborock technology can’t be more normal without Xiaomi’s name.
Roborock is Better
Roborock S5 is much better than MI robot vacuum. Here I list the comparison table.
Hardware and Features comparsion table:
|MI Robot Vacuum||Roborock S5||notes|
|size||345X345X96mm||353X350X96.5mm||S5 is bigger, not good at passage capacity|
|Rolling brush length||Glue wool mixed brush 165mm||Glue wool mixed brush 165mm||same|
|Dust box Size(ml)||420||480||Although the S5 is only slightly improved, due to the reduction of edges and corners, the capacity is effectively increased!|
|Side brush configuration||Single||Single||same|
|Battery capacity||5200 mAh||5200 mAh||same|
|Detector type||360 ° laser + front ultrasonic + side infrared||360 ° laser + front infrared + side laser||Each has its own advantages. The ultrasonic wave in front of MI is more accurate, and the laser edge extension on s side is more accurate|
|Rated power (W)||55W||58W||Suction power increases, so there is no difference between advantages and disadvantages|
|Max suction(Pa)||1800||2000||Suction is strengthened, collection ability is improved to a certain extent!|
|Continuous working hours||210minute||200minute||similar|
|remote control||APP Control||APP Control||same|
|Virtual wall||Magnetic stripe||Magnetic stripe||same|
|Breakpoint continuation||Yes||Yes||Due to the powerful endurance time and efficient planning ability, this function is basically unusable!|
|Designated Move||No||Yes||You can specify the unexplored area to move by itself and upgrade the algorithm|
|Area sweeping||No||Yes||The cleaning range can be specified for more convenient use|
|Carpet increase mode||No||Yes||Effectively improve carpet cleaning ability|
|Suction mode||Quiet, normal, powerful, full speed||Quiet, normal, powerful, full speed||Same|
|Appointment cleaning||Specific days, time||Specific days, time||Same|
|LDS pressure sensor||No||Yes||Anti jamming function of laser scanning head, effectively reducing machine jamming|
|Filter washing||No||Yes||The consumption of consumables in the later stage is reduced, which is environmentally friendly and convenient|
|Mop||No||Yes||Reduce the capital consumption of purchasing mop|
Here I must point out LDS pressure sensor is very important for robot vacuum, easy to jam. My MI robot vacuum replaced the LDS module after one year of use.
Performance comparsion table:
|MI Robot Vacuum||Roborock S5||Notes|
|Intelligent crossing||Not Support||Not Support||For example, this function is required to enter the rear of the curtain, which is not supported by the machine at present|
|Anti winding ability||Normal||Normal||The finer wire is easy to be drawn into the roller brush, and the coarser wire is not entangled|
|Obstacle surmounting ability||Normal||Good||The ability to cross obstacles is improved, and some carpets and other edges run more smoothly|
|Recharge capability||100% recharging from the base, unable to recharging if placed randomly||100% recharging from the base, random placement affected by the environment||Upgrade the recharging algorithm, provide off base recharging for more convenient use|
|Obstacle recognition ability||Good||Good||Similar|
|Power consumption for charging and standby||Charging 36W, standby 2.6W||Charging 36W, standby 3.3w||Similar, MI a little better|
|Noise||Quiet mode 60dB, full speed mode 66dB||Quiet mode 59dB, full speed mode 66dB||The difference is not big, so it is slightly better than MI considering the suction improvement|
|Integrated box cleaning||Take it out from above and wash it partially||Take it out from above and wash it with water||All water washing is convenient for cleaning, reducing consumption of consumables|
|Prompting method||Voice prompt + app text display||Voice prompt + app text display||Same|
Roborock robot vacuum still has some improvements in many aspects, with better purchase value. Of course, it’s up to you to choose one. Here’s a little advice: If you have limited budgst or no need to mop the ground, you can consider buying MI robot vacuum alone. If you don’t care about these hundreds of pieces, or want a sweep and mop machine, Roborock S5 is your best choice, or your family uses this kind of carpet with similar height as me, we strongly recommend buying a Roborock sweeper. Finally, for the Roborock technology that is actually doing research and development, you can also pay for their professionalism, which has not changed much compared with other brands in one year. Yes, the Roborock is worth affirming! Also hope they can make better products later!