Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S: what a robot vacuum cleaner can do for $ 300

The other day, Xiaomi announced an improved version of the original robot vacuum cleaner, Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S, announced in 2016. The assistant has become even more powerful and smarter, but first things first.

What changed?

The design of the robot vacuum cleaner has not changed. Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S can be distinguished from the first model by the black eye of the camera, which was called the “visual sensor”.

It complements the laser navigation system, now the vacuum cleaner detects doorways and generally builds more accurate routes for cleaning. The company assures that all received images are immediately deleted after scanning.

The use of two positioning systems has increased the cleaning efficiency by 13%. The whole system is controlled by the new Rockhip processor, which is 40% more powerful than the previous one and consumes 10% less energy.

Although the vacuum cleaner did not work longer – up to 2.5 hours with a constant battery capacity of 5200 mAh. During this time, you can cover an area of ​​up to 250 m². But the suction power increased from 1,800 Pa in its predecessor to 2,000 Pa.

If, when restoring order in the house, the battery charge level drops to 20%, the robotic vacuum cleaner will go to the docking station, charge up to 80%, return to the place of the stop and continue working.

In the application on your smartphone, you can customize the cleaning schedule, create virtual walls and forbidden zones, where you should not stop by Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S.

Price and When to expect?

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S

In China, sales of Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S will start on April 9, the issue price – 1999 yuan, almost $ 300. Approximately the same number of sellers on AliExpress ask for the original model (but in the home market it costs $ 50 cheaper).

Most likely, the novelty is developed by the same manufacturer Roborock, which has an interesting robot vacuum cleaner without a camera, but with the function of wet cleaning. Roborock Vacuum Cleaner 2 costs from $ 370.

Chinese companies make modern technology more accessible. The same iRobot for the top model Roomba i7 will have to pay $ 800.

Source: Xiaomi

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