Spring cleaning wizard



September 13, 2016
Spring cleaning wizard

NIFTY: Xiaomis Mi Robot vacuum

Anyone who has tried to vacuum under the bed or those hard-to-reach areas will know how much of a mission this can be.

But now with the release of the Xiaomi’s Mi Robot Vacuum, this hassle could be a thing of the past.

Mi Robot Vacuum is ‘n slim robot with Laser Distance Sensor (LDS). This allows it to scan its surroundings 360 degrees, 1 800 times per second.

With a Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm, which enables the device to map out how the house is laid out and calculate the best cleaning path, you can be sure of a thorough cleaning.

With the help of the Mi Home app, you can control Mi Robot remotely and do your vacuum cleaning while at your desk and get home to a dirt-free house.

The main brush automatically adjusts height to create a tight seal with the floor for dirt pick-up on uneven surfaces.

It also maintains 1cm distance from walls for the side brush to effectively clean near walls.

It has a 5 200 mAh battery, which the company claims will provide 2.5 hours of cleaning.

So far, this nifty gadget has only been released in China, so we might have to wait a while before it reaches our market but expect to pay close to R4 000.

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