At Xiaomi crowdingfunding, a new robotic vacuum cleaner - Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner Lite - appeared. This is the simplest model in the ecosystem of the company, but it costs two times cheaper than the flagship Roborock Sweep One (manufactured by the same manufacturer).
What can he do?
The automatic cleaner is equipped with a motor with a thrust index of 1600 Pa. Built-in sensors help to skip obstacles and recognize steps. Since the robot does not have an advanced system with a laser rangefinder, the creation of a room map is not supported, but there are different cleaning schemes. You can configure the schedule and modes in the Mi Home application on your smartphone.
Cleaner easily overcomes the differences up to 2 cm in height. He got one side brush and the main V-shaped, and behind the dust collector with a volume of 640 ml there is a filter. The battery for 2600 mAh (at a voltage of 14.4 V is 37 Wh) is calculated for about an hour of operation. When the charge falls below 30%, the robot cleaner automatically returns to the docking station. The manufacturer recommends using it in rooms up to 80 square meters.
When and how much?
Now Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner Lite can be ordered in China for 999 yuan, which is about $ 158, and deliveries will begin within a month. Analogues in Chinese online stores noticeably inferior to the novelty in power, but the same ILIFE V5S Pro for $ 170 supports wet cleaning.
In iRobot, the similarly-priced robot vacuum cleaner Roomba 890 costs $ 500.