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Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum going for $275 at geekbuying.com. This is the cheapest I've seen. Also noticed that there is now a Mi2 thats going for $500.

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tell me about this MI Cleaner 2... 🤔
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I didnt even know there is a Mi2. I think its for pre-order and I only see 1 youtube video on it. For that price you can buy 2 first gen Mi robots.
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I've purchased a number of robot vacuums and everytime I buy one, I end up returning it. I don't get why is so much hype about them when they do a miserable job sweeping the floor. They miss stuff that is so obvious and should be picked up. I understand if you miss a corner or a tough to access area but a crumb that is right there, smack in the middle should be missed and hence, I am not buying any of these until these problems are resolved.
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I've purchased a number of robot vacuums and everytime I buy one, I end up returning it. I don't get why is so much hype about them when they do a miserable job sweeping the floor. They miss stuff that is so obvious and should be picked up. I understand if you miss a corner or a tough to access area but a crumb that is right there, smack in the middle should be missed and hence, I am not buying any of these until these problems are resolved.
Try looking up xiaomi robot vacuum vs $900 irobot 9XX. Xiaomi blows it away. If you bought the cheaper $300-500 irobots, those aren't even comperable.
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I've purchased a number of robot vacuums and everytime I buy one, I end up returning it. I don't get why is so much hype about them when they do a miserable job sweeping the floor. They miss stuff that is so obvious and should be picked up. I understand if you miss a corner or a tough to access area but a crumb that is right there, smack in the middle should be missed and hence, I am not buying any of these until these problems are resolved.
Check video posted above.

The Xiaomi has mapping and sensors that tell it how big the room is and where the walls are so that it can go up and down in a path that ensures it won't miss a spot, as long as it can physically get to it.

I've been very impressed with it.

Also want to hear more about this MI2
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Seems like the new version is both sweeping and mopping

mopping ones always scare me a bit - i mean how can it possibly constantly mop without wringing out the dirty mop itself somewhere? I feel like after a while it is going to just be dragging around dirty water against your floor.
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it also seems they added "customized mapping" in the new version - but i see no reason they couldnt do that in the original with an updated firmware
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it also seems they added "customized mapping" in the new version - but i see no reason they couldnt do that in the original with an updated firmware
Yes, I really hope they add that feature to the original version. It would be great to tell it to just sweep the kitchen if the rest of the house is clean. It would be very easy to add but I'm betting they don't add it in an effort to convince more people to buy the much more expensive gen 2.
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Yes, I really hope they add that feature to the original version. It would be great to tell it to just sweep the kitchen if the rest of the house is clean. It would be very easy to add but I'm betting they don't add it in an effort to convince more people to buy the much more expensive gen 2.
yeah, exactly. I need the kitchen cleaned every day, but i dont need the rest of the house. and no, i dont want to put down that strip bar to do that - b/c i dont want to remove it for the every-other day parts.

i'm hoping they distinguish the more expensive unit as a mop and thus continue with this as the primary sweep only.
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yeah, exactly. I need the kitchen cleaned every day, but i dont need the rest of the house. and no, i dont want to put down that strip bar to do that - b/c i dont want to remove it for the every-other day parts.

i'm hoping they distinguish the more expensive unit as a mop and thus continue with this as the primary sweep only.
I'm on exactly the same page with the kitchen cleaning every day and magnetic strips. I think I'm going to buy a couple cheap shower curtain rods as a quick removal barrier to keep it where I want it. Side note in case your interested: I have the xiaomi and the ilife a4. I highly recommend the a4 as well. I have had the a4 for a year now and it is still fantastic as well. I love having both because the a4 can clean under areas and in tighter fitting areas that the xiaomi simply cannot due to it's size. I also like the a4 because my son likes for it to be on like all the time so he can play with it and the a4 is basically silent compared to the xiaomi on turbo. I'm not bashing the xiaomi. It's great for cleaning the whole house in a short amount of time but I think I stumbled onto the best solution: an a4 plus a xiaomi for $440 total and then run each intermittently. Now, both companies need to start offering the replacement batteries and at a decent price for when the batteries inevitably fail down the road.
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I'm on exactly the same page with the kitchen cleaning every day and magnetic strips. I think I'm going to buy a couple cheap shower curtain rods as a quick removal barrier to keep it where I want it. Side note in case your interested: I have the xiaomi and the ilife a4. I highly recommend the a4 as well. I have had the a4 for a year now and it is still fantastic as well. I love having both because the a4 can clean under areas and in tighter fitting areas that the xiaomi simply cannot due to it's size. I also like the a4 because my son likes for it to be on like all the time so he can play with it and the a4 is basically silent compared to the xiaomi on turbo. I'm not bashing the xiaomi. It's great for cleaning the whole house in a short amount of time but I think I stumbled onto the best solution: an a4 plus a xiaomi for $440 total and then run each intermittently. Now, both companies need to start offering the replacement batteries and at a decent price for when the batteries inevitably fail down the road.
does the a4 map the house? not sure i need two vacuums when the xiaomi does the entire floor fine for the most part. we still have cleaning ladies who come every other week

regarding batteries - my hope is that by the time the battery goes it is a product im going to want to replace with something newer and better anyway
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I've purchased a number of robot vacuums and everytime I buy one, I end up returning it. I don't get why is so much hype about them when they do a miserable job sweeping the floor. They miss stuff that is so obvious and should be picked up. I understand if you miss a corner or a tough to access area but a crumb that is right there, smack in the middle should be missed and hence, I am not buying any of these until these problems are resolved.
Oh boohoo, it missed a crumb. The dirt bin is still full of crap that it picked up all around that stupid crumb that you're whining about.
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Oh boohoo, it missed a crumb. The dirt bin is still full of crap that it picked up all around that stupid crumb that you're whining about.
Sigh!

You'll always see those who tend to think that they can bully and mock people's opinions. If you disagree, you're entitled to it but mocking and be belittling one's point of view is an indication of the thought process you undertake on daily basis.

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does the a4 map the house? not sure i need two vacuums when the xiaomi does the entire floor fine for the most part. we still have cleaning ladies who come every other week

regarding batteries - my hope is that by the time the battery goes it is a product im going to want to replace with something newer and better anyway
No, the a4 doesn't map the house like the xiaomi; hence, the reason you can regularly buy it for $140. It uses the old school bump sensor and IR tech. But, I still do really like it because it is almost silent, over 2 hours of battery life, it fits under the furniture where the xiaomi cannot go, and I don't really have to worry about picking up the kids toys that much before it runs. Because if it gets caught on something and burns out the motor, I don't really care, I can buy another for cheap.

Edit: regarding batteries: yes, I know a lot of people feel that way but I enjoy fixing things to prolong their life and teaching my son to do the same. For me, understandably not everyone, repairing something is just a good father/son bonding activity. Also, I feel like devices like these should last longer than the two years their batteries will probably last. Hell, the main motor on the xiaomi is brushless. It should last for many years.
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