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GearBest has Xiaomi Mi Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner (1st Gen) on sale for $259.99 after promo code XIAOMIVAC. Shipping is free. Thanks mgxplyr

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Gearbest has the original Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum on sale and offers a $40 off coupon + free priority shipping to US when shipped from China warehouse.

Sale Price: $299.99
Shipping: $0.13
Coupon Code XIAOMIVAC: -$40
Final Price: $260.12

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This beats several prior FP deals and includes 8-19 business day shipping.
I placed an order on December 25 and it was shipped on December 27.

https://www.gearbest.com/robot-va...40546.html

EDIT: It looks like this item is also available through the US site from the Canadian warehouse. The coupon still works and brings price from $399 down to $259. Shipping is FREE and might be much faster than China. US LINK: https://us.gearbest.com/robot-vac...tml?wid=24
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Last Edited by mgxplyr December 28, 2017 at 02:24 PM
For techies (and those afraid of Xiaomi): looks like the Mi Robot Vacuum has been successfully rooted remotely just this week and the researchers are working on middleware that could open some cool customization possibilities for this vac.

https://events.ccc.de/congress/20.../9147.html
http://dontvacuum.me/

POSSIBLE FASTER SHIPPING:

It looks like this item is also available through the US site from the Canadian warehouse. The coupon still works and brings price from $399 down to $259. Shipping is FREE and might be much faster than China. US LINK: https://us.gearbest.com/robot-vac...tml?wid=24
Thanks SD user Comatose.

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I'm going to sound like a shill but whatever, I feel like it needs to be said.

Of all the randomly gadgets and gizmo's that I bought in 2017. None of them left me as impressed as this robot vacuum.

Keep in mind, I've never used the Roomba 980, a robot vacuum that many consider as the best of the best currently, but I don't think it would matter. Before owning the Mi Robot, I had the Deebot N79. Comparatively, the Deebot was arguably trash. It was completely random in its cleaning pattern, often got lost coming back to home base and would get stuck in any random place. In fact, I feel like the only place it would be successful in its cleaning, is if you put it into a room without any furniture.

The Mi Robot is the first vacuum I owned that made me think, "holy crap, this thing actually has AI."

Here is how the Mi Robot worked in our home. Please refer to the attached picture. Keep in mind, we used the Robot on the first floor of our home and it spans about 27ft wide.

The numbered items are as follows:

1) Coffee Table
2) Love Seat
3) Sofa
4) Dining table
5) Bathroom (which I didn't want the Mi Robot to go in as the rug in there is way too high)
6) Stairs that go into basement
7) Kitchen Island

The circles you see are the Mi Robot going around the legs, something this vacuum handles with ease. Previous vacuums would bump into it walk the other way thinking it was a wall.

Also, the mapping that you're seeing with the attached image happens in real time. Seriously, how freaking cool is that?

The green lines are something I find particularly interesting. When we had the Mi Robot run downstairs, we noticed that it didn't clean by going all the way from one side to the other. Instead, it sectioned out our entire floor plan into three seconds by it self. Both interesting, and pretty crazy.

All in all, as a Husky owner, this thing has made my life a thousand times easier. Yes, there is the issue of this item breaking down and having to ship it back to China, but considering it is literally 1/3 the cost of a Roomba 980, those are chances I'm willing to take.

When you get your vacuum, all the instructions are going to be in Chinese Here is a link to the instruction manual in ENGLISH [xiaomi-mi.com].

Another key point: when you download the Mi Home app from the Play Store/Apple Store, make sure you pick Mainland China as your location. If you pick the other locations, it will never FIND the Mi Robot on your network as it isn't sold in those regions. You must choose Mainland China (took me 20 minutes to figure this damn thing out). Once in, you can go into the settings of the Vacuum and change the Voice Pack to English.

Saying it here: Best purchase of 2017.
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Neato is old technology compared to this vacuum
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Have had this vacuum for 2 weeks, got off SD. I am shocked at how well it works. Confidently squeezes into spaces just a half inch larger than the vacuum without scraping anything, doesn't scuff the stuff it touches, perfectly returns to dock and maps rooms. This is the future.
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Thinking of replacing my shark and monoprice vacuum with one of these and just alternate floors once a week. I'll lose return policy but this vacuum just seems so much better. Thoughts?
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OH MY GOD FINALLY! I keep trying to get this at this sale price and kept missing it. I finally caught it! Can't wait to get it in!
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Have had this vacuum for 2 weeks, got off SD. I am shocked at how well it works. Confidently squeezes into spaces just a half inch larger than the vacuum without scraping anything, doesn't scuff the stuff it touches, perfectly returns to dock and maps rooms. This is the future.
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How does this compare to the Neato Botvac 80 (Refurb) that was posted on here yesterday?
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Thinking of replacing my shark and monoprice vacuum with one of these and just alternate floors once a week. I'll lose return policy but this vacuum just seems so much better. Thoughts?
I love my xiaomi vacuum, use it every three days. This is not a bad price tho I got it for 250 plus $13 off for rebates. The lack of a return policy is troubling but the vacuum is very well built. Hopefully with careful tending it will be problem free for a few years.
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How does this compare to the Neato Botvac 80 (Refurb) that was posted on here yesterday?
Neato is old technology compared to this vacuum
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Does it work on carpets? Medium pile? I have a carpeted apartment. Please help!
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Any recommendations for a cash back site?
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Does it work on carpets? Medium pile? I have a carpeted apartment. Please help!
It doesn't work on shag but it works perfectly on very small pile (like berber). This is a solid floor vacuum, I wouldn't use it on carpeted apts but YMMV.
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It doesn't work on shag but it works perfectly on very small pile (like berber). This is a solid floor vacuum, I wouldn't use it on carpeted apts but YMMV.
Thanks. Will pass then
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How's this one compare to the EcoVacs Deebot N79?
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Yeah I did my research and I don't think *any* robotic vacuum is appropriate for a high pile carpeted apartment. They're mostly for newer, solid surface flooring.
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