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  Reply # 1909280 28-Nov-2017 23:45
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guttix:

 

damn...better deal again!

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/cleaning-bins/vacuum-cleaners/other/auction-1478025338.htm?rsqid=dTip9hcsZUujmBpEJKPZ2

 

 

That's just DickSmith trading on Trade Me: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/xiaomi-mi-robot-vacuum-cleaner/ 

 

But yes, cheaper considering I paid just over $400 for mine today.





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  Reply # 1909308 29-Nov-2017 08:38
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sonyxperiageek:

 

guttix:

 

damn...better deal again!

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/cleaning-bins/vacuum-cleaners/other/auction-1478025338.htm?rsqid=dTip9hcsZUujmBpEJKPZ2

 

 

That's just DickSmith trading on Trade Me: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/xiaomi-mi-robot-vacuum-cleaner/ 

 

But yes, cheaper considering I paid just over $400 for mine today.

 

 

And I assume the benefit of being covered by the CGA as well - that's worth something.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1909312 29-Nov-2017 08:45
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Talkiet:

 

I know I have asked before, but I'm about to buy one if someone has reasonable confidence that the Xiaomi could deal with this 28mm transition from kitchen to lounge... 

 

 

I wouldn't like to guarantee it, but I don't think it will have any trouble with that. The wheels are spring loaded and when you pick up the robot and take the weight off the wheels they extend about 35mm. This allows it to navigate over quite significant obstacles when required.


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  Reply # 1909331 29-Nov-2017 09:25
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I see the robot makes a map (visible in the app)... Is it possible to constrain the robot to certain parts of the house via the app? ie. giving it bounds instead of the magnetic strips etc?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1909332 29-Nov-2017 09:27
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No - you can't constrain it, unless you buy/use the magnetic strips (I haven't tried them). I think the latest Neato is the only one that supports this kind of mapping.


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  Reply # 1909333 29-Nov-2017 09:29
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Talkiet:

 

I see the robot makes a map (visible in the app)... Is it possible to constrain the robot to certain parts of the house via the app? ie. giving it bounds instead of the magnetic strips etc?

 

 

 

Cheer s- N

 

 

Can't do that at the moment, it makes the map completely from scratch every time you start the cleaning cycle. There's really no reason why this couldn't be added as a feature later but as of now the only way to constrain is either to get the magnetic strips (make sure you get the Xiaomi ones as people online have said using other ones haven't worked) or to put a physical barrier in eg close the door


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  Reply # 1909334 29-Nov-2017 09:29
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SumnerBoy:

 

No - you can't constrain it, unless you buy/use the magnetic strips (I haven't tried them). I think the latest Neato is the only one that supports this kind of mapping.

 

 

 

 

Wow. That's strange. I'd think since it knows the layout and it knows where it is, that would be a very simple thing to do.. Oh well...

 

I saw some videos complaining that the app was 100% Chinese (and needed a second phone to do live translates!) ... Is that still the case?

 

 

 

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1909335 29-Nov-2017 09:30
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Talkiet:

 

SumnerBoy:

 

No - you can't constrain it, unless you buy/use the magnetic strips (I haven't tried them). I think the latest Neato is the only one that supports this kind of mapping.

 

 

 

 

Wow. That's strange. I'd think since it knows the layout and it knows where it is, that would be a very simple thing to do.. Oh well...

 

I saw some videos complaining that the app was 100% Chinese (and needed a second phone to do live translates!) ... Is that still the case?

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

App and voice you can now get in English as well so this is no longer a problem


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  Reply # 1909336 29-Nov-2017 09:30
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Fully english app (not that I use it anymore as I have the robot on my IoT VLAN with no internet access). And before putting it on my IoT VLAN I downloaded the English voice pack (and upgrade the firmware) so now it speaks English as well.


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  Reply # 1909340 29-Nov-2017 09:36
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Thanks all .... Aaaaand there's my Xmas present to myself sorted. (Ordered via The Artist Formerly Known As Dick Smith)

 

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1909342 29-Nov-2017 09:40
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Talkiet:

 

Thanks all .... Aaaaand there's my Xmas present to myself sorted. (Ordered via The Artist Formerly Known As Dick Smith)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

Great! You'll love it, they really are awesome little machines and so much more affordable now because of Xiaomi


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  Reply # 1909376 29-Nov-2017 10:11
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I've been jealously watching this thread for a while, but thanks to @guttix I have now bought one via DSE.

 

I hope they come with the English conversion already done.





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  Reply # 1910655 29-Nov-2017 17:28
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kiwifidget:

I've been jealously watching this thread for a while, but thanks to @guttix I have now bought one via DSE.


I hope they come with the English conversion already done.



There is no ‘conversion’ required, it’s just settings inside the app to change the language.

The packaging and manual is in Chinese but you don’t need either of these, and there is also an English translation of the user manual available online.

It sounds like that DSE version already comes with a NZ power cable, which is one less thing you need to buy.

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  Reply # 1910669 29-Nov-2017 17:54
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kiwifidget:

 

I've been jealously watching this thread for a while, but thanks to @guttix I have now bought one via DSE.

 

I hope they come with the English conversion already done.

 

 

Me too, thanks for the link @guttix


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  Reply # 1910709 29-Nov-2017 19:02
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lueyyou:

 

Great! You'll love it, they really are awesome little machines and so much more affordable now because of Xiaomi

 

 

Till they have AI cable avoidance and cat puke detectors I will not be joining the robo vac elite I dont think.





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