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  # 1922184 19-Dec-2017 21:40
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Thanks Neil for letting us pickup so promptly. I’m really impressed with this wee vacuum. We have 2 labs and a 3 yo and the vacuum has done an amazing job. The mapping feature is awesome. There are a couple of things that could be better, the dust bin could be bigger (it needed to be emptied 3 times. We vacuumed 3days ago with our Dyson so we have set the Xiaomi to clean daily which will hopefully fix that) and it gets caught up on cables.

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  # 1922196 19-Dec-2017 22:07
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Glad it works in your environment. For me the huge transition from vinyl to carpet just made it unworkable.  I wish it had been able to deal with it. I'm sure someone will solve the problem eventually. I even considered printing some chunkier wheels for it but I honestly have way to much on my plate at the moment to hack a vacuum :-)

 

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  # 1925344 26-Dec-2017 14:55
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I still have questions....

 

@russelo does your tape work?

 

Has anyone tried tape from anywhere that keeps the mirobot out of no-go areas?

 

Has anyone managed to install the app on a device that is not a phone?

 

 

 

Anyways, after initial setup I put it back in the box for xmas.

 

Just had it doing its first proper clean today. It did 53m2 of wooden floors in 55 minutes and did quite a good job.

 

It is making an occasional grawnchy sound, is this normal?

 

 

 

 





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  # 1925833 27-Dec-2017 19:09
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Progress. Yea. In NZ now.



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  # 1925859 27-Dec-2017 20:27
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kiwifidget:

It is making an occasional grawnchy sound, is this normal?


 



Quite common on hard floors. Ours does it on lino every now and then but it’s not a big deal. Google it, others have looked at this in exhaustive detail and I recall they came up with some hardware mod to lessen the noise.

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  # 1925897 28-Dec-2017 00:18
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Yay! After a month, it's finally at the local depot ready to be sorted as of last night!




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  # 1925927 28-Dec-2017 08:39
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Back on sale at Dick Smith.




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  # 1926562 29-Dec-2017 14:13
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hairy1: Back on sale at Dick Smith.
Thanks for pointing this out. Purchased and look forward to it :-)


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  # 1926568 29-Dec-2017 14:30
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A question for the owners - how tall is the docking station? Haven't managed to find that in my review-reading, and want to check where I can hide it away (hopefully under a sofa).




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  # 1926569 29-Dec-2017 14:34
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I’m not at home to measure it, but as I recall the dock sits about 2cm taller than the vacuum. We have it under our couch, and even though the couch fabric underneath sags a little lower than the top of the base, it still finds it and charges fine.

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  # 1926583 29-Dec-2017 15:31
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It wouldn't fit under our couches. 

 

230mm x 135mm tall x 110mm deep.

 

https://imgur.com/a/sugc7

 

 

 


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  # 1926645 29-Dec-2017 19:05
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Just having a play with mine now and love how you can choose to have it to be on quiet mode as well as on Max mode!  It also picks up stuff pretty good, even on quiet mode!





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  # 1926661 29-Dec-2017 19:37
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sonyxperiageek:

 

Just having a play with mine now and love how you can choose to have it to be on quiet mode as well as on Max mode!  It also picks up stuff pretty good, even on quiet mode!

 

 

How do you change the mode? 





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  # 1926697 29-Dec-2017 20:09
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On the app :)

That is where you can set times and schedules and get alerts.

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  # 1926832 30-Dec-2017 09:10
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sheldonlendrum:

 

It wouldn't fit under our couches. 

 

230mm x 135mm tall x 110mm deep.

 

https://imgur.com/a/sugc7

 

Many thanks. Looks like it will be tight but might work for us...will have to wait until it arrives.


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