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  # 1963666 24-Feb-2018 23:06
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I've had mine a few weeks and am pleased so far. Seems to eat cables and anything small that it can get near, so had to re-arrange a few things to make it a bit "safer".

 

However it has now disappeared from the Mi Home app...so I can't control it apart from the physical controls. However, I do get push alerts on the phone (e.g. "eating cables" or "returning to base") so something is still hooked up (and device is on wifi). Any ideas? To help I have linked it to Home Assistant, but can't see a way to get the alerts (e.g. going back to base) via Home Assistant. It would be great to not need the app at all.

 

 


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  # 1963887 25-Feb-2018 14:30
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phrozenpenguin:

 

I've had mine a few weeks and am pleased so far. Seems to eat cables and anything small that it can get near, so had to re-arrange a few things to make it a bit "safer".

 

However it has now disappeared from the Mi Home app...so I can't control it apart from the physical controls. However, I do get push alerts on the phone (e.g. "eating cables" or "returning to base") so something is still hooked up (and device is on wifi). Any ideas? To help I have linked it to Home Assistant, but can't see a way to get the alerts (e.g. going back to base) via Home Assistant. It would be great to not need the app at all.

 

 

Does your app actually say "eating cables"?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1963888 25-Feb-2018 14:33
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After a few weeks with mine, there are only two things I dislike about it:

 

The first one is that it doesn't alert you to when the bin is full i.e it just keeps going.

 

Secondly, the brush accumulates a lot of hair... especially women's hair. That's where I prefer the Roomba 980's AeroForce extractors. Pretty much no hair gets stuck on them.





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  # 1963985 25-Feb-2018 17:54
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sonyxperiageek:

 

phrozenpenguin:

 

I've had mine a few weeks and am pleased so far. Seems to eat cables and anything small that it can get near, so had to re-arrange a few things to make it a bit "safer".

 

However it has now disappeared from the Mi Home app...so I can't control it apart from the physical controls. However, I do get push alerts on the phone (e.g. "eating cables" or "returning to base") so something is still hooked up (and device is on wifi). Any ideas? To help I have linked it to Home Assistant, but can't see a way to get the alerts (e.g. going back to base) via Home Assistant. It would be great to not need the app at all.

 

 

Does your app actually say "eating cables"?

 

 

Um, no, I was paraphrasing. Cables are normally the issue with mine. The actual notification has a bunch of Chinese (I am running the English Language pack) then says something about how the robot is stuck or the wheels are not turning and it needs finding and fixing.


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  # 1964000 25-Feb-2018 18:31
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The app notifications don't even work on my phone.

 

You quickly learn what areas trip it up, so it becomes a non issue.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1965591 28-Feb-2018 10:26
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Anyone here who might be willing to let us borrow their Xiaomi Robot Vacuum v1 in Christchurch? We have thick plush carpets and I'd want to make sure what model I should buy :) I read the newer version works much better on thicker carpets but I just would like to test the v1 out.

 

Let me know, cheers!


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  # 1970769 7-Mar-2018 16:43
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https://www.gizmochina.com/2018/03/06/xiaomis-xiaowa-robot-vacuum-cleaner-cheapest-%C2%A5999-158/ - new model at less than half the price?? Worth waiting for??


 
 
 
 


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  # 1971040 8-Mar-2018 09:29
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NorthernZone:

 

https://www.gizmochina.com/2018/03/06/xiaomis-xiaowa-robot-vacuum-cleaner-cheapest-%C2%A5999-158/ - new model at less than half the price?? Worth waiting for??

 

 

 

 

Hmm looks good! Any disadvantages with this new model compared to version 1?


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  # 1971045 8-Mar-2018 09:39
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Less suction : 1600pa vs 1800pa(v1)

 

Smaller battery : 2400mah vs 5400mah(v1)

 

Larger dustbin : 640ml vs 420ml(v1)

 

More modes : 9 vs 4(v1)

 

 





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  # 1971075 8-Mar-2018 10:24
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Ok from that the battery seems like the biggest issue


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  # 1971408 8-Mar-2018 20:36
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I ordered one from Dick Smiths on 17 Feb and it says the warehouse is not dispatching until 30 March. That seems like a ridiculously long wait. 





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  # 1971409 8-Mar-2018 20:40
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lokhor:

 

I ordered one from Dick Smiths on 17 Feb and it says the warehouse is not dispatching until 30 March. That seems like a ridiculously long wait. 

 

 

Container on a slow boat from China?





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# 1978662 16-Mar-2018 14:22
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For what it's worth here is a review I've written and start up guide. Try to document as much as I good as I went but some had to be done from memory.

 

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/not-quad-reviews/xiaomi-mi-robot-vacuum-cleaner-a-new-zealand-perspective

 

 

I see that the special is better on Dick Smith than the one I linked but I have a lot of international readers and availability is important. 

 

Since we've had this little vaccuum (2 weeks) we've not used our plug in vacuum once.


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  # 1978719 16-Mar-2018 15:10
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we received ours on Tuesday. Works great in the lounge with grey low carpet. It did not fall off the stairs, good start :)

 

takes 30-40 mins to clean 40sqm





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  # 1978722 16-Mar-2018 15:12
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On special at the moment for $369 from DSE TradeMe. Cheapest it’s been.

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