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  # 2011635 9-May-2018 12:33
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What % does your mirobot battery get down to before returning to charge?

 

Mine seems to be 20%, which is annoying because 10-15 more minutes and the house would be done.





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  # 2012918 9-May-2018 19:54
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Has anyone ordered one of the gen 2 units from Dick Smith? Their website seems a little unclear about whether or not the price paid includes GST/duties or not - when you try to check out it says GST is included, but it also shows a warning saying additional import taxes might be due. So wondering if anyone here has tried this?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2013249 10-May-2018 11:33
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Antzzz:

 

Has anyone ordered one of the gen 2 units from Dick Smith? Their website seems a little unclear about whether or not the price paid includes GST/duties or not - when you try to check out it says GST is included, but it also shows a warning saying additional import taxes might be due. So wondering if anyone here has tried this?

 

 

buy it from their trademe page, "* Import Tax & Duty Inclusive - Nothing More to Pay"

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/cleaning-bins/vacuum-cleaners/other/auction-1626476181.htm?rsqid=1b0fdf9c68704197ac7f2851f430fb69


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  # 2013566 10-May-2018 19:15
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@kiwifidget

 

Believe me, you have to trust the manufacturer to get the battery charging right. Ever seen a lithium battery go up? If not, google it. 

 

Can you not just do the house in stages? 


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  # 2013581 10-May-2018 20:12
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@linw , I do the house in stages, its the only option I have.

 

It would be great if could get the house done in one go though.

 

But they also say 2.5 hrs runtime, but its really only 2hrs, coz it goes back to the dock to recharge around then.





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  # 2014804 12-May-2018 16:13
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mrphil:

 

Antzzz:

 

Has anyone ordered one of the gen 2 units from Dick Smith? Their website seems a little unclear about whether or not the price paid includes GST/duties or not - when you try to check out it says GST is included, but it also shows a warning saying additional import taxes might be due. So wondering if anyone here has tried this?

 

 

buy it from their trademe page, "* Import Tax & Duty Inclusive - Nothing More to Pay"

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/cleaning-bins/vacuum-cleaners/other/auction-1626476181.htm?rsqid=1b0fdf9c68704197ac7f2851f430fb69

 

 

So after much back and forth with their support people, I managed to confirm that the same thing applies to stuff ordered directly from their website - they confirmed that this is all tax and duty inclusive. A bonus outcome was that in between times the price dropped from $739 to $679 inc GST shipped for this model...


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  # 2014807 12-May-2018 16:31
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That's not bad.

I just put in the order for v1 for 399 maybe i should ask if I can pay the difference. Not sure if it's worth another $280. I think it's probably not as we don't have a thick rug.




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  # 2016113 15-May-2018 07:59
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I just received mine last night (Version 1). The app is in English, but I can't see any option to change the language pack to English on the vacuum, though searching indicates it should be available. Any pointers on what I might be doing wrong?

 

 








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  # 2016209 15-May-2018 11:33
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Ug. DSE.

Purchased 10 may
Dispatch 24 may

Lame.




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  # 2016213 15-May-2018 11:39
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gbwelly:

I just received mine last night (Version 1). The app is in English, but I can't see any option to change the language pack to English on the vacuum, though searching indicates it should be available. Any pointers on what I might be doing wrong?


 



It's in the app under Vacuum Settings/Voice Pack.

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  # 2016317 15-May-2018 14:32
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peejayw:It's in the app under Vacuum Settings/Voice Pack.

 

I only have one in there currently, it's a Chinese gentleman with a mic with two backup singers behind him. Pulling it down triggers a refresh but no additional packs appear. Does it matter which region I have set for my profile? I have tried 'Other', 'United States (US Server)' and 'Europe'.








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  # 2016319 15-May-2018 14:35
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gbwelly:

 

peejayw:It's in the app under Vacuum Settings/Voice Pack.

 

I only have one in there currently, it's a Chinese gentleman with a mic with two backup singers behind him. Pulling it down triggers a refresh but no additional packs appear. Does it matter which region I have set for my profile? I have tried 'Other', 'United States (US Server)' and 'Europe'.

 

 

Mainland China is the one to go with for most updates/features/etc





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  # 2016320 15-May-2018 14:38
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kobiak:

 

Mainland China is the one to go with for most updates/features/etc

 

 

 

 

Ah yes after posting, I found @reven on page 12 of this very thread said this is a requirement for the English pack. That's intuitive undecided

 

 








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  # 2016323 15-May-2018 14:41
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Agreed! I thought that as well.


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  # 2016458 15-May-2018 18:51
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OK, time to give something back to this thread. If you try to update the firmware on your Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum from Mainland China while using a Pi-hole you are going to have a bad time. Finally after disabling the Pihole I have been able to successfully update the unit and enable the English voice pack. How nice not to have the Chinese lady yelling at me from the dining room when the firmware update fails for the 20th time. Tomorrow will be it's maiden voyage to discover the nooks and crannies of the house!

 

 

 

 








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