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  # 2220963 19-Apr-2019 09:43
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Yea, grab it at $399. One of best purchases we have made and super WAF (and HAF!) factor.


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  # 2226917 28-Apr-2019 17:38
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There’s a new model that was released last month apparently, the Roborock T6. Supposedly better mapping and some cosmetic changes but perhaps not much else in the way of upgrades. Anyone know much about this and when/if it’ll be available in NZ?

 
 
 
 


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  # 2226931 28-Apr-2019 18:41
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I think the next worthy upgrade is a much bigger bin

Or a secondary bin on the charging unit that empties the robot's bin.

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  # 2226952 28-Apr-2019 19:40
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A question: if I took our Roborock cleaner into our sleepout, what would happen to the existing mapping?

I’m assuming it would have to create a new map for the second space, but what would it do when it was returned to the main house? I’m not keen on trialing this to see what happens because of the risk I’d lose all the no-go zones I’ve marked out so have to start from scratch.

Thanks!

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  # 2226987 28-Apr-2019 20:28
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jonathan18: A question: if I took our Roborock cleaner into our sleepout, what would happen to the existing mapping?

I’m assuming it would have to create a new map for the second space, but what would it do when it was returned to the main house? I’m not keen on trialing this to see what happens because of the risk I’d lose all the no-go zones I’ve marked out so have to start from scratch.

Thanks!

 

 

 

Hopefully Xiaomi releases one like that.

 

Although I notice in that video they are trying to sell vaccum cleaner bags.


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  # 2238333 15-May-2019 13:06
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hi all, I wonder if anyone else have experience this issue with the battery (Xiaomi Robot Vac 1st Gen).

 

 

 

Charged to 100%, turn off power to charger. 12 hours later the battery status showed 78%. It was on sleep mode.

 

 

 

Is this normal? cheers


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  # 2238735 16-May-2019 06:21
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parrofish:

 

hi all, I wonder if anyone else have experience this issue with the battery (Xiaomi Robot Vac 1st Gen).

 

 

 

Charged to 100%, turn off power to charger. 12 hours later the battery status showed 78%. It was on sleep mode.

 

 

 

Is this normal? cheers

 

 

 

 

My battery definitely dies quickly if you turn it off. I don't have exact timings, but I assumed it was due to wifi always been on.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2238765 16-May-2019 08:35
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I think its designed to always stay switched on. Thats what I do with mine.


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  # 2249467 1-Jun-2019 10:31
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I'm pretty keen on the Roborock 2 but I want to get some feedback from existing users.  Looking at using it upstairs (primarily at least).  Can I rely on it to not throw itself down the stairs?

 

How is it likely to cope with a shaggy rug?  It's one of those annoying ones that always caterpillars up to the coffee table it sits under so it definitely wouldn't be the end of the world if we would be better off replacing it with something else.

 

I have a combination of carpet and tile.  Will it vacuum both or will it only do one surface?  

 

If it will do the tile at the same time as the carpet, the dining table and chairs are on a rug.  I gather it will be fine getting up on the rug.  The legs of the table and chairs are flat on the ground - is it likely to happily go over them (about 5mm) and just around the vertical part of the legs?

 

Thanks in advance :) 

 

 


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  # 2249519 1-Jun-2019 11:44
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Is the Roborock 2 the recently announced new model? I don’t have that but do have a Roborock.

I bought this over the first gen Xiaomi as it was supposed to be better with rugs, but it does struggle with my son’s shaggy rug - I’ve ended up blocking it from the map.

It’ll go from hard to carpeted surfaces without issue. There’s even a mode that will increase suction when it detects carpet. No issue in height differences of a decent amount - we have both carpet and wooden floor areas in the living/dining area and it easily trundles between the two.

I’d see there being no issue it going over the bars at the bottom of your dining suite. I’ve seen ours climb over the legs of a hat stand, and they’re about 15mm heigh!

Don’t have stairs so can’t comment on that, but check back for one of my earlier posts, where I asked how the machines cope when moved locations (does it remember previously drawn maps or start again?), which hasn’t had a definitive answer. The latest model, it is mentioned, has improvements in mapping, but not sure if this is covered. Personally, I’d rather ensure I can keep all my zoned areas that it doesn’t do (eg couches, as it has got stuck when trying to get under them!), so use a manual vacuum cleaner in our external HT.

I don’t think many people have regretted buying one of these vacuums - definitely one of our best gadget purchases!

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  # 2249597 1-Jun-2019 15:40
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Thanks for that.  Sounds like it will be fine.  I don't think we'll bother moving it around the house as downstairs is easier to manage anyway, and we've already talked about getting a 2nd if we do want to go that way.  I'll do a little more research about the stairs but sounds like this could be a goer.  Thanks again.


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  # 2249786 2-Jun-2019 05:05
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We have a model one and it has never tried to commit hari kari on the stairs We LOVE this wee machine to bits!!

 

We are soon to move to a single story place with no steps/stairs and envisage opening all the doors and just letting 'Henry' go at it.

 

But we do make sure rugs with tassels, and the trailing power/charger cords, are out of the way. Just common sense.


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  # 2256456 12-Jun-2019 08:51
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A while later wonder how you guys are getting on with your vaccums? considering getting one. I had a roomba but got rid of it because it cost 1200 and kept getting stuck. Looking at trying one of these but I do have dark carpet


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  # 2256503 12-Jun-2019 09:25
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Read through the thread and you'll find a general consensus that these cleaners work very well, especially relative to price. A number, including myself, have posted that it's one of the best gadget purchases we've made. The only regret I have in regards to the purchase is not buying one sooner.

 

Of course it has its issues, but most are manageable. Note my comments earlier about using the cleaner in different locations (probably needing to redraw the map each time, so lose no-go zones); that it doesn't deal that well with shaggy rugs. Like the Roomba you had, the Mi/Roborock can also get stuck in places - I've had to go home a few times to sort this - but generally this can be avoided by blocking out specific areas on the map (I block out some sofas, a shaggy rug it can't cope with, and the beds - ours aren't high enough for it to do under, so getting stuck is a distinct possibility). I see the more expensive Roombas, Electroluxes etc have similar mapping features, so getting stuck may also not be such an issue with those?

 

Also, beware that even if areas are blocked, and furniture within such an area is moved, it can still cause problems: I moved a couch a few cms and low and behold it got stuck.

 

Personally, I'd like more sophisticated software - specifically, the ability to link mapping to the timers (so as to be able to schedule specific areas to be cleaned more regularly than others), but that's something that potentially may come with updates or with newer devices.

 

Dark carpet shouldn't be an issue, given generally owners here are happy with the quality of the vacuuming.


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  # 2256511 12-Jun-2019 09:40
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I was definitely convinced after reading through the thread and getting some replies to my specific questions (I also later found confirmation that they won't throw themselves down the stairs).  But I also discovered that Roomba have released 2 new models that aren't in NZ yet, and those new models are self-emptying and store maps, etc.  I think the only downside compared to the Mi was they need light to work so you wouldn't be able to run them at night (unless you schedule your lights to come on and off, and I don't have smart lights in much of the house yet).

 

So I'm still contemplating one of these to get going on having some of the vacuuming done, but really hanging out for the self-emptying option that must be coming soonish.  Definitely extra $$$$$, but I feel it's worth it (for me).


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