One of the truly impressive aspects to robot vacuum cleaners is the fact that once they are set up and charged, they operate seamlessly. This means cleaning is done at virtually any time you want, and perhaps most crucial given the country’s ongoing energy crisis, is not dependent on loadshedding.
These are but two of the advantages that robot vacuum cleaners hold over their conventional plug-in brethren. It is also an especially important consideration for those wanting to make their homes smarter with automated technology.
As such, if having a truly smart home is your goal, getting a reliable, feature-rich, and fully autonomous robot vacuum cleaner is a must.
Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has a number of options that tick the box on the above three criteria, with perhaps none being as impressive as the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+, which is one of the flagship models that the company has made available to purchase in South Africa.
While the general principles behind a robot vacuum cleaner are the same regardless of which one you opt for, not all are created equal. With this in mind, here’s why the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ is a truly autonomous smart appliance.
Brimming with functions
Xiaomi dubs the X10+ its “smart cleaning station” as a number of functions are automated on this robot vacuum cleaner. For example, it has automated elements for pad washing, dust collection, hot air drying, and water refilling, with the accompanying all-in-one station seen above streamlining many of the processes that the X10+ boasts.
It means that true hands-free use is possible for this robot vacuum cleaner, and if set up correctly by homeowners, you can simply leave the X10+ to its own devices for a few days safe in the knowledge that cleaning is happening automatically and without fuss.
All of this functionality can be controlled remotely via the Mi Home or Xiaomi Home app as well, so you can even be at work or on holiday, and ensure that you return to a clean home.
The ingenious design of the accompanying all-in-one station includes the integration of two rotary pads that scrape and clean the circular mops of the X10+ once it is done and returns to the dock to charge. While docked a two-hour long hot air drying system is working to get the mops ready to go again. This means the next time your robot vacuum cleaner heads out, it is doing so with newly cleaned and dried mops.
Added to this is a 17000Pa power fan and dual air duct system for dust collection and waste depositing. The latter sees a built-in 2.5 litre dust bag housed within the all-in-one station that holds up to 60 bin loads of dust, allowing for multiple cleaning sessions before the system needs to be fully emptied by hand.
Lastly, the all-in-one station features an intelligent sensor-backed water refilling mechanism, meaning you don’t need to refill the X10+ for a few days at least.
As such, the all-in-one station serves as the at-home pit crew for your high-specced and high-powered robot vacuum cleaner.
When you factor in that the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ also boats a class-leading S-Cross AI Advanced 3D obstacle recognition and avoidance sensor system that is accurate to the millimetre, as well as up two hours of battery life between charges, there is little this smart home appliance cannot do.
The final aspect worth mentioning is the attention to privacy that Xiaomi has factored into its design and software, with a custom MJA1 security chip present and local processing of image data being prioritised.
If you are in the market for a top-tier robot vacuum cleaner that is fully autonomous too, find out more about the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ check out local retailers such as Takealot, Yuppiechef, Incredible, Tafelberg, FNB, and Vodacom.