Xiaomi has released its home cleaning robots on the market for a couple of years. In constant and clear improvement, the Chinese company proposes a new product called Xiaomi Mijia Roborock S50.
The Xiaomi cleaning robot is a little bigger than other competitors but still, it has the standard size of the higher end products. It is circular and frontally has a bumper to soften impacts with objects. The most substantial difference with the competition is the “turret” inside which include a laser sensor that will continuously map the space around it.
Like all the other similar products below, it has two claw wheels, a brush that rotates to bring dirt into the central part of the body where the roll in bristles and rubber will suck up the dirt.
The Xiaomi Mijia Roborock S50 Review
The power of the product is remarkable, both in terms of displacement, managing to overcome almost every “classic” obstacle, both in terms of cleaning, really aspiring a large quantity of dust, as only the most expensive cleaning robots do.
In the package is also provided the charging base to which the robot will return automatically at the end of cleaning. A touch of class is the possibility to hook the wire in two different positions to make it exit to the right or left of the charging base.
The container that collects the dust is inserted from above and is positioned under the top cover that rises simply by lifting it. On the upper side there are two buttons: on / off and back at home.
Their function is quite self-explanatory and allows you to start a cleaning session or send the robot back to its charging station.
Features, Pros and Cons
The strong point of Xiaomi Mijia Roborock S50, however, is precisely the superior laser that allows the Mi Robot Vacuum to understand the surrounding environment and act accordingly, mapping the environment and making a single pass on every point of the house. In this way, cleaning takes place in less time, without waste and above all without the possibility that a corner of the house will be forgotten during cleaning.
At the end of the cleaning will return to its base. If the house is big enough that it can not be cleaned in a single charge, the robot will return to the base and restart automatically as soon as the autonomy was sufficient.
To give a little ‘number of 60sqmt net (which in our case was the surface walkable on a house of about 100 square meters) were cleaned in 68 minutes with still a good 30% of residual autonomy.
All this assumes an even more futuristic connotation if we use the free Mijia Home app for Android and iOS. This will allow us, first of all, to change the language of the robot in English (from Chinese) and update its firmware (it will take a little ‘patience).
You can see from the application (even in real time) the mapping of the house and the path taken by the robot to clean: the first few times you could lose a lot of time staring at the map that is filled with lines.
Also from the app, you can decide whether to use it in silent mode, balanced (intermediate), turbo or maximum speed. From the settings, you can then program days and times of power on and decide a time band where you do not want to be disturbed by the voice that notifies start/end cleaning
Finally, it will be possible to have a summary of the state of consumables, indicating the remaining percentage of filters and brushes, to know then when to replace them.
If you were then connected to the same Wi-Fi network you can also guide it via telephone. Online you can then buy spare parts or the black ribbon to prevent a certain threshold from being crossed.