- Xiaomi Mi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner in India through crowdfunding.
- The Chinese Company in crowdfunding price starts at 17000Rs for the vacuum cleaner.
- The crowdfund ends at 10,000 interested buyers to bring the gadget to India.
- The product will only start shipping on 17th September.
- The company claims it is selling the vacuum cleaner at a flat discount of ₹7,000.
- The vacuum cleaner will be available in a single color (black) for now. In China, the cleaner is also available in White.
Mi robot vacuum -Mop P is the automatic cleaner that has both sweeping and mopping functions tokeep home sparkling clean.
It has a Laser Detect System (LDS) for navigation, and a brushless motor with a 2,100 Pa suction power on 12 high-precision sensors to move around the house. It does a great job creating a 3D map using LDS of your living space, and you get to see cleaning statistics and set up schedules using the Mi Home app.
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P comes with a scanning range of 8 meters and a sampling rate of 2,016 times per second. As the product is designed to keep Indians in mind, the vacuum cleaner offers both with a sweeping + mopping mode that mimics the manual moping of human beings, that are customized for Indian households.
In order to take the complete advantage of the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P, users can access features of the Mi Home app on their Android and iOS smartphones. The app will bring features like remote control, real-time mapping, scheduled cleaning, and more. Using the app, the users can also create virtual walls, which will restrict the robot from cleaning those areas. The feature can come in handy when users want it to avoid carpets or washrooms.
The cleaning unit has a built-in quad-core processor is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU coupled with Mali 400 GPU. That lets the Robot Vacuum Mop-P compute data, process room information, and create a real-time map of areas quickly. The vacuum cleaner is equipped with a 3200mAh rechargeable battery. It can run for 60-130 minutes on a single charge depending on the area and conditions. The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is wi-fi equipped, measures 350 x 94.5mm and weighs 3.6 kilograms
The competitors for Mi Vacuum Eureka Forbes RV201 Robotic Floor Clear costs Rs. 21,999, while the Roomba 606 by iRobot costs Rs. 21,900. This makes the MI product significantly cheaper.
The vacuum is available at an introductory price of ₹17,999 ($235), (down from ₹29,999 ($385)), and while that’s exciting, there is a caveat: the product is being sold via Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform.