Roidmi EVE Plus LDS Vacuum Robot with Extraction Station for 341,30€/$462.41

Roidmi is known as a premium manufacturer of battery vacuums like the NEX 2 Pro from Xiaomi’s ecosystem. The step towards the first own vacuum robot is a logical one. With the EVE Plus, Roidmi goes straight for the latest technologies and features.

There is the Roidmi EVE with and without “Plus” in the name. However, the “Plus” only stands for the additional extraction station. So if you order EVE with extraction station, you will get the “EVE Plus”.

Technical data: Comparison to Roborock S5 Max

Roidmi EVE Plus

Roidmi EVE Plus

Roborock S5 Max

Roborock S5 Max

Suction force2700 pa2000 pa
NavigationLaser room measurementLaser room measurement
AppXiaomi Home (Android, iOS) or Roidmi Cleaner (Android, iOS)Xiaomi Home (Android, iOS) or Roborock (Android, iOS)
Operating Volumen/a50-65 dB
Battery5200 mAh5200 mAh
Dust chamber/water tank0.3 l/0.3 l (electric)0.46 l/0.29 l (electric)
Working timen/a2.5 h
Charging time4 h5 h
Weight3.6 kg (extraction station: 2.7 kg)3.5 kg
Dimensions35.0 x 35.0 x 9.8 cm35.3 x 35.0 x 9.65 cm
Inclinations20°, up to 2 cm20°, up to 2 cm
CE markingexpected yesYes
Features
  • Mapping with map storage
  • selective space division
  • No-go zones and zoned cleanup
  • Alexa and Google Home control
  • Mapping with map storage of three floors
  • selective room division
  • No-go zones and zoned cleanup
  • Mopping function with no-mop zones and electric water tank
  • Carpet detection (increases suction power)

To the top with the extraction station?

The American manufacturer iRobot dominates the market with extraction stations, but it also costs a lot. Meanwhile, the top dog in this field is getting more and more competition from the Middle Kingdom. Ecovacs, Proscenic, Viomi… meanwhile, most manufacturers have an extraction station in their program or offer it as an option. Functionally, they all differ only marginally, but some at least have a display, like the Roidmi EVE.

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot extraction station display
The display of the extraction station reminds us of that of the Xiaomi air purifiers.

Extraction stations are charging stations and “emptiers” of the dust chamber in one – automated. When the robot drives to the station after its cleaning, the battery is charged and the contents are sucked out of the dust chamber. The whole procedure can reach a volume of 80-90 dB, which most people consider “unpleasantly loud”. For comparison, we humans converse at an average volume of 60 dB.

Despite the top-mounted display, this extraction station won’t offer much more options than other extraction stations either, but simply looks more visually appealing as a result and offers one or two pieces of information, such as battery level. The 3-liter potential bag capacity, which you then have to replace after about 30 cleanings, is also average.

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot extraction station functionality
How the station works

The pre-sale price of around $400 is almost ridiculously low for a robot with a station like this, so what’s the catch or is the price still going up? Let’s take a look at the other features of the first Roidmi robot.

Two apps for control

For a long time, we puzzled over why Roidmi developed an app specifically for this purpose, when they only made battery vacuum cleaners. Now, however, it seems like wise foresight: The Roidmi EVE can be integrated into the in-house app Roidmi Cleaner (Android, iOS) in addition to the Xiaomi Home App (Android, iOS) that we are well familiar with. Those who already own a few devices from the Xiaomi universe will have already integrated quite a bit in the Xiaomi Home app, which is likely to make more people opt for the Xiaomi Home app. Unless, of course, the Roidmi app offers more features.

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot app control
The app control allows you to divide your four walls into different rooms on a virtual map.

The fact that a virtual map of the premises can be accessed and used in the app is related to the laser spatial measurement using the laser distance sensor (LDS). This is the most precise type of navigation, but it also works differently in gradations depending on the LDS.

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot room division
The room division works automatically and also allows you to set working times for each room.

It is not possible to say exactly whether Roidmi developed the EVE Plus itself, often the manufacturer Roborock is behind Xiaomi’s vacuum robots. However, it can be assumed that the LDS comes from the Xiaomi/Roborock factory and accordingly the laser room measurement should also work well. Unlike the Xiaomi and Roborock models, however, it works with two rotating brush heads on the bottom.

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot laser room measurement wiping function
The laser room measurement is extremely precise.

Continued cleaning and wiping function

A total of 18 sensors are installed in the new Roidmi; however, there is nothing about an automatic carpet detection (and that would be it if available). But there is mention of continued cleaning. When the Roidmi EVE Plus detects that the battery is running low (usually at 20%), it autonomously returns to the charging station, recharges the battery and continues cleaning at the spot where it last worked. There is no exact information on the working time (yet), but this smart feature definitely makes the EVE Plus suitable for premises above 250 m².

Roidmi EVE Plus vacuum robot mode of operation

The EVE Plus can vacuum and mop at the same time. For this purpose, an attachment with a microfiber cloth is attached to the underside of the electric water tank. The robot automatically recognizes that it should mop. The amount of water that drips from the 0.3-liter water tank onto the cloth can be set in the app in increments (presumably low, medium, high).

Outlook and assessment

It stands and falls with the price, which does not seem to be completely clear at the moment, after all, there is only a pre-sale price of around $400 at Geekbuying so far. If this remains, the Roidmi EVE Plus with extraction station is a highly exciting price-performance device. Unfortunately, we also know from experience how pre-sales are and that the starting price tends to go up. The EVE Plus is definitely interesting, but it lacks the aha effect, the unique selling proposition, the innovation. Where is a new exciting feature? You’ve already seen everything somewhere that you see here on the Roidmi.

Sure, the most important features of high-priced models like selective room division and the electric water tank are included, but is that enough to secure a firm place in the market? As of now, it lacks the buying appeal – at least in my opinion. After all, extraction stations are no longer a highlight at the end of 2020.

Do you like the fact that Roidmi is now also involved in vacuum robots?

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Tim

I'm interested in Gadgets, that make our life at home easier - especially when it comes to cleaning the floor or the windows. I was able to test about fifty robot vacuum cleaners since now.

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Comments (5)

  • Profile picture from Robert Howell
    # 22.01.21 um 02:54

    Robert Howell

    Hi Tim, can you advise if the Roidmi EVE plus is compatible with US power supply, that is, 110-120V.
    I am seriously thinking of purchasing one if it is compatible.

  • Profile picture from Judy
    # 03.02.21 um 16:26

    Judy

    Hi is this robot can be set first full vaccuming then mopping without changing tank or is it same like mi vacumm mop pro vacuuming then changing tank for mopping?

  • Profile picture from Ondrej Kobersky
    # 03.03.21 um 12:18

    Ondrej Kobersky

    Hi, I don't see a Roidmi EVE Plus as a device I can add in Mi Home app (iOS). Is about the region settings (mine is Central Europe)? Do I have to switch to China to get more devices there? Have anyone tried that?

    • Profile picture from Maike
      # 03.03.21 um 15:51

      Maike CG team

      We did not have a chance yet to test the Roidmi Eve Plus, but just try different server settings in your app, like China. It mostly is the preferred option for chinese apps.

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