Xiaomi Roidmi F8 battery vacuum cleaner now available in pre-sale
The new Xiaomi Xiaowa vacuum robot has only just come onto the market and Xiaomi is now launching a new domestic assistant, which is announced with strong technical data: the Roidmi F8. Will the British manufacturer Dyson face competition from China?
App integration and high suction power
Responsible for the production of the wireless battery vacuum cleaner is Roidmi, one of Xiaomi’s many financed companies. Like many products from the Xiaomi universe, the battery vacuum cleaner can also be integrated into the Mi Home App. Sounds crazy with a hand vacuum cleaner at first, but the app can be used to set different suction levels, query the battery status or read the status of the HEPA filters.
The operating volume of 75 dB of the new vacuum cleaner is quite loud. For comparison: When two people talk to each other, the volume is 60-65 dB. But this is probably also due to the Roidmi’s high suction power: the suction power of the Dibea C17 is 7000 pa (which is sufficient for most work), the Xiaomi vacuum robot comes with a suction power of 18500 pa. A remarkable value. This should allow even large accumulations of dirt to be easily sucked away.
Of course there is also a slightly overdone video about the suction power, which I don’t want to keep from you. It’s really amusing. At least the design of the battery vacuum cleaner can be better understood with this. The vacuum cleaner has already won the iF Design Award.
Another strong fact: The working time of the vacuum cleaner is 55 minutes, definitely a good value for a battery vacuum cleaner. With a weight of 2.5 kg, most users should not overdo themselves either, the dust container including HEPA filter has a capacity of 0.4l. The dust chamber is therefore not particularly large and should quickly become full. However, if you take the trouble not to have the floor vacuumed by a vacuum robot anyway, you can also briefly empty the dust chamber in between.
2 in 1: Vacuum cleaner and hand vacuum cleaner
What I personally like: The vacuum cleaner comes with the supplied wall bracket, so that you don’t have to put the vacuum cleaner in the storage room, but can present it in a stylish way. In addition, it does not get in the way and the battery can be charged.
In addition, the scope of delivery includes many other accessories: Various suction pipes, replacement filters and various brushes are also available to the customer. On the picture below, which shows the scope of delivery, the numbers 3, 4 and 7 for pre-orderers are included in the delivery, which you would otherwise have to buy in addition. This is however the version of the Chinese manufacturer before the official sale, unfortunately this selection is not included in the offers found so far.
Since a simple battery vacuum cleaner alone is no longer enough today, the Roidmi F8 can also be switched to a hand-held vacuum cleaner. The individual parts should be able to be assembled quickly and easily via the individual bayonet locks. The hand vacuum cleaner makes it easier to vacuum the car and corners, even if you want to remove something quickly, the hand vacuum cleaner is practical.
As a hand-held vacuum cleaner, the weight of the vacuum cleaner is only 1.5 kg. If changing from battery vacuum cleaner to hand vacuum cleaner works as well and quickly as with the Dibea models, you can look forward to the hand vacuum cleaner.
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The price of the battery vacuum cleaner should be the equivalent of about $200, but the current pre-sale prices are above $300. Here one will have to wait a little longer until the sale really starts. Nevertheless, the vacuum cleaner is significantly more expensive than the Dibea models, but still half as expensive as comparable models from Great Britain or Germany.
In terms of suction power and functionality, the technical data read very well, whether you really need the app connection, is not to say yet. So far, Xiaomi has rarely let us down in terms of workmanship and performance, so we are very excited about the battery vacuum cleaner. This will most likely bring strong headwinds to the established manufacturers with regard to the price-performance ratio.
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