There are already two robot vacuum cleaners under Xiaomi’s MIJIA home appliances but both are a bit pricey. Its latest vacuum cleaner, the Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner, costs much less and has mostly the same features.
The Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner is also made by Roborock, the same company that made the first two cleaners. It shares a similar design and even has the same diameter as the 2nd gen model. However, it is a tad shorter.
Even though it is priced at ¥999 (~$158) compared to the ¥2499 (~$394) of the 2nd-gen vacuum cleaner, the Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of features.
It has a 640ml capacity dust box that should suffice for cleaning a room once a day/once in a week. It has a single sweeping side brush and a main rotating brush underneath. Just like its siblings, it can also climb obstacles up to 2cm high, so you don’t have to worry about getting cables out of its way.
The Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner has 9 different cleaning modes that can be managed via the Mi Home app. It can clean along wall corners, around objects such as furniture legs, and also specific spots. Xiaomi says it has a suction pressure of 1600Pa.
The vacuum cleaner has a 2400mAh lithium-ion battery and uses a similar charging dock as the other two. If it runs out of battery while cleaning, it’ll return to its charging dock and resume cleaning when charged.
The Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner has already surpassed its crowdfunding goal by over 2500%. It is scheduled to start shipping 20th of April.