The Xiaowa Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner of the new generation is here and the expectations are great for our review! The “old” Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum was an excellent vacuum cleaner and the best device on the market so far.
No other model has so far scored points with such good navigation and high suction power. Even $800 vacuum robots, such as the Neato Botvac-Connected, could not keep up with the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot Vacuum.
Xiaowa is now trying to come up with the new budget “Xiaowa Cleaner Robot Vacuum 2018”.[coupon title=”Xiaowa Automatic Intelligent Cleaning Robot” url=”https://goo.gl/TmgCW2″ code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/11-1-5.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $249.99
Suction: 1600Pa, Power: 50W, Operating time: about 2 hours, Battery: 2600mAh, Dust box capacity: 640ml”]
Is the new Xiaowa Cleaner Robot Vacuum the best vacuum cleaner robot of the year 2018? Let’s find out in the test!
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Specifications
|Charging time:||120 mins|
|Operating time:||about 2 hours|
|Dimensions:||353.0 x 350.0 x 90.5 mm|
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Design and Appearance
Xiaowa has an eye for good design, that’s out of the question. This can also be seen in the vacuum cleaner, which, like the model of the 1st generation Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum, is largely kept in a simple but chic white.
Although this is a high-gloss white, in contrast to many cheaper electronic products, the high-gloss finish is very valuable and noble here.
This fits well with the qualitative impression. The Xiaowa Cleaner Robot in the analisis is comparatively heavy and massive. You can really see that this is stuffed with electronics. The dimensions are still quite compact.
Xiaowa also relies on the classic round shape in its latest vacuum cleaner robot. The basic structure is also relatively “ordinary”. On the front, there is a bumper, which is pressed in contact with the vacuum cleaner to communicate that is an obstacle in the way.
Also on the front is a small brush which should sweep dirt and dust out of corners, so that the large rotating brush, which is under the robot, can accommodate this.
The dirt then ends up in a container located under a flap on the top. This container is sufficient but not overly large. As usual, the container is equipped with a fine dust filter at its air outlet.
Unfortunately, these filters tend to get stuffed. Good knocking is very important for a consistently high suction power!
The Xiaowa Cleaner Robot is controlled either via the smartphone app or via the three buttons on the top. These enable the start/stop of the vacuum cleaner robot even without a smartphone app.
Also, you can send the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot back to his station, which of course finds it by itself.
The station is a small white plastic box with a white LED on the top. Important! The enclosed power cord for American sockets!
However, you can easily exchange this for a suitable European. The charging station has the usual small appliance plug. A matching cable cost in the purchase of around $5 and then the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner is fully compatible with our sockets.
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Setup and Installation
While the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Cleaner of the 1st generation was still quite “Asian”, the new budget Xiaowa Cleaner Robot in the review clearly shows that it is also aimed at a Western audience, at least a little.
To use the robot, you should connect it to your Wi-Fi network. This is not absolutely necessary, but you should do it. Why? If you turn on the robot and it is not connected to the Wi-Fi network, it will start broadcasting a WLAN signal, which is needed to set up the app.
Let’s start with the setup at the beginning. You first need the Mijia App, which is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
On the first start, you will be asked which region you are in. Select China Mainland here! Why? You have to choose a region in which the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot is officially sold, otherwise the app will not work. As a rule, the sale always starts in China and then expands from there. So it may be that regions like the US or Europe will eventually work, but with China, you play it safe.
The app is after the first start in a Chinese/English mix, go here in the settings and selects English as the main language. Do this, the whole app is really in English!
Now switch on your robot, keep the power switch pressed for several seconds until the LED flashes. Now go to the app on the “+” and wait until it has recognized the robot.
If this happens, select it and connect it to your WLAN, ready! Before the first start we recommend a full charge, then you can start!
A tip for vacuum cleaners newbies. On the first ride, watch the robot! Although the new Xiaowa Cleaner Robot makes a great job not hang somewhere or overturn things, there is always a cable that stupidly hangs, etc.
Here it makes sense to watch once to identify problem areas in the apartment and fix it.
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Features and Intelligence
The greatest strength of the budget Xiaowa Cleaner Robot is clearly the intelligence! Most cheaper and older vacuum robots use the random principle. They are just starting to drive until they encounter an obstacle, from where they turn off in a random direction.
This was repeated until the battery was empty, in the hope that all places were accidentally run over.
This is completely different with the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner! The Xiaowa Robot always knows where it is, where it already was and where it still has to go. The robot internally marks all places where it was already and can thus still recognize where he still has to go.
Also, the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot does not forget any places or spaces. It “sees” doors if you like. It is not right to see that the robot has only laser sensors. So he can only see where at its height is still “space”.
A large apartment is so no problem! The Xiaowa Cleaner Robot takes one room after the other. Although this is not quite true. After starting, the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner begins to stake out areas.
That means he looks for a wall, drives it about 4 meters, then turns off at a 90-degree angle, then go straight up to 4 meters, then turns off again, drives again about 4 meters, and so on its starting point is the inner area of this staked zone cleaned. This happens, if there are no obstacles, in straight lanes.
When zone 1 is finished, the next area is disconnected until the entire apartment with all accessible rooms is vacuumed. Even if you start in the middle of a corridor and the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot drives first to the left, he knows that it also continues on the right and will return accordingly later.
It is extremely impressive how precisely the vacuum cleaner robot navigates.
Also very impressive is the pathfinding. You can also just drop off the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner somewhere in the apartment, after a few seconds he knows where he is and can take his usual route.
Yes, some other high-end vacuuming robots can do this now, but I have not seen any who navigates as confidently as the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot!
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Suction Power
What about the suction power? On paper, Xiaowa speaks of “1500Pa Super Suction”. 1500Pa is pretty much, but the first generation Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum has 1800Pa.
In the app of Mijia App, you can regulate the suction power in four stages. Lower levels mean the robot sucks longer and is quieter, while the larger levels naturally provide the best suction.
Especially on the higher levels, the suction power of the budget Xiaowa Cleaner Robot is absolutely outstanding! It’s amazing how much air this expels from the opening at the back.
This high airflow in combination with the rotating brush guarantees an almost 100% purity on smooth surfaces. Dust etc. is absorbed absolutely easily! Even things like cat litter or the like are no problem.
On smooth floors, even the lowest level is enough for a good result. The real art, of course, is the sucking of carpets.
But Xiaowa Cleaner Robot does an excellent job here! Yes, this one has the best cleaning performance I’ve ever seen in a vacuum cleaner robot. Also on carpets superficial dirt is well removed. It also does not matter, whether it’s dust or even animal hair.
More problematic is more dirt, which moves deeper into carpets, so for example sand. At the highest level, the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot gets rid of sand from higher rugs, but that’s not a 100% result, but better than any other vacuum cleaner robot I’ve seen so far.
The great thing about a vacuum cleaner robot like the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot in our test, however, is that you can start it as often as you want! If necessary, start the robot twice a day and you will see that dirt and dust in your home are constantly getting lower and lower. The Xiaowa Cleaner Robot always comes with a full dust container again.
The cleaning performance along baseboards is also good, as long as it is a smooth floor. If your carpet has a small area, which is moderately well cleaned, as the sub-brush does not work well on carpet. But competition is not much better.
Bonus points are available for quite a good cleaning on carpet edges. Yes, Xiaowa Cleaner Robot can be a bit late here, but this is much less than with all other state suction robots I know.
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Battery and Volume
Let’s start with the volume. Of course, this depends significantly on the set suction power. At the highest level, you have to say very clearly the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot sounds like a starting jet.
Especially if this initially starts the vacuum engine you can get this impression. This is not a volume at which you can still enjoy watching TV at the same time.
This is more like the mode you turn on just before a visitor comes or you are not there.
At the lowest level, the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot is very quiet. Here, the suction motor is almost stopped and you only hear the slight hum of the rotating brush. Here it can easily withstand in the same room.
In between there are two levels, in normal everyday life, the “balanced” level certainly makes the most sense. Although the vacuum cleaner robot generates an audible humming sound, this one is quite “warm/soft” and not very high-frequency. Here is the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot also well bearable.
Especially at level 2, the robot is a good deal quieter than many competition models, thumbs up for it! Here there was an improvement to its predecessor.
What about the battery?
Again it depends on the set performance. Xiaowa speaks of 200m² with a charge, which level was not used. Basically, I think 200m² is feasible with a load on the “balanced” level. After about 100m² the battery is still about 40-50% full for me.
At the lowest level, good 50% +. At the highest level, on the other hand, the robot can only barely cope at all. Sometimes he has to drive a second time to reach all the places.
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Conclusions and Reviews
Xiaowa once again managed to get one step ahead of the already outstanding performance of the “older” MI Vacuum with the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot and thus defend the title of the best budget segment vacuum cleaner robot on the market in 2018.
Especially when it comes to intelligence and pathfinding, the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot Smart Vacuum Cleaner cannot be beaten by the competition!
Even several rooms are no problem, these are cleaned in order. There is also no omission of rooms here. If the door is open, it will be sucked by the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot.
It is even possible to send the robot specifically to rooms via the app. This feature did not always work 100% reliable for me, but as you know Xiaowa, this will certainly be improved by software.
The suction power is also the strong point, but not so good like even Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum 1st Generation. Although I do not want to rule out that a Dyson 360 Eye can not suck even more thoroughly, but for the Xiaowa offers the clearly better navigation.
Bottom line, this is clearly the best budget Xiaowa Cleaner Robot for me vacuum cleaner robot currently on the market! This one does not have to hide from the iRobot Roomba 980 or Kobold VR200, quite the contrary. I would prefer the Xiaowa here and not just because of the cheaper price.
The Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner in this review is a product where ordering from Asia is absolutely worth the effort and the slightly longer wait.
Xiaowa Cleaner Robot: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Currently the Xiaowa Cleaner Robot Smart Vacuum Cleaner you can buy for good and low price, but with presale price for around $249.99 from Asia, which is an absolutely fair price! Do not worry about customs or anything like that here either. Dealers like Gearbest take over the processing for you.[coupon title=”Xiaowa Automatic Intelligent Cleaning Robot” url=”https://goo.gl/TmgCW2″ code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/11-1-5.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $249.99
Suction: 1600Pa, Power: 50W, Operating time: about 2 hours, Battery: 2600mAh, Dust box capacity: 640ml”]