MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro: Xiaomi unveils its Roomba and Roborock-challenger with a 3D ToF camera for precise obstacle avoidance
While Xiaomi has unveiled plenty of new smartphones in the last few days, it has also announced a new robot vacuum cleaner called the MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro. Xiaomi's new vacuum is the same shape as conventional robot vacuums, but it should impress with plenty of cutting-edge hardware.
According to Xiaomi's promotional material, the MIJIA Robot Cleaner Pro has a 3D ToF camera system for automatically recognising and avoiding small objects. These objects include cables, which are a bane of robot vacuums, in our experience. Xiaomi has equipped the MIJIA with LDS laser navigation too, as with all good robot vacuum cleaners.
The MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro can also mop, but this is a common feature of many high-end robot vacuum cleaners. Nonetheless, the MIJIA is Xiaomi's most-powerful robot vacuum to date, with a peak output of 4,000 Pa. Xiaomi claims that its vacuum should cover up to 250 m² thanks to its 5,200 mAh battery. Incidentally, the Roborock S6 (affiliate link) also has a 5,200 mAh battery, but its maximum suction peaks at 2,000 Pa.
Xiaomi has priced the MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro at CNY 2,699 (~US$410) in China, which is on the affordable side for a robot vacuum. It is unclear if Xiaomi plans to release the MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro globally, but it should be available through third-party retailers like Gearbest, if not. Occasionally, Xiaomi sells vacuums globally, so we would not rule out the MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro just yet.