Robot Vacuum Discussion

SauRoN

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As I said earlier, it’s been a few years since I looked at these, but is Roomba still around? Or is it just too expensive?

They are but they’ve always kind of been an America only kind of vibe.


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derp

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🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️Anyone have concerns about them sending photos home/spying on you? I see you can get custom firmware for some that stop this. Seems like it would be more of a concern for the camera ones that take pictures over the laser ones.
 

derp

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So, I wake up today and find the Vacuum Mop 1C on special from MIA for R3799: https://mia.africa.com/product/mi-robot-vacuum-mop/?attribute_pa_colour=white

This after I bought it yesterday from Takealot for R4599.

Takealot won't credit or anything so I will return the Takealot one and I have purchased the MIA one.

Would have preferred to deal with Takealot if there was a warranty issue and I was excited to use the robot today, but R800 is R800
 

biometrics

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So, I wake up today and find the Vacuum Mop 1C on special from MIA for R3799: https://mia.africa.com/product/mi-robot-vacuum-mop/?attribute_pa_colour=white

This after I bought it yesterday from Takealot for R4599.

Takealot won't credit or anything so I will return the Takealot one and I have purchased the MIA one.

Would have preferred to deal with Takealot if there was a warranty issue and I was excited to use the robot today, but R800 is R800
When you log a return you can choose credit or refund. If they credit you you can request a refund on their website now, you don't need to contact them anymore.
 

derp

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My Xiaomi 1C has just completed its first vacuum and I'm very impressed. It got pretty much everywhere.

Does it take a few goes before the smart map gets created with no go zones etc.?

And also, do you use yours on location South Africa? When I was setting up the app it said Singapore was the recommended location, but I chose South Africa. Do I get better features if I choose another location?
 

biometrics

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My Xiaomi 1C has just completed its first vacuum and I'm very impressed. It got pretty much everywhere.

Does it take a few goes before the smart map gets created with no go zones etc.?

And also, do you use yours on location South Africa? When I was setting up the app it said Singapore was the recommended location, but I chose South Africa. Do I get better features if I choose another location?
Mine has lidar so can't comment.
 

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And also, do you use yours on location South Africa? When I was setting up the app it said Singapore was the recommended location, but I chose South Africa. Do I get better features if I choose another location?
As long as it is not like a cheap Chinese drone that (if it not reset) wants to fly home to the factory. :cool:
 

Johnatan56

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My Xiaomi 1C has just completed its first vacuum and I'm very impressed. It got pretty much everywhere.

Does it take a few goes before the smart map gets created with no go zones etc.?

And also, do you use yours on location South Africa? When I was setting up the app it said Singapore was the recommended location, but I chose South Africa. Do I get better features if I choose another location?
It changes what server it connects to, that allows certain feature access/where your robot gets updates etc.
 
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