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Xiaomi launches new smart robot vacuums – Even more options for keeping your home spotless

 ·24 Jun 2024

Xiaomi has launched two new smart robot vacuums to its popular product range in South Africa – The E5 and the X20+.

The Xiaomi E5 robot vacuum is available in black and white colour variants and is the most affordable of Xiaomi’s vacuum range – lowering the price barrier to cleaning your home without lifting a finger.

The X20+, on the other hand, is the most powerful and feature-rich of all of Xiaomi’s smart robot vacuums – featuring its own base station and a wealth of cutting-edge cleaning features.

These two new smart robot vacuum models bring the total number of Xiaomi smart robot vacuums available in South Africa to six, ensuring local homeowners have more choices than ever before when it comes to avoiding the time-consuming process of cleaning their floors.

This is important, as research by the American Cleaning Institute found that the average time people spend cleaning their home is six hours per week, and floors are among the most regularly cleaned fixtures.

With a Xiaomi smart robot vacuum, you can reduce the time you spend cleaning your floors and use this time for more productive and rewarding tasks—such as spending more time with your family or watching your favourite shows.

Why choose Xiaomi

Xiaomi vacuums are popular in South Africa thanks to their use of advanced technologies tailored to solve a variety of cleaning challenges in households all over the world.

Key features of these smart vacuums include an improved battery life, more suction power, convenient mopping modes, automated navigation, and charging features.

The Xiaomi Home App then complements these impressive robot vacuums, allowing you to control them with your smartphone, Google Home, and Alexa. You can also control the devices with voice commands with compatible Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled devices.

This includes the ability to map out your home’s floorplan and save this data for the robot vacuum’s continued use, resulting in a more efficient cleaning cycle.

Xiaomi smart robot vacuums also feature a compact and sleek design that help them clean hard-to-reach places, while being robust enough to survive repeated bumps.

We outline the key features of Xiaomi’s top smart robot vacuums available in South Africa, below.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum E5

The entry-level Xiaomi smart vacuum, the E5, is newly available in South Africa.

It comes in black and white variants, and is a great choice for small rooms and apartments thanks to its affordability.

With 2,000pa suction power and a 2,600mAh battery, the Xiaomi E5 can vacuum effectively for up to 110 minutes on a full charge, covering approximately 80 sqm in this time.

A built-in 400ml dustbin ensures you won’t need to empty the vacuum frequently and you don’t have to worry about pet hair either, as the E5 features an innovative nozzle design that is resistant to tangled hair.

Not only is this a great way to keep pet-friendly homes clean, it also helps those who are allergic to pet hair to reduce their exposure to it.

Homes with steps would usually be an issue for smart vacuums aren’t an issue for the E5, either, as this smart vacuum will reverse away from drops when it senses a fall is imminent.

Rounding out this impressive package is the Xiaomi E5’s mopping capability, which makes it easier to clean a diverse range of surfaces.

The new Xiaomi E5 is the most effective way to keep your flat or small home clean on a budget – coming in at a recommended retail price of only R2,499.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X20+

The X20+ is newly launched in South Africa and is the ultimate robot vacuum for automated home cleaning.

It is headlined by its incredible 6,000pa suction, which is unprecedented in Xiaomi’s robot vacuum range.

This, combined with its high-speed rotational mopping, allows the X20+ to handle almost any cleaning job – including deep stains – with ease.

The X20+ also boasts refined obstacle detection with millimetre-level perception that can detect and precisely avoid objects.

This extends to low-light conditions, too, so you won’t have to worry about keeping the lights on 24/7 for your robot vacuum.

Additionally, enhancements made to the X20+’s important base station mean you’ll only need to empty its dustbin every 75 days – while its 4-litre water tank ensures you won’t need to top up the station frequently.

Priced at a remarkable R11,999, the X20+ takes everything that makes the X10+ excellent and dials it up to 11, making it the best choice for a smart robot vacuum in South Africa.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum E10

The Xiaomi E10 robot vacuum improves upon the E5 to make keeping your home clean even easier.

This includes a 2,600mAh battery, 4,000pa suction power – double that of the E5 – and a water tank with adjustable water flow levels that will adjust to your floor type.

These adjustable water flow levels ensure your floors won’t be damaged by too much water during mopping, which is one of the E10’s three cleaning modes.

The other two are vacuuming, and a combination of vacuuming and mopping, and these modes can cover 80sqm per cycle.

Thanks to the different cleaning modes, the E10 is great for houses with multiple floor types and environments.

It delivers an exceptional balance between effectiveness and affordability – with a recommended retail price of R3,799 – making it an extremely popular choice for South Africans living in flats or small homes.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10

The Xiaomi S10 robot vacuum is the next step up from the E10 and provides technical improvements for those who want a feature-rich cleaning experience at an affordable price.

Priced at R5,199, one of its top features is its cutting-edge house layout detection and planning system, which uses laser technology to map out your entire home and lay out different zones for a more meticulous clean.

The S10 is the first model to receive this feature, making it the preferred option for homeowners with more complex home layouts.

This functionality opens up a wealth of other features, too, including the ability to track your cleaning progress, clean certain rooms while avoiding others, clean specific zones in different cycles, create virtual walls that the vacuum must not cross, and map out and save multi-floor maps.

All of this is powered by a 3,200mAh battery that lets it run for up to 2 hours at a time, and it has an impressive 4,000pa suction power across its various suction modes.

Along with three water flow levels, the S10’s smart water tank makes it easier for the vacuum to release water evenly when it is mopping – ensuring constant moisture without soaking the floor.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10+

The Xiaomi S10+ robot vacuum expands on the S10’s capabilities, most notably with its dual-pad mopping feature that enables superior stain removal.

The dual pads rotate at high speeds to simulate the effects of manual pressure mopping, resulting in massively improved cleaning when dealing with wet and dry stains.

For wet stains, the pads are made of woven fabrics, as this provides stronger water absorption, while a large-capacity smart water tank makes mopping up stains a breeze – with the S10+ able to mop up to 150sqm in a single pass.

This makes it the ideal smart vacuum for medium-sized homes that want superior vacuuming and mopping capabilities.

The S10+ also boasts 4,000pa suction power and a hugely-improved 5,200mAh battery, allowing this robot vacuum to cover large custom cleaning routines of up to 200sqm, or clean the same zone multiple times to be more thorough.

Lastly, Xiaomi has equipped the S10+ with an ultra-sensitive position identification system, as well as 3D obstacle avoidance and laser navigation.

In combination, this ensures your vacuum will precisely avoid obstacles and furniture, getting stuck less often and incurring fewer collisions.

All of this impressive functionality is available at an outstanding recommended retail price of only R8,499.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+

The Xiaomi X10+ robot vacuum takes automation to the next level with its fully automatic cleaning station.

This station automates dust collection, pad washing, hot drying, and water refilling to enable almost completely hands-free use of the vacuum.

The X10+ is therefore the best smart vacuum if you want a “set up and leave” solution.

Xiaomi has also equipped this robot vacuum with cutting-edge features. It uses S-Cross AI for 3D multi-dimensional obstacle avoidance – which includes active environmental identification of the types of obstacles in its path.

It has an AI-powered camera that uses graphics algorithms to identify these obstacles on the floor and in rooms around the home, too.

This means the X10+ will automatically lift its cleaning pads and shift to the appropriate vacuuming mode when it detects carpets or mats, and it can even build 3D maps based on these different surfaces.

All of this is powered by 4,000Pa of suction power and a 2-hour battery life per cycle, ensuring the X10+ is a brilliant choice for those who want to automate their floor cleaning completely.

The Xiaomi X10+ is priced at R17,499 in South Africa.

Xiaomi smart robot vacuum cleaners are available for purchase from leading South African retailers like Takealot, Yuppiechef, Game, Incredible Connection, Tafelberg, and @home via Bash.

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