One of the biggest limitations in the world of robot vacuum cleaners and floor cleaners is maintenance. There is poco to do. Because if on the one hand this particular type of products tends to optimize cleaning times and work in total autonomy, on the other hand they require that the dirt container, which should happen at least every 2 cleaning cycles. To solve this problem, however, for some time there are models equipped with a automatic emptying system in which, thanks to an ad-hoc recharging base, the cleaning process takes place completely autonomously but at a rather important price: in general, these products can only vacuum up the dust, but not polish the floors.
And then there is the Roidmi EVE Plus, the latest born in the catalog of the Xiaomi partner company, which is in fact one of the most complete and powerful robot vacuum cleaners in circulation, which not only guarantees excellent suction power and is able to self-clean, but is also equipped of a great water tank, with which it will guarantee a good polishing of the floors.
Roidmi EVE Plus review
Given the presence of a significantly larger charging base than the norm, with which the robot will self-empty, the Roidmi EVE Plus it is definitely more bulky than that of the vast majority of other models.
Inside we find:
- Charging station
- 3L dust bag
- Main brush
- Side brushes
- Disposable dust cloths
- Water tank
- Dirt container
- Interchangeable mop
Design and materials
Let's start immediately from an assumption: given the technical characteristics, the Roidmi EVE Plus is a high-end robot vacuum cleaner and scrubber. And as such, the materials with which it was produced, together with the sturdiness of the structure and the sensor equipment, are of a high level.
The design continues to be characterized by the typical style of products born under the wing of Xiaomi, in which minimalism and cleanliness are the masters: it does not differ in the slightest from the other models made by the satellite companies of Xiaomi: the body is protected by a shell in white ABS, above there is the laser sensor for navigation (which, however, is positioned in the center of the robot vacuum cleaner), the dirt container is positioned on the lower section of the circumference together with the is independent), and so on. In short, at first glance thevacuum cleaner Roidmi EVE Plus it might seem identical to all the other members of the category.
At least until you see it positioned in the charging and emptying base, which is very different from the typical, compact and aseptic sideburns we are used to. Because this is precisely the characteristic that distinguishes the robot vacuum cleaner by Roidmi to all other models, and even though it might look very similar to the Neabot NoMo, in fact it has a very important difference: it is equipped with a water tank, a feature that Neamo's robot is not equipped with.
In any case, the charging base is made definitely fine, on the top there is an opening with which it is possible to access the compartment containing the dirt bag, and a motor is integrated with which everything will be sucked. The automatic emptying process it is very simple: the robot will go up on the charging base from the front, start the emptying and, when the process is complete, it will turn and start charging. Then there is a color touch screen display, with which you can interact to keep track of a whole series of system parameters, and part of the information also available in the robot management app.
But it is good to keep in mind a not indifferent detail: although the emptying process lasts only a few seconds and is very effective, the noisiness of the operation it is at very high levels and is very close to that of one of those professional vacuum cleaners that are used in car washes.
App and features
The management of the Roidmi EVE Plus is entrusted to the excellent Xiaomi Home, that is, that app with which the Chinese company has decided to centralize all the devices of its ecosystem. And in my opinion, it is this app that gives this product an edge. Although, it is important to point out that I have personally highlighted some difficulties by the robot in automatically recognizing the rooms at the first mapping of the house.
La management of maps and rooms, is identical to what we have seen in the other robot vacuum cleaners and floor cleaners of the other Xiaomi brands, and after the first mapping it will be possible to associate a name to each room, in order to facilitate cleaning in areas or rooms, divide them or create them new.
You can also activate the scheduled cleaning programs, each of which can be customized according to cleaning methods, areas to be cleaned and - clearly - at the time and it is possible to manage with extreme simplicity also the virtual walls and exclusion zones: in this way it will be possible to prevent the robot from cleaning beyond a certain boundary, or in a particular area of the floor.
Also via the application, you can also control it state of wear of some of the components of the vacuum cleaner, such as the filter, brushes and so on, and you can choose between six different cleaning and washing modes: the suction power can be set on three levels, as well as the amount of water sprayed on the floor.
The reality of the facts, however, is that the combination of the navigation system and the management of the application still needs to be improved a little: apart from the automatic creation of the rooms, which is not always accurate at the first mapping (and requires human intervention for a more precise optimization), I happened to notice a certain difficulty on the part of the robot in reaching a particular room , that I wanted it cleaned. Let me be clear, nothing unsolvable, but it is something that in my opinion should be underlined.
Suction power and operation
It won't be as powerful as a Dream D9, but with its 2700 Pa the Roidmi EVE Plus remains among the most powerful robot vacuum cleaners and floor cleaners currently in circulation. And in addition to the power of the 850w brushless motor, it can count on a plethora of 30 sensors, with which the robot can better evaluate how to move. For example, he understands if a bed is too low and avoids getting stuck underneath it, avoids corners and related collisions and the wheels allow him to overcome obstacles up to 2 cm high. There is also a system TO DEAL fourth generation, for one 3D mapping Optimal home LDS-SLAM.
The localization and mapping system is very effective in recognizing and avoiding obstacles and stairs, the front anti-collision system is also excellent, but what really amazes is the quality of cleaning: especially at maximum power the Roidmi EVE Plus cleans that is a pleasure, and thanks to the water container managed by two solenoid valves, it is possible to choose the amount of liquid to be used at the time of cleaning, as well as the possibility of cleaning a specific room twice or use a Y pattern to improve the cleaning.
On the ability of the water tank However, a note is necessary: at the maximum distribution quantity, exceeding 40 square meters it may be necessary to fill it again. It is therefore important to choose this parameter carefully, in order to guarantee a complete cleaning of the whole house.
Lo automatic emptying then it is well functional, the bag inside is interchangeable and has a capacity of 3 liters, and it could be emptied even after a month. Very interesting is the anti-bacterial deodorization technology, although it could happen that - in the case of many pet hair - lumps may form which hardly can pass through the emptying hole.
The battery that the Roidmi EVE Plus it is a 5200 mAh which, I tell you right away, is able to guarantee it excellent autonomy. In my tests, I was able to complete a cleaning of an area of about 120 square meters, consuming about 60% of energy at maximum suction power.
Which lets me assume that with this robot you can clean environments well over 200 square meters with a single refill, in which however the only limit could be the amount of water available in the tank.
Price and conclusions
The official price of the Roidmi EVE Plus is 429 euros, but through our coupon (found below) you can take it to 309 euro round round. And it is useless to go around it: to this figure there are models that are produced with the same care and work just as well, but do not have a charging base, or are equipped with one but are not able to wash and polish floors.
The reality of the facts is that the Roidmi EVE Plus it has few compromises, and is equipped with all the features you might want in a robotic vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner. And if I hadn't encountered those problems related to managing navigation through the app (difficulties that I hope will be solved as soon as possible with a firmware update), I could almost have thought that it was a perfect model.
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