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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (Roborock Sweep One) S50 2nd Gen AU $468 Delivered @ Tech Mall eBay

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OzB's favorite robotic cleaner is on sale! Sweeps and mops, washable filters, 480mL collection bin, 100mL liquid for mopping,
2000Pa vacuum pressure, 2.5 hour runtime, and it maps the area with a LIDAR sensor as opposed to simply bumping into things like cheap/old units.

Review here.

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  • +2 votes

    Great price. Thanks for sharing :)

  • +2 votes

    For the people that already own this device or looking to buy this device with an international firmware. You can actually flash the firmware and change the region to China.

    http://en.miui.com/thread-2674861-5-1.html

  • +5 votes

    $433 with 15% off code recently and now with 20% off code are $468, still classify as Great price?

    $529 with last known price now $568

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      $433 with 15% off code recently

      Yes, I wouldn't count pre-orders or one-off sales as you will never that price again anytime soon, until the price naturally drops in the future.

      It's nothing new, e.g. the GoPro 5 was an amazing $279 in June 2018, and a less-amazing $347 in August 2018 but it was still a good deal compared to the regular selling price.

      • +2 votes

        Only 1 week projected shippment day is not much pre-order and they also sell lots of it, i dont say it as one off.

        My point would be it used to be $529 and now $568, price jacking is not so appreciated.

        • -1 vote

          Plus technology gets cheaper with time, not the other way around!

          This is standard eBay price hike and then a discount to make it look like a great deal. Number of other sellers selling it for $530 (including delivery but not participating in this sale) compared to price of $585 then a discount of 20%.

          Why cant you offer it like other sellers for $530 and then give 15-20% discount? That will bring it closer to $433.

          Waiting for a decent deal to get one.

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            @MaxPower1982:

            Why cant you offer it like other sellers for $530 and then give 15-20% discount?

            I'm guessing for the same reason those $530 sellers didn't take part in the sale. It probably wouldn't be profitable for them to do so. :)

          • +1 vote

            @MaxPower1982: "technology gets cheaper with time…" Cough Cough…iPhone…Cough Cough…Apple products…..

        • +1 vote

          'projected shipment' doesn't make it any less pre-order though.

        • -1 vote

          Only 1 week projected shippment day is not much pre-order

          It's still a pre-order isn't it?

          and they also sell lots of it, i dont say it as one off.

          One-off means the sale only happened once and not that only one item was sold. So far that price has only been available once. Just like the GoPro example I gave - it was on sale for an amazing $279 only once. Two months later it was on sale for $347 which was still a great price, which was reflected in the upvotes.

          Just because an item was available for a much cheaper price during only one sale at one point in time doesn't mean any other discounts in the future are not bargains. You can't always live in the past. As with all technology the price will always drop as time passes, but right now it's the best price around. In a few months it'll probably be cheaper, but that doesn't help anyone who wants to get one now.

          My point would be it used to be $529 and now $568,

          Your first sentence was talking about the $433 price, wasn't that your point?

          price jacking is not so appreciated.

          Is there evidence of price jacking? What is their regular selling price?

  • +1 vote

    I have one of these. They are highly recommended.

  • +1 vote

    Do these really work? Reliable? Or do I still have to do work after?

    • +1 vote

      They're pretty solid, I don't use my manual vacuum anymore at all.

    • +1 vote

      My experience: the main brush can get clogged with hair when vacuuming. This happens only on carpeted floor. On non-carpet never experience getting clogged.

      Otherwise, saves a lot of energy and picks up lots of dirt/dust. Great purchase.

    • +1 vote

      These are great , we have a large house , 2 stories , mostly timber floor
      It is great

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        Do you do anything to stop it falling down the stairs or just rely on the stair detection?

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        Andrew, just curious - do you physically lift and place the bot upstairs to clean and leave the charging dock downstairs? I read somewhere it doesn't save the map for downstairs and upstairs and starts mapping from scratch if you lift the bot and move it. Thinking of getting one but not sure how it behaves with physically moving the thing (need zoned cleaning as have mixed floors of tiles, carpet and rugs). Also wondering with kids running around it when its cleaning - does it get confused with kids as furniture that is moving?.

        • +1 vote

          I have one, and live in a two storey home. It does re-map each time you clean but I don't think it's a big deal, it's still plenty fast and seems to follow a semi logical path. I dump it upstairs, hit clean, and when it finishes, it'll ask me to manually take it back to the dock as it can't get there itself.

          In terms of kids, our dog sometimes gets in the way and it just carefully goes around. But I think with kids (depending on how old they are), the risk could be them tripping over it and hurting themselves, or stepping on it and breaking it.

          The mixed zone thing is fine. Our bottom floor has tiles, carpet, and rugs - it seems to automatically detect carpet/rugs and audibly ups the suction in those sections.

          I haven't manually vacuumed (besides the stairs, which the robot can't do) since I bought it.

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            @spiev: Thanks spiev. You alleviated some of my concerns. I placed an order for one. Can't wait to get a few hours back. Hope they added a virtual barrier in the app and not referring to the magnetic tape.

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    Does the mopping work well?

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      I'm also eager to know this. I already have the non mopping robot and has made me very lazy :)

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      I would say work well on my floor board and tile flooring.

      It is not soaking wet, it is even less wet than me using a mop. Problem is it leave a small trail of the wheel mark.

  • +1 vote

    Is this worth $124 more then the first gen? The mopping I'm dubious about, but setting digital exclusion zones seems handy since I got a shaggy run in my lounge.

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      Good to know how this performs compared to 1st gen

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        Read the review above. Shows you exactly that.

        • +2 votes

          Chasing first hand experience, I'm dubious about anyone with an affiliate link after reading about mattress affiliates/review sites.

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            @Nalar: Don't worry about their opinion, just have a look at the spec differences at the bottom. I've also been checking Amazon reviews. Looks very good.

    • +1 vote

      I have a first generation one, and with the recent software update I can now start a zoned cleanup (that is practically an exclusion zone). That would be version 3.3.9_003358 for the bot, and version 5.4.14 for the app

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        Yes, but in Gen1 you can't save a zone. You must manually go in and draw your zone based on the previous clean then hit go. If you wish to clean the same zone again at a later date you must repeat the process. I'm not sure this is what people are hoping for.

        Example is if you want to always avoid the rug or a certain room or the top of stairs. This can't be programmed in and kept for repeated usage on Gen1. I would really like to know if Gen2 allows all this as it claims.

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      Gen 1 is $343.20 after PODCAST, very tempting price!

      I wonder if magnetic strips can be taped underneath rugs to establish exclusion zones?

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    Not sure why i cant apply the code - This code can't be applied to your order.

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    Holy sh!t that review makes me want to buy one now!

  • +1 vote

    I bought one of these recently too and it works a charm. It's amazing how well it maps my whole house and i can sit upstairs watching it do its thing.

    I haven't tried the mopping feature to be honest but I never intended to use it - i heard people saying it's just like dragging a wet cloth around and really don't want it dragging a wet cloth over my rugs downstairs.

    Everything can be controlled from the phone too which works like a charm. Highly recommended!

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    There's no way to tell it to avoid certain areas yet is there? i.e. so it doesn't get stuck under the bed, or to avoid a really thick rug? I read there's some kind of magnetic strips, but if it's mapping the room anyway surely they can do this via software?

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    anyone know how this goes with pet fur?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, got one for my cat

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    Bought one from another sale a few months back.

    Outta nowhere it threw an "Error 1". Apparently that means the laser is stuck. If it's not then ur fked.

    There are discussions about it online and YouTube videos showing a user changing the laser unit for this error.

    I contacted the seller and they're offering a refund and claim this model is now discontinued??

    Wondering if I should buy again…

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    Just wondering if this can activate my motion detection alarm when I am not home ??

    • +1 vote

      Obviously it depends how sensitive your alarm is, but I had a colleague at work have just that issue happen when his alarm went off.. only to rush home to his vacuum cleaner!

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    Does this work well for 2 bedroom apartment? Not very spacious and has lots of things on the floor. Wondering how effective this unit will be.
    Any ideas/experience?

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      If there's lots of things on the floor, its not too good. It clears up 85% of things that aren't blocked by things on the floor. It will go around it, but sometimes if there's cables or loose things it might get stuck.

  • +1 vote

    Highly recommended, I got one from the 15% eBay Plus deal a few weeks back via Gearbite.

    Got it setup to do zoned cleaning via Home Assistant, and really only use the Xiaomi cloud to tell it to start cleaning and where.

    Flolevac is a good app as an alternative to Mi Home

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    Do they work without an internet connection? (Gen 1 & Gen 2)

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    I bought one! WOOHOO! :)

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP + OzBargain. Now I need to explain $468 damage on the credit card to my wife…

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