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Roborock S50 Vacuum (AU Version) $479 Delivered @ Gshopper_mi eBay

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    anyone bought from this seller before? store rating is not as good as gearbite.
    one of the buyer claimed that he/she received a faulty Roborock and the store seemed to ignored.
    making me hesitate to buy from this seller

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    Anyone who's interested in something a bit cheaper. My missus got me the iGenie from Kmart. It's a 'new' release. Used it for a couple days and I'm quite impressed by it, especially for $249. It seems to almost be on part with the Xiami version 2 vac ( I haven't tried the mopping function yet)

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        Is it the same as this?

        • +6 votes

          1 magnetic strip

          Yeah not at all like the S50, no lidar and I'd presume no support for virtual no go zones, as the magnetic strip will have to be on the floor to say don't go there

          • -3 votes

            @camshandez: App support. Goes to charge station on it's own. Vacuums up mess, goes on carpet and hard floors seamlessly. The biggest difference imo is the price. 50% less

            • +4 votes

              @Danstar: What can you set in the app? Do you get a floor plan of your house and can tell it which areas it's not allowed to go into?
              Does it vaccum with a efficient pattern going up and back like you would by hand with a vac or does it roam around until it bumps into something and then turns?

              It just seems without Lidar and added sensors on the S50 this can't do the same job.

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                @camshandez: The app has different modes you can set the vacuum to follow

                • Along the wall
                • zig zag (which is in pattern and not random)

                It shows a worm map on the app of where it's going. But I haven't really paid attention to it as yet.

                The area thing is the only difference, as you need to use a magnetic strip to make it not go to areas. Otherwise I just close the doors in my house for the rooms I don't want it to go in.

                I'm not trying to degrade the S50, I wasn't even interested in robo vax before my missus decided to get this one. And so far I'm impressed by it, especially with the $250 price tag

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                @camshandez: And another point, it does pick up a lot of dust and other 'heavier' items. Again, much more then I expected a 'budget' kmart robo vac.

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          That's the one. There's no reviews or the likes other than on FB. Looks to be similar or the same as a myGenie.

          • +4 votes

            @Danstar: I'd rather take the Roborock. My OCD couldn't stand watching it bounce around the house randomly

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              @Kaboom214: All good. I'm just expressing my opinion and showing others who might not want to spend $500 first up. Some people (not you) get so touchy when you find a decent product for cheaper compared to what they have purchased.

              The battery is much better on the S50 too

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                @Danstar: Thanks for the info/suggestion, mate. but how is it possible that the battery is so much better than S50? it's 2200mAh vs 5200mAh
                also suction power is not that comparable to S50.
                From your original comment, seemed you own both S50 and iGenie?

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                  @babiguling: I know few people who have the s50 and was thinking to get that one if I ever was going to buy one. Missus bought me the Kmart one and I’m just stating it’s good for the price. The people who have the s50 and seen the Kmart one in action at my house said it is also very good for half the price

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                    @Danstar: Yeah nothing wrong with letting people know of an alternative, I wasnt trying to say it's bad just trying to highlight the main advantages as there for sure is some.the room mapping of the S50 is superb, and the S60 builds on that allowing voice commands to a named zone, less of a feature but for sure the way we're moving with these devices.

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                  @babiguling: “The battery is much better on the S50 too”

                  I think he mentioned that S50 has a better battery.

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                  @babiguling: He said the S50 battery is better :P

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                @Danstar: Paid $399 for the S50 a while back ;-) I tried a few other cheap ones but they really sucked (haha) on carpet.

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                  @onlinepred: I fully understand that and I usually would agree cos I know some people who went for a cheaper model and didn't like it.

                  This one from Kmart seems to be 'new' in terms of manufacture date and is quite comparable with older 'expensive' branded models

                  Ps. Worked great on carpet

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                    @Danstar: Oh yea, my old roborock worked great too, but I still needed to do a deep clean now and then with an actual vacuum cleaner, the s50 removes that need for me and my carpet, it's suction is much greater than most given it raises or lowers itself to get more suction while on carpets is a nice feature.

                    Either way, robot vacs are great, and the reason we love them is because they vacuum for us, generally the more you spend you get more features and better vacuum action which is still true, but it seems you found a cheaper one that suits you fine.

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      That does not even seem remotely comparable to the S50.

      Only real cheaper comparison would be the first gen Xiaomi Mi vacuum.

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        The S50 did come out over 2 years ago now…. I'm sure the technology has advanced and other companies have been able to make comparable models for less…As I have found with the iGenie from kmart….

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          It's only comparable in your opinion without any real test case and purely anecdotal experience.

          The biggest difference in a lot of these vacuums is the LIDAR and the pathing methods.

          My 1st gen Xiaomi was in a different league to the Roomba it was competing with at the time.

          The smaller companies won't have done the R&D that the bigger ones do, so they'll usually always be behind because they're just hanging from the coat tails of the brand name ones and likely mimicking their technology.

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            @Deviner: Which is why I have stated many times it is just my opinion.

            Just for the people who aren't really in the market for one or don't want to spend $500~, might ready my opinion and find it of value

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              @Danstar:

              I'm sure the technology has advanced and other companies have been able to make comparable models for less…

              That doesn't sound like an opinion.
              All your posts have been that Xiaomi/Roborock is expensive and you get just as much in the iGenie.
              You've been replying to heaps of comments trying to hype up the iGenie..

              Either way, your "opinion" is likely to mislead people into thinking a Kmart vacuum is comparable to one of these, which it's not.

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                @Deviner: I am saying it is comparable, which is my opinion. Your opinion is saying it's not. So in the end of the day it's up to the reader to make up their own mind.

                Have you got the iGenie or the Xioami ?

                The more I'm using the iGenie the better I think it is.

                I've never once stated my words as fact. Another problem with the world today, people can't seem to differentiate between fact and opinion and get so offended by someones opinion that isn't the same as their own.

    • +2 votes

      It's ok to not want the latest and greatest features. It's why some people buy the s50 over the more recent s6 or s7 models. I think for most people though, the value of the s50 is the sweet spot. Significant step up from the first gen in terms of mopping function, better route tracking and mapping functionality. And most people in a single or even double storey homes wont need any of the bells and whistles of the later gens.

      I bought the s50 for $300 net of ebay sales, discounted ebay gift cards, SB cashback offer and TRS a couple of months ago. The virtual no go zones, Google Assistant support, no separate remote control, and better "AI" for tracking are a few reasons why I'd take it over a budget model.

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        The kmart is compatible with google assistant and the like

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          Nice, my mistake then. Is the separate remote actually useful or could you throw it out and still have full control with app/Google?

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            @spiff: I haven't tested the remote. Only used it via the app, which is very responsive and smooth (another thing unexpected for a budget model)

      • +1 vote

        You brought the s50 on the plane? Isn't it huge in size /bulky? True ozbargainer =D

  • +1 vote

    Gearbite seem to regularly have deals on the vac so imo I'd wait it out for this sort of purchase.

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    So yeah…I'm a sysadmin by trade and I can't work out how to connect this to a network after moving house and getting a new router…anyone have any tips?

    I read something about changing the region to Singapore or China or something, but it won't let me change region on the iPad app.

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      Reset the wifi, press the two buttons next to the power button for 5-ish seconds.

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      Make sure your mobile device connects to your 2.4Ghz wifi. If still not working, restart your phone.

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        Yeah, they're same network and I can connect to the roborocknet-blahblah, but it's the applying the connection to the 2.4GHz network which conks out.

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          I can connect to the roborocknet-blahblah
          Cause that is a 2.4g wifi from Roborock vacuum.
          Maybe turn off the 5ghz wifi first. We knew a couple of routers and AP let you use the same name and password for the wifi on both 2.4g and 5h.

  • +3 votes

    Warranty:
    We offer 1 year warranty for the robot. If there is any damage, we will send you the parts for free, You need to install it by yourself (we will send you the installation video). But if it is artificially damaged, you have to pay some fees.

    seems a bit sketchy

  • +2 votes

    AU version? Exactly what crimes did these commit?

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    Any ebay codes work on this to get it lower?

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    Whats the lowest price this has been? And when it says "AU Version",is the only difference the warranty? The AU versions seem to be more expensive. I'm thinking it could be worth getting even when not at an all-time low price because it's worth it anyway? E.g Kogan has it for $499 - I'm probably happy to spend an extra $50 to get it now rather than wait 2-3 months to get it at $430 or whatever it may be.

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    GRRR!!! not having much luck with this, its now $499!

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