Cheap robot vac/mop

Saw a Xiaomi ‘smart’ ‘wireless’ robot vacuum/mop on AliExpress for about $30.00 so I ordered one. Currently in a dispute with AliExpress because it is a P.O.S. I could get cleaner floors by attaching a Swiffer pad to my dog. There is nothing ‘smart’ about this vacuum. As for being ‘wireless’ , my wallet and shoes are also ‘wireless’. This vacuum isn’t smart, it is stoopid.

[US $27.39 31% Off | Xiaomi New 5-in-1 Wireless Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner Multifunctional Super Quiet Vacuuming Mopping Humidifying For Home Use]

It is about 2/3 the size and 1/10 the weight of the Wyze robot vac, and uses a simple drive mechanism. When the vac hits sonething, it reverses and turns. The cleaning is totally random, and as you can see, it got hung up on a simple transition from the bathroom to the hallway.


I guess the old adage “you get what you pay for” is true. :slight_smile:

I’m sorry you are having hard time with your purchase

My 2017 Roomba 870 is still going strong and is working right now. I got what I paid for but I paid a lot. :rofl: :heavy_dollar_sign: :heavy_dollar_sign:

The ones that ‘scoot’ seem bred for it! (Zip ties!) :wink:


After a few emails with AliExpress, they refunded my purchase price. I gave it to Goodwill. Should have put a note with it that is is junk. Someone will buy it and think they really have something.

Reminds me when I was about 10. The cereal I ate had an offer where you sent in 4 million box tops or whatever and they sent you an electronic hockey game.

I remember the excitement when it arrived, almost like Ralphie with the decoder pin. The letdown was almost as bad. The game was nothing more than a piece of thin metal with a vibrating motor underneath. The hockey players had magnets on the bottom. The vibrating motor made the players go all over, with no control. I tossed it in the trash after about a minute.


I had the football version of that toy.