ROIDMI, a subsidiary of Xiaomi that develops and manufactures consumer electronics, best known for its smart vacuum cleaners, is launching a new product that will be available outside of China as well. It is a new cordless vacuum cleaner that also has a mob for better cleaning. The device, called ROIDMI NEX Storm, was announced in China a few weeks ago and we are surprised (a welcome surprise) to see it available in Europe and America as well. You can’t buy it right away, but instead, you will have to go through their IndieGoGo campaign. Fear not, the price is really good, it is shipped from a local warehouse so you won’t pay any customs taxes, and if the campaign reaches certain goals, more free gifts will be offered.
The ROIDMI NEX Storm claims to be the first smart cordless vacuum cleaner with an included mop. And the device is quite interesting. It promises up to 60 minutes of battery life on a single charge thanks to the 8 2500mAh Samsung 18650 lithium battery cells. Charging is done using a magnetic doc that wirelessly charges the batteries in about two hours. The integrated mop attachment uses a patented slow-drip mechanism where you can control how much water reaches the pad. This way you can easily adjust wetness depending on the surface you are cleaning.
The ROIDMI NEX Storm comes with many attachments and extensions. You can use it to clean carpets, floors, sofa’s, car interior an almost any other surface. The accessories that are included in the package are Electric mites cleaner brush, soft roller floor brush, carbon fiber roller brush, stretch hose, crevice tool, dusting brush, and a cleaning brush. In total, 7 cleaning accessories are offered. Furthermore, depending on the number of orders, other free items may be offered. If they reach $300k in orders the company will include 6 additional mop pads. When $600k is reached, 6 extra filters will be offered. The biggest stretch goal is at $1000k in orders where an anti-mite brush will be included for free.
When this article was written, they already surpassed $100k in funding with 400 backers. That is way above their $30k needed to fund the IndieGoGO campaign and they still have 30 days to go. If you want to support them, the vacuum and the standard accessories cost $299 with shipping included. If you want to order two, you get an additional discount and the whole package comes in at $578. Head over to their campaign for more information and to order your smart cordless vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi.