Although it is not perfect, this vacuum is still an innovative step in the right direction.
It’s always great to see innovation in the home-tech industry and the Viomi Self-emptying Robot Vacuum Alpha(S9) is a prime example of this.
It can be activated by voice control or remotely via an app and will automatically return back to its docking station for recharging when its battery is low.
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On a more light-hearted note, it is the same vacuums that have made the news lately. We have seen dog-loving Netflix binge-watchers obsessed with their dogs spying on them through their smart TV.
We’ve also seen the Alexa device in a nightmare situation in which a woman called 911 after an intruder broke into her house and was speaking to her through her Amazon Echo device. The lady in question turned on the lights and opened the front door to let the man out but he ended up shooting her as she went to get him.
Basically, you don’t have to worry too much about being spied on by your smart gadgets.
Another disturbing story involved a man who was found dead in his apartment. It was later discovered that his friend, a teenager, was able to access his Alexa by way of his smart TV.
As with all vacuum cleaners, one of the most important features of robotic vacuum cleaners is the suction power. Area where the new Alpha (S9) has made some progress. The suction power has risen from 2100Pa in the V2 Pro, to 2600Pa with the V3 model and now to 2700Pa with the S9 model, making the Alpha (S9) one of the most powerful models on the market. This self vacuum cleaner offers up to 30 days of hands-free cleaning with auto dumping station that can carry 3L dust bag. Once the dust bag is full, the machine will give you a notification after which you can simply remove and throw away the disposable dust bag. This automatic vacuum can sweep, vacuum, and mop together. The intelligent Y-type mopping integrates AI smart algorithms, which can simulate manual cleaning and two-way cleaning with higher cleaning coverage.
Similar to most Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaners, the Alpha (S9) is ready for full operation fairly quickly, all you have to do is install the bottom brush (easy to install) and remove the two protective elements on the side of the vacuum cleaner. Alpha (S9) is equipped with a completely revamped, currently the most advanced, most powerful and latest cleaning algorithm on the market, combined with the upgraded LDS2 laser radar, which gives the best results when planning and moving around.
Potential Concerns with the Vacuum
Because of the vacuum’s relatively limited battery life, you may want to avoid using it in large living spaces or when you are cooking. However, the vacuum is not designed to clean big living spaces. Its main function is to clean your floors.
The vacuum has three filters to help retain as much dust and allergens as possible. One filter absorbs fine dust, another collects particles smaller than 0.3 microns and a third absorbs allergens. However, Viomi recommends using the vacuum in homes with pets or where people have allergies.
The vacuum is very well-built and is durable enough to be placed in a household with children.
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It might seem strange for a vacuum to be connected to the internet, but this sort of technology is now commonplace in the home.
The Viomi Self-emptying Robot Vacuum Alpha(S9) provides great cleaning and deep cleaning capabilities with its artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time data and visualization features.
The cleaner also comes with various modes for cleaning the floors, carpets, and furniture. It also comes with three different vacuuming modes — manual mode, cleaning mode, and charging mode.
The vacuum, which is essentially a smart vacuum, will offer remote monitoring and data visualization of its energy consumption, cleaning, and performance.