A very interesting robotic vacuum cleaner with excellent suction power and sensors around the entire circuit is currently on sale in China. It bears the model designation Viomi Alpha 2 Pro and also has an improved automatic emptying system.
Laser scanners with 180 ° coverage
Most robotic vacuum cleaners orient themselves by hitting obstacles. The better and more expensive ones come with one or more sensors or cameras to help him avoid obstacles.
Viomi Alpha 2 Pro is equipped with sensors with wide coverage. Three sensors are located on the perimeter frame and the fourth is in the upper part, in a so-called turret, which protrudes above the body of the vacuum cleaner.
Thanks to these sensors covers up to 180 ° around the vacuum cleaner and can detect obstacles from a distance 4 to 8 meters. In this way, he can effectively avoid obstacles in his surroundings.
Viomi Alpha 2 Pro can identify up to 150 different objects. It can easily orient itself in a space with moving obstacles and thanks to laser sensors it works the same in the dark. There is also excellent suction power 4000 Pa and a mopping function.
New station design for emptying
The flagship models of robotic vacuum cleaners gradually come with an automatic emptying function. Here we find an improved emptying station that has a suction power 30 Pa, thanks to which it sucks dust from the vacuum cleaner container within 15 seconds.
The design of the tube that removes dust from the vacuum cleaner to the station has also been improved. This was reduced by up to 60%, which also helped to empty more efficiently.
New from Viomi so it can vacuum completely autonomously. If the battery capacity drops, it will automatically return to the station to recharge. If it has a full dirt container, it will also be emptied automatically.
Active, carbon filter
In addition to the classic filters, which ensure that no dirt is returned to the air, we can also find it here active, carbon filter. It has a disinfecting effect and also eliminates harmful bacteria (up to 99%).
Viomi Alpha 2 Pro is currently sold only in China at a price of 3999 yuan, which is approximately 510 €. Availability for Europe is not yet known, but it will soon appear in the offer of international retailers.