In daily household cleaning, conventional household vacuum cleaners and sweeping robots can cover a large cleaning area. But such large equipment is not required in all cases. Say, when you want to clean the sofa or smaller staff or reach deep corners, you need another type of cleaner. In this regard, Xiaomi recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner. It is a portable device with a retail price of 249 yuan ($36) and a crowdfunding price of only 199 yuan ($29). It looks like an extended thermos cup and weighs less than a 500mL bottle of mineral water. Plug in and use it, and you will realize that it is suitable for cleaning local areas.
According to the official statement, the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is positioned as ‘high-end technology, half the price’. It uses a 9-cone cyclone tornado design. Also, it has a 100,000 rpm high-speed brushless DC inverter motor, and can provide 100AW of large suction. As the first portable vacuum cleaner with the Mijia brand, it seems that the stockpiling is quite sufficient.
Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Appearance
The back of the box indicates that the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is manufactured by the Xiaomi ecological chain enterprise Zhejiang Xingyue Electric.
The appearance of the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is very similar to a thermos cup, and the weight of the main unit is only 500g. Such an appearance and weight are convenient to pick up and use with one hand in daily life.
The diameter of the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is indeed slenderer than the common beverage bottle. But the length is slightly longer. So it is easy to carry around.
The dust cup adopts a one-button dust dump design, which can be opened automatically by pressing the button. At the same time, the dust cup also has the function of locking and preventing accidental touch. So there is no need to worry about accidental touch.
The Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner comes with two suction heads, namely the crevice suction head and the brush suction head. The charging interface is Type-C, which is compatible with mainstream Android smartphone charging cables.
Looking at the top and bottom of the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, we found a button, which is the power-on button. And it also supports the following interactions: single-press to start the standard suction mode, press again to start the strong suction mode.
We can see a dust baffle on the inside of the suction installation port of the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, which has a detailed design to prevent the dust in the dust cup from being scattered.
In terms of filtering device, the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is equipped with a primary filter steel mesh and a HEPA filter. The primary filter steel mesh can filter large particles while protecting the internal filter element. The internal one is a HEPA filter, which can filter particles with a diameter of 0.3-1μm, and is used to avoid secondary pollution.
It is worth mentioning that the dust cup, filter, and filter element of Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner all support water washing (but do not soak the filter element). The filter element can be replaced once every three months, which is not too wasteful of consumables.
Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Actual Experience
Everyone knows that ordinary vacuum cleaners are bulky, not easy to store, and especially inconvenient to use. Especially when you only need to suck a few pieces of snacks and melon seed skin scraps, there is a feeling of killing chickens with a slaughter knife.
The Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is only 55mm in diameter, which is thinner than the 65mm Mijia Thermos Cup 2, and the main unit weighs only 0.5kg, which is equivalent to two large smartphones superimposed on each other. Compared with traditional vacuum cleaners, the head and brush suction head have the advantages of easy storage and easy penetration into the gap.
This also means that the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner can be used as a car vacuum cleaner. The car environment is more complex than the ordinary home environment.
It is easy to make the product bigger, but it is more difficult to make the product smaller and more refined while ensuring that the performance is not affected. The pain point of many handy vacuum cleaners is that the suction power is too small.
The Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner takes into account the large suction power of 13000Pa while reducing the volume. It uses a high-performance brushless motor and an internal straight-through double air duct design. According to the official statement, the component can be used for 500-1000 hours. According to official experimental data, in the product test, it can instantly pump up 1.5m of water column without falling (reminder: Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is a dry vacuum cleaner, do not absorb water in normal use).
Dust leakage is an embarrassing problem often encountered during the use of many vacuum cleaners.
In the experience, we found that the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner has a quick start-stop function, which can quickly close the dust port to avoid dust being left in the suction port when shutting down. The dust board is made of ABS hard dust shield, which can effectively avoid dust leakage and improve cleaning efficiency. In addition, the double filtration system of primary filter steel mesh + HEPA filter element that we saw when we opened the box can also play a role.
According to the official statement, the filter efficiency of the whole machine has reached more than 99.5%, which is unimaginable on many small vacuum cleaners in the past.
Large vacuum cleaners generally need to have a charging stand, which is impossible to charge by hand. The Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner supports the use of smartphone chargers and smart phone data cables to charge it.
There are 3 sections of 18650 lithium ion power batteries. In terms of battery life, the low gear can last for 30 minutes, and the high gear can be used for 9 minutes. Charging is not fast, it supports up to 5V2A charging, and it takes about 3 hours to recover blood from 0 to 100% full blood.
Many portable vacuum cleaners use rotating dust, which can easily get your hands dirty when dumping dust, or even scattered outside the trash can. Here the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner has made some optimizations in details, and supports one-click dust removal.
The working principle of a wireless vacuum cleaner is similar to that of a sweeping robot. It uses the high-speed operation of the motor to form a vacuum negative pressure zone inside the fuselage to generate suction to suck in garbage. Noise is definitely unavoidable in this process. Noise is a part that affects the overall product experience.
The machine has two working modes: standard and strong suction. Each mode will produce a certain amount of noise when working. We tested the noise generated in the two modes through a decibel meter. Here we usually keep the distance from the vacuum cleaner. In an office environment, it measured 72.6 decibels and 79 decibels respectively.
Among them, in the strong mode, the motor speed inside the fuselage is significantly increased, and the sound is more rapid, which is suitable for use when no one is resting at home.
After using a traditional large vacuum cleaner and suddenly switching to this ultra-mini wireless vacuum cleaner, what we are not used to is that the suction head becomes smaller. But the smaller the suction head, the greater the suction power.
If the house is relatively large and the cleaning area is relatively large, of course, it is recommended to buy a sweeping robot directly. Equipment such as the Mijia Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is only used to clean out small particles.
Somewhat unexpectedly, such a 199 yuan ultra-mini vacuum cleaner even supports quick start and stop, which is harder to find on larger vacuum cleaners with higher prices. Many details such as noise and workmanship have also met expectations.
In other aspects, the super suction power of 13000Pa is close to that of some flagship sweeping robots, and the 30-minute battery life in the standard mode is completely sufficient.
It’s just that the charging time with full blood of about 3 hours is slightly longer. Users who often use the Mijia portable vacuum cleaner remember to charge it at any time to avoid finding that the battery is not enough when using it in a hurry.