They’re chores that many people dread, but mopping and hoovering your house could get a lot easier, thanks to a new 2-in-1 device.
ROIDMI has launched its new ROIDMI NEX Storm vacuum – a smart handheld device that doubles up as a mop.
The handheld device weighs 1.5kg, but despite this small size, it’s remarkably powerful.
ROIDMI explained: “The new generation of power and air flow tunnel system with the new generation of Engine-X brushless motors spins at up to 110,000rpm per minute to help generate the strongest powerful suction of up to 140AW and 23.5Kpa, makes the whole machine increase 30% suction for extra deep cleaning.”
Users can choose from seven nozzles and brushes, depending on what they’re trying to clean, including a dusting brush, a water-resistant dusting brush, and an electric mite cleaner.
While you might think that an electric hoover plus water would be a disastrous combination, thankfully this isn’t the case.
To use the device as a mop, users simply fill a small storage box with 180ml of water, and attach the water-resistant roller brush.
ROIDMI has also included its Intelligent Slow Drip technology in the device, which helps to control the speed of water drip to ensure the pad is wet without holding too much water.
Other key features include a 2,500 mAh battery which allows for an hour of cleaning time on a single charge, and a magnetic charger.
With a price tag of £299, the ROIDMI NEX Storm isn’t the cheapest handheld device out there. However, when you factor in the fact that it doubles up as a deep-cleaning mop, it could save you money in the long-run.
ROIDMI NEX Storm is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo , where you can buy the device for £249.
Mirror Online reviews the ROIDMI NEX Storm
This week I tested the ROIDMI NEX Storm for myself, and must admit that I was initially sceptical.
Having tested handheld hoovers in the past, I was expecting the device to have poor suction, short battery life, and for the ‘mop’ aspect to be a token gimmick.
Thankfully, my worries were quickly put to rest when the ROIDMI NEX Storm arrived.
The hoover was quick and easy to assemble, and despite having seven interchangeable nozzles and brushes, it was pretty easy to see the function of each.
One of the first things I noticed about the device was how light yet robust it felt. Its 1.5kg weight meant that it was easy to whizz around the carpets, as well as in trickier-to-reach areas, such as above door-frames.
The hoover also has an impressive range of movement, deftly manoeuvring the corners of my flat, and even swooping under my fairly low-lying sofa.
Having put its hoovering abilities to the test, I then swapped it into mopping mode.
I don’t what it is about mopping, but it’s up there on my ‘least favourite chores’ list, so the idea of an easier option was definitely appealing to me.
The device needed a remarkably small volume of water (180ml), which along with what RODMI calls ‘Intelligent Slow Drip’ technology, meant that the floors remained surprisingly dry during the mopping process.
The addition of suction would probably be handy for clearing up spills, although it isn’t that helpful for your basic day-to-day mopping.
The only issue I found when using the device as a mop was how grubby the microfibre pad got after just a few mops. While this can easily be replaced, it’s another (albeit small) expense to keep in mind.
In terms of battery life, ROIDMI was true to its word – the device lasted just under and hour when both mopping and hoovering.
Unless you’re really going for a deep clean, this should ensure you have plenty of time to clean on a single charge!
The charging process was also very easy, thanks to a magnetic charging stand that attaches to the wall, meaning you can charge the hoover while it’s in storage.
Overall, I think the ROIDMI NEX Storm is a great compact option that could be great for people with little storage space and who don’t fancy splashing out on the pricier big name brands.