Briefly about the product
- cleaning type: dry and wet
- battery capacity: 2600 mAh
- working time: 120 min
- bag per station: 3 l
- dimensions: 350×79 mm
- price: 19-22 thousand rubles
- cleaning area: up to 80 sq. m.
- suction power: 3000 Pa
- navigation: gyroscope
- waste container: 300 ml.
- water tank: 250 ml.
- compatible with self-cleaning base: yes
Xiaomi Lydsto G2 — simplified version Lydsto R1. The first thing that catches your eye is the rejection of lidar. The Lydsto G2 rides under furniture much better than its predecessor, and it’s cheaper. Even on Yandex Market, they ask for less than 20 thousand rubles for a robot, and this is taking into account the self-cleaning station. We will find out what else the manufacturer went to to reduce the price tag, what the Lydsto G2 robot vacuum cleaner is capable of and whether it makes sense to purchase it.
Let’s start with the set
Advantages and disadvantages
Let’s start with the set
The Lydsto G2 branded box contains:
- robot vacuum cleaner;
- self-cleaning station;
- mop with installed napkin;
- spare accessories: garbage bag, end brushes and filters;
- 5 disposable wipes;
- service brush;
- instruction in English.
The kit is solid, there are even spare consumables.
The design is typical for robots of this type and generally resembles Xiaomi Mijia G1: «pill» with two buttons, a white cover and a bumper with a tinted strip (there are sensors behind it). But there are also uncharacteristic solutions. Firstly, these are the dark sides of the case, including the ventilation grill. And secondly, the fact that the container is not placed under the lid, but behind. This is a 2 in 1 module — with a dust collector and a tank.
Working accessories are familiar: two end brushes and a petal-bristle brush with removable ends. Additionally, you can put a mop under the bottom — then Lydsto G2 will be able to vacuum and mop the floors at the same time.
The docking station is made in the form of a column with “horns”, at the ends of which there are guide rollers and terminals for recharging. In theory, this design should increase the accuracy of parking. The docking hatch is sealed with a rubber gasket for more efficient debris removal. The bag is placed on top, its volume is 3 liters.
Upon launch, the Lydsto G2 zigzags through the room, then completes a perimeter drive at the end. The robot marks the processed areas on the map and remembers the position of the docking station, but does not remember the map itself and draws anew each time.
A soft-touch bumper is predominantly used to detect obstacles. Passability of thresholds is good: 2 cm Lydsto G2 moves without slowing down. At the same time, the vacuum cleaner does not like the legs of the dryer and gets stuck on them. It is not afraid of black carpets and automatically increases power when driving on any fleecy surfaces.
In quiet mode, the battery provides up to 2 hours of uninterrupted operation, at maximum speed — no more than an hour.
For control, the MiHome application is used, which is connected through the «Russia» region, so the program works without glitches and braking. The application offers the following features:
- power and wetting adjustment;
- scheduling by day of the week;
- DND mode;
- joystick control;
- choice of voice package (Russian language available);
- cleaning history;
- consumable wear assessment.
If desired, the application can be connected to Yandex Alice.
The actual suction power corresponds to the declared one (3000 Pa). The Lydsto G2 picks up heavy debris, pulls sand out of crevices and cleans fine pile carpets. But this robot is most effective on smooth surfaceswhere the advantage of two end brushes is fully realized.
Indirectly, the high power is also evidenced by the noise level: in quiet mode, it is the same as that of analogues — a little more than 60 dB, but at maximum speeds it reaches 74 dB. However, in this case, we are talking more about budget soundproofing of the engine compartment than about very high power.
Self-cleaning starts every time the robot is parked at the station. The cleaning efficiency is average: with a full container, 80-90% of the garbage flies into the bag, with an average filling level, the station sucks everything in without a trace.
Lydsto G2 picks up surface dust well and removes dried coffee stains in two passes. Within 10 cm of the walls, as usual, there are unwashed areas.
Advantages and disadvantages
- low profile design;
- two end brushes;
- collapsible turbo brush;
- application control;
- the position of the base is marked on the map;
- powerful motor;
- no self-cleaning settings;
- dislikes dryer legs.
Lydsto G2 will not replace an upright vacuum cleaner, but it will be able to keep the apartment clean on weekdays. The robot has simple navigation and low autonomy, so it is not practical to use it in large houses. The purpose of Lydsto G2 is preventive dry cleaning in small apartments. You can make a schedule in the application and remember about the robot only at the end of the week, when it’s time to put its brushes in order. The main advantage of the Lydsto G2 compared to other self-cleaning models is its affordable price tag. In fact, we have the most budgetary representative of this class. A great chance for those who wanted to buy one, but could not afford it.