Robotic brooms pop up left and right in the Far East. Today we will consider one of these products – MinSu T2015.
I have been testing different products from China in the past few months and so far two distinct brands are ILIFE and Xiaomi.
We’ll find out how MinSu stacks up against these brands in terms of features and performance.
On the surface it looks like its contemporaries.
It has a round shape with one IR sensor on the front for navigation. This sensor also helps detect the location of the charging base as it goes after a cleaning cycle.
Quick look at the features
- Infrared sensor and anti-collision system help avoid obstacles and navigate
- Voice prompt lets you know the status of the robot
- 4 cleaning modes – default, instant, edge, and timeline
- Can climb 15 degree slope
- 800Pa Max Suction
- Produces only 50 decibels
- Comes with a remote control and two AA batteries
- Li-ion battery 2000 mAh
- Dual Filtration – Primary Filter and HEPA Filter
- Schedule an appointment once a day, 7 days a week
- One year warranty
- Low-profile design allows cleaning under a lot of furniture
- Lithium-ion battery gives you convenient runtime
- not annoying
- The side brush helps to clean the edges and corners well
- Filtration is a concern with the micro HEPA filter
What do you expect from MinSu T2015?
First, let’s look at the top of the bot…
I tried pressing icons but nothing happened so I guess the interface is just for display.
If you look at the middle part, you will find a round interface with a lot of icons that show things like battery status, clock, etc.
This is the underside with and without the squeegee…
The layout below is very standard. There is one motorized brush between two rubber wheels.
There is an area in front of the beater bar where you can install the microfiber pad.
It doesn’t have any water tank, so you can’t use it for wet wiping. Also the pad is small so I don’t think this will do much when it comes to dry or wet wiping.
The design of the dustbin is similar to that of the ILIFE A4 in that it is retracted from behind the robot. GearBest says it has HEPA filtering so you can ignore what I said in the video.
HEPA filter is not inside the container. It is located inside the robot itself in front of the container (when plugged in).
This robot comes with a remote control as well as AAA batteries and you’ll need this one to control, schedule, and access all of the cleaning modes.
This is a picture of the dock…
It is a very standard design. What I like about the dock is that it allows the robot to get close to it. In the cleaning test, he actually hit it a few times which might be a trick but allows the robot to clean the areas near it.
The first time I tested this product, it reminded me of another Chinese-made robot – Jisiwei I3. I think both products have the same built-in navigation.
This means that for the majority of your cleaning session, you’ve focused on the central parts of the room. Only in the last parts did I start cleaning the edges.
It is also less efficient than ILIFE. It took about an hour to clean up that small space you saw in the video.
The entire interface at the top is for display only. I tried pressing all the icons but nothing happened. Make sure you don’t lose the remote otherwise you won’t be able to use this.
In terms of cleaning performance, it did a very good job. The beater bar was able to clear almost everything in its path. The biggest problem was cleaning the edges.
Only in the middle and last part of the cleaning cycle did the robot clean the edges and was able to do a very good job. I would say it did a better job than the Jisiwei I3 in terms of pickup.
The problem was trash. You must be careful when picking it up. When I picked it up the first time, bits of dirt fell to the ground. Not a good start.
When I looked closely at the box, I noticed that it didn’t have a plastic cap to prevent dirt from vomiting up. This is something found in the X5 and V5 Pro.
MinSu T2015 was able to pick up 35 grams of 50 grams of debris scattered on the ground. But that’s without the dirt that fell to the floor when I picked up the robot.
I could have prevented this from happening by not tilting the robot forward because the hatch is facing forward.
Regardless of this, I hope MinSu will resolve this flaw in future updates.
Well, I took a second test and here is the recording…
For this cleaning test I was planning to leave the robot running until it docked but unfortunately the battery in my action cam was cut off so I had to stop the robot.
But the results were very impressive. From the fifty grams scattered, he was able to capture it all.
I didn’t hold the robot, I just took out the box from behind the robot and everything stayed inside.
What comes in the box?
Out of the box you will get the following:
- Minso T2015 . Robot
- 2 extra side brushes
- Extra mesh filter
- Remote control (plus 2 AAA batteries)
- Charging base and stopper
The MinSu T2015 is available at GearBest for about $130 and if you can get even more savings if you use the promo code “MISUTR”.
In terms of performance, MinSu T2015 is still not fully compatible with ILIFE robotic vacuum.
Even if it has a better pickup compared to the Jisiwei I3, it still suffers from the same ineffective navigation that focused too much on the central parts of the room.
It still lacks the edge cleaning I would have liked. Another potential problem is the design of the bin. Dirt will vomit from picking it up the wrong way.
When I carried him, he leaned forward until a large piece of collected dirt fell to the ground.
This is not an issue with normal cleaning as the bot won’t clean that much dirt but that’s why I run these torture tests to find any vulnerabilities. And this is a huge gap that I hope MinSu will address.