Over recent years, a lot of Chinese manufacturers are trying to grab a piece of cordless pancake stick.
Roidmi F8 Storm is one such brand from the Far East that aims to oust Dyson as the best.
Is this product a good alternative to brands like Dyson and Shark?
We’ll take a closer look at the Roidmi F8 in this review and see how it works and whether it’s a good option. More cost effective.
Is this product an excellent replacement for the Dyson V10 or even the V8?
Roidmi F8 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Roidmi F8 Storm is a Versatile vacuum cleaner with convertible tools This gives it versatility that’s nearly as expensive as the Dyson V10. It has a unique design With annular handle extending to the rear of the engine. This design gives you more grip options depending on the area you are cleaning. Surprisingly, the older F8 has better airflow than the newer NEX Storm with 37 CFM at the highest setting. will not match with Dyson V10 Absolute In terms of absolute airflow, but it’s very close. It has more suction power than the Dyson V8.
Depending on the option, it comes with a very wide range of attachments that includes a hose, a prong/brush, a small turbo brush, and a main nozzle with two brush attachments.
The all-white color makes this product look like a Macintosh product, but it isn’t.
- Outstanding strength and performance that perform well on a variety of surfaces.
- Li-ion battery will run for more than 50 minutes on the lowest setting.
- The soft roller is exceptional on hard surfaces, being able to pick up small to medium debris.
- It has an airtight seal system that does an excellent job of keeping allergens inside the container.
- The narrow track is prone to clogging when cleaning large items like Cheerios.
- The large battery and the body as well as the position of the handle make this vacuum cleaner more heavy.
- No replacement battery available.
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- Roydmi vs Dyson
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- Ease of use
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Roidmi F8 design
When it comes to design, the Roidmi F8 has a lot in common with it Dyson V8 and V10. It’s similar in that She has interchangeable tools and gives her the power to clean the entire house.
However, there are some differences, and we will go through them one by one.
If you prefer a video review, please watch this video to see what I think about the Roidmi F8.
1. Body design
Roidmi F8’s body is cylindrical, with the motor and dust cup in the same direction. It gives the F8 great airflow and the main reason why it has better numbers From Dyson V8.
It is similar to the Dyson V10 in that the dust container and motor are in a straight line. But there are differences in the position of the stick.
The V10’s extension wand is right slap in the middle of the case while the F8 sits a little higher.
This position makes the F8 nozzle narrower and more prone to clogs (more on that in the Cleaning Performance section).
2. Cleaning head
Another difference is the main cleaning head. Dyson Contains two separate attachments One with the soft roller and one for the bristle attachment.
On old Dyson cordless vacuums like V8 or V6you will need to change the cleaning head when moving from hard floor to carpet and back.
The V10 isn’t quite as big as the torque-coated engine head has two gates that can take in more bulky trash.
Only F8 has One nozzle but two different brushes Soft roller and carbon fiber brush.
Instead of changing the entire head, simply change the brush.
3. Work environment
Provides a Roidmi ring handle to the user Different grip options depending on the area that needs cleaning.
However, since most of this broom’s weight is on top, it will put a lot of pressure on the forearm and wrist when cleaning high-rise spaces.
The Dyson only has a single grip option because it uses the trigger as an on/off switch.
One of the features of Roidmi is Vacuum remains without having to hold the trigger constantly.
In my test, the . file The Dyson V10 feels more balanced Because the handle is located under the motor and dust cup.
The F8 is more stressful Because the handle is above and behind the motor, so you are carrying the entire weight of the broom.
How to clean the Roidmi F8 Storm?
To understand how to clean the F8, let’s first take a look at the attachments that come with it.
For the price, it comes with a generous set of tools that can clean almost every part of the house.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these alternatives.
The Roidmi has a cleaning head with two separate brushes.
The first is Soft roller brush works very well on hard surfaces. I believe this technology, first seen in Dyson vacuums, will be the future of cleaning hard floors.
Next is carbon fiber brush. This accessory combines soft carbon fiber bristles with a hard mop-type blade designed to move the rug.
You can use the carbon fiber brush on bare floors, and it will work well even on medium-sized debris due to the high clearance.
At the front of the cleaning head is a row of LED lights that help keep track of dirt. These lights turn on automatically when the vacuum cleaner is turned on.
F8 does not have a light sensor in NEX This only lights up the LED; It detects low light conditions.
Both attachments are interchangeable, and it is not difficult to swap them.
Crack/Brush Collector: This is a two-in-one tool that combines a slitting tool and a brush. The brush part is useful for cleaning consoles and vents, while the crevice tool is great for getting into tight areas. One grip I have is the lack of reach – the slit tool is too short, in my opinion.
flexible hose: One of my favorite tools is the flexible hose, but this can only be used with crevices and brushes. Helps extend the crevice/brush attachment and maneuverability making this another option for cleaning vehicle interiors.
small turbo brush This tool is a miniature version of the main cleaning head. It also has a motorized brush that works great for cleaning upholstery and stairs. Its bottom rotates back and forth to help maintain contact with the surface.
extension stick: It is a long tube where all the cleaning devices can be connected. You can use the vacuum cleaner as a wand with this included tool, without it the vacuum cleaner turns into a handheld vacuum cleaner.
Magnetic basin: The Roidmi dock is unique in that it uses powerful magnets to hold the vacuum. It does not have charging pins like the Roidmi NEX, so you will have to connect the charger directly to the vacuum cleaner itself.
filter: The F8 comes with an extra filter out of the box. It’s made of paper, so it’s not washable, and because it clogs quickly, especially in dusty environments, buy an extra set.
cleaning tool: This tool is useful for removing hairs that are wrapped around the brush or for removing dust around the metal shroud inside the dustbin or filter.
All of these tools combined give the F8 the power to clean different parts of your home and car.
he does not have The sheer size of attachments like the Tineco Pure One S12but good enough for the average family.
To see how well the Roindmi F8 can handle dirt, I test it against everyday household clutter. These include coffee, cereal, and Quaker oats.
Both tools worked well on hard floors and the carpet picks up the majority of the dirt you’ve scattered over the surface.
The high clearance of the main nozzle allows for cleaning of Cheerios-sized debris.
There is one problem, and the wand becomes clogged if you try to clean up a lot of large debris. The hole inside the wand and the nozzle is very narrow, so don’t overload it.
How good is the Roidmi F8 cleaning?
Carpet (roof pickup)
Carpet (deep cleaning)
Hard Floor Tests
This is where the soft roller brush shines – cleaning hard floors. The beauty of this tool is the default power setting which in most cases is sufficient to pick up small and medium sized dirt.
It helps to maximize the running time, which is over 47 minutes. That’s a long time to clean floors, even in more than one room.
The biggest issue for me is how the F8 gets clogged when cleaning big stuff like Cheerios. will clog. The problem isn’t the lack of suction frenzy, but the narrowness of the path to the dust cup.
carpet cleaning test
When it comes to cleaning surfaces, the Roidmi F8 did a great job cleaning Quaker oats because it was able to clean most of it on a low-lint carpet.
Roidmi F8 is a vacuum cleaner capable of cleaning dirt on the carpet. The result in my deep cleaning tests amazed me – 92.1% on low-pile carpets.
Comparison between Roidmi F8 and Dyson cordless vacuums
Now let’s look at how the Roidmi F8 compares to the brand you’re after – Dyson. Roidmi has made a lot of claims about their vacuum cleaners, and this is where rubber meets the road. How does it compare, and can it outperform it?
Comparison between Roidmi F8 and Dyson V10
- air flow: 37 cubic feet per minute
- the show length: Up to 50 minutes.
- recharge: 2.5 hours.
- Dust cup size: 0.4 liters.
- Weight: 3.3 lbs
The first comparison we will consider between F8 and Dyson V10 Absolute. Both vacuums perform excellently.
The end result in the video is lopsided, but I’d like to point out that the V10 Absolute costs twice as much as the F8, and what’s surprising to me is how close the F8 is when it comes to cleaning floors.
It does not matter whether the cleaning surface or embedded dirt. F8’s performance isn’t too far behind.
In deep cleaning tests where I rub 50 grams of fine coffee on a medium-pile carpet, it was F8 scored a combined 92.3% in two testswhile the V10 Absolute scored 94.4%.
This is very impressive for a vacuum cleaner that costs almost half. When it comes to picking up surface dirt, these two vacuums come close, to be honest. If there is a difference, it is very insignificant.
The only thing both vacuums based on tests struggled with was cleaning the fruit rings. Cleaning too many fruit rings will clog them. For the V10, it clogs at the nozzle, and with the F8, it can clog either in the extension tube or the path to the dust cup.
This is the only problem I had to deal with during the cleaning tests.
Dust cup design
However, the V10 is superior when it comes to dirt capacity (almost double) and how easy it is to empty the dust cup thanks to the sanitary system.
So, in essence, you don’t have to dump the V10 as much, and it’s less messy.
The V10 also runs longer – up to 61 minutes At the lowest setting using a non-motorized attachment such as the integrator.
Roidmi won’t work for long In just 50 minutes With brush tool included.
When it comes to accessories, Dyson V10 Absolute He has more than the Roidmi F8.
However, the V10 does not have the flexible hose tool that the F8 has, which helps a lot in cleaning tight areas, but this can be remedied by Buy this hose attachment. F8 has fewer tools, so it doesn’t have as much versatility.
Although there is more power and airflow, there is not much difference between the noise levels.
The Dyson V10 and Roidmi F8 have roughly the same noise level at 64 and 64.1 dB and 78.7 and 80.3 dB respectively. The Roidmi produces a high pitched max sound while the Dyson Torque Drive can get louder with its vibrations.
Finally, we’ll take a look at the ergonomics. The F8 handle is a mixed bag. It is very light when cleaning floors even with the least responsive steering. But if you lift it for any length of time, your wrist and arm may get tired, especially if you hold it straight.
The V10 engine is a bit heavier to move around with a bulkier chassis. Still, he Lighter on floors thanks to better weight distribution With the handle located under the engine rather than at the back.
This shouldn’t be much of a problem without the wand, but it will be if you plug in the wand and the tool to clean up the raised areas there.
Again, these are the things you have to consider when considering these two spaces.
If you want something much cheaper that performs nearly as well and you don’t mind the flaws, then F8 is an excellent choice.
But for people who don’t want their hands to get dirty constantly and don’t mind paying a higher cost, The Dyson V10 makes more sense.
How long does Roidmi F8 Storm run?
One of the most important criteria that one should do Look for it in Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is how long the battery works.
Looking at the Roidmi documentation, it says there that a full charge will run for up to 50 minutes based on my tests.
Note that the figure is equipped with only suction tools such as the crevice tool in default power mode.
For an accurate real-world figure, I charge the vacuum cleaner and turn it on With and without powered tools until the battery runs out And get the stats from there.
There will be margins of error on this test, so take it with some grain. The goal here is to get a number of what to expect in a low and high power setting with both powered and non-powered gadgets.
- Default mode (with main cleaning head): 47 minutes 26 seconds
- Default mode (with suction tools only): 50 minutes and 33 seconds
- Max mode (with main cleaning head): 9 minutes and 50 seconds
- Max mode (with suction tools only): Unavailable
Even with the main floor nozzle on, this vacuum cleaner managed to work for 47 minutes! Almost 5 minutes longer than Dyson V8 Absolute.
How easy is the Roidmi F8 to use?
Outside the box, all components are packed in separate containers.
Let’s first look at the assembly.
The assembly of the Roidmi F8 is easy and self-explanatory.
All tools will be held securely in place thanks to the sturdy construction locking tool.
However, separating the tools will require a little force as the quick release button isn’t as smooth as the Dyson.
The main cleaning head comes with the soft roller already attached.
main cleaning head
Removing the main brush is simple, but there are some quirks.
Below the nozzle is a button that releases a lock that holds the brush in place.
What’s interesting is that the brush side guards are soft. Your fingers tend to slip as you pull them out.
This isn’t a big deal, but it’s still not as intuitive as other brands.
Don’t mistake the lock is well built and looks solid, but a quick start up with great illustrations on how to change the brush will come in handy.
Another source of frustration (at least for me) is the cup of dust. It’s not a critical design flaw but something Roidmi could improve on in future versions.
While Dyson has a hygienic system that pushes dirt out, the F8 relies solely on a latch.
Emptying a dustbin can be a mess, no matter how careful you are.
Another potential problem is how easily the filter assembly can slip off the outer casing of the container if you turn it upside down.
I think this only happens if the rubber around the filter wears out when I put the new filter on; No longer a problem.
Newer versions of F8 seem to have fixed this problem, but this is something worth noting.
One of the main advantages of the F8 is that you can use it as a handheld vacuum cleaner.
Simply remove the long extension stick and attach tools directly to the unit.
It’s easy, and changing tools is almost as easy as Dyson and Shark.
The addition of the flexible hose is vital as it makes cleaning small spaces much easier.
One of the unique features that Roidmi has is a smartphone app that connects via BlueTooth. This program provides vital information about the vacuum, most notably the status of the battery and filter.
If the filter is clogged, the app gives you an alert when it needs to be replaced.
It also contains the guide just in case you want to read it with your phone.
Firmware upgrades are also available through the app.
Roidmi has a reliable floor cleaning tool that rotates easily. This feature makes it easy to move furniture and under it.
This is a tall vacuum, so even for tall people there is a bit of an embarrassment when using it. The extended handle helps in this regard because you can hold it in different positions.
Maneuverability in portable mode is a mixed mag. The vacuum itself is light, but the length of the body will be a challenge to navigate in tight spaces.
Maintenance and replacement of spare parts
The two components that require constant TLC are the filter nozzle and the scrubber.
- Cleaning and replacing the filter: The Roidmi F8 filter has several layers. It is essential to keep these parts as clean as possible to maintain performance. The main filter in the back is not washable because it is made of paper, so use a brush to regularly brush out the dust that accumulates. Replacement intervals will depend on how much you use the vacuum cleaner.
- Untangle debris from floor tools: Hair and mud that gets around the brush can affect the cleaning performance of your broom, so keep these parts clean.
Roidmi does an excellent job of protecting the bearing with the plastic cap on the side.
So it is just a matter of keeping the brush brush free of hair and dust.
There are several layers of filtration, but the most important part is the main filter at the back of the dust cup.
You will need to clean the filter once or twice a week, depending on how dusty the environment is.
Roidmi provides a brush tool for this task. Regularly check this filter to see if it is clogged or check the app for general condition.
Replacement filters are readily available on Amazon, so there is no problem with that.
No replacement battery
One potential long-term problem is the lack of a replacement battery.
The battery itself is removable, but you will need a special torque screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the cover in place.
Roedmy says production of these batteries is in the pipeline, so let’s wait and see.
How much power does the Roidmi F8 have?
To measure the power I used an anemometer to measure the airflow in the stick just to give you an idea of how much power this vacuum has compared to other brands.
Remember that there will be some margin for error in these tests, so treat it with some compassion.
The purpose of these tests is to compare with other brands.
All these numbers are the air flow from the stick.
- Little: 20 cubic feet per minute
- Average: 37 cubic feet per minute
To accurately measure the noise from the F8, I used a sound meter about two feet away for a few minutes.
Here are the results
- Little: 63 – 67.7 dB
- the above: 78 – 80.3 dB
At MAX power, the F8 is quite loud – almost 10 dB higher than the Roidmi NEX.
Does the Roidmi F8 offer good value?
The short answer is yes. Roidmi did a great job building a quality product that would perform. It’s a mid-priced vacuum cleaner that doesn’t lag far behind options that cost over several hundred dollars.
ROIDMI F8 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Is it clean enough?
Air flow numbers aren’t far behind the Dyson V10, which enables it to clean most debris thoroughly.
In terms of surface pickup, the F8 scored above average in almost all of the tests except for the massive debris test with the Cheerios.
Using this vacuum cleaner to clean a large pile of grain will clog it. Other than that hiccup, it was able to function almost flawlessly in other tests.
One downside of a carbon fiber brush is that it doesn’t have the same amount of agitation as the brush Dysonand Tineco and shark. It does not clean carpets like other brands.
What about maintenance costs?
Roidmi has a very good spare parts availability – from brush roll to filters, many sellers sell on Amazon.
The only problem I have (so far) is the availability of batteries.
I hope Roidmi will follow up on what they told me about replacing the batteries and the special tool for removing screws.
ROIDMI F8 SPECIFICATIONS
|Model||Redmi F8 Storm|
|Roll brush on/off||no|
|battery||2500 mAh Li-ion|
|Charger||Wall mount magnetic charger|
|Shipping time||2.5 hours|
|Battery life||up to 50:33 minutes|
|Net weight||3.3 pounds|
|an offer||10 inch|
|total length||42 inches|
|filter type||HEPA filter + foam|
|dust capacity||0.4 le|
|Energy||23 cubic feet per minute|
Who Should Buy Roidmi F8 Vacuum Cleaner?
The Roidmi F8 Storm is a great choice for people who are looking for a mid-priced cordless stick vacuum that cleans.
It has enough attachments to clean the whole house, and above-average performance keeps floors, furnishings, and stairs free of dirt.
To summarize, the Roidmi F8 is an excellent option for people who are looking for these features.
- Need something vacuum for a long time: The F8 will run for over 47 minutes with the main floor nozzle installed. That’s more than enough time inside a small to medium sized home.
- You want a 2-in-1 multi-function vacuum cleaner: Interchangeable tools make the F8 a very versatile vacuum that works in various configurations such as a vacuum cleaner or handheld.
- Need a vacuum cleaner that cleans well: In most of our cleaning tests, the F8 performed nearly flawlessly. There were some issues with cheerios, and the carpet wasn’t quite as clean as the V10, but those were the only hiccups.
Versatile and above average performance
- Work environment – 88%
- Surface cleaning – 96%
- deep cleaning – 92%
- Quality – 94%
- Design – 93%
- Values - 93%
The Roidmi F8 will be able to pick up most types of debris except for the big ones like Cheerios due to the narrow path of the extension tube. It’s the only hiccup I did during the cleaning tests. The battery life with the main cleaning head is 47 minutes 26 seconds which is enough for most cleaning tasks. The loop handle makes it tedious to use for cleaning high areas since you’re bearing the entire weight of the broom, but it’s not a problem for cleaning floors. Overall, the F8 Storm is a good alternative to the Dyson V8 if you want something cheaper that works almost as well.