Re: IoT foolishness
> Your use case is valid, it's the implementation that fails.
It works fine as a vacuum cleaner without any network connection, but you lose the facility to program scheduled clean ups, or adjust the power settings, along with many other features.
I agree with you that the external network access is not necessary for most use cases, but it does give you the option to trigger a cleanup from afar, or watch it fill in the map as it goes around. It uses LIDAR, not a camera.
It cost far less than any Dyson cleaner, and you don't have to do the hoovering yourself.
Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum version 1. Under £250 on GearBest. One of the best performing robo vacs on the market. It's my new best friend. ;o)