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A couple of months after being first showcased at IFA 2023 in Berlin, SwitchBot — the company known for its interesting home automation products — has launched its compact robot vacuum in select countries across the globe. The new product is called the SwitchBot Mini Robot Vacuum K10+, and it is being touted as the world's smallest robot vacuum.
The Vacuum K10+ — for all practical purposes — appears to be a compact version of the SwitchBot S10 robot vacuum cleaner, which has already been around for a while now. Despite its diminutive size, SwitchBot claims that the K10+ has the same cleaning efficacy as some of the larger robot vacuums on the market. This small size also lets the K10+ reach those hard-to-reach corners of homes that are typically beyond the reach of larger machines, with the company claiming a staggering 90% increase in cleaning coverage.
The SwitchBot K10 Plus doesn't lose out on other capabilities with features like LiDAR navigation, AI-powered mapping, automatic recharging, and scheduled cleaning. Besides these expected features, SwitchBot has also confirmed that the K10+ will also support Matter, the upcoming open-source smart home standard that is fast gaining popularity globally. The company has indicated that Matter support for the SwitchBot K10 Plus is expected to be rolled out by January 2024.
SwitchBot K10+: Everything you need to know
While the SwitchBot K10+ will mostly be known for its compact dimensions, the product does come with plenty of features. To begin with, it uses a pretty powerful motor that generates 2500Pa of suction, powerful enough to capture the heaviest items strewn across the floor. The product also supports mopping functionality using disposable mops that one can attach to the machine once the vacuuming part is over.
Every SwitchBot K10+ robot vacuum comes with its own base station that serves as its charging port and garbage collection unit. After every cleaning session, the K10+ returns to its base station automatically and starts the charging process. The same base station includes a 4-liter dustbin that gathers the collected waste and can store it for up to 70 days.
Other notable features include the ability to store up to 10 different maps within its memory, carpet detection, 4 suction levels, scheduled cleaning support, and carpet detection. Besides the promised support for Matter, the SwitchBot K10+ already works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The SwitchBot K10+ is already on sale in the U.S., where it has a launch price of $499.99. However, the product is currently available for $399.99 as part of a limited-time launch offer on Switchbot's website or on Amazon.