If you would have ever told me that I’d be reviewing a vacuum cleaner one day, I would have laughed in your face. In what world is a vacuum cleaner exciting? Apparently this one because the Roidmi F8 Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is a new “toy” that I couldn’t wait to take out of the box and play with. Who knew that sucking up dirt and dust could be so satisfying?
The Roidmi F8 is not unlike many of the vacuum cleaners these days. It’s got a really modern look and built around the philosophy of being lightweight and modular. The actual body that hosts the motor and collection canister is pretty small. The diameter is about 3.5-inches with an overall length of 12.5-inches. Attached to the main cylinder is basically a tubular structure that makes up the handle and where all the attachments connect. That makes the Roidmi F8 unbelievably light, even when using the attachments, which there are a good selection of them.
Attachments for the Roidmi F8 include pretty much everything you need to get into every corner of your home. I don’t know what any of the attachments are called and how many of us really do, but it’s got this rolling brush thingy with two different finds of brushes depending on the surface you’re using it on. It also has this thin angled tube you can use to get into the pesky corners as well as what looks like a dusting brush to help loosen up debris so it can get sucked up. There’s also an extension tube as well as a flexible tube that further helps you get into those hard to get areas. Again, I don’t know what any of those attachments are called, but you can see from the photo above everything it comes with. The only thing it does not come with is the “Electric anti-mite brush” which is an optional add-on.
Speaking of which, the Roidmi F8 makes it ridiculously simple to swap attachments. All attachments can only go in to the slot one way and are held in place with a simple 1 button locking mechanism. Just slide the attachment in and it clicks into place. To remove it, just press the button and pull and it comes right out with almost zero effort. That’s really good because I know some vacuum cleaners you need a PhD in engineering to take them apart.
Lastly, the Roidmi F8 seems really simple to clean. Again it’s mostly a 1 push operation with a button that releases the canister. Once you do that, you can lift open the door and just empty out most of the loose dirt and dust. For the rest of the junk that’s stuck in there, you can remove the filter element from the rear and use the included brush to get it all off.
This part doesn’t really affect the design of the Roidmi F8, but I’m really digging the color combinations here. Most of it is white with silver being the main secondary color. Lastly, there are redish-orange accents here and there to give the otherwise “normal” colors a splash of excitement.
The Tech Behind It and Usage
Now this is the part of the review where most of you will probably read and just nod your head, but not really understand what it all means. That’s perfectly fine because all you really need to know is that much of it just means that the Roidmi F8’s digital motor is super powerful when you need it to be with incredible suction power to handle most of your vacuuming needs.
- 100000 RPM Digital Motor
- Total Power of 415W
- Suction Power of 115W
- 18500Pa Wind Pressure
- 1100L/min Wind Volume
- 75dB(A) Low Decible
- 55 Minutes Standard Mode
- 10 Minutes Max Mode
In most of my tests so far, the vacuum has handled most of what I’ve thrown at it like a champ. It easily sucks up any amount of dust you can throw at it and on floors, it makes short work of dirt and debris. The Roidmi F8 also made short work of all the crap on the floor of my car. I have rubber mats in my car and it sucked up all the loose dirt and grass that had accumulated over the months. If even works wonders sucking up any debris between the cracks of your seats and where the seams are. However, if the dirt is really dug deep into the carpet of your car, you’ll need to figure out how to loosen it up to really suck it up.
Charging the vacuum doesn’t take very long and each charge will give you about 55 minutes worth of standard usage. However, the usage time decreases when you use max mode. If you use max mode the entire time, battery usage drops to an unimpressive 10 minutes. Luckily, you’ll be able to make due with standard mode most of the time and max mode only some times. Still, for a cordless handheld vac, that’s not bad at all and should be enough for most uses. Also, the canister that collects all the junk isn’t as large as something like a dedicated upright, so you’ll probably have to empty it out quite often. I’m thinking you should empty it with every room you finish.
The Roidmi could also be classified as a smart vacuum as there is a companion app that can be downloaded. You don’t have to use it, but it does a few neat things. It can tell you exactly how much charge is left in the Roidmi F8 and how much actual running time it left. It will also tell you the condition of the filter and when it’ll need to be changed. Again, you don’t need it, but it seems pretty useful.
Like I said earlier in the review, I never thought I’d ever get to the point where I’d be reviewing a vacuum cleaner. And you know what? I rather enjoyed myself. It’s probably the fact that I’m getting a bit older now and I have kids that aren’t entirely what I’d call the cleanest little minis around, but I’ve come to the point where I actually enjoy cleaning now. It’s so weird because ever since I received the Roidmi F8 to review, I’ve been using it daily to vacuum whatever I can think of.
What I really enjoyed about the vacuum is the fact that it combines the ease of a portable hand vacuum with the utility of an upright. I can literally use this to vacuum all my floors and carpets one minute, and then switch it up and take it to my car and vacuum my seats the next. It’s super easy to swap attachments and it has one for pretty much any situation you might come across. The only one real negative is the quick battery usage on max power, but that’s a small price to pay for being portable and not tethered to a cord.
If you’re looking for a powerful portable handheld vacuum cleaner, then the Roidmi F8 is definitely one to consider. The clean design, powerful motor, and companion smart app make it a winner in my book.