From when I was young, I was super interested in technology. As I envision the automated future, there is only one company that is rising up to the future of an automated world and that’s Xiaomi and they are doing it with a trash can! Yes, a trashcan!
The Xiaomi Townew Smart Trashcan is an entrant in a not so crowded space, which is automated trash cans. What can this trash can do? And can it make life better?
Check out this Xiaomi Townew Smart Trashcan Review.
Xiaomi Townew Smart Bin Review
Inside the Box
Inside the box you will find a 2-pin adapter, the instruction manual and the trash can.
Coming to the design, the Xiaomi smart trash can looks great. Like most Xiaomi devices, it’s white in colour and for once I have a problem with it as white is a colour that can get dirty. Another colour would have been a good choice. Coming to the measurements the trash can is 40cm X 31cm X 24cm. It looks like a cube and is pretty nice looking. It has a power button and a charging port.
There is also a balancing foot provided to make sure the trash can doesn’t tip over. There is an infrared button that identifies movement to help with auto-opening.
Function and Use
Here are the specifications for the trash bin. It has a 15.5 litre capacity, which is a standard medium. This means it’s not too big or too small. For houses with a big family, then this trash can will be small. It has a 12V power adapter that charges the device and the 2000 mAh battery keeps the trash can running for a month .
Before you get started on using the trash can, you will need to charge it when you open the box. There are a few components to the trash can to understand.
Here’s how it works.
Infrared Detection Auto-Open
The infrared sensor picks up movements and then opens the lid of the trash can automatically. The distance is about 30 to 40 cms. So don’t expect to trigger the motion sensor unless you’re close to it. After your drop the trash, it automatically closes.
There are LED lights on the inside the trash can that gives a bit of light that especially helps in the night
Trash bag Cartridge
The cool part about the trash can is, it comes with its own set of trash bags that are about 28 in number. So whenever you run out of trashbags, you need to install a new cartridge.
Automatic Bag Replacement
Here comes the best part. Once your trash bag is full, you can intimate the trash can by pressing a button. When you press the button for three seconds, the can automatically opens the lid and seals the trash bag for you, while the new trash bag is set in place automatically with the help of a fan. This means, you don’t need to seal the bag, or place in a new trash bag. This is all done automatically. This feature makes this a stand out product in my opinion and one of the best. This saves so much of your time and effort.
This feature is also one of my personal favourites. Basically, the trash can realizes when the bin is overloaded, when the lid doesn’t shut. When you press the button to replace the garbage bag. It cuts off a bigger bag to accommodate the overloading piece of trash. This again, makes this a super amazing appliance.
Refilling the Trash Bags
When you run out of trash bags, you can always buy ‘refill’ cartridges. One refill pack comes with about 6 cartridges that is estimated to give about 150 trash bags. If you use a trash bag everyday, you can still use this refill pack for 5 months, which is ridiculous. It’s pretty easy to replace as well, you just need to pull out the old cartridge and replace it with the new one and press the button.
The sensor inside the trash can intimates the machine if there is a garbage bag inside or not. So this way, it won’t open up if you haven’t replaced it with a new cartridge.
I am mighty impressed with this trash can. It truly is a magnificent product. It looks cool and futuristic and, in fact, it is futuristic. When you think of a smart trash can, you wonder what it can do. Kudos to the Xiaomi designers to have put a lot of thought to this. They ensured that the most irritating parts about handling trash is done. That is tying up the trash bag and putting in a new trash bag in its place. When you think of it, this is the problem area and it handles it well.
If you are wondering, why you need to waste power on a trash can, then you’ll be pretty happy to know that the trash can lasts for a month on a single charge, unless you have some kids in the house, who would love to play with the trash can by working the sensors.
The refills and adding new trash bags are super easy. And the best part? You don’t have to do it for months. There’s so much time you save by not performing this action.
There are a few problem areas with the Xiaomi smart trash can. Firstly, it’s not large enough. This means, for large households, the trash can will get filled in a matter of hours. Secondly, liquid discharge might be a problem, as the discharge might seep through the bag and fall inside the can, which means you will need to repeatedly wash it.
But other than that, this is an amazing piece of innovation.
- Automated trash bag sealing
- Automated trash bag replacement
- Difficult to deal with liquid waste
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Xiaomi Smart Trash Can
One of the best trash cans in the market!