At CES 2021, Roborock has announced the S7 robot vacuum that features one of the fastest sonic mops on the market. It is enough to tackle dried-on dirt with technology designed to lift when a carpet is detected to offer a more efficient, convenient single cleaning session without interruption. The company has added “elbow grease” to its latest model.
The Roborock S7 offers a variety of high-intensity scrub settings from 1,650 times/min to 3,000 times/min, easily disintegrating surface dirt and breaking up even the toughest, dried-on messes. It features VibraRise tech that automatically lifts the mop when carpets are detected. It enables the S7 to mop hard floors and vacuum carpets in one, single cleaning session, without interruption. The mop is also lifted as the S7 returns to the dock, ensuring just-cleaned floors remain clean.
Roborock S7’s upgraded main brush hugs the ground better for more effective agitation, maximizing a strong 2500Pa of suction. There is a 5,200mAh battery that offers up to three hours of cleaning in quiet mode. You can control the robot vacuum via Roborock’s iOS and Android app which features an easy-to-navigate interface to allow consumers to manage cleaning schedules and customize preferences. The Smart mapping provides real-time reports on the robot’s exact route during each clean, providing insight into the areas mopped and vacuumed. The device is Alexa, Google Home and Siri-enabled. It responds to voice commands.
The next-gen Roborock S7 will be available on Amazon in the United States on March 24 for an MSRP of USD 649.
“Our goal with every Roborock product is convenience,” said Richard Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Roborock. “The robot mopping process in the past has been arduous, needing customer time and input to set barriers or zones. The S7 completely transforms the mopping experience through surface recognition technology designed to automatically lift the mop element and avoid carpets, making mopping completely effortless while also delivering a deeper clean than ever before.”
The pandemic has forced most of us to stay home. While work from home can be fun for some, staying at home brings some errands that are not fun to do, especially mopping the floor. The more you stay at home, the dirtier the floor gets, the more you need to clean it. However, Roborock is adding the fun to home cleaning with its versatile range of smart vacuum cleaners. It offers a range of innovative solutions for different ways of cleaning. If you have been looking to get one, you are in luck. Roborock is offering discounts on its range as part of Amazon Prime Day deals. Here’s a closer look at what you can get during the sale.
The Roborock S6 MaxV is the company’s flagship robot vacuum. It can recognize and avoid obstacles, which makes it the best option for floors that have a lot of furniture, homes with pets, or those that have toys lying around. The product comes equipped with dual cameras that are positioned alongside a LiDAR system, which enables the robot vacuum to navigate around obstacles including pet waste, scales (weighing), or shoes.
With its 2500Pa of suction, which offers 25% more suction power than its predecessor the S6, the S6 MaxV is Roborock’s most powerful vacuum cleaner ever launched, now picking up even finer dirt from hard floors and reaching deeper into carpets. The product is receiving a $150 discount and will be sold at $600 instead of $750 from October 13 – October 14.
The Roborock S5 Max is equipped with a 290ml water tank that can mop 2600 sqft space on a single charge. It is designed to customize water flow levels for different areas. A high-reliability electronic water pump, tested for over 1500 hours of use, gives you total control over water use and stops unwanted water flow from damaging floors. You can also start and stop cleanups using Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
It sports an advanced LiDAR navigation system with adaptive algorithms that help it move in Z-pattern. Plus, it is built for hard floors and carpets, which makes it perfect for the holiday season. It is receiving a 20% discount and will be available for $440 instead of $550 during the October 13-14 sale.
The Roborock S6 comes with SLAM navigation and proprietary mapping algorithms. Plus, it has 2000Pa of suction that is powered by a 32-bit quad-core processor. It makes the robot vacuum relatively quieter than its predecessor. It is an ideal option if you have a toddler at home or if you want your machine to do the job quietly. Moreover, the device features the largest battery in its class, a 5200mAH lithium-ion powerhouse, drives the S6 for up to 3-hours.
The water flow is adjustable so mopping can be tailored to fit different homes. Further, the key parts are easily detachable for easy maintenance and cleaning. It will be the deal of the day from October 13, 10PM to October 14, 10PM Pacific Time. The robot vacuum will be made available for a discount of $230 and will sell for $420 instead of the regular price of $650.
The Roborock E3 features a high-precision dual-gyroscope inertial navigation system. The motion tracking sensors identify areas that have been cleaned, reducing repetition or missed spots. It detects obstacles and decelerates in advance to minimize the impact on furniture and walls. The device also comes with a powerful 2000pa suction and can clean carpets by automatically switching to maximum power.
There are thirteen sensor types that collaborate to give the E3 fall avoidance, surface awareness, collision sensitivity, escape route calculation, and more. Moreover, it recharges automatically when the battery is low and returns after charging to continue where it left off. It will be the deal of the day from October 13, 10PM to October 14, 10PM Pacific Time. The device will sell for $224 instead of $340, which translates to a whopping 34% discount.
Having owned two Roborock robotic vacuum cleaners, the S5 Max and the S6 MaxV, it is really easy to get used to the convenience it offers and the value it adds to my life, by saving me precious time.
Both aforementioned models offer a vacuuming and mopping combination, but now the company is preparing to launch a model for those who are only interested in the vacuuming capability.
Whether you want to mop up yourself or skip mopping altogether, the key is to have a clean and dust-free surface, whether that’s wooden floor, tiles, or carpets.
Enter the new Roborock S4 Max, the latest addition to the robotic vacuum cleaner line-up, dedicated exclusively to vacuuming. Being a Roborock product, you can expect top-notch performance both when it comes to navigation, vacuuming power, and battery life.
Equipped with the company’s LIDAR navigation system, it makes sure to get the job done efficiently, with fewer passes and misses. It does so by mapping out your home constantly with the help of laser beams that revolve at 300RPM. This way your rooms are not only accurately mapped and recognized but said maps are constantly updated with every pass.
With a suction power of 2,000Pa, coupled with a floating main brush that adapts its height, and automatic carpet recognition that boosts power accordingly, the S4 Max makes sure that it thoroughly cleans any surface.
Its 5,200mAh battery ensures 150 minutes of operation, which is good for homes roughly 250 square meters large. With a large, 460ml dust bin, you don’t have to constantly empty it after every pass or every room, and thanks to the HEPA E11 filter, which is washable, 95 percent of particles, like pet dander and mold, are being captured.
While the robot does the actual job, it’s the application that lets you truly unleash the capabilities of the S4 Max. Once the first pass is done, and your home is mapped for the first time, you can define your rooms inside the app.
With automatic room recognition, the S4 Max can identify every room inside your house, allowing you to customize not only the order in which they will be vacuumed but also the suction power, to best suit the floor types you have. Automatic carpet detection ensures proper cleanup by boosting the power when carpets are detected.
Should you have multiple levels in your home, you simply put the S4 Max on the desired level, without the need to manually select the floor inside the application.
One of the conveniences of having a robotic vacuum cleaner, like the S4 Max, is the ability to set up schedules. For instance, in my particular case, I have it set to vacuum every other day at 8 AM, when I’m at the gym so that by the time I get back home, it has finished vacuuming the entire place.
But you can have an even higher degree of control over scheduling inside the app. For instance, you can set up kitchen and hallway vacuuming every day, and another schedule (like every other day) for the bedroom, or twice a day for the living room.
By defining specific zones, the S4 Max can only vacuum a specific part, or several parts of a room, without going through the entire place. You can see specific usage scenarios in our Roborock S6 MaxV review here.
With the new S4 Max, Roborock has something to offer for everyone. If you only need the convenience of a vacuum, without the need for it to mop up, definitely check out the S4 Max.
The Roborock S6 MaxV is one of the most versatile, accurate, and intelligent robot vacuums out there. Because of its ability to learn, adapt, and avoid obstacles, as well as its obsession with dirt and doing a good job cleaning up (both vacuuming and mopping up), the Roborock S6 MaxV is our Best Choice for a robot vacuum that you need to have in your household.
Growing up in the 80s not only allowed me to experience the shift from VHS to Blu-ray, tapes to CDs and digital media, PDAs to smartphones, and so on, but it also made me adapt to the way we go around our household chores.
I remember the big and noisy vacuum cleaner I had to drag around the house when I was in my teens, moving to a different power outlet every time I started cleaning a new room or reaching the far end of the living room where I was literally missing just a single extra foot of power chord to finish the job.
Then vacuum cleaners went cordless, and more silent, and boy was it convenient to clean up the entire place in a single run. Of course, mopping up was always a pain after a run or two with the vacuum cleaner… and then came robotic vacuums which can do the job for you.
When it comes to robot vacuums, there are smarter ones, and, well, less smart ones, but the Roborock S6 MaxV we’re looking at today just ticks all the boxes: looks, smarts, wits, and effectiveness. It’s funny, because I’ve been using the Roborock S5 Max for more than six months now, and I thought it couldn’t get any better than that. Well, it can! This is our Roborock S6 MaxV review.
Roborock S6 MaxV box contents
The Roborock S6 MaxV comes in a fairly compact packaging. Inside you’ll find the actual robot vacuum cleaner itself, together with some indispensable accessories.
The charging/docking station is included, together with a power cable we wish could be just a tad longer. You also get the mopping cloth and mopping module, as well as a sheet of plastic with double sided tape you can tape to the floor underneath your robot when it’s docked so that there are no leakages that can damage your floor.
You also get not one, but two HEPA filters which are completely washable, but having a spare one is also reassuring.
Roborock S6 MaxV: what I like
I absolutely loathe vacuuming. It comes in second best after doing dishes, but having an intelligent robot do the vacuuming and mopping for me is a blessing.
Due to its relatively small footprint, the Roborock S6 MaxV is able to clean up in places that are difficult to reach. It always puts a smile on my face when I see it vanish underneath the bedroom bed or the bathroom furniture, just to reappear on the other side. I know that if it were up to me, those areas would only be thoroughly cleaned occasionally.
The first run is also the one that takes the most time. After fully charging the robot, it will start mapping out your home. Interestingly, it didn’t pick up on the map that was created by the Roborock S5 Max, even though I had both vacuums connected to the same app (more on the app and features in the segment below).
After thoroughly mapping out every inch of the apartment (while meanwhile vacuuming), the robot creates a map of the entire location which is then saved in the Mi Home app. Inside the app, you can clearly define rooms: I’ve got a hallway, living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
This comes in handy when you only want the robot to clean up a single specific room in your apartment or more, but not the whole place. It’s also useful when scheduling it. Tasks can be defined to vacuum, mop, or both, a single room, multiple rooms, at a specific time of a specific day. Meanwhile, you can set up quiet hours to make sure the robot stays quite (during night time, for instance).
Inside the app, you can also definite no-go zones, and no-mopping zones. The no-go zones will be avoided by the robot at all costs. Think of these zones like corners with lots of cables, or simply just stuff you don’t want your robot to stumble upon.
No-mopping zones will be avoided only when in mopping mode, and this comes in handy if you have a carpet in the middle of your living room you don’t want your robot to mop over.
More power, better cleaning
Being more powerful than its predecessors, which were not too shabby either, and literally obsessed with dust and cleaning up, it did a wonderful job in the entire apartment. Most of it has a hardwood floor, except the kitchen and bathroom which have floor tiles. I’ve got a couple of carpets and rugs as well, which were not a problem for the Roborock S6 MaxV. Neither were the thresholds delimiting the rooms as the robot effortlessly tackled them.
The dustbin is also somewhat larger than on earlier models, so it can clean-up a larger area without getting full, which is a breeze now with a larger battery offering up to 3 hours of continuous operation.
Worry not, if it ever senses that it’s running out of power (and that happens at 20 percent battery level — sadly, the user has no control over this threshold) it will automatically return to its charging dock. Once charged, it will resume its activity from the same spot where it stopped.
Roborock S6 MaxV: object identification
New with the Roborock S6 MaxV is its capability to identify objects. As a first, it features a dual-camera and with the help of ReactiveAI, the robot is able to identify objects that are in its way.
Whether that’s a bathroom scale, a shoe that’s in the middle of the hallway, or even animal droppings (if you have pets), it will detect and avoid them, conveniently placing a mark on the map where it stumbled upon the object.
Those worrying about privacy shouldn’t. All the pictures the robot snaps are processed locally (they never leave your robot) and are immediately deleted, according to the manufacturer.
To protect your privacy, images captured by ReactiveAI cameras are processed onboard and immediately deleted.
Object identification isn’t perfect, and sometimes it will miss-identify something. In that case, you can go inside the app and correct the mistake, which makes the robot learn and adapt.
It does that anyways, intelligently optimizing routes the more you use it. This way it will try new routes to make the entire process finish faster.
And, being the intelligent robot that it is, I don’t have to watch over it afraid it will get tangled or stuck somewhere if I’m not around. As a matter of fact, its schedule tells him to mop up every other day, and vacuum twice a week, usually, during the times I’m at the gym or out and about.
Mi Home app
The Mi Home app is your central hub for managing your robot, as well as maps. As we touched upon earlier, this is where you define rooms and zones, correct identification errors, and create schedules.
This is also where you adjust your robot’s settings. You can set the level (strength) of the vacuuming process, and you can also select the amount of water it will use when mopping up.
From within the app, you can also update the firmware of your robot, choose the volume and language of the voice notifications, and choose between cleaning up a room, the entire place, or just a zone that you define inside the app.
The app is intuitive with little to no learning curve required and offers a great user experience. Most of the work you’ll do will be at the beginning when you divide your place into rooms, but once that’s done, it will become an easy task to get things done with just a couple of taps.
Roborock S6 MaxV: what could be improved
As useful as object identification is, being based on cameras, good lighting conditions are required. Just like with any other camera, the cameras on the robot require light to clearly capture images, in the lack of a flash (or headlight — but who knows, maybe that’s coming in the next iteration).
Opposed to its radar guidance system, which does a good job even in the dark, light is needed for object identification.
While the battery lasts for a long time, and you shouldn’t worry if the robot spends its entire idle time on the dock (as recommended), it takes quite a long time for the charging station to top off the battery. Faster charging would be nice.
With all the technology also comes a price you’ll have to pay. While Roborock vacuum cleaners are usually much cheaper than competitors, while offering the same, or even more/better features, it’s still an expensive gadget. It currently goes for $749,99 on Amazon, which, again, could be less than competitors, but still a pain for the wallet.
Roborock S6 MaxV: conclusion
This being my second Roborock robot vacuum (and fourth I’ve worked with), I’m still just as impressed, if not more than I was with the first one. Granted, I’m yet to meet a Roborock product that fails to impress me.
If you can afford it, definitely get one. You won’t be disappointed. Of course, you’ll have to do some basic robot-proofing in your house, but it’s a small price to pay (in addition to the purchase price) for a hassle-free, clean home.
Roborock has today launched its latest robotic vacuum cleaner – the S6 MaxV. Claimed to be the company’s first offering that packs a stereo camera system and also the first to use Qualcomm’s APQ8053 chip, the Roborock S6 MaxV is the smartest product in the company’s portfolio.
It features the advanced ReactiveAI obstacle avoidance technology that has been trained using thousands of images that helps it recognize objects as small as 5cm in width and 3cm tall, even animal waste. It has a suction power of 2500Pa – 25% higher than its predecessor – and also allows users to set no-go and no-mop zones for each floor. Moreover, infrared imaging and LiDAR navigation systems make it even more efficient.
Other innovative features offered by Roborock’s S6 MaxV vacuum cleaner include multi-level home mapping, the ability to set room cleaning sequence and schedule, washable E11 rated filter, and a large 5,200mAh battery. The Roborock S6 MaxV costs $749 and will be available to purchase in the US later this month.