If you’re looking for the help of a robot when it comes to keeping your home clean and tidy, then Roborock is one of the biggest names in the business and the S7 is the brand’s newest model – a robot that we have introduced widely. tested in recent weeks.
The big upgrade here over the Roborock S6 MaxV we reviewed last year is in the wiper side instead of the vacuum cleaner side: the S7 implements new audio wipe technology, which uses high-speed vibrations to apply up to 3,000 mop microphones per minute.
- Vacuum and wipe vigorously
- Smart route planning
- On the more expensive side
Not only that, there is now an automatic surface detection feature, which means the Roborock S7 can lift the damp mop off the carpet. On the S6 MaxV, it is necessary to manually switch between modes – here the robot can handle multiple surfaces and cleaning methods in one run.
We should also mention that the S7 is the first Roborock product to work with an auto-empty base in development. That charging dock isn’t coming until later this year – you’ll get a standard charging dock with the S7 – but it’s worth keeping in mind.
Besides acoustic floor cleaning and automatic lifting, the S7 is relatively tight to the S6 MaxV, with the same 2,500 Pa suction power on the vacuuming side and intelligent LiDAR-based detection to help it avoid seat legs, sofas and other obstacles – something the device managed flawlessly in our tests.
Right from the box opening, the Roborock S7 exudes a premium quality. With an Android or iOS app installed on your phone, you can get up and running and launch your first clean in minutes, with the S7 running around the floor and creating 3D maps of your rooms. you when it works.
Robovac is very clever in how it covers the ground it needs to cover, interleaves it effectively, and does the lines back when needed (Roborock says it uses a bunch of algorithms to figure it out. next place). The battery will last for at least an hour or so, but if there’s not enough space for a particular deck, the S7 will go back to the dock to recharge. It cannot climb or descend stairs.
In our experience, the vacuuming and mopping performance is very good. There are three intensity types to choose from with both cleaning types – a more thorough cleaning takes longer and is greater – but at the highest setting you won’t see much left over. The Roborock S7 sometimes misses out on the deepest embedded dirt, but that’s the equivalent of course on a low-profile robovac like this one.
In other words, you won’t be able to fully work without normal vacuum cleaners and mops in the future, but you won’t have to use them anywhere almost as often with the Roborock S7 running through these Its duty once a week or so. Surface dirt and grime are sucked up all the time, leaving only more serious stains – dirt on the ground that you wouldn’t expect a vacuum cleaner like this to catch.
On this model, Robock switched to an all-rubber brush, which means easier maintenance and a more comprehensive cleaning. The brush is actually mounted inside a “floating” module, which means it can adjust the distance to the floor when moving – another small but significant design change means you get cleaner after each passing.
The mopping is even more impressive: whatever Roborock has done with its acoustic mopping technology, it does a good job of removing even deep and dry stains from floors – on hard surfaces , The S7 can lift everything we’ve tested. against,
At maximum intensity, the Roborock S7 can travel about 10 square meters (108 square feet) for 20 minutes or so, draining about 15 percent of the battery along the way. Emptying the robovac is as easy as taking out the trash and getting rid of the content – at least until the dock empties automatically here.
Through the app, you can know where carpets were found – which it did with our perfect indoor precision – and let the S7 know what to do when encountering them. You can also set a no-move zone for your device, have it focus on specific rooms, adjust the intensity of vacuuming and mopping, check the battery level, and more.
The app can also save multiple maps for the floors and rooms of your home, so you can set up different cleaning schedules for different times if you need to keep the robot up and running when you’re out. out. Roborock has been in the robovac industry for a long time, and that shows just how sleek and feature-rich its application has become.
Rounding out the specs, there’s a 470 ml trash can and a 300 ml water tank fitted to the Roborock S7, with a 5,200 mAh battery packed inside. If you’re wondering if the robot runs around the leg of your chair, it’s about 35 centimeters (nearly 14 inches) in diameter and about 10 centimeters (nearly 4 inches) high, with the LiDAR scanner placed on top of the robot clean up.
There are some negatives to mention: without the camera that the S6 MaxV has, it cannot know what the obstacle ahead is and therefore the inability to avoid pet feces. It takes a long time to charge (about 4 hours) and remains expensive – the Roborock S7 is available for an official retail price of $ 649.99, in either black or white.
All things considered, though, this is an incredibly impressive robovac. It cleans well or better than what you’d expect from a vacuum cleaner of this size, it can’t fault in the way it moves around rooms and floors, and it’s capable of making a difference. Great for your cleaning routine. If you need both vacuuming and wiping in one device, then the Roborock S7 is tough to beat.
Product page: Roborock S7