Roborock S7 Review: Price and Features

Roborock S7 Review: Price and Features
 
 
 
 

Let's start by telling you that the Roborock S7 is the best hybrid model on the market. You might not need to read on if you've already convinced yourself to buy one. If you're not sure, let's make that decision an easy one for you. This device does everything you need straight out of the box. It's intuitive and logical. It has a very clever room mapping system and has informative voice notifications. Of course, the most important thing is how well it does its job. It gets full marks for vacuuming and mopping while avoiding any soaked areas it couldn't cope with. We'll stop with the superlatives now and get into some specifics.


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How Much Does it Cost?

Whether you're new to the idea of having a bot clean your floors or an early adopter, you'll love the Roborock S7. It's not cheap. Whether you buy it from Walmart or Roborock US, you'll need $650. For $949.98. you can get the Roborock with the auto bin-emptying system. But let's forget the price for a second and see why it's better than its rivals.

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What Makes it Better Than its Rivals?

Hybrids that mop and vacuum seemed like an unrealistic dream, but not a device many of us would actually need. How often do we mop our floors? How much floor space is tiled? A bot vacuum is all they need for most households, so why complicate the device by making it mop too? The folks at Roborock really have come up with the goods here. If you buy the iRobot Braava Jet M6, you'll get a bot that mops the floor with water and a cleaning solution. That's not how the S7 works. The Roborock mops while it vacuums. There's a vacuum and a single rubber roller that sucks up dust and rubbish from the floor. Behind it, a wet cloth drags across the floor, leaving a thin watery film that soon evaporates.

Features

You can buy the S7 in black or white at the moment. Like most other bot vacuums, it's circular, but unlike other similar devices, this one's fitted with a clever mopping system. The device's sonic vibration tech scrubs floors up to 3,000 times per minute. That means it can loosen floor stains that are hard to remove. That's necessary because Roborock advises customers not to use detergents. Most of its rivals just drag a static mop across the floor. A 300 ml water tank means it's got enough H2O to cover 200 square meters in one session.

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Dimensions

The Roborock S7 is 35cm in diameter, that's 4cm wider than the flagship iRobot Roomba S9 and 2cm wider than the entry-level iRobot i3, but its rubber roller is only 16cm wide. That means it misses around 9cm on either side. Its 8cm height means it will easily reach under furniture, including sofas and beds.

Mopping

Just like the Roborock S6 MaxV, this one's got a rear-mounted mop. It's the best mopping system on the market today, but who needs a hybrid vacuum and mopping device? Well, anyone with hard floors and rugs will get a lot of use out of the Roborock. It uses ultrasonic sound to recognize when it's on a mat or carpet. The moment it does, the mop assembly lifts by 5mm. It will work wonders on even the thinnest carpet or rub and won't ruffle them up during the process.

Navigation and Apps Features

The S7's methodical manner makes it stand way above its competitors. You won't see it carry out any bizarre maneuvers while it cleans. That's thanks to LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), which is a pulsating laser that maps the entire home while it cleans. After just three cleaning sessions, this little device will know its way around your home just as well as you do. You can see the results of its mapping on the Roborock app. It divides the room into zones, but you can add any dividing lines you want to split two adjoined rooms that are open plan. When you name each area, you can ask the device to concentrate on that room. The "keep out" feature's another important one to mention. Perhaps you have places you want the device to stay away from or floors with mats that might ruin it. The app's "keep out" feature makes that easy to manage.

Verdict

There's nothing negative to say about the Roborock S7. It performs as well as you'd expect and it's easy to use. You don't need to worry about battery life. It'll keep going for three hours, then return itself to the charge station. If you buy it with the bin-emptying system, it'll get rid of its rubbish and then continue its work. It really is the best rob housecleaner on the market at this time.

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