Roborock S7 Robot Vacuum Review: Moping at Sonic Speed
“The ability to vibrate up to 3,000 times per minute means that surface stains have gone faster.”
Smart navigation makes it efficient
Sonic moping requires less pass for the mop
Easily drops on dividers / humps
Rubber brush can still get tangles
Robrock had had an amazing ride over the years. Once an undisclosed player in the robot vacuum space, the company falls into contention against some of its heavyweights such as Ibrot, Shark and Ecovacs, thanks to its diverse and outstanding-performing models.
Its latest model, the RaboRock S7, has all the core elements that made its previous bots such a success, such as being a vacuum and mop combo for one, but its distinctive feature mopping about the competition is its sound vibration technology. is. If this new implementation actually works, stains too soon may be a thing of the past.
A familiar bot that cleans efficiently
The Roborock S7 does not look much different from its siblings. There are some subtle changes, such as “breathing” LED lights that fade in and out, a more compact water container, and most importantly, a new all-rubber underside brush. Aesthetically, it does not deviate from previous designs that we have seen from Roborock’s bots. Its distinctive features are present here, such as its dispersal LIDAR sensor array, rubberized side-sweeping brushes and all-plastic construction.
In terms of cleanliness, the Roborock S7 skips efficiently thanks to its LIDAR-based navigation. It maps the room correctly and does a good job avoiding most obstacles. Sometimes cable wires on the floor can travel it, but it is able to navigate challenging rooms by trying to clean in straight lines. Its side-sweeping brushes do a good job of mopping up debris on the underside’s all-rubber brushes. However, after cleaning a few sessions, I found the hair tickled and tangled in the middle of the brush.
Despite this, it manages to suck some annoying pieces of litter all over my apartment. The carpets are handled decently, as it picks up most of the superficial stuff with its 2500Pa suction power, but it doesn’t come close to closing those hard, embedded pieces that are capable of assembling my cordless vacuum.
Is the sonic-mapping technique valid?
The marquee feature of the RaboRock S7 is its new sonic-mapping technology. All the previous blanks of the roborock employ the pulling method of moping. To be honest, I am satisfied with this, but not necessarily to disinfect surfaces – something that very few people can do.
It requires less pass to remove stains on solid surfaces.
The S7’s sonic-monoping technology comes with a new brushing attachment and a more substantial-feel microfiber mopping pad. What happens here is that the moping pad vibrates at a rate of up to 3,000 times per minute. It is different, yet effective because it results in fewer passes needed to remove stains on solid surfaces – such as small drops of dried coffee on tiles. Now, it does not remove those hard, dark stains, such as those streaks that sneakers can leave on tiles, that a good old mop can accomplish with enough pressure and scrubbing. But hey, at least it lowers the floor as efficiently as it does spaces. Time is money, so I am impressed by how quickly it gets the job done, although I still want to see it as a way to disinfect surfaces.
Even better is that the S7 will retract the mopping pad when it goes over the hump, dividers, and carpet, then bring it down to apply the pressure required for its sonic mopping. The other 2-in-1 combo requires you to remove the moping pads to vacuum carpets for them.
You hardly listen
With two people working from home and constantly on conference calls throughout the day, I was very impressed with how to calm down the Roberock S7. It is noiseless when it travels to carpets, but is almost inconsistent as it cleans hardwood floors and tiles. There is a slight laugh when it mops, but it is enough to drown out with some music playing in the background.
In addition, the Robrock S7 is a capable robotic vacuum as it is packed with all the modern conveniences that I crave. They include support for voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, the ability to set up virtual boundaries / no-go zones, and the ability to clean specific rooms. All of this makes the Roborock S7 a well-rounded bot that can clean quietly and effectively while staying in your home.
There is nothing that the Roborock S7 cannot handle. It cleans up well, doesn’t waste time, and its new mapping system is a small but effective step. It is not a game changer in the world of moping, but the change simply makes it more efficient in the process.
This is only its price for the robot vacuum in place otherwise. At $ 649, it is near the top of the line of the RowRock – surpassed only by the camera-topping RobRock SER Max. This is a tough sell as I prefer the added functionality of the S6 MaxV’s integrated camera for intelligent obstacle avoidance and livestreaming.
How long will it last?
Even with the all-plastic construction, the S7 has some serious heft. The only concern I have is a piece of plastic on the moping pad attachment that allows it to vibrate back and forth. It seems on the delicate side, especially when removing pads from the Velcro attachments. Nevertheless, there is a 1-year limited warranty.
Is there a better option?
Yes, the aforementioned RaboRock S6 MaxV is not too far in price – making it a compelling option due to the advantages of its integrated camera. This only effectively clears whether vacuuming and moping.
Should you buy it
Yes, only because some people are not yet comfortable with the idea of a vacuum rotating with the camera on it. The Roborock S7 is essentially an S6 MaxV without a camera, but with an improved mapping system.