Home and Garden May 6, 2022
Remember the show Tomorrows World? They led us to believe that by now we would have robots doing all our household chores and we could just kick back with a G&T, well we are not quite at that stage yet, but we can make a start with our floors. The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is a two in one robot that can both vacuum and mop your floor, unlike other hybrid cleaners it can tell between the hard floors and textile areas, so it won’t soak your carpets and rugs. This clever piece of tech will automatically detect when it’s on fabric and physically lift the mop element out of the way, it will also do this when it has finished cleaning to avoid spreading dirt around the house.
The integrated tank holds up to 300ml which goes a surprising long way, up to 200 sqm in fact, the 600g mop pressure and VibraRise sonic vibration technology scrubs your floors up to 3,000 times per minute. The 470ml dustbin stores dirt day-after-day, when its finished cleaning and has returned to the dock it automatically empties into the 3lt dust bag stored inside the unit, this means the S7 MaxV Ultra can potentially go up to 120 days without emptying. The vacuum uses 2500PA HyperForce suction and is powered via the 5200mAh Li-ion battery that will last for up to 3-hours on a single charge, the multi-directional floating brush keeps the brush closer to the ground for a deeper clean whilst the all-new rubber brush is more durable. The S7 MaxV Ultra moves around your home using LiDAR Navigation, the onboard maps are accurate and use Adaptive Route Algorithms to work out the best and fastest routes for cleaning. The Multi-Level Mapping can automatically recognize up to four levels making it easy to move around upstairs and downstairs, unfortunately it cannot navigate the stairs itself…yet.
The app can be used to see where the robot has been, set cleaning schedules, adjust suction power, vibration strength, water flow, cleaning sequencing, you can set No-Go Zones, create invisible walls and control it directly via the remote. With its hefty price tag, we were expecting big things from this cleaner and it delivered, apart from a few niggles, the dock is BIG and not pretty making it difficult to tuck it away discretely. The mop can only use water which means you miss out on being able to refresh your floors with a cleaning solution or disinfectants, the vacuum isn’t the quietest when on the carpets, but I will let this one slide as it does provide decent suction, saying that it will leave some pet hair behind but even the big, corded vacuums struggle with ground in pet hair. The S7 MaxV Ultra is a high performing hybrid, the mop element is impressive and does a solid job even on irregular floor levels, the vacuum is equally powerful, it won’t replace giving your carpets a deep clean every so often but will easily keep on top of most daily dirt, making it a good choice for busy homes. RRP $1399.99
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- Mop auto lifts on carpets
- Auto-empty dock
- Sonic mop vibration
- Impressive suction
- LiDAR Navigation with Multi-Level Mapping
- Child Lock
- Works with Alexa and Google Home
- Functional app
- Dock is large
- Not the quietest