It makes no sense that you have to physically mop after your robot vacuum is done with picking up the dirt, but with the Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum you don’t have to because, it does both chores in one machine, unlike iRobot’s proposition which is two separate machines.
However, a robot vacuum that also mops is not the newest news. My Ecovacs Deebot also does that, but the thing is, it is not completely hands-free. You see, you have to make the effort to pop in the water tank (with water, of course) to get it into mopping mode.
So, it is not as simple as popping in the tank and it will vacuum and mop without any human intervention. At least that’s not in the case of my not-so-clever robot vacuum. I see no reference to non-human-intervention on the press release or the official product page. Or did I missed something?
Anywho, in many ways, the Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum is much like the S6, but with the addition of mopping function that knows to identify no-mop zones such as a carpet.
Moreover, unlike some robot vacuum that mops, it has a spring-loaded mop that ensures even pressure on the floor as it mop, regardless if weight attributed by the water.
Roborock will be bringing the S5 Max Robot Vacuum to IFA (September 6-11) in Berlin where you can see it in flesh at Hall 25, booth #103. It will arrive at U.S. shores later this, priced at $599.
Skip ahead for the product promo video to learn more.
All images courtesy of Roborock.