In my home the 360 S6 has been working for a long time, followed by the S5 and S7. Is the 360 S7 Plus just an optimized version of the 360 S7 or a stand-alone model? On request from the Chinese tech giant Qihoo, who is responsible for the 360 suction robots, we were informed that a press release on the model will be issued on September 19. But we couldn’t wait that long and searched on our own. Here you can find all known infos.
There is no precise information on the S7 Plus for carpet detection with the wipe function attached. However, it can be strongly assumed that this technology will also be installed as with the predecessor. The Alexa controller will only be available when the robot is sold outside China. Since all models of Qihoo 360 had a CE-mark so far, one can expect this good conscience also here. Provided that the S7 Plus is even conceived as an international model (which is to be assumed).
The obvious first: Compared to the S7, the S7 Plus is kept in black. It looks deceptively similar to the Deebot Ozmo 950 and the Roborock S6. Personally, I think it’s a bit unfortunate that the manufacturers here look so much at each other’s competitors, but on the other hand it seems to be quite common in the suction robot industry.
The suction robot comes with four suction modes and three wiping modes, which of course vary according to operating volume and working time. The four suction modes include the following suction power: Quiet mode: 600 pa; Standard: 1000 pa; Strong: 1500 pa; Max: 2200 pa.
Within the app you can probably set the amount of water that should drip from the water tank onto the microfiber cloth. It is not possible to say exactly what the wiping modes are all about. We assume that the robot, like the ZACO A9S, has a vibrating base plate on the underside, a kind of “vibration water tank”. Accordingly, the wiping modes are presumably three steps different depending on how strong the vibration is to be exerted.
What I don’t like at all: Disposable wipes are included (where does this trend suddenly come from?), which I also didn’t like with the Roborock S6. That’s absolutely not environmentally friendly. But the included plastic pad for the charging station, which you know from the Roborock models, is practical. This prevents the robot with the wet microfibre cloth from forming puddles on the floor in front of the charging station.
Apart from that, there are a few marketing promises that need to be examined more closely. According to this, “cleaning efficiency has been increased by 10%”, which means that the robot needs up to 20 minutes less to clean. In addition, it should be able to “master problematic situations faster and better”, which is not more precisely defined. In other words, he should be able to free himself better when, for example, he is fighting with the clothes horse or something comparable.
The latest feature of suction robots is the floor storage. This allows house owners to use their suction robot on up to three floors at the same time. Of course, this can also be done with other suction robots, but the highlight is that the visually created maps are stored. So the 360 S7 Plus always knows where it is, can independently optimize the cleaning path on the respective floor and the user can draw virtual walls and even “non-wiping zones” on the map. This allows the user to define areas that the S7 Plus should not cover. And that for every floor.
The software package also includes the room layout that current high-end models bring with them. The robot divides the four walls into the individual rooms on its visual map. This enables the robot’s domestic helper to have individual rooms cleaned at different times. In addition, a sequence can be defined if all rooms are to be processed one after the other.
If the storey storage functions as unproblematically as with the new Ozmo 950, the feature is definitely a buying argument. The price for the S7 Plus is also lower than that of the 950.
Not so much is known yet, we expect more information in the next weeks. The suction robot for the Chinese market costs 2599 Yuan, or $340. Of course the price for the device in the China shops will be above $430, but Qihoo 360 is also known for a good price level. With a little luck, the price is also lower. When the device will be listed in the shops is still unclear, we expect it from mid-September, as we were put off by the manufacturer himself for this time.
But not to mention the price, the S7 Plus has a real bulwark of functions, especially the storey storage. In fact, the technical differences to the 360 S7 are marginal, but this will also have to prove itself in practice. We at least liked the Qihoo 360 models so far, because the price-performance ratio was right and the robots are very mature. What do you think: Does the 360 S7 Plus have a chance on the suction robot throne?
LDS Lidar and SLAM algorithm, smarter and more efficient cleaning routes planning
Set sweeping and mopping off-limited areas via APP
Voice control through Alexa, easy to interact with your robot vacuum cleaner
Easy sweeping and mopping switch, automatically switches to mopping mode after installing the water tank, switch back to sweeping when the tank is removed
Smart water tank, water seeps out slowly and evenly on the mopping pad, and stops when the cleaning stops, leaves no water stains on your floor
Intelligent room identification, users can customize cleaning specifically for living room, bedroom, corridor, bathroom, etc.
3 cleaning modes: quiet, automatic, max, max 2200Pa suction, max 65dB noise
Carpet recognization, automatically switches to max mode with 2200Pa suction power for deep cleaning
Self-adjusted main brush to handle uneven surfaces with more flexible
Automatically recharge and resume, go back to recharge when power is lower than 20 percent, after being fully recharged, automatically continue the unfinished cleaning task
Memory cleaning area to ensure efficient cleaning of large house
Control panel button light color: normal display blue light, error display red light, distribution network display a blue light
International version package includes European, American, Korean, British and Australian power adapter
Model: S7 Plus
Accessories Types: Sweeper
Material : ABS
Cleaner Types: Vacuum Cleaner
Feature: Remote Control
Remote Control: Yes
LCD Display: Yes
Schedule Function: Yes
Self Recharging: Yes
Virtual Wall: Yes
Climb Capability: 20mm
Cleaning Modes: Slam planning
Cleaning Area (sq.m.): 80 -100m2
Floor Types: Carpet,Ceramic Tile,Marble Floor,Shag Carpet,Tile Floor,Wood Floor
Dust Box Capacity: 570ml
Water Tank Capacity: 150ml
Noise (dB): ≤65dB
Power (W): 22.8W
Charging Time: 3 hours
Working Time: The automatic mode is about 80 - 120 minutes, and the max power mode is about 50 minutes
Working Temperature: 10 to 45 Degrees Celsius
Working Humidity: 20 - 90 percent
You can write your own disclaimer from APS Settings -> General -> Disclaimer Note.