Roborock simply builds good vacuum cleaner robots. This has also been shown with the S6 and its predecessor. Now a new model will follow, the Roborock S5 Max. What do you want to have changed about this one, you ask yourself? Then let me get you into the boat. The “Max” simply stands for the fact that you have enlarged the water tank of the vacuum cleaner robot, which can also wipe. Not only is it twice as big as its predecessor, but it can also be operated via app.
The tank of the new model has a precise water control, which allows the user to set different water consumption values for different rooms. This is particularly important for some users when working with different floor types and prevents damage. In addition, the Roborock S5 Max also offers the option of setting up restricted zones so that the suction robot only wipes the desired areas.
For the other functions, the 35.3 x 9.65 x 35.0 cm Roborock S5 Max is similar to the S5 we tested. For example, you can control the robot using an app and define exclusion zones in the app. And, of course, the suction robot navigates through the rooms with lidar support, which means it does its cleaning work quite quickly. Because the main task of the Roborock is the suction and not the damp wiping.
These are of course full-bodied statements, which certainly have their justification – but you have to see whether this is necessary. In the end, I have to do it by hand anyway for heavy soiling, and you also have to check a vacuum cleaner robot that can also wipe from time to time, because in some circumstances it does nothing but pull a damp and at some point dirty cloth behind it. But, you have to let Roborock do that, too: I tested an S6 and a 360 S7. Both wipe and the Roborock without any water tank controls has already caused less streaks on the black shiny tiles.
A price is not yet known, I’ll add it – but I have some specifications for you, which give a good picture of the Roborock S5 Max. I also have the S6 for your comparison. In short: The S6 still charges faster and also has more field sensors and an E11 filter.
The Roborock S5 Max is expected to be available at the end of 2019 and will cost $599.99.
The capacity of water tank up to 290ml, over 200 square meters area is fully covered.
The high-precision LDS laser ranging sensor scans the room at 300RPM.
Adaptive algorithms calculate the most efficient cleaning route around rooms and obstacles.
Using a unique drawer design, the mop panel can be installed and removed quickly and easily, without flipping the robot over or removing the water tank.
Quick-release main brush, mop mount, water tank, and dustbin for easy maintenance Washable air filter and mop pad extends lifetime use of these items.
Set sweeping and mopping off-limited areas via APP.
When docked, water is switched off, allowing S5 Max to be left ready for the next mop.
Schedule cleanup for specific rooms at different times, on different days.
Climbs easily over 0.8in (2cm) high thresholds and carpets. Automatically switches to turbo mode when cleaning carpet.
The robot will automatically charge back when the power is less than 20%, and evaluate the required charging time according to the area of the unswept area. When the power is sufficient, the robot will continue to clean the unswept area.
Model: S5 MAX
Accessories Types: Dustbin,Mopping Pad,Other Accessories,Rolling Brush,Side Brush,Sweeper,Water Tank
Material : ABS,Others
Function: Mop,Suction,Sweep,Sweep Suction,Vacuum,Wet
Feature: Lightweight,Mop,Remote Control,Schedule,Self Charging,Small,Wet
Schedule Function: Yes
Self Recharging: Yes
Virtual Wall: Yes
Floor Types: Carpet,Ceramic Tile,Marble Floor,Shag Carpet,Tile Floor,Wood Floor
Dust Box Capacity: 460ml
Water Tank Capacity: 290ml
Suction (pa): 2000Pa
Noise (dB): 60dB
Power (W): 58W
Product weight: 3.5000 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 35.30 x 35.00 x 9.65 cm
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