A number of months in the past I reworked my basement, and the ensuing layer of crud made it the right testing floor for the Roborock S5 — a robotic vacuum that may additionally mop. It did a terrific job general, which is why I am excited to share this deal: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, Amazon has thewith promo code ROBOROCK4M. That is the lowest worth we have seen in months and it is inside $10 of the all-time low worth.
I’ve owned early-generation Roombas and late-model Ecovacs, however the S5 stays my favourite robotic sweeper up to now. That is largely as a result of it appears smarter and extra environment friendly than others I’ve tried.
The companion app, for instance, offers you numerous cleansing choices. You possibly can arrange digital boundaries, no-go zones, go-only zones and so forth. All that is doable because of the S5’s laser-mapping abilities, which additionally permit it to scrub in an orderly sample, relatively than simply randomly bumping in every single place.
The S5 gives 2000Pa value of suction (on the excessive aspect for robo-vacs) and has a large battery, one which’s good for round 2.5 hours of cleansing, in keeping with Roborock. That comes on the expense of the mud bin, which is on the smaller aspect. Equally, the water tank nets you solely about 30 minutes’ value of mopping earlier than needing to be refilled. (Fortunately, that was ample time to scrub my basement, which is about 800 sq. ft.)
CNET hasn’t reviewed the S5, so I am going to steer you over to Matthew Miller’s evaluation at ZDNet. Verdict: “A fantastic performer at a worth that’s affordable given its energy, effectivity and utility.” And that was primarily based on a then-$464 Amazon worth. (It is presently $480, however has been as excessive as $600.) Talking of Amazon, over 200 clients collectively rated the robotic 4.5 stars out of 5.
So, yeah, you could not know the Roborock model, however in my estimation that is each bit nearly as good as a number of the newest Roombas — with a a lot cheaper price.
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