Bei­jing Roborock Tech­nol­o­gy was found­ed in 2014 and pro­duces high-qual­i­ty and func­tion­al robot­ic vac­u­um clean­ers in the domes­tic mar­ket. The brand’s prod­ucts are very pop­u­lar and are avail­able both in Russ­ian retail and on online plat­forms like Aliex­press. When buy­ing, pay atten­tion to which region a par­tic­u­lar mod­el is made for. So, Roborock S7 can be found on Yandex.Market, but these devices are offered by unof­fi­cial sup­pli­ers. The offi­cial Russ­ian ver­sion with Alice’s sup­port was only recent­ly intro­duced and will be avail­able soon.

Roborock S7 Key Features

  • Wet mop with son­ic vibra­tion 3000 times per minute
  • Suc­tion force 2500 Pa
  • Con­trol via mobile appli­ca­tion Mi Home
  • Li-ion bat­tery 5200 mAh
  • Dust con­tain­er 470 ml
  • Water con­tain­er 300 ml
  • Lidar, obsta­cle recog­ni­tion sen­sors
  • Child lock

Design

The mod­el has a clas­sic min­i­mal­ist design: we had a ver­sion in white col­or on the test, there is also a ver­sion with a black body on sale.

The top cov­er is glossy, but sur­pris­ing­ly not eas­i­ly soiled: dust and fin­ger­prints are invis­i­ble on it. A lidar tur­ret ris­es in the cen­ter, and along the perime­ter of the vac­u­um clean­er there is a set of sen­sors for rec­og­niz­ing obsta­cles and height dif­fer­ences. This mod­el can be used even in hous­es with sev­er­al floors: it will not fall off the stairs, as it can rec­og­nize steps. And when clean­ing the room, the vac­u­um clean­er will not col­lide with fur­ni­ture, as less smart mod­els do.


The vac­u­um clean­er is com­pact: the diam­e­ter is 35 cm and the height is about 9 cm. The wheels are mov­able and eas­i­ly recessed into the body, which allows the robot to eas­i­ly over­come thresh­olds and obsta­cles like wires left on the floor. In addi­tion, the wheels and brush­es use the so-called Scratch­safe sys­tem — they are cov­ered with soft plas­tic, which pro­tects the floor from scratch­es. On the side there is a round brush for clean­ing in the cor­ners — also sil­i­cone and does not leave marks on the fur­ni­ture.

There are three but­tons on the top pan­el: to return to the base, turn on / off and start clean­ing. An LED is lit above them in a semi­cir­cle, the col­or of which changes depend­ing on the mode: green — in the process of wait­ing, and blue — dur­ing oper­a­tion.


If you open the lid, you can find a small Reset but­ton to reset Wi-Fi. There is also a waste con­tain­er with a HEPA fil­ter. It is easy to pull out and put back in.


The water con­tain­er, which should be filled dur­ing wet clean­ing, is locat­ed at the back of the vac­u­um clean­er and is removed from the side — to do this, you need to press the red lever but­ton, which pro­trudes slight­ly from the body. Also, to clean the floor, you need to attach a noz­zle with a soft cloth to the vac­u­um clean­er — it comes with the kit.


Controls and functions

The vac­u­um clean­er can be con­trolled from any­where in the world using the Mi Home app. First you need to add a new device to it — it’s very sim­ple, just fol­low the prompts on the screen. The pro­gram will prompt you to enter a pass­word for your Wi-Fi net­work, select the base instal­la­tion loca­tion and come up with a name for the robot.

After the ini­tial set­up through the appli­ca­tion, it will be pos­si­ble to start and stop the clean­ing process, select the oper­at­ing mode and even con­trol the device using a joy­stick, direct­ing it to a spe­cif­ic point on the map.

There are 4 pro­grams for dry clean­ing — they dif­fer in pow­er and noise lev­el (from silent night mode to the most pro­duc­tive and loud). For wet clean­ing, you can addi­tion­al­ly set the inten­si­ty of wet­ting the rag by choos­ing one of 3 options or by com­plete­ly turn­ing off the water sup­ply. Also in the appli­ca­tion, you can draw dif­fer­ent zones on the map, indi­cat­ing to the robot which area to clean.

The scheme of the room is cre­at­ed each time from scratch after the start of clean­ing. In gen­er­al, the map can be saved, but we do not see much point in this — except that you nev­er rearrange the fur­ni­ture and objects on the floor in places. Dur­ing oper­a­tion, the device divides the room into squares of dif­fer­ent col­ors and even marks the rec­og­nized car­pet on the map.

Mi Home can also be used to set up sched­uled clean­ing, child lock the vac­u­um clean­er but­tons, update the firmware and change the lan­guage. By default, the mod­el for the Russ­ian mar­ket speaks Russ­ian — the robot voic­es all the actions it per­forms, whether it’s reset­ting Wi-Fi or com­plet­ing clean­ing.

Cleaning

Roborock S7 has a suc­tion pow­er of 2500 Pa — this is a very high fig­ure. If you use the max­i­mum mode, the garbage will not have a chance. And for main­te­nance clean­ing, when there is no old and adher­ing dust on the floor, you can safe­ly choose medi­um or min­i­mum pow­er. Note that high per­for­mance often excludes low noise lev­els. There­fore, even in night mode, the vac­u­um clean­er rus­tles notice­ably.

The most inter­est­ing thing is hid­den at the bot­tom of the device — instead of a con­ven­tion­al brush, it is equipped with a rub­ber roller with hard ribs. The noz­zle fits snug­ly on the floor dur­ing clean­ing. Rotat­ing, the roller col­lects all the garbage and dust in the tank, includ­ing due to sta­t­ic elec­tric­i­ty — for exam­ple, ani­mal hair adheres per­fect­ly to rub­ber. It is con­ve­nient to wash such a noz­zle, which com­pares favor­ably with tra­di­tion­al brush­es with plas­tic bris­tles.


The new type of noz­zle is great for clean­ing smooth floors, but does not work well on car­pets. Due to the flat design, the rub­ber shaft can­not “comb out” all the debris from the pile, but only col­lects what lies on the sur­face.

Dur­ing wet clean­ing, the new VibraRise tech­nol­o­gy is used: the noz­zle-nap­kin makes up to 3000 sound vibra­tions per minute, which allows you to thor­ough­ly wash even stub­born stains. In addi­tion, the rag adheres tight­ly to the floor (under pres­sure of 600 g). As a result, the vac­u­um clean­er does not just “wet the floor”, as many com­peti­tors do, but real­ly wipes it with high qual­i­ty and does not leave streaks.


The water in the 300 ml tank is enough to clean an aver­age of 200 m² of floor. If, dur­ing wet clean­ing, the robot enters the car­pet, it will auto­mat­i­cal­ly rec­og­nize the type of cov­er­age and raise the plat­form with a wet cloth by 5 mm so as not to dam­age the pile.

autonomy

The mod­el is equipped with a 5200 mAh lithi­um-ion bat­tery. At min­i­mum pow­er, the vac­u­um clean­er will work up to three hours. If the bat­tery runs out dur­ing clean­ing, the robot will go to the base on its own, and after charg­ing it will return to the place where it stopped.


Should I buy Roborock S7

The Roborock S7 is an excel­lent choice for clean­ing smooth floors and mop­ping. This is one of the best vac­u­um clean­ers out there that can actu­al­ly pick up stains and not just leave wet streaks behind. We also note the high suc­tion pow­er, thanks to which the robot eas­i­ly copes with the removal of adher­ing dust and wool. The rub­ber brush picks up debris well and is easy to clean, which will fur­ther save time on clean­ing the vac­u­um clean­er.

The mod­el will soon be avail­able on the DNS net­work, and the exact price of the vac­u­um clean­er will be announced lat­er. The unof­fi­cial ver­sion of Roborock S7 on Yandex.Market costs 42,990 rubles. The cost is eas­i­ly explained by the pres­ence of lidar, advanced func­tions for wet clean­ing and high suc­tion pow­er.


The vac­u­um clean­er is com­pact: the diam­e­ter is 35 cm and the height is about 9 cm. The wheels are mov­able and eas­i­ly recessed into the body, which allows the robot to eas­i­ly over­come thresh­olds and obsta­cles like wires left on the floor. In addi­tion, the wheels and brush­es use the so-called Scratch­safe sys­tem — they are cov­ered with soft plas­tic, which pro­tects the floor from scratch­es. On the side there is a round brush for clean­ing in the cor­ners — also sil­i­cone and does not leave marks on the fur­ni­ture.

There are three but­tons on the top pan­el: to return to the base, turn on / off and start clean­ing. An LED is lit above them in a semi­cir­cle, the col­or of which changes depend­ing on the mode: green — in the process of wait­ing, and blue — dur­ing oper­a­tion.


If you open the lid, you can find a small Reset but­ton to reset Wi-Fi. There is also a waste con­tain­er with a HEPA fil­ter. It is easy to pull out and put back in.


The water con­tain­er, which should be filled dur­ing wet clean­ing, is locat­ed at the back of the vac­u­um clean­er and is removed from the side — to do this, you need to press the red lever but­ton, which pro­trudes slight­ly from the body. Also, to clean the floor, you need to attach a noz­zle with a soft cloth to the vac­u­um clean­er — it comes with the kit.


Controls and functions

The vac­u­um clean­er can be con­trolled from any­where in the world using the Mi Home app. First you need to add a new device to it — it’s very sim­ple, just fol­low the prompts on the screen. The pro­gram will prompt you to enter a pass­word for your Wi-Fi net­work, select the base instal­la­tion loca­tion and come up with a name for the robot.

After the ini­tial set­up through the appli­ca­tion, it will be pos­si­ble to start and stop the clean­ing process, select the oper­at­ing mode and even con­trol the device using a joy­stick, direct­ing it to a spe­cif­ic point on the map.

There are 4 pro­grams for dry clean­ing — they dif­fer in pow­er and noise lev­el (from silent night mode to the most pro­duc­tive and loud). For wet clean­ing, you can addi­tion­al­ly set the inten­si­ty of wet­ting the rag by choos­ing one of 3 options or by com­plete­ly turn­ing off the water sup­ply. Also in the appli­ca­tion, you can draw dif­fer­ent zones on the map, indi­cat­ing to the robot which area to clean.

The scheme of the room is cre­at­ed each time from scratch after the start of clean­ing. In gen­er­al, the map can be saved, but we do not see much point in this — except that you nev­er rearrange the fur­ni­ture and objects on the floor in places. Dur­ing oper­a­tion, the device divides the room into squares of dif­fer­ent col­ors and even marks the rec­og­nized car­pet on the map.

Mi Home can also be used to set up sched­uled clean­ing, child lock the vac­u­um clean­er but­tons, update the firmware and change the lan­guage. By default, the mod­el for the Russ­ian mar­ket speaks Russ­ian — the robot voic­es all the actions it per­forms, whether it’s reset­ting Wi-Fi or com­plet­ing clean­ing.

Cleaning

Roborock S7 has a suc­tion pow­er of 2500 Pa — this is a very high fig­ure. If you use the max­i­mum mode, the garbage will not have a chance. And for main­te­nance clean­ing, when there is no old and adher­ing dust on the floor, you can safe­ly choose medi­um or min­i­mum pow­er. Note that high per­for­mance often excludes low noise lev­els. There­fore, even in night mode, the vac­u­um clean­er rus­tles notice­ably.

The most inter­est­ing thing is hid­den at the bot­tom of the device — instead of a con­ven­tion­al brush, it is equipped with a rub­ber roller with hard ribs. The noz­zle fits snug­ly on the floor dur­ing clean­ing. Rotat­ing, the roller col­lects all the garbage and dust in the tank, includ­ing due to sta­t­ic elec­tric­i­ty — for exam­ple, ani­mal hair adheres per­fect­ly to rub­ber. It is con­ve­nient to wash such a noz­zle, which com­pares favor­ably with tra­di­tion­al brush­es with plas­tic bris­tles.


The new type of noz­zle is great for clean­ing smooth floors, but does not work well on car­pets. Due to the flat design, the rub­ber shaft can­not “comb out” all the debris from the pile, but only col­lects what lies on the sur­face.

Dur­ing wet clean­ing, the new VibraRise tech­nol­o­gy is used: the noz­zle-nap­kin makes up to 3000 sound vibra­tions per minute, which allows you to thor­ough­ly wash even stub­born stains. In addi­tion, the rag adheres tight­ly to the floor (under pres­sure of 600 g). As a result, the vac­u­um clean­er does not just “wet the floor”, as many com­peti­tors do, but real­ly wipes it with high qual­i­ty and does not leave streaks.


The water in the 300 ml tank is enough to clean an aver­age of 200 m² of floor. If, dur­ing wet clean­ing, the robot enters the car­pet, it will auto­mat­i­cal­ly rec­og­nize the type of cov­er­age and raise the plat­form with a wet cloth by 5 mm so as not to dam­age the pile.

autonomy

The mod­el is equipped with a 5200 mAh lithi­um-ion bat­tery. At min­i­mum pow­er, the vac­u­um clean­er will work up to three hours. If the bat­tery runs out dur­ing clean­ing, the robot will go to the base on its own, and after charg­ing it will return to the place where it stopped.


Should I buy Roborock S7

The Roborock S7 is an excel­lent choice for clean­ing smooth floors and mop­ping. This is one of the best vac­u­um clean­ers out there that can actu­al­ly pick up stains and not just leave wet streaks behind. We also note the high suc­tion pow­er, thanks to which the robot eas­i­ly copes with the removal of adher­ing dust and wool. The rub­ber brush picks up debris well and is easy to clean, which will fur­ther save time on clean­ing the vac­u­um clean­er.

The mod­el will soon be avail­able on the DNS net­work, and the exact price of the vac­u­um clean­er will be announced lat­er. The unof­fi­cial ver­sion of Roborock S7 on Yandex.Market costs 42,990 rubles. The cost is eas­i­ly explained by the pres­ence of lidar, advanced func­tions for wet clean­ing and high suc­tion pow­er.