Roborock S7 will be first self cleaning Roborock with auto empty dock

Latest robot cleaner makes huge improvements on the mopping features

Roborock S7 mops up at CES 2021
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The Roborock S7 has gone live at CES 2021, a smart robot vacuum cleaner that is the Chinese brand's most advanced yet, when it comes to mopping.

We've seen a mopping feature on a range of the latest Roborocks, such as the S6 Max V and the S5 Max, but the S7 is the first model to boast sonic mopping and an intelligent automatic lift.

What this means is that underneath the mopping pad is an ultrasonic vibration plate so, rather than a wet pad simply wiping away at your hard floors, the theory is the extra movement adds a bit of elbow grease to the process.

In the app you can choose between high-intensity scrub settings from 1,650 times per minute, up to to 3,000 times per minute.

We were told that the sonic mopping feature equates to a doubling of the pressure of both the S6 Max V and the S5 Max.

The lift feature, which Roborock is calling VibraRise, means that, when the Roborock S7 detects that it has left a hard floor area and his landed on a rug, or some carpet, the wet pad is actually lifted up to prevent it leaving wet marks.

When the pad is lifted, the water flow is stopped and the vibration ceases.

Unlike previous Roborock models, there is no need to set no-go mopping areas and, when viewing your map plans in the app, you'll be able to see what areas have been mopped and what areas have simply been vacuumed.

As well as the advanced mopping skills, the S7 has all the high-end power we've come to expect from Roborock; including a 2,500Pa suction rating and a whopping 5,200mAh battery.

There's also a new, rubberized, main brush and perhaps most exciting of all, Roborock is also introducing - later this year - a new self cleaning docking station; the Roborock S7 will be the first compatible model.

Roborock auto empty dock

The Roborock S7 will be available on Amazon for $649, from 24 March.

The new auto empty dock should land in June. No older models than the S7 will be compatible, sadly.

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