Scan through our Best Robot Vacuums guide and you’ll see Roborock’s name come up a few times. The company makes a wide range of vacs that navigate all the trickiest areas of your house and keep them clean. Right now the company is hosting a back-to-school sale, so we’ve highlighted three of the best deals below.
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Best Roborock Deals
This is our top pick for robot vacuums even when it’s not at such a substantial discount. The Q5+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends) gets generous battery life—WIRED senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So says it spent nearly two hours mapping all 850 square feet of her home with plenty left in the tank to spare. It navigates around normal household clutter deftly, maneuvering around common obstacles like kitchen chairs and avoiding falling off stairs. Many of the vacuums we’ve tested face trouble with these sorts of challenges to varying degrees, but the Q5+ impressed us with its navigation skills. It can also store up to four different maps, so you can easily pick it up and put it on another floor of your house to continue cleaning.
At its normal price, the S7 is a little tough to recommend, but this sale puts it firmly in the Recommend Zone. It’s substantially cheaper than our current top pick for best vac-mop combo and performs just as well. It uses the same Roborock app we love from the Q5+ and you can control it via Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. It lacks a self-emptying bin, but it makes up for this rather critical deficiency by also including a mop. It can even detect what type of floor it’s on and automatically switch between the two. This means if you have, say, carpet and hardwood rooms on the same floor, it can tackle both in a single session. As much as we’d also like a self-emptying bin, this is handy enough to make the tradeoff potentially worth it.
If you’re looking to stay within a budget, the Roborock Q5 is also on sale. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s the same vacuum as the Q5+, but it doesn’t come with the auto-emptying dock. That dock is one of our favorite features, so it’s no idle sacrifice. However, with this sale, the Q5 on its own is less than half as expensive as the normal Q5+ bundle we consider our top pick. The Q5 gets around three hours of battery life on a full charge, which is enough to clean 3,000+ square feet once or a smaller home several times. It still comes with a charging dock; you’ll just need to empty the bot yourself after it runs. If you don’t mind that little inconvenience, then you can save a ton of money on our favorite robot vacuum with this deal.