Aug 28, 2023
Roborock's new Q5 Pro and Q8 Max smart vacs double down on suction
LiDAR and stronger suction power top off the list of notable improvements In between your daily obligations, it can be difficult to find time to tidy up around the house. It’s for this reason that the
LiDAR and stronger suction power top off the list of notable improvements
In between your daily obligations, it can be difficult to find time to tidy up around the house. It’s for this reason that the smart home product market has exploded. Roborock is one of the many manufacturers capitalizing on the opportunity to create devices for busy consumers in need of a little help. Now, the company is rolling out three new robot vacuum cleaners and a smart washer and dryer to meet the demand.
Roborock debuted the Q5 Pro and Q8 Max at IFA 2023, adding to its Q-Series line of midrange smart vacuum cleaners. Additionally, the Dyad Pro Combo was revealed for those who prefer a handheld vacuum cleaner. The Zeo One, Roborock’s all-in-one washer and dryer, is the first of its kind from the company. All the vacuum cleaners will be available for purchase in the US online in October, with no timetable released just yet for the Zeo One.
The Q5 Pro is now the entry-level product of the Q-Series line. In turn, it has fewer advanced features in comparison to the Q8 Max, but still offers many perks. For example, it has the same LiDAR navigation technology that allows it to map your home more accurately. It also has a DuoRoller Brush, just as the Q8 Max does, which helps it go the distance in terms of hair removal. Both the Q8 Max and Q5 Pro have a suction power of 5,500Pa, which makes them efficient on all types of flooring. Opting for the enhanced Q5 Pro+ or Q8 Max+ will give you a dock that automatically empties itself for up to seven weeks. If you’re willing to pay for the convenience of not having to constantly empty your robot vacuum, this option might be for you.
The Q-Series line of vacuum cleaners was rolled out by Roborock in 2022. The company categorized it as midrange for the average consumer looking to keep things tidy on a budget. However, Roborock didn’t skimp on the lineup, carrying over some of the features from its flagship S-Series. Customizable app controls, multi-level mapping, and LiDAR navigation are all standard in Q-Series vacuum cleaners.
If you prefer a handheld vacuum, Roborock has you covered there as well. The Dyad Pro Combo is a wet-dry portable vacuum that comes with four attachments and 17,000Pa of suction power. It also features a self-cleaning system for its roller brushes, and you can use it for up to 60 minutes as a standard handheld vacuum (43 minutes as a wet-dry vacuum).
Although it’s new to the washer and dryer market, Roborock is promising a lot from its Zeo One all-in-one washer and dryer, too. It features a quiet motor, a self-cleaning lint trap, and customizable cleaning modes. The Zeo One also leverages AI technology paired with NTC smart sensors to ensure your clothes are never damaged due to extreme temperatures. The release date has not been disclosed just yet, but it’s something you might want to keep an eye on if laundry is a chore you dread.
The Q5 Pro, Q8 Max, and Dyad Pro Combo will start at $430, $600, and $660, respectively. The prices might initially shock you, but if you’re tired of staring at dust bunnies in every corner, the investment could be worth your while.
Roborock's Q5 Pro is the new entry-level smart vacuum in the company's Q-series line. Featuring suction power of 5,500Pa and a DuoRoller brush head, this new model should thoroughly clean all types of flooring, from carpet to tile to hardwood. Thanks to useful features like no-go zones, LiDAR sensing, and self-emptying capabilities, you'll spend less time worrying about your vacuum and more time doing what you love.
Krystle Vermes is a Boston-based news writer for Android Police. She has more than a decade of experience as a journalist in industries ranging from technology to health. You can learn more about her work at krystlevermes.com.