Meet the Roborock T6: the Smartest and Most Capable Robot Vacuum We've Been Waiting For
A few days ago, robotic vacuum cleaner manufacturer Roborock Technology Ltd. released a new flagship robot vacuum — the Roborock T6. It has improved sensors, smarter navigation, better noise reduction, improved wet mopping, and new app features such as the ability to clean specific rooms and store a few maps. Since the previous models become very popular and have great features and performance for the price, let's take a closer look at the Roborock Sweep T6.
What has changed compared to the previous model S5? The Roborock S5 has three buttons on top: power, charging, and spot cleaning. The Roborock T6 buttons get evoked by touching them. The lid is not glossy anymore which is excellent, with the matte finish there is no chance for fingerprints to be left. Under the lid, you will find a 500 ml dustbin. The vacuum has an upgraded charging dock, the cord can be hidden.
Battery and Recharge & Resume Feature
The Roborock T6 equipped with a 5,200 mAh Li-Ion battery that lasts up 150 minutes of runtime. It is enough to clean a big house.
When the battery's energy is lower than 20%, the robot automatically docks itself, gets recharged up to 80% and resumes cleaning from the same spot it left off.
If it finished cleaning before the battery got recharged, the cleaner docks itself without resumption.
On the top, there is a tower with an LDS laser inside. This laser scans the room to create a map of the floor layout. The New Map Management 3.0 system upgrades a mapping algorithm that brings faster, more stable and more accurate mapping capabilities.
There are three processors inside that allow to track the Roborock movements in real time. The mapping progress can be seen in the Mi Home app.
After the map is created, the Roborock calculates an efficient way of cleaning. It moves back-and-forth in straight lines.
Thanks to mapping, the T6 saves cleaning time because it does not go over the same spots twice. Mapping helps the vacuum to know where it should clean.
The new robot is capable of storing maps which makes it suitable for homes with one or more levels.
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App With New Features
Now the new mapping technology allows recognizing different rooms. We don't know if you can set each room on the map manually or the Roborock is able to identify them itself.
It is useful if you need to clean a specific room, with the T6 you don't have to create a zone manually, just select the room you need to be cleaned. Also, you can schedule to clean your kitchen at a specific time by choosing it on the map.
Digital boundaries and zoned cleanup are the same. You can drive a rectangle if you don't want the Roborock to go to a particular room.
You can choose some area to clean by setting zoned cleaning to make the robot clean within it.
In the app, there is an ability to switch between cleaning modes, manually control it like a radio car, start/stop the vacuum, track it in real-time, etc.
Noiseless But Still Strong Suction
The Roborock T6 has a powerful motor that delivers 2,000 Pa of suction, the same as the Roborock S5 does. It is one of the strongest suction on the market.
The robot is equipped with a bunch of sensors that are able to recognize carpetted surface. When the cleaner is on carpet, its suction power automatically boosts to its maximum level to ensure deeper cleaning. When the Roborock leaves the carpet, its cleaning mode returns to the previous position.
With the strong suction, excellent climbing ability, and carpet boost, the Roborock T6 performs great on carpets up to 20 mm thick.
Improved Sensors and Navigation
The Roborock T6 is equipped with a side sweeper, main cleaning brush and a powerful motor. They work together to catch and agitate dist and debris channeling them right into the suction path. It is equipped with 14 types of sensors to help the robot navigate around, recognize obstacles better, know where the charging dock is, prevent from falling.
Even though the Roborock has strong suction, it comes with a 30.5 mm motor with reduced speed (compared to the previous generation). The Roborock T6 optimized the motor vibration. The manufacturer fills the sound insulation cotton and noise reduction air screen near the motor. It helps to reduce noise when the robot is working. They promise a 50% reduction compared to the previous generation which we think would not be as good though the sound will be lower.
Besides, the Roborock T6 can be commanded via voice control, but currently, only the control with the Xiaomi Mi AI Speaker is known. Whether Alexa and Google Home will follow is not yet certain.
New Removable Brush
The cleaning brush faces hair wrapping problem. The new brush has detachable parts, which allows removing hair in three steps. This brush uses the international first-line brand DuPontTM Zytel material.
Mopping + Disposable wipes (10 pieces in the package)
The Roborock T6 is equipped with a water tank and disposable wipes. Now the wipes are removable, they can be torn off after the cleaning is done.
The new water tank has an adjustable gear position. One water volume adjusts a small amount of water for daily cleaning. It will not cause long-term moisture on the ground. The second volume position is able to dissolve stronger stains on the ground.
The Roborock has big wheels and is able to climb an obstacle up to 20 mm of height.
Price & where to buy
Unfortunately, we don't know when it will be available to buy in Europe and the US. In China, it is officially launched with the price of 2799 yuan ($417). You can read the difference between all previous Roborock models in our latest comparison.
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