A few months ago I rebuilt my basement and the resulting raw layer made it the perfect test site for the Roborock S5 – a robot vacuum that can also wipe. Overall, it did a great job, so I’m happy to share this deal: For a limited time and while stocks last, Amazon has itwith promo code ROBOROCK4M. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen in months, and it’s within $ 10 of the lowest price ever.
I owned early-generation Roombas and the latest-generation Ecovacs, but the S5 remains my favorite robot to this day. The main reason is that it seems smarter and more efficient than others I’ve tried.
The companion app offers you many cleaning options, for example. You can set up virtual barriers, restricted zones, zone-only zones, etc. All of this is possible thanks to the S5’s laser mapping capabilities, which also allow it to clean in an orderly pattern instead of just randomly poking around.
The S5 has a suction power of 2000 Pascal (on the high side for Robo-Vacs) and has a large battery which, according to Roborock, is suitable for around 2.5 hours of cleaning. This is at the expense of the dust container, which is located on the smaller side. Similarly, you can only wipe the water tank for about 30 minutes before you need to refill it. (Fortunately, that was enough time to clean my basement, which is about 800 square feet.)
CNET hasn’t checked the S5, so I’m going to control you Matthew Miller’s review on ZDNet. Conclusion: “A great artist at a price that is reasonable given its performance, efficiency, and utility.” And that was based on an Amazon price of $ 464 at the time. (Currently it’s $ 480, but $ 600.) Speaking of Amazon, over 200 customers rated the robot overall 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Yes, you may not know the Roborock brand, but in my opinion this is as good as some of the latest Roombas – at a much cheaper price.
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Originally released previously. Updated to reflect new sales prices and availability.