Kitchen & Household

CES 2022: Roborock's new dream machine mops, vacuums and cleans itself

The S7 MaxV Ultra robot from Roborock is a vacuum mop combo sounds like our dream floor cleaner.

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What's even more useful than a robot vacuum and mop that cleans itself? How about one that senses carpets, too. That's exactly what the new Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra does. Announced at CES 2022, this $1,400 product represents the current pinnacle of automated floor care -- at least on paper.

At its core is the S7 MaxV robotic vacuum cleaner, which navigates through rooms while removing solid dust and debris. The machine's mopping pad, however, is what makes it unique. When the S7 detects carpets it automatically raises the pad out of the way. This means it won't mop in areas it shouldn't.

The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra vacuums, mops and cleans itself. It also automatically avoids mopping your carpets.

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Completing the system is the Ultra dock, which doesn't just charge the robot's battery. The base also empties the S7's dustbin and cleans its mop pad for you. It's a similar system to the $1,549 Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni. Also unveiled at CES, the Omni can also vacuum, mop and clean itself.

The Omni can't match the S7 MaxV Ultra's sophisticated mop, though. The Omni can vacuum and mop hard flooring simultaneously but will avoid your carpets. To vacuum carpets, you first have to physically remove the robot's mopping attachment. The S7's prowess as a vacuum shouldn't disappoint either. The standard model is our current pick for the best midrange robot vacuum.

Roborock S7 MaxV Utra at a glance

  • $1,400
  • Available Q2 2022
  • Automatic water tank refilling
  • Automatic dustbin emptying
  • Automatic mop pad cleaning
  • Obstacle and solid pet waste avoidance