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Roborock S7 review: Closer to set-it-and-forget-it than ever before

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Robot vacuum cleaners have become explosively popular in the last few years, and there are many inexpensive devices that can do the same. For some people, a better vacuum cleaner that saves more time is worth the premium price, and Roborock is happy to offer them a very expensive vacuum cleaner like the new Roborock S7. The Roborock S7 has all the bells and whistles you want from a robotic vacuum cleaner like cleaning, zoning and smart assistant integration. It’s fully equipped with the basics, loaded with smart features, and stands out against its innovative sonic mop counterpart, but it costs $650. The S7 is at best in a vacuum. If you can afford it and you really hate housework.

Design, hardware and components


Call it Star Trek for robot vacuum cleaners. The Roborock S7 appears to belong to a spaceship. The large puck-sized body has a glossy finish and a colorful LED strip with physical buttons. The white S7 has a futuristic feel when paired with a vibrant red accent color, but can also be purchased in plain black.


Roborock S7 brings premium hardware features. For example, it uses a LIDAR sensor on top to detect walls and help navigate the home. It also has an ultrasonic sensor on the left side of the front wheel to help detect whether you’re on carpet or hard flooring. Side brushes and main rollers remove bristles by choosing a silicone design with pins. Hardware highlights are the mop pad and Vibra Rise Bracket, but we’ll go into more detail later. Like cheaper robots like the Deebot N79S, it has a sensor on the bottom edge to prevent it from falling off the shelf.


The back of the vacuum cleaner has a removable lid that reveals a large 470mL trash can and a washable air filter. The bin is smaller than the S6 MaxV’s 480mL, but compatible with the upcoming auto-empty dock. When empty after a full cycle, the box does not emit any dust and is held securely in the S7 compartment. The water tank is accessible from the back of the robot and can clean up to 2,150 square feet with about 300 ml.

The S7 comes with a charging station, side brush, dustbin, forecast manual and warranty card. Unfortunately, there are no accessories or extra brushes inside the box.

Apps, cleaning and battery

Setting up your S7 vacuum with the official Roblox app is an almost painless experience. It detects the robot quickly, so following the onboarding setup takes some effort. Today the setup experience has improved significantly, but there are still minor hiccups. It’s a shame that Rubrock doesn’t save the map layout by default. It creates a new map in every cleaning cycle. It’s still in beta, but we recommend turning on the map save feature before running the vacuum for the first time.

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