Il nostro voto:
The robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S5 is a technological gem produced by Xiaomi, which has all the typical functions of the robot vacuum cleaners at the top of the category. Excellent laser navigation system, recharge and resume cleaning function, smartphone application, and so on. It cleans very well and has the function of scrubber. All for an affordable price. It has no assistance in the UK, but for such a substantial saving we highly recommend it.
Xiaomi Roborock S5: features
Navigation systemThe Roborock S5 turret allows the laser scanning of the environments, which makes the navigation system among the best on the market. In fact, it detects the best route by itself by mapping your apartment and can do it even in the dark, when you are at work. Furthermore, compared to the previous version of Xiaomi Mi, the position of the turret has been advanced from the front (in the old model it was on the back), further improving its efficiency. This means faster cleaning and better use of the battery. Anti-obstacle and anti-stair sensors work well. For example, if the Roborock S5 finds the leg of a table in its path, it will turn around it continuing with the cleaning. Like other models, it can get a little difficult with very dark carpets and floors, mistaking them for steps. Roborock has excellent autonomy, reaching up to two and a half hours of work thanks to a 5200 mAh battery. The duration also depends on the set speed, which in automatic mode is regulated by the robot autonomously, depending on the surface on which it is located. Thanks to this autonomy, it can clean more than 200 square meters in a single cycle. If that's not enough, however, he will return to the base for a quick (not total) recharge and then he will start cleaning the missing part again, remembering where he left off.
FunctionsThe Xiaomi Roborock S5 robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and has the Xiaomi Home application, available for both iOS and Android, through which almost complete control is possible. The application is also in the English version, but translated a little badly. Good update frequency that often adds new functions to the robot (like the English language). The existing functions are also good: a finger is enough to delimit the areas forbidden to the robot, or to specify which areas to clean. Consider that other models, to have this same mode, sell expensive accessories that operate on batteries and create infrared barriers. The robot also gives voice updates on its status (in English). From the application you can see the plan of your apartment, as detected by the laser scan, and a complete report of how the robot has moved, revealing if there have been areas not covered or difficulties in navigation. Always from the application you can program automatic cleaning by specifying days and times on a weekly basis. Manual driving, power selection (three levels) and cleaning mode are also possible. Voice warnings can be excluded with the "do not disturb" function. Finally, the application tells us what the consumable parts are, such as the filter and side brush, so that we know when to replace them. Spare parts are found on Amazon and are cheap.
Cleaning systemThe cleaning system has been improved compared to the first generation Xiaomi Mi model. The Roborock S50 has increased the suction power from 1800 to 2000 Pa. For the rest, it always uses a side brush to collect dust from the corners and edges, while the roller brush lifts it making it easier to vacuum. Considering that Xiaomi Mi was already doing a great job, this is even better. The big news is the addition of a water tank, and the presence of a microfibre cloth (washable) that can be attached under the robot via Velcro on the back. Roborock S50 is a 2 in 1 robot: vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner. Thanks to the tank, which keeps the cloth damp, it fixes the cleaning just performed with the suction, and removes any residual particles, which remain attached to the damp cloth. This mechanism works particularly well for parquet and other totally smooth floors, such as marble. A little less for tile floors with joints, and it is absolutely not to be used for rugs and carpets. In particular, if you want to use this function and you have rugs, these must be removed. However, the scrubber function is optional, just do not stick the cloth and do not fill the tank, and the appliance will behave like a normal robot vacuum cleaner.
MaintenanceAfter each cleaning cycle it is good to empty the dust container, which has a capacity of about half a liter. The filter can be aspirated but it is also washable when needed. Just let it dry thoroughly before next use. The microfibre cloth must be washed, it can be reused several times.
Price of Xiaomi Roborock S5
- one of the best navigation systems
- one of the most effective cleaning systems
- a very long autonomy
- the smartphone app that works best