It is more powerful, has more autonomy, and a scrubbing tank twice as big as the previous Roborock S6 model. But the Roborock S6 MaxV’s greatest asset to conquer your home is its item recognition system. From pet dung to shoes, the S6 MaxV’s dual front camera can identify several of the most typical obstacles you might encounter in a house and avoid them. But it also dodges any unidentifiable object over two inches high and keeps on cleaning. And all this in the light as well as in a dark room, thanks to infrared. The Roborock S6 MaxV is now available in stores at an official price of $749.
Roborock S6 MaxV Features
|Navigation technology||Laser mapping|
Object recognition through a double camera and artificial intelligence
|Cleaning modes||Automatic, by zones, by rooms, ability to store multiple floors|
|Power||Delicate, Silent, Balanced, Turbo, Maximum|
|Dirt tank||460 milliliters|
|Scrubbing tank||297 milliliters|
|Autonomy||Up to 180 minutes|
|Connectivity||WiFi, through the Roborock and Xiaomi Home app, compatible with Google Home|
|Suction power||2,500 Pa|
|Surfaces||All surfaces and carpets|
|Cleaning area||Up to 300 square meters|
|Noise||Up to 67 dB|
|Dimensions||353 x 350 x 96.5 mm and 3.7 kg|
Two Eyes that see everything while respecting your privacy
There is no doubt that the great attraction of the Roborock S6 MaxV is in the dual front camera capable of recording images at 30fps. All this is thought and analyzed by Qualcomm’s processor, which is the brain that moves all this technology. Through artificial intelligence, the robot can recognize an important number of objects like shoes, lamp pedestals, rulers, or pet feces. Yes, as you can hear. The disaster a vacuuming robot can inflict if it takes your pet’s stool can be huge.
Before it reaches the hazard, the vacuum cleaner recognizes it and goes around it to avoid problems. But there’s more. From the app, it marks the obstacle it has recognized with a feature icon for each object. So you know which obstacle it is. Also, a new feature has recently been added which allows the Roborock S6 MaxV to store a photo of the object in question so you can check it later. However, this feature is only available if you enable it directly from the app, as it is not activated by default for privacy reasons.
It should also be noted that as soon as you open the robot you will see a sticker that warns you that, by default, the images that are recorded are immediately deleted. And as for the option to show you pictures of the obstacles, not only do you have to activate it from the app, but at any time you have the option to deny permission to take pictures again.
More Intelligence, More power, More Range
Apart from its artificial intelligence object recognition system, the mapping of the Roborock S6 MaxV is more advanced. As in previous models, it performs a mapping of the entire house through its laser range finder. From the first cleaning, the feeling is that it is faster and more accurate in its recognition of rooms. One of the features is that it is capable of storing the mapping of several floors, something very useful if you live in a duplex or a villa. The robot automatically recognizes the floor it is in.
The Roborock S6 MaxV has more suction power, up to 25% more than the Roborock S6. It is also capable of more intelligent use of the battery since with the same capacity it takes up to three hours to operate. The Roborock S6 would stay on for two and a half hours. According to the company’s data, it can clean an area of 300 square meters without the need for recharging. My house doesn’t reach that much, but I’ve checked how it holds up by carrying out two cleanings in a row of about 90 square meters of a house with the intermediate speed mode (turbo) and it has ended up with more than half the charge. Be that as it may, in the unlikely event that you end up with its battery the S6 MaxV has an intelligent recharging system. This means that the robot returns to the base and recharges just enough to finish its cleaning tasks.
A Mopping Depot that is another story
One of the few loose spots on the Roborock S6 was its mopping tank. In my opinion, the 140ml was too short, and in the end, more than scrubbing the robot wetted the floor. In the case of the Roborock S6 MaxV, this capacity is doubled to 297ml and allows us to perform a scrubbing that becomes more like what you can achieve with a mop.
In short, this is one of the most complete cleaning robots you can find on the market today, both in terms of performance and possibilities. The intelligent mapping system is a more precise point and now adds the option to save several floors. Also, the artificial intelligence recognition of objects that are in the way is a key improvement that can also be improved over time thanks to software updates. And all this with the mileage range that surprised me in previous models of the brand.
The Roborock S6 MaxV can now be bought in shops like Amazon for $749.