Proscenic M7 Pro vacuum robot with dust collector for $498 at Amazon
Sadly, we had to find out that you have to buy the dust collector separately and that it is not included in the delivery. Thanks for letting us know in the comments. We have revised the text to that effect.
We have been familiar with the manufacturer Proscenic for some time now, but they have not yet been able to convince us one hundred percent in the vacuum robot sector. The new model is a real price war announcement: For only $399 you can get the Proscenic M7 Pro at Amazon – excluding the intelligient dust collector. Is that the catch?
The dust collector has to be bought separately.
Proscenic is a Taiwanese manufacturer in the smart home sector, which conveniently sells its models mainly through Amazon. The headquarters, however, are in Shenzhen, China. According to its own statements, the company has been pursuing “intelligent cleaning” for 20 years.
Technical data: Comparison to Lenovo X1
|Proscenic M7 Pro||Lenovo X1|
|Suction power||2700 pa||2000 pa|
|Navigation||Laser space measurement||Laser space measurement|
|App||ProscenicHome (Android, iOS)||Lenovo Cleaner X1 (Android, iOS)|
|Operating Volume||n.a.||50-67 dB (lowest suction level at 50, highest at 67 dB)|
|Battery||5200 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Dust chamber/water tank||0.6 l/ no wipe function||0.57 l/ 0.17 l|
|Charging time||n.a.||3 h|
|Working time||3 h||1,5 h|
|Weight||4,35 kg||3,68 kg|
|Dimensions||n. A.||35 x 35 x 10 cm|
|Slopes||n. A.||20°, over 2 cm|
The American manufacturer iRobot dominates the market with dust collectors, but it can be quite expensive. Other manufacturers like Lenovo try to keep up, but also at much more expensive prices than Proscenic now. Is the M7 Pro the Proscenic model that will make the breakthrough to the strong competition for Roborock, Xiaomi or Ecovacs, even though you have to buy the dust collector separately? Or is the M7 Pro sold below value to gain fans? The iRobot models with dust collector start at $800.
Proscenic M7 Pro: Practically worth $400
The M7 Pro also has one advantage over the iRobot models at first glance, apart from the lower price: laser space measurement via laser distance sensor (LDS). While iRobot relies on the less precise camera navigation, the M7 Pro scans the premises and creates a visual map of the four walls. This map can be accessed, edited and saved in the ProscenicHome app (Android, iOS). One should be able to save several floors with the M7 Pro.
As it should be for a model with LDS and app control, virtual no-go zones can also be drawn in the map, so that areas can be closed off for the robot that should not be vacuumed. Carpet recognition (increases the suction power), voice control via Alexa and Google Assistant (“Start the vacuuming process), autonomous retrieval of the charging station and continued cleaning (when the battery power decreases, the robot recharges and continues cleaning instead of stopping) are also included in the software package.
What is missing, however, is an automatic room divider and a wiping function. The latter is easy to get over, as hybrid models consisting of a vacuum and wiping robot are usually much more suitable for vacuuming than for wiping. The lack of a room divider is much more painful, but it may be possible to update it via firmware update.
dust collectors are a luxury you don’t need, that’s for sure. To explain: dust collectors are charging stations and ” unloader” of the dust chamber in one – automated. When the robot drives to the station after cleaning, the battery is charged and the dust is sucked out of the dust chamber. The sucked-up contents of the 0.6 l dust chamber then end up in a bag or pouch, which is simply removed when the potential filling quantity is reached and thrown into the waste.
Evaluation of the Proscenic M7 Pro
Exciting robot! The technical data and functions read attractively, even if the wiping function and room layout are not included. Dust collectors are a luxury, but then again are vacuum robots if you like – after all, you could even swing the broom yourself. So it’s nice that Proscenic wants to score in this area.
Of course, ~$400 only for the vacuum robot is not a small amount of money, but measured by the range of functions, established manufacturers in this country pay considerably more. It would be nice if you didn’t have to add another $100 for the dust collector. $500 would be different than $400.
We secure a test model and provide you with our impressions as soon as possible. What do you think of dust collector? Useful or not necessary?To the gadget