News Roborock S6 Pure vacuum robot presented at CES 2020
In addition to the company’s first cordless vacuum cleaner, the Roborock H6, the Chinese Xiaomi robot manufacturer is launching another product at CES 2020: a new version of the successful Roborock S6, nicknamed “Pure”. The new flagship model? We will tell you what the new model is all about (spoiler: not much).
Technical data: Comparison to the predecessor model
|Roborock S6 Pure||Roborock S6/T6|
|Suction power||2000 pa||2000 pa|
|Navigation||Laser space measurement||Laser space measurement|
|App||Xiaomi Home (Android, iOS) or Roborock App (Android, iOS)||Xiaomi Home (Android, iOS) or Roborock App (Android, iOS)|
|Operating Volume||50-65 dB (depending on suction stage)||58 dB (at highest suction stage)|
|Battery||5200 mAh||5200 mAh|
|Dust chamber/water tank||0.46 l/ 0.18 l||0.48 l/ 0.16 l|
|Charging time||6 h||3 h|
|Working time||2.5 h||2.5 h|
|Weight||3,2 kg||3,6 kg|
|Dimensions||35.0 x 35.0 x 9.65 cm||35.0 x 35.0 x 9.65 cm|
|Inclinations||over 2 cm||25°, over 2 cm|
First impression when comparing the technical data: What has been improved? One may be a little surprised here, apparently the solution can be found in the features. Both the S6 and the S6 Pure are available in black and white.
Roborock S6 Pure: Visually different, but also technically?
After the announcement of the Roborock H6 cordless vacuum cleaner on the same day (06.01.2019), the next vacuum robot, the Roborock S6 Pure, is now coming. From the manufacturer’s point of view, it is logical to follow a successful model like the S6 with another version. But what distinguishes the “Pure” from its predecessor? Visually, it can only be said that instead of three buttons, only two have now been installed and a column has been added to the right and left of the LDS tower, which is only interesting from a design point of view. Still no reason to buy.
Of course, laser room measurement, mapping including no-go zones, virtual walls and automatic room division (individually controllable), control via Xiaomi Home (Android, iOS) or Roborock App (Android, iOS) and the other top features of the previous model are again included. But you can expect a bit more from a manufacturer like Roborock, right?
According to the Chinese manufacturer, the new model will be only slightly louder than its predecessor. And that where the suction power of 2000 pa does not differ from previous robots. The Pure has fewer sensors than the S6, but at least a minimally enlarged water tank with a capacity of 180 ml.
We had expected that the next (upgrade) model would have an improved water tank with pump (adjustable water volume) like the S5 Max, but unfortunately this is not the case.
Outlook and evaluation
We will secure a test model so that we can again see through Roborock’s product policy. With this step, the manufacturer will irritate rather than inspire its growing customer base.
A glimmer of hope: Roborock will bring the S6 Pure in the second quarter of 2020 for $550. This means that the entry-level price for the new device is below the approximately $600 with which the Roborock S6 was originally launched. It is possible that the price will make the model interesting in the long term, but from a technical point of view you will have to look for details here. We will explore this in a detailed review.
We are a bit disappointed, but we are much more excited about the manufacturer’s first battery vacuum cleaner. What do you think?