The Chinese online shop Gearbest offers current vacuum robots from European warehouses with a delivery time of two to five days at particularly favorable conditions as part of its discount campaign. For example, the Qihoo 360 S7 costs 328.41 euros.
Like the top dog Roborock S6, the 360 S7 has a suction power of 2000 pa. It also has a wipe mode. In pure suction mode, there is no difference in practice in terms of cleaning performance between Roborock S6 and 360 S7. Both clean the surface thoroughly if they reach it. In the latter, the 360 S7 offers advantages when it comes to carpets with a height of 3 cm. He climbs these easily, while the Roborock variants fail.
Roborock S5 Max from a European warehouse for 408.51 euros
In swipe mode, however, the 360 S7 cannot keep up with the Roborock. The Roborock model S5 Max offers clear advantages in this regard. This costs 408.51 euros.
Compared to the Roborock S6, the S5 Max vacuum robot presented in autumn 2019 offers improvements for wiping. For this purpose, Roborock more than doubled the filling volume of the water tank compared to the previous model S6 from 140 ml to 290 ml. The dust container is somewhat smaller at 460 ml compared to the S6 at 480 ml. The basic technical data such as battery capacity and suction power are identical with 5200 mAh and 2000 Pascal.
Electrically controlled water delivery
For improved wiping, Roborock has also completely revised the water tank and equipped it with an electrically controllable water dispenser. Instead of the S6, whose water tank is integrated in the wipe holder, the S5 Max has a self-sufficient water tank that dispenses a certain amount of water onto the wipe holder via an electrically controllable dispenser. The water delivery can be completely blocked in the Roborock app or set with “low”, “medium” and “high”. It is practical that you can make these settings depending on the cleaning zone or room. Depending on the floor covering, such as parquet and tiles, the water drainage can be regulated or even stopped completely. This makes the robot vacuum very flexible in practice.
Alfawise V10 Max Laser from EU warehouse for 231.57 euros
The Alfawise V10 Max Laser is cheaper than the Roborock. The device currently costs from a European warehouse 231.57 euros. The Alfawise V10 Max Laser has a suction power of 2200 Pa and has a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. In addition, the Alfawise V10 Max Laser, like the S5 Max, is equipped with an electrically controlled and relatively large water tank. Further technical data on the device can be found here. Like the 360 S7, the robot easily climbs somewhat thicker carpets.