It is not the first Roborock product we tested in ADSLZone. In fact, we already have experience with robot vacuum cleaners from this manufacturer, but we had not yet had a chance to test their cordless robot. This new Roborock H7 offers quite an interesting combination of power, ease of use and price. It goes on sale on June 2, at a price of 399 euros.
Roborock’s second handheld vacuum
As we have already told you, it is the second cordless handheld vacuum cleaner created by Roborock. The firm bet a year ago to launch the H6, taking advantage of the numbering of the robot vacuum cleaner that was a novelty at that time. Now, a few months after launching the Roborock S7 robot vacuum cleaner, the brand new cordless vacuum cleaner arrives Roborock H7 to complete a team that will make us forget about brooms or car vacuum cleaners with their cumbersome cables.
The new model starts from the base of the H6, how could it be otherwise. This product was well received and good reviews, so the company already had an advantage in the design of the H7. In fact, they have confirmed to us that they have maintained the combination of colors in gray, black and red because the customers liked it a lot. However, it is not a simple improvement on the previous product as it incorporates new features such as higher power or more capacity in the powder container.
Before getting into the device test, we think it is convenient to review the technical characteristics of this.
- Product size: 284x111x231 mm
- Weight: 1.46 kg
- Maximum suction power: 160 AW
- Motor voltage: 480W
- Dust container capacity: 500 ml
- Autonomy: Eco-90mins / Normal-45mins / Max-8mins
- Battery: 80Wh, 22.2V / 3610mah
- Charging time: <2.5hs
- OLED screen: 1.3 ″
- Washable and removable tank
- Washable and removable filter
- HEPA filter and 5-layer filtration (captures 99.99% 7 of particles such as pollen and mites).
- LiPO battery
- Ignition lock
- Maximum mode on carpet
- MagBase Dock
- Child Lock
Compared to the Roborock H6, the previous model, it has more power and charges in less time. In addition, it incorporates a magnetic base that, personally, I consider a great success. In it we place the main unit and “stick” the rest of the accessories on the side to prevent them from getting lost. No more having them in a bag that we didn’t even find later.
Get started, accessories and features
The vacuum cleaner comes perfectly stored in a box measuring 816x355x190 millimeters and weighing close to 8 kilograms. Inside we have all the accessories, the main unit and the instructions. As is usual in any type of electronic device, an initial charge is recommended before the first use of the product, although the battery will allow us to test the product without doing this step.
The accessories that we have inside the box are:
- Multi-surface main brush
- Small motorized brush
- Dust brush
- Corner cleaning tool
- Flexible tube
- Central tube
- MagBase Dock
- Dust Bag Gripper
- Dust bag (two units)
From this moment on, we can connect the accessories as we are interested. The main function of each one is the following:
- The corner nozzle is ideal for cleaning baseboards, corners or any nook that is difficult to access.
- The brush can be used for textile furniture such as sofas or chairs.
- The motorized mini brush is recommended for dust on mattresses or sofas.
- The flexible tube can be used alone or with another accessory to reach difficult places.
- The multi-surface brush will be the one we will use for daily cleaning.
Finally, we have to review the operating modes that offers:
Battery and charging base
Once the device is out of the box, its accessories and functions are known, it is time to talk about one of the elements that Roborock has put the most focus on. We are talking about the battery that we could consider as the jewel in the crown of this cordless vacuum cleaner. It is a LiPO battery which makes this vacuum cleaner one of the first in the industry to incorporate it. Among its advantages, we can use the vacuum cleaner for up to 90 minutes with the eco mode, have a longer useful life or be able to charge in just 2.5 hours (for the 4 hours of the previous model).
In the day to day the truth that the battery is amazing. Except in a specific moment when we wanted to thoroughly test the Maximum mode, with the standard mode we have been able to vacuum the entire house without problem. In addition, by placing the vacuum cleaner on the base, it recharges and the truth is that we always manage to keep the battery with a high percentage of charge.
Precisely, the base is one of those additions that make a product stand out from the competition. Under the trade name of MagBase, This offers a simple magnetic storage system that allows you to collect all the accessories. Its installation is simple, only needing two holes in the wall that we are going to place it.
We already know the device, its functions, its battery and many details, but now we have to tell the experience of cleaning the house (or the car) with this cordless vacuum cleaner. The first thing we notice is that it really weighs little and that we can handle it without any problem. If we want to reach high areas, it won’t cost us anything to lift it and if we want to take it to the car, it will not involve any kind of effort. In fact, with 3 children at home, the rear of the car has been one of the litmus tests for this Roborock H7.
To put it into operation, just press the trigger, and you can set the ignition with the side lock button. Personally, I would like to be able to customize this look so that the ignition could be permanent with the trigger, but it is something that becomes irrelevant when we use it for the fourth or fifth time.
What has caught my attention the most is its power, even in eco mode. The vacuum cleaner does not leave anything in its way And, if we want to go a step further, the Maximum mode is a real madness. Although its duration is 9 minutes, together with the motorized mini brush we have managed to extract a significant amount of dust from an apparently clean sofa in good condition.
In the normal cleaning of the house, especially on the floor, the Eco mode is more than enough and that allows us to be 90 minutes without problems sucking. Unless our house is huge or we go very slowly, we have more than enough. The battery has never been a problem, in addition to charging very quickly, with a few minutes we can finish the work that has been pending.
As for the noise, the vacuum cleaner in eco mode does not bother too much, but we cannot say the same of the two other modes. However, we are aspiring and we already know that it is not the quietest activity possible. In this aspect we are facing a sound like that of any other common vacuum cleaner.
One of the things we miss is to be able to leave it “planted” when we have it with the long suction tube. If we have to let go of it for any reason, whether it is to put something aside or whatever we need, we will have to leave it on the ground supported by lacking this possibility. It is something that could include the following model.
Finally, it is time to empty the tank, which in this model has more capacity. Enough with press another trigger to easily open the powder container and empty it in the trash. We can opt for the disposable dust bags included, although the truth is that without them the result is also good. Cleaning the filters is also very easy and everything is ready to be removed and replaced without problems. We must highlight the 5-layer air filtration system and a HEPA filter that, the truth, nothing is left by the way.
Conclusions: strengths and things to improve
Cordless vacuum cleaners have long been they have nothing to envy to the car of a lifetime (and it even offers many advantages). The power is excellent and guaranteed until the battery runs out. With an autonomy of 90 minutes, there is no excuse not to clean the whole house. In addition, we gain a lot in versatility and in being able to take it without problems to any corner of the house.
This Roborock model has surprised us by the power and capacity offered by its accessories. Your recommended price of 399 euros it ranks below direct competition. It is true that there are cheaper models with a similar appearance, but at the power or battery level, there is no point of comparison.
Special mention for the base of the wall or MagBase that includes an innovation so simple and useful that it scares. Its magnetic base allows you to have everything at hand and always in order. To put some downside, we have the high noise, the limited duration of the maximum mode or the fact of not being able to remove the battery to change it for another.
Points in favor
- It does not stay “planted”
- Non-removable battery