The Roborock Q Revo is a really nice acquaintance. It has less ability to detect and avoid obstacles than the top models S7 and S8, but it has a more efficient mopping system.
Roborock Q Revo is available in two different colour options, black or, like the test specimen, white. It is the first model from the manufacturer to use two rotating pads to mop the floors, unlike the S7 and S8 which use a vibrating mop pad.
The most eye-catching features come together with the massive charging station which, in addition to offering automatic emptying of the robot’s dust and water tanks, also cleans and dries the mops. The set-up is undeniably similar to that of Dreame’s Dreamebot L10s Ultra, both in terms of design and functionality, which is not entirely surprising since both manufacturers have ties to the Xiaomi ecosystem.
The Q Revo costs $899 and is available from Amazon and the official store. It’s not launched in the UK at the time of writing but you can import it for £835 from Sotel.
The installation is very simple and, with the help of the accompanying app, is quickly completed. After a first round, the home is mapped with the help of the laser-based navigation system Lidar, after which you can divide the rooms and name them according to your taste. Of course, you can also add virtual walls as well as create different zones (such as no-go zones), add furniture and flooring.
The app has an impressive array of settings and you can customise most of the functions, from how much water to use when mopping, the suction power and direction to use in the different zones to the order in which rooms are cleaned. If you have carpets in your home, you don’t have to worry about removing or demarcating them, as the mop pads automatically raise a full 7 millimetres as soon as it passes over the carpet line, thus only vacuuming those surfaces.
At the front, Roborock Q Revo has sensors that use structured light to detect and avoid any obstacles in its path. Unlike the S models, it does not have a complementary laser system for this purpose and I immediately notice that the Q Revo performs significantly worse than the manufacturer’s top models. Cords and other small objects I place on the floor are sucked up or get stuck in the brush, which in some cases leads to interruptions in cleaning.
In terms of performance and cleaning results, it is all the more cheerful. With a suction power of 5,500 Pa, it sucks up everything in its path and the dual mops rub off even dried-on stains effectively. The base station water tank holds a full 5 litres of water, enough to mop up to around 400 square metres, and overall maintenance is relatively easy. Some longer hair fibres get stuck in the rubber brush and need to be removed at regular intervals, but otherwise the robot can handle itself for long periods without you having to lift a finger.
Model: Q Revo Tested: August 2023 Manufacturer: Roborock Battery: 5,200 mAh Run time: Up to 180 min Suction: Up to 5,500 Pa Dust container: 0.35 litres, 2.7 litres in the base station Hepa filter: yes Water container : 350 ml, 5 litres in the base station Mapping: Laser (Lidar) Communication: wifi Associated App: Yes Map function: Yes With room division: Yes Compatible with Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa/Apple Siri: Yes/Yes/Yes Dimensions robot : 353 x 350 x 100mm Dimensions Base station: 487 × 561 × 340 mm