Roborock Q Revo Review: A Game-Changer or Just Another Gadget?

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Roborock Q Revo Review: Everything you need to know about this amazing device.

Welcome, fellow cleanliness enthusiasts and robotic vacuum spectateurs! You’re in for quite the treat because today, we’re diving into the world (or should I say whirlpool) of automated dirt-busting. I’m talking about the Roborock Q Revo, a machine that sounds like it belongs in the next NASA mission but is actually ready to grace your living room with its dust-banishing presence.

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Alright, so after spending a good chunk of my day watching this robot sidekick glide around my place like it’s trying out for “Dancing with the Stars,” here’s what I’ve gathered and my brutally honest pros and cons list.

Roborock Q Review: Key Takeaways:

1. The Roborock Q Revo is surprisingly good at not eating your socks. Seriously, it dodges obstacles like a pro.
2. It vacuums like it’s on a mission – a mission to make your floors so clean, you could eat sushi off them (but please, don’t).
3. Tech-lovers will swoon over the fancy app that controls this magic carpet rider, but technophobes, be warned, it might just send you into an existential crisis.

Pros

1. Exceptional cleaning performance that surpasses previous robotic vacuums.
Innovative docking station with separate clean and dirty water storage, and a dust bag.
2. Advanced mopping feature with rotating mop pads for thorough cleaning.
3. Excellent value for the cleaning quality and features it offers.
4. Effective in revealing the hidden dirt in “clean” homes.
5. Great mapping technology for efficient cleaning.
6. Well-made app that allows for a ton of different options.
7. Suitable for different surfaces, including area rugs, tile, and hardwood.

Cons

1. Exceptional cleaning performance that surpasses previous robotic vacuums.
Innovative docking station with separate clean and dirty water storage, and a dust bag.
2. Advanced mopping feature with rotating mop pads for thorough cleaning.
3. Excellent value for the cleaning quality and features it offers.
4. Effective in revealing the hidden dirt in “clean” homes.
5. Great mapping technology for efficient cleaning.
6. Well-made app that allows for a ton of different options.
7. Suitable for different surfaces, including area rugs, tile, and hardwood.

So, if you’re ready to launch your home cleaning into the 21st century and potentially give your cat an identity crisis (Is it a friend? Foe? The next robot overlord?), the Roborock Q Revo just might be your ticket to domestic bliss. Or at least floors so clean, you can see your reflection. And isn’t that what we all want in life?

Introduction to Roborock Q Revo – and Why We Wanted it

First, let’s start with the basics and why we needed this new Robot Vacuum in our home. We already had the Roborock Q7 in our basement and wanted an upgrade. Read our full Roborock Q7 Review, too.

Why we wanted to test this in our house

You know, there was a time when inviting a robot vacuum into your home was akin to adopting a well-meaning but slightly clueless pet. A pet that often mistook a staircase for a pee pad or a floor lamp base as its long-lost lover.

We’ve watched this peculiar species (robot vacuums, not dogs) evolve from those comedically bad early years to the techno-wonder wunderkinds they are today—robots that don’t just aimlessly wander around but create 3D Picasso-esque maps of your abode.

I remember my first robotic encounter: it lurched around bumping into walls with the grace of a toddler learning to walk. Now, we’re in the era of the Roborock Q Revo, which has apparently graduated top of its class from Robot Harvard with a degree in Advanced Household Reconnaissance.

It drafts an intricate blueprint of your living quarters so meticulously that I half-expect it to don a tiny hard hat and roll out some miniature blueprints before getting down to business. Gone are the days of ‘dumb’ robots; these modern marvels are all about that smart cleaning life—and my dust bunnies are quaking.

The Basics of the Roborock Q Revo

The Roborock Q Revo is a remarkable robot vacuum/mop hybrid that combines powerful cleaning capabilities with advanced technology. With its sleek design and impressive features, this cleaning powerhouse offers an efficient and thorough cleaning experience. Unlike its predecessors, the Q Revo introduces a unique approach to mopping with its rotating mop pads, providing a more effective and convenient way to tackle dirt and grime on your floors.

Design and Hardware

The Roborock Q Revo features an eye-catching design that sets it apart from other models in its class. With its taller and narrower charging station, the Q Revo boasts a unique aesthetic – even if it is a very large docking and charging station.

The multifunction dock not only serves as a charging station but also features an automatic emptying system. It impressively cleans and dries the mops, making maintenance a breeze. With its compact robot design, the Q Revo effortlessly maneuvers under furniture, effortlessly reaching those hard-to-clean areas.

Mopping – With Scrubbing Pads

This is the real reason we were so intrigued with the Roborock Q Revo: it didn’t include just a wet microfiber pad as the Deebot T8 does; it includes spinning dual mops over scrubber pads.

No more aimless mopping with this robot; the Q Revo features rotating mop pads that provide a thorough clean for any messes lying in its path. While traditional robot vacuums may simply drag around a damp cloth and hope for the best, the Q Revo’s rotating pads scrub and lift dirt off the floor for a deeper and more effective clean. Say goodbye to dirty footprints and hello to sparkling floors.

Water Tanks: The Unsung Heroes of the Q Revo

Now, let’s chat about the water tanks on this bad boy. I mean, if you’ve never had to debate whether to use distilled or tap water in your robot vacuum, are you even living? The Roborock Q Revo comes equipped with separate tanks for clean and dirty water—genius, right? This way, you’re not just pushing around the same ol’ grey, murky liquid like a sad Zamboni operator at an abandoned ice rink.

So, it’s like: one tank for that fresh, so-clean-it-squeaks H2O, and another tank that collects the grime—it’s like having a righteous party in the clean tank and the ‘morning after’ in the dirty tank, if you catch my drift. No cross-contamination here, folks.

But let’s be actual, refilling and emptying those tanks can be a real reality check. Sure, you might have bought yourself a top-tier cleaning gadget, but you’ll still need to get off your keister to give it that drink of water it needs to keep chugging. And when it’s time to empty it, well, you’re starkly reminded of all the living you do in between vacuuming sessions. Ahem, picture me, standing over the sink, muttering affirmations that “dirt is just a part of life.”

This is the floor mopping pad of the DEEBOT T8 vacuum, which we used before this one.

The mops actually cleans itself

The previous “mopping” smart vacuums we’ve tested did nothing close to what the Q Revo does.

These spinning scrubber pads go to town on your floors like they’ve personally been offended by the very existence of dirt.

The Q Revo smart vacuum sets a new standard for mopping functionality. Unlike previous models we’ve tested, which simply moistened a microfiber pad to pick up some moisture, the Q Revo features spinning scrubber pads that vigorously clean your floors, leaving no trace of dirt behind.

Even more impressive is its self-cleaning capability. After completing its cleaning duties, the Q Revo autonomously returns to its docking station for a thorough wash and dry, eliminating the need for manual maintenance.

Imagine owning a robot that not only cleans itself but also creates a detailed map of your home using LIDAR navigation technology. This allows you to customize cleaning preferences, set virtual barriers, and schedule different cleaning sequences for each room. The Q Revo truly revolutionizes floor cleaning, making manual scrubbing a thing of the past and providing a level of convenience that was once unimaginable.

The 15-minute Set-up Process

Now, let’s chat about the set-up process. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a PhD in Procrastination and the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to setting up new gadgets. That’s why I was bracing myself for a long afternoon with the Q Revo. But lo and behold, it was as swift and effortless as a breeze on a summer’s day (and far more gratifying).

Honestly, it took me longer to decide on my lunch order than to get this robot ready for action. You just pull it out of the box, plug in the dock, drop the robot on its charging ring, and give it some juice. While it’s slurping up power, download the app, connect to Wi-Fi, and bam — you’re pretty much done. It’s a fuss-free 15-minute affair, tops.

No arcane rituals, no sacrificing your firstborn to the tech gods — just simple, straightforward steps that even your tech-challenged Uncle Bob could follow. And just like that, you’re primed to watch this little marvel whizz off on its merry way to vanquish dust bunnies. It’s really that easy. Heck, you’ll spend more time trying to come up with a clever name for your new robotic pal than you will setting it up. Mine’s called ‘Sir Scrubs-a-Lot’. Don’t judge.

Mapping and Navigation Technology

Equipped with laser-based navigation technology, AKA “LIDAR,” (that’s the same technology you’ll find in self-driving cars), the Q Revo easily navigates through your home, creating a detailed map of each room.

This allows for efficient and thorough cleaning as it can remember its path and avoid areas that have already been cleaned.

The Q Revo creates a detailed map of your home during its initial run. This enables you to customize your cleaning preferences and create virtual barriers or no-go zones to ensure that the Q Revo cleans only the desired areas.

Multi-Room Cleaning

The mapping feature also allows for efficient multi-room cleaning, with the ability to schedule different power settings and cleaning sequences for each room. You can also create virtual walls to tell the robot vacuum where the different floor types are, or where you want to trigger your vacuum to run (via Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri shortcuts), or just via the app.

The Q Revo also features a real-time tracking function on your smartphone that shows the robot’s progress and path. It may sound like overkill, but it’s oddly satisfying to watch your floors get cleaned from the comfort of your couch.

It even cleans my VMAT in my office! Read my full VMAT Review for more information.

Auto Mop and Vacuum

The Roborock Q Robot Vacuum does a great job vacuuming where it’s supposed to and mopping where it’s supposed to.

It knows the difference between carpets and tile and won’t “mop” your carpets, thankfully. It will even return to the multifunctional dock on its own, dump the dirt into an emptying bag and then clean itself.

You can also adjust the water flow depending on the floor’s conditions and surfaces. This is great when you have hardwood floors or tile with a lot of texture.

It’s almost like having your own personal cleaning assistant – one that doesn’t talk back or take breaks. And with its advanced mapping technology, it knows exactly where to go and what to do without any guidance from you. Just sit back, relax, and let the Q Revo handle all your floor cleaning needs.

Exceptional Cleaning Performance

When it comes to cleaning performance, the Roborock Q Revo truly shines. With a suction power of 5,500 Pa, it effortlessly sucks up dirt, dust, and debris from various surfaces, including tiles, hardwood floors, and carpets.

In our tests, the Q Revo exceeded expectations, effectively removing even the most stubborn spots (my daughter loves to spill yogurt and this little robot had no problem tackling it). The rotating mop pads also proved to be highly effective, leaving floors spotless and streak-free. The rotating mop pads, combined with its advanced mopping system, leave your floors spotless and refreshed.

However, what really sets the Q Revo apart is its ability to combine vacuuming and mopping in one seamless process. While other robots may struggle with this dual function, the Q Revo excels at both tasks, making it a must-have for anyone looking to simplify their cleaning routine.

Innovative Features and Customization

One of the standout features of the Roborock Q Revo is its impressive array of customization options. The accompanying app allows you to personalize your cleaning experience, adjusting settings such as water usage, suction power, and mop pad dampness.

You can also create different cleaning zones, schedule cleaning sessions, and even define off-peak charging hours. The app’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to navigate and control the Q Revo’s functions.

The Clean Dream or Just Smoke and Mirrors?

Now, I’ve seen my fair share of vacuums, and let’s be real, one’s pretty much the same as the next—except when it isn’t. That’s where the Roborock Q Revo stands out, with its fancy-sounding PreciSense® LiDAR Navigation that promises not to bump into your grandmother’s heirloom vase… or your napping cat.

Does it Suck? Well, Yes, and Magnificently so!

With a suction power of 5500Pa Extreme Suction®, this little black hole on wheels sucks up everything you didn’t even know existed on your floors. We’re talking the dust mites’ family reunion and whatever else it finds lurking in the carpets. It’s like hiring a professional cleaner but one that doesn’t judge you for last night’s cookie crumbs.

Don’t worry though, it doesn’t suck for nothing. After a complete cleaning cycle, your smart robot vacuum goes to the multifunctional dock after the each cleaning cycle and empties everything the carpet boost (and anything else) picked up and puts it in the dustbin. That dustbin lasts for about a month of cleaning.

I’ve cheated and just emptied out the dustbin, but you can find compatible dustbins for a lot less on Temu and Amazon.

The Dock: Bigger Than My First Apartment

Alright, we need to talk about size because the docking station is no dainty flower; it’s a chunky behemoth. This thing doesn’t just recharge the vacuum—it’s a valet service that empties dust, fills water, even washes and dries the mop pads. I mean, if it made coffee too, I might have to date it.

How it Stacks Up Against the Titans: Roborock vs. DEEBOT vs. Roomba

I put it head-to-head with the Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 and iRobot Roomba i7+. The DEEBOT got its feelings hurt; the Roborock Q cleans circles around it, and the Roomba? Well, it might just pack up its brushes and head home. This is not just cleaning, it’s a power move.

Alright, folks, grab some popcorn because it’s showdown time. We’ve got the Roborock Q Revo facing off against the Ecovacs DEEBOT T8 and the iRobot Roomba i7+. Ding-ding!

Roborock Q Revo vs. DEEBOT T8

Starting with the DEEBOT T8, this guy brings a mop and vacuum combo to the ring, but it’s like bringing a knife to a gunfight. Sure, it can vacuum and mop, but sometimes it feels like it’s just spreading the dirt around like gossip at a family reunion. And don’t get me started on its navigation. It has more ‘oops’ moments than I do when I’m trying to diet.

The truth is, the microfiber “pad” (I don’t know what other word to use) simply gets gross really quickly. This does pick up some dirt, but it’s mostly good for hair, dust bunnies, and crumbs. If you’re going to market a mop, then it should actually act like a freakin’ mop!

Roborock Q Revo vs. Roomba i7

Now, enter the Roomba i7+. iRobot’s pride and joy is a crowd favorite for its chic design and the pizzazz of its brand name, but when it comes to the actual dirt-sucking showdown, it’s more of a light feather-duster than a heavyweight champ. This sleek puck might play a decent game, but with no mopping feature, it ends up sitting on the sidelines when the Roborock Q Revo is doing double duty.

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Speaking of our star contender, the Q Revo swaggers into the arena with the confidence of a rocket scientist in a room full of flat-earthers. That 5500Pa suction isn’t messing around—it’s like a tornado met a black hole, had a love child, and named it Q Revo.

Plus, with its mopping skills, it’s basically like Beyoncé if she decided cleaning floors was her next big career move. There’s no staining spotlight that it can’t handle.

So, there you have it. While the DEEBOT T8 stutters and the Roomba i7+ throws in the dry towel (cause remember, no mopping), the Roborock Q Revo cleans up—literally and figuratively. It’s not just a cleaning gadget; it’s a lean, mean, cleaning supernova. Let’s be real, if this was a battle of the bands, the Q Revo would be the Beatles—and the others? Well, maybe tribute bands at best.

Why We Needed This New Robot Vacuum in Our Home… and you do, too.

Now, you may be thinking, “Why do I need a robot vacuum when I can just do it myself?” Well, let me tell you, after using the Roborock Q Revo for a few weeks now, I can’t imagine going back to manual cleaning.

This little robot has saved me so much time and effort, allowing me to focus on more important things while it takes care of the mundane task of vacuuming and mopping. Plus, it’s just plain fun to watch it work its magic!

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But beyond the convenience factor, the Q Revo truly excels in its cleaning capabilities. With its rotating mop pads and self-cleaning feature, it provides a deeper and more effective clean than any manual mopping could ever achieve. Plus, with the ability to customize your cleaning preferences and schedule different cleaning sequences for each room, it caters to your unique household needs.

So why settle for traditional cleaning methods when you can have a smart vacuum that does it all for you? Upgrade to the Roborock Q Revo and experience the future of floor cleaning.

There’s no denying that this brand is confident in its product, but they’ve got a right to be. The Roborock Q Revo truly revolutionizes floor cleaning with its advanced technology and efficient design. Plus, with its approachable tone and humorous anecdotes, the brand creates an authentic connection with its audience, making it a trustworthy source for first-hand reviews and advice. So why wait? Upgrade to the Roborock Q Revo and join the revolution of effortless floor cleaning. Keep your floors sparkling without lifting a finger – or mop!

What is the difference between Roborock S and Q?

FeatureRoborock Q Revo MaxVEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVIRoborock S7
Suction PowerUp to 5100PaUp to 1500PaUp to 2500Pa
NavigationLiDAR Navigation + PreciSense LiDAR Navigation System for precise mapping and navigationTrueMapping Advanced v2.0 Navigation technology for efficient and faster cleaningLiDAR Navigation for accurate mapping and efficient cleaning paths
Battery LifeUp to 180 minutes of cleaning time per chargeUp to 180 minutes of cleaning time per chargeUp to 180 minutes of cleaning time per charge
Dustbin Capacity400ml dustbin capacity, with a self-emptying dock that holds up to 7 weeks of dust420ml dustbin capacity470ml dustbin capacity
Mopping FeatureYes, with VibraRise technology that intelligently lifts the mop to avoid carpets while moppingYes, with OZMO Pro Oscillating Mopping System for an efficient cleaningYes, with Sonic Mopping Technology that scrubs up to 3000 times per minute
Mapping and Smart FeaturesMulti-level mapping, no-go zones, selective room cleaning, app control with detailed cleaning reports and historyMulti-floor mapping, virtual boundary setting, custom cleaning modes, app control with cleaning historyMulti-level mapping, no-go zones, selective room cleaning, app control with detailed cleaning reports and history
Obstacle AvoidanceFront-facing camera for obstacle recognition and avoidanceAIVI Technology for obstacle recognition and avoidance, claims to be 2x faster at avoiding obstacles than previous modelsPreciSense LiDAR and ultrasonic sensor for obstacle recognition and avoidance
PriceTypically higher, reflecting its advanced features and suction powerSlightly lower, offers a balance between functionality and cost-effectivenessMid-range, offers a balance between high-end features and cost
  • The Roborock Q Revo MaxV stands out for its exceptionally high suction power and advanced mopping technology, making it ideal for those requiring deep cleaning and have a mix of hard floors and carpets.
  • The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI shines with its obstacle avoidance technology and efficient cleaning, perfect for homes with pets or numerous obstacles.
  • The Roborock S7, meanwhile, offers a great balance with strong suction, innovative mopping capabilities, and comprehensive navigation and mapping features, suitable for those who need a versatile and efficient cleaner at a more moderate price point.

Choosing the right robot vacuum depends on your specific cleaning needs, home layout, and budget considerations. Whether you value cutting-edge technology, efficiency, or the best value for money, there’s an option here that’s likely to fit your requirements.

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The Roborock S and Q series cater to different segments of the market. The S-series represents Roborock’s premium offerings, while the Q-series is their entry and mid-level robot line.

The S series, such as the S8 Pro Ultra and S7, are typically more advanced in terms of features. For instance, the S7 has a lower power consumption during operation and less body volume compared to the Q Revo model from the Q series.

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Roborock Q Revo FAQs

What are the standout features of the Roborock Q Revo?

The standout features of the Roborock Q Revo include exceptional cleaning performance, innovative docking station with separate clean and dirty water storage, advanced mopping feature with rotating mop pads, and efficient mapping technology.

What are the pros and cons of the Roborock Q Revo?

Pros: Exceptional cleaning performance, innovative docking station, advanced mopping feature, great mapping technology, well-made app.

Cons: Higher price point, large docking station, size and weight, frequent cleaning of mop pads, noticeable noise at high setting.

What is the pricing and availability of the Roborock Q Revo?

The Roborock Q Revo is available in black and white color options, priced at $899.99. Despite the higher price point, its exceptional cleaning performance, innovative features, and advanced technology make it a worthwhile investment.

How does the Roborock Q Revo compare to its competitors?

The Roborock Q Revo surpasses its competitors with its exceptional cleaning performance, advanced mopping system, efficient mapping and navigation technology, and customizable options. Despite the higher price point, it offers excellent value for the cleaning quality and convenience it provides.

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