Roborock debuts new sweeping robots at IFA 2023, to start sale in October

Users can create a map of their homes on mobile phone and mark the areas needed to be cleaned as well as no-go zones to steer clear of.

Roborock (石头科技, 688169.SH), China’s leading sweeping robot developer, unveiled two robotic cleaners Q5 Pro and Q8 Max at the ongoing IFA Berlin 2023.

The two new releases, with a sticker price ranging from US$429.99 to US$819.99, both come with a more advanced dual roller side brush system and a stronger suction power. Sales is due to start in October.

According to Roborock, Q5 Pro is an updated version of Q5. Equipped with its DuoRoller Brush technologies, the two newly added brushes work in the reverse direction and enable dirt removal in a more efficient manner.

Roborock also added a mopping module to Q5 Pro, which generates a 5,500 Pa suction. A built-in dustbin gathers and stores up to 770 ml of dirt.

Users can create a map of their homes on mobile phone and mark the areas needed to be cleaned as well as no-go zones to steer clear of.

In a fast cleaning mode, Q5 Pro enhances the work efficiency by 30% and can be programmed to operate in a given direction across floorboards.

Another new launch, Q8 Max, adopts a reflexive obstacle avoidance system. Like Q5 Pro, it also contains a mopping module, supported by a 350 ml water tank.

With two full-rubber side brushes, Q8 Max also increases the rate of hair pick-up by 20%. The DuoRoller Brush technologies also give it an enhanced performance to vacuum carpeted floors, so as to reduce hair tangle.

What sets it apart from Q5 Pro is that Q8 Max can vacuum and mop at the same time, and with 30 waterflow options to choose from.

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