New Roborock S8-Series Launched

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The new Roborock S8 robot vacuum © Roborock

Roborock launched its new robot vacuum cleaner series during CES 2023 in Las Vegas: the Roborock S8 series. The Roborock S8 has a lot of improvements compared to its predecessor.

Roborock S8: robot vacuum cleaner with mopping function

The new Roborock S8 series is a robot vacuum cleaner with mopping function. The robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with two roller brushes. The brushes are suitable for all floor types.

Roborock's VibraRise 2.0 mopping system causes the mop pad to vibrate. We saw this feature earlier during the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro review. The robot vacuum cleaner can automatically lift both the brushes and the mop to maximize cleaning performance.

Suction power: ‘6000 Pa'

Roborock promises a suction power of 6000 Pa. That is a lot more than its predecessor: the S7 had a suction power of 5100 Pa. Thanks to the Carpet Boost+ system, the suction power is automatically increased when the Roborock S8 vacuums carpet.

RockDock Ultra: wash, dry, empty and refill

We are now familiar with a charging station where a robot vacuum cleaner is emptied automatically. Consider, for example, the iRobot Roomba J7+. However, the updated RockDock Ultra can do a bit more: empty the vacuum cleaner, dry and wash the mop and refill the water tank.

However, the updated RockDock Ultra can do a bit more: empty the vacuum cleaner, dry and wash the mop and refill the water tank.

The Roborock S8 charges 30% faster than its predecessor. You can choose to have the robot vacuum charged at specific times to save energy.

Reading tip: at we have extensively tested the Roborock S6 MaxV. Read our experiences in the Roborock S6 MaxV review.

LiDAR navigation technology

The Roborock S8 navigates via LiDAR technology. The robot vacuum cleaner creates a virtual map of the room, after which it cleans the room as efficiently as possible. In addition, there is 3D obstacle detection.

You can set No-Go Zones via the app: locations where the robot vacuum cleaner does not have to vacuum. You can also create virtual walls to delimit spaces.

Roborock S8: release date and price

The Roborock S8 series consists of three different models: the Roborock S8 , S8+ (automatic emptying) and the S8 Pro Ultra (automatic emptying and refilling). All models are available in two colours: black and white. The price for the Roborock S8 is from $749.99. The release date is expected to be around April 2023.

Robbert Tigchelaar
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

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