The Roborock T8 launches with 4,200 Pa of suction
Roborock has launched the T8, a new robot vacuum and mop. The company claims the device has suction up to 4,200 Pa. Despite the high power, the vacuum is relatively quiet at 63 dBA.
The robot vacuum comes with its own 16 fl oz (470 ml) bin, which Roborock believes you should only need to empty six times a year. The dust bag has antibacterial properties and is disposable, so there is no need to expose yourself to the dust once collected.
The device also has a 12 fl oz (350 ml) water tank, enabling the gadget to mop floors up to 3,230 square feet (300 square meters) in size. The vacuum uses Lidar technology to avoid obstacles and plan a route; Roborock states that the device can map your home in eight minutes.
The Roborock T8 can climb over obstacles up to 0.8-in (2.0 cm) in height. The device has two brushes, the main soft plastic brush and a second side brush to collect dirt trapped along walls and in corners.
You can control the robot vacuum through your smartphone or using voice commands. Alternatively, you can set timed cleaning sequences to automate the process entirely.
The Roborock T8 wet and dry vacuum is available to pre-order by customers in China for ~US$361 (~€327). After this introductory offer period, the price will rise to ~US$440 (~€398). It is unclear whether or when this robot vacuum will be available in other countries.