The Roborock Q Revo might be the greatest thing to happen to Roborock and the robotic vacuum and mop market since the Roborock S8 and S8+ models broke new ground earlier this year.
Built for simplicity, integration with smart technology and a whole host of other nifty features that make maintenance a breeze, the Roborock Q Revo is the perfect choice for those searching for a feature-filled robot vacuum that’s low-maintenance and uncompromising in its cleaning capabilities.
Introducing the Q Revo
The Roborock Q Revo is the ultimate cleaning machine in Roborock’s mop and vacuum combination line. Given a Roborock release date of early June 2023, the Q Revo has taken the robot vacuum market by storm since its arrival.
Packaged with a multifunctional Roborock docking station that acts as an all-in-one self-maintenance port, the Q Revo comes with three tanks: a 2.7L waste water tank, a 5L clean water tank that’s used to wash the dual mops on the bottom of the Q Revo (including Roborock cleaning detergent to be put in after each refill of the main tank, and a debris tank. The debris tank only needs to be emptied (on average) once every seven weeks.
The dual-purpose nature of the Q Revo is perfect for those who live in homes with a mixture of carpet and wood flooring, as the sensors on the front of the Q Revo allow it to switch modes between mopping floors and vacuuming carpet.
Complete with state-of-the-art smart navigation systems, the Q Revo is the epitome of ‘fire and forget’ robot vacuuming, giving you more free time to spend on the things you enjoy in life. It is compatible with the Roborock app, allowing you to set a cleaning schedule, provide guidance on ‘No Go Zones’ in the home, and track when your brushes and mops need to be changed.
At 350 x 353 x 96mm, the Roborock Q Revo fits wonderfully into any storage cupboard or even a little living room or kitchen outcrop. Its charging/self-cleaning bay also features a detachable base for sleeker storage.
Advanced Cleaning Technology
The Q Revo is equipped with Roborock’s most advanced cleaning technology for robot vacuum and mop combination machines. Featuring a single rubberised brush that’s sturdily clipped into the base and made to last for several months, to the rear of the unit are two rotating mops that lift when the Q Revo is in “Carpet Mode.” The wheels are made of rubber, too, from “ScratchSafe” rubber, so you don’t have to worry about them scratching your wood flooring.
There are several cleaning modes built into the Q Revo. These include:
- Quiet: At a mere 39.3 decibels, the “Quiet” mode is the lowest-sounding and more time-consuming cleaning mode available as the Q Revo makes its journey around your home as quietly as possible, with the brushes and mops working slowly to minimise noise levels.
- Balanced: In this mode, the Q Revo strikes a balance between speed and thoroughness and engages both the dual mops and single brush for a deep-ish clean at a decibel level of approximately 64.5 decibels.
- Turbo: In “Turbo” mode, thoroughness is thrown out the window for speed, which is fine for a quick clean of a small space, but no match for a deep clean offered by the “Balanced” setting. In Turbo mode, the Roborock Q Revo exhibits 65.1 dB of sound.
- Max: The “Max” mode on your Roborock is designed for use over a very dirty area, which may require several passes to clean properly. This mode exhibits 65.3 decibels of sound and is perfect for grimy floors or your first day in a new and uncleaned apartment or home.
- Max+: At its maximum running power level, “Max+” offers full use of the Roborock Q Revo’s 5,500 Pa of suction power, sending the rear-mounted dual mops into a frenzy of 200RPM mopping, intended to clean up even the most significantly slimy spills like grease or thicker liquids.
Efficiency & Time-Saving
Despite its awesome power, the Q Revo can clean surfaces quickly and efficiently, with the ability to cover 4305 square feet in mopping mode only, with one refill required of its 5 litre water tank. Additionally, the Q Revo is a self-emptying device, meaning that it will self-empty its dirt tank either when its battery reaches below 15% (offering approximately 3 hours of cleaning time), or when the tank is full.
These features are detailed on the Roborock app and are automatically detected by the device. The Roborock dust bag need only be emptied once every seven weeks, saving you an extra few minutes after every clean.
More time-saving is built into the base of the Roborock Q Revo, as it has a self-drying feature that will dry its dual wet mops with warm air flowing from a compact heated fan unit in the back of the Roborock base, with a drying time of approximately 45 minutes.
A wonderful feature of the Roborock Q Revo is how it seamlessly integrates with various smart home devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, as well as Apple’s Siri voice control. This allows you to issue voice commands to the Revo, such as telling it to begin cleaning. You can also set up your Roborock app to schedule its cleaning times, set up “No Go Zones”, and view your home’s 3D map, allowing you to pick and choose where and how your Roborock Q Revo cleans your home.
You can also use the Roborock app to monitor your brush and mop replacement schedule, and set it to notify you when they need replacing. You can also remotely monitor the battery life of your Roborock Q Revo while it’s cleaning.
Building in smart home integration and an application into the functions of the Roborock Q Revo gives you more control of when and how your house is cleaned and allows the smart mapping technology of the Q Revo to do the rest.
Empowered by the smart technology integrated in the Q Revo, there are a few different customisation options to explore. You can set it up to clean different areas of your house frequently and with more vigour. For example, setting it to clean the living room once a week on the “Max” power setting while cleaning the rest of the house the week after on the “Balanced” power setting.
You can also set “No Go Zones” and utilise the onboard computer recognition software to ensure that your Roborock Q Revo is aware of pets and objects that might be in its way. The LiDAR navigation and 3D Object Detection software enables it to recognise (and navigate around) 40-plus objects.
Battery Life and Charging
The battery life of your Roborock Q Revo will depend on which mode it is most often used in. Using it in “Quiet” mode will allow the battery to work longer as the machine slows down to create less noise. Meanwhile, the average battery life of the Roborock Q Revo while in “Balanced” cleaning mode is around 180 minutes. In “Turbo”, “Max”, and “Max+” modes, the Q Revo will use more battery power but provide a deeper clean.
In any mode, once the battery level drops below 15%, the Q Revo will return to its Roborock docking station, where it can be plugged in to charge. The charging time of a Roborock Q Revo is approximately 4 hours.
Maintenance and Care
Regarding maintenance and caring for your Q Revo, Roborock prides itself on being a low-maintenance brand - as the docking station for your Q Revo is intended to do most of the work for you.
The Revo’s docking station is intended to be a self-cleaning, self-refilling and self-drying station, meaning you won’t have to wipe off any water from the undercarriage of your Roborock Q Revo, and you will only have to empty your docking stations 2.7L dust bag once every seven weeks (on average).
You should periodically (once every second clean, perhaps) check and remove any extra dirt or debris from the rubberised brush system and perform a weekly wash and drying of your Roborock Q Revo’s filter system to maintain a 99.7% filtration rate for particulates.
Comparison with Other Roborock Options
The Roborock Q Revo is often considered a mid-range model, and its specifications certainly match that. But how does it compare to other Roborock options at either end of the pricing spectrum?
Comparison with the Roborock S8 Series
Compared with the Roborock S8 series, including the S8 and S8+, the Q Revo shares many of the same features with both machines but offers far less water tank capacity (80ml) than the 300ml tank of the S8 series. It also doesn’t offer sonic mopping, which aids in mopping uneven flooring where dirt can hide in crevices. It also offers less suction (at 5500 Pa) than the S8 series (at 6000 Pa).
An advantage of the Q Revo over the S8 series is that it offers dual mopping functionality, whereas the S8 series offers only a singular mop. However, neither the S8 nor the S8+ offers a self-maintenance system like the Roborock Q Revo.
Compared with other Roborock products, the Q Revo is similar in some areas but often either fares slightly better in some areas than others (like with the self-maintenance function) and suction power or fares slightly worse in things like water tank capacity.
When compared with the Roborock Q5+, for example, it is a far superior machine. The Q5+ is a vacuum-only, entry-level device intended to be one of the first robot vacuums you own before upgrading. It’s on par with much of the S7, S8 and Q7 lineups but is inferior to the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra.
Availability and Pricing
At $1,999 you can get the Q Revo vacuum and mop with multifunctional dock. Look for deals like the Spring Cleaning Sale, offering special deals like free shipping, and you also have the option for 24 months interest-free payments.
Is the Roborock Q Revo Right For You?
If you’ve been looking for a new replacement for your Q5 series of Roborock Australia vacuums, or maybe a replacement for your worn-out Q7 series, or you feel like you’ve been spending too much time cleaning and emptying your Roborock’s dust bag and waste water container, look no further than the Roborock Q Revo.
If convenience and low-maintenance cleaning is your way of life, there’s no better friend to the low-maintenance cleaner than the Roborock Q Revo. Packed with smart home integration and sophisticated navigation systems, the Q Revo is a fantastic choice for any home environment.
Order your Roborock Q Revo today and embrace the convenience of having a robot do your vacuum and mopping for you.