Why we chose this:
Roborock recently updated its popular S7 line of robot vacuums with the S8, and after testing the new S8+ hybrid vacuum and mop, we can definitely recommend it to pet parents. An extra-large dust bin can handle pet hair, dust and dirt for 60 days or more, and the vibrating mop pad does much more than drag a damp cloth across your floors. If you want a robot vacuum cleaner that can clean carpets anywhere And hard floors, then you’re in the right place with the S8+.
You might be less happy with the price tag: $999.99. You can usually find a coupon that drops the price to around $800, but it’s still a pricey product. Still, this vacuum justifies its cost by making it so much easier to clean up after your pets. It’s so satisfying to hear the extra suction when the S8+ rolls on a carpeted floor, and thanks to that floor detection, you don’t have to worry about accidentally mopping your new carpet.
The S8+ also creates a very accurate map thanks to its built-in LiDAR, although it may struggle if it encounters a stray charging cable.
For who is it:
Unless your home was last renovated in the early 1990s, we’re guessing there are no wall-to-wall carpets. Most homes and apartments have a mix of hardwood (or, more likely, laminate), tile, carpets and area rugs. Whatever combination of floors you have, Roborock’s new S8+ can detect, clean and mop as needed.
If you want the best robot vacuum and mop for pet hair, this new hybrid is just what you’re looking for.