My house has been such a mess recently, making me start to think about purchasing gadgets that can help me clean this “battlefield.” And guess what? I found these two fantastic robot vacuums of Roborock S6 MaxV vs Roomba S9.
They are so smart with long battery life that can wander around the house without the owner’s mediation. Dodging stairs, giving extra attention to the dirty spot, preventing dropping and so much more features are available within these two machines. But before heading right into the article, I recommend you check out the comparison table below for further information.
Comparison between Roborock S6 MaxV vs Roomba S9
At first glance, I immediately fell in love with the sleek silhouette design of iRobot Roomba S9. The Java black plastic of clean base matches perfectly to the recessed bronze disc lid. It’s quite eye-catching for a robot vacuum cleaner to escape the standard circular black construction.
Most robot vacuums are designed to be small and round shape for autonomy. This way of construction often strikes the problem of limited access to the corners of the house.
Understanding the users concern over this, Roomba creates their first D-shaped S9 robot vacuum which allows the bot to hug the edges and corners. This unique design also offers the machine smaller dimensions than its counterpart, specifically 12.25 x 12.25 x 3.5 inches.
The Roomba S9 vacuum cleaner tips the scale at 8.2 pounds, providing more solid feel but still portable to carry. The vacuum’s top includes room confinement sensor, clutter detection, and clean/power. Beneath the beautiful bronze lid is a dust bin and filter.
When it comes to its competitor, Roborock S6 MaxV has the basic circular design and black shade. However, it might be hard for it to pass under the sofa or television cabinets since this vacuum cleaner takes up quite a floor space of 19.2 inches x 16 inches x 6.1 inches. The 12.13-pounds gadget can make its way up to the top of carpets, making the cleaning process totally self-governing.
On the top of the Roborock S6 MaxV’s lid includes three buttons for power, docking and spot cleaning. If you lift the lid, the LED light in charge of warning wifi connection, filled dustbin and onboard storage will be revealed. Besides, the navigated camera that helps identify the house’s obstacles and objects are attached to the bot’s front edge.
Roborock S6 MaxV vacuum is also a mopping machine, which offers a small half-moon shaped water tank that can slowly drip onto the microfiber cleaning pad. You can adjust the area for mopping by your phone.
Overall, both machines have their unique spots in designing. But for all the plus and minus points above, I will choose the Roomba S9 as this round’s winner!
Good news to all of us! Both vacuum bots come with a 2500 Pa of suction power, which is the maximum suction strength among all robot vacuum cleaners. You can easily get rid of any litter, cat/ dog furs, and even food powder with this suction level!
In addition, the S6 MaxV has a crossing obstacle ability of up to 0.97 inches which can run on the top of any thin shag rugs or carpets. It’s common to see a vacuum bot get stuck on the mats and fail to move or turn around. With this awesome feature of S6 MaxV, we can let it perform all of the cleaning job on the rug without asking any additional action from the owners.
But everything comes with a price. The S9 bot is expensive for a reason. Instead of crossing to the top of a shag rug, the Roomba S9 can differentiate the hard floor from carpet and adjust its suction strength to a specific type of floor.
As for the tiles or hardwood floor, the suction power is lighter. On the flip side, it will use the power boost technology to suck deeper into the carpet, requiring more powerful strength and engine.
It’s undeniable that both machines have the same robust suction power. However, I will go for the Roborock S6 in this round. With a lower price and automatic carpet detection, S6 MaxV is worth more of a purchase.
You won’t have to regret buying any of these two. Here is a reason why.
Both gadgets are best suited for large spaces of up to 2500 square feet. Their performances are outstanding and quite impressive when they both can pick up cereal, cat/dog hair, small litters.
On the average of 86% in picking litter on the hardwood floor, Roborock S6 can pick up 100% of cat litter while its counterpart collects 96.3%.
If it’s on the carpets with pet hair, an average vacuum bot is expected to clean at least 40% of dirt. The S6 MaxV and S9 model pick up 83% and 97%, respectively.
With 30% dual green rubber rollers that do not tangle with pet hair, Roomba S9 cleaner’s performance definitely outstands the red combo bristle and rubber roller brush of S6 MaxV.
Regardless, when it comes to cereal, the Roborock model picks up 97.9% on the hard floor and 100% on the carpet. This excels 7.9% and 5% the works of Roomba, respectively.
However, I’ll give the Roomba S9 machine a winning point for a perfect litter score.
Roborock S6 MaxV lasts up to 180 minutes of continuous use in terms of battery life while its competitor will run out after 1 hour of service. Up until now, 180 minutes is the longest-lasting battery life for a vacuum bot I’ve ever seen.
Lithium-ion is the material both gadgets use for their battery cell. While the S6’s battery capacity is up to 5200 mAh, the S9’s capacity is only 3300mAh. Based on this, you can pretty guess the charging time. It would be 2 hours, more or less.
In this round, Roborock S6 MaxV is the winner.
Note: Do you remember the feature of adjusting suction power when Roomba S9 encountered carpets that I’ve mentioned above? If it continues to exchange between the two power levels like that frequently, the battery life will even reduce faster than just 60 minutes.
Both machines come with the same bin capacity of 0.4 litres (or 13 ounces). But let me tell you about this feature of Roomba S9. This device comes with an automatic dirt disposal, or in another word – self-emptying bin!
When the S9 device docks itself in the Clean Base, all the dirt will automatically be sucked into the dock. And when there is time to clean the dust in the clean base, the app will notify users to swap for a new one.
Forget all the time when the dust explodes right in front of you for opening the bin wrongly. This feature eliminates customer’s exposure to the dust in the best way it can be!
However, the disposable bags do not come in the package with the machine. You’ll have to spend an extra money to purchase it.
We love everything automatic. However, I don’t think we want to spend an additional amount of money for an-already-expensive machine like S9. Thus, my winner for this round is Roborock S6 MaxV.
The utmost frustration of S9 Roomba is the loud noise. It operates as loud as a jet engine, which is approximately 65-75 decibels. Trust me; this noise level is exactly the same noise when your mom blends smoothies in the kitchen. Vacuum bot is a device that needs to be activated almost all the time, and 75 decibels is too much.
On the other hand, Roborock S6 MaxV produces a sound of 58 decibels maximum. They have built inside the machine a noise-absorbing material to soak up sound. This is the model that you should get.
I highly recommend S6 MaxV.
Quick Rundown of Roborock S6 MaxV
- Long battery life
- Less noisy
- Mopping feature
- Standard round shape
- Does not avoid carpet for mopping
Quick Rundown of Roomba S9
- Luxurious design
- Effective cleaning
- Self-emptying dust bin
- Very loud
There are so many other features that I still want to mention in this comparison article of Roborock S6 MaxV vs Roomba S9. However, the article is adequate with all information that I’ve stated above. By these details, I believe you must have made your decision now.
If you ask me which one I prefer, I will choose the Roborock S6 MaxV vacuum bot. The cost is reasonable, and the machine itself does not lack any features compared to a high-end iRobot vacuum of Roomba S9.
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