Hey guys, welcome to RobotObzor! A new product that came to my review – a wet and dry cordless vacuum Roborock Dyad. Roborock is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, and mostly focuses on making robot vacuum cleaners. This is the first in a line of vertical mopping vacuums that draws my interest. It comes with a unique cleaning module based on three rollers, as well as functions and characteristics that are competition worthy. Given that I have previous experience with testing these types of vacuums, after a detailed review and tests of Roborock Dyad, I’ll share my personal opinion on how effective this device really is and whether it is actually worth buying. To be clear, the price at the time of filming is around $400-500, which gives this robot to the premium segment. So, let’s get this show on the road!
The package includes the vacuum cleaner itself with a station for charging and self-cleaning, a power adapter, a tool for cleaning the vacuum, a spare HEPA-filter, and a manual. The package is pretty standard, so let’s move on.
Now let’s look at Roborock Dyad’s design. First, I’ll briefly let you in on the cool floor cleaning technology. This vacuum cleaner has separate tanks for clean and dirty water. Clean water is fed to the rollers, and the dirty tank sucks up all of the collected debris and liquids. And now, here’s more about each unit.
Let’s start off with the cleaning module. It is quite interesting and does deserve attention, as the three roller system is not only unique, but also visibly more effective than in most other wireless vacuum cleaners. The thing is that the 2 back rollers extend to the edge of the body. This lets Roborock Dyad to wash the area along the floor’s baseboard and furniture.
Behind the front cover, which is removable, is the main roller, which can easily be removed for cleaning and maintenance. The extra rollers are removed by turning.
Now, let’s move on to the tanks. The dirty water tank has a max capacity of 620 ml (20.9 oz.). Inside is a HEPA filter with a net, a float and a filter for coarse material.
The tank with the clean water can fit up to 850 ml (28.7 oz.) of water. It’s equipped with a tightly sealed valve for filling up water, as well as a filter inside.
I’d like to give extra attention to the display. It shows the battery charge, selected cleaning mode, and notifications. Additionally, Roborock Dyad has voice alerts.
Well, and the handle itself has three buttons: on / off, for switching cleaning modes (auto or Turbo), and one for starting self cleaning in the charging station.
Oh, and another cool thing, is that the vacuum cleaner has a footrest for parking while you’re cleaning. You can either lean it against the wall or leave it on the floor if you need to be away from it. For example,if you need to drain the dirty water or fill it up with clean water while you’re vacuuming.
All in all, Roborock Dyad’s quality of assembly and design is pretty good. The vacuum is very ergonomic and modern.
Roborock Dyad’s main characteristics, shown by the manufacturer:
- Battery: Li-Ion, 5130 mA*h.
- Power: 260 Wt.
- Suction power: up to 13000 Pa.
- Charging time up to 4 hours.
- Battery life up to 35 mins.
- Clean water container: 850 ml (28.7 oz.).
- Dirty water container: 620 ml (20.9 oz.).
- Cleaning area: 280 m² (918 ft²).
- Volume: 75-77 dB.
- Weight: 5 kg (11 ib.).
All in all, the characteristics are out there for competition. The only thing that bothers me is the weight. The vacuum is heavy, if you compare with others, but the weight is distributed well, so your hand won’t get tired from vacuuming.
The vacuum’s volume was measured with a decibel meter by me in real tests. In auto mode the volume was around 75-76 dB, while at max power the noise level reached 77 dB. This is pretty standard, so personally, I have no complaints.
As for the battery life, my vacuum cleaner was able to run at max power for about 30 minutes before shutting off. In auto mode it runs even longer, eating the power more efficiently, making the vacuum’s life much longer, at least for a wireless vacuum cleaner.
And finally, let’s get to testing. Let’s check how well Roborock Dyad does its main task – vacuuming the floor. I’ll do several tests, varying from simple to more complex.
The vacuum cleaner does well with everyday cleaning. In auto mode, it automatically selects the suction power, depending on how dirty the floor is. It does a good job sucking the liquid into the dirty water tank, leaving no streaks or puddles.
Roborock Dyad is also very good at sucking up sand. It can even get wet sand out of gaps between tiles.
Roborock Dyad collects spilled liquids and even thick mixtures. For example, in my test, a raw broken egg.
The vacuum collects trash seamlessly. It can suck up all kinds of debris, vacuuming it thoroughly, even along the floor’s baseboard. Unfortunately, there is a small spot left in the corners.
Technically you can clean short carpets, but in full truth, the water doesn’t turn off even by force, and it’ll leave the carpets damaged, which isn’t preferable.
Scrubbing dirt from hard floors is the harder test. But, Roborock Dyad pulls through with this task. It leaves no traces of dirt or streaks, which definitely is a benefit. Here’s a demonstration of how well it sucks dirt up along the baseboard:
And the hardest test is scrubbing dried coffee and sauce stains from the floor. So, it took me 11 minutes to completely wipe off the dried sauce. At least Roborock Dyad still managed to finish the task, which proves that the cleaning module really is effective. And if you add Roborock’s detergent to the water tank, which is mentioned on the manufacturer’s official website, I’m sure that the vacuum cleaner will be able to get even worse stains faster and better. Unfortunately, one didn’t come included with the box.
After all the tests, I decided to test how well this upright cleaner cleans itself. As the manufacturer recommends: I poured clean water into the tank, drained the dirty liquid from the tank and made a start. So, after collecting a lot of garbage, the condition of the cleaning module is very neglected and the self-cleaning function showed not very good results. However, in normal domestic conditions Roborock Dyad self-cleaning is quite adequate, at the level of analogues.
At last, the tests are over. Now that I tested and reviewed Roborock Dyad, I’ll share my opinion on it. I liked the following:
- Effective cleaning module based on three rollers.
- Long battery life.
- Auto suction power increase function.
- Scrubs dirt off baseboards and smooth floors.
- Collection quality.
- Ergonomic design.
- Parking away from the station was thought of.
- Voice notifications.
- Self-cleaning feature.
There are also some improvements to be made with this model. I’d like to highlight the following:
- You can’t turn off the water while vacuuming, for example when vacuuming carpets and just everyday dry cleaning.
- It takes time to scrub off harder stains.
- You can’t take off the battery.
- It is heavier than other models.
In general, the problems aren’t so critical and for many will be insignificant. Roborock Dyad does its main task well, and can be considered one of the best vacuums of 2022 All that remains, is to test its main competitor, Dreame H11 Max and maybe one of Bissel’s floor mopping vacuums to see exactly whose mopping and vacuuming technology is superior.
On this note, I would like to end the review. If you still have questions, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy shopping, bye!