We all know the Roborock brand through its lineup of robot vacuum cleaners which have become so popular worldwide. The manufacturer has just expanded its product categories with the first handheld vacuum, the Roborock H6.
Unboxing & Testing
Design & Features
The Roborock H6 comes with a lot of accessories inside the box; You can find a crevice tool, a dusting brush, a carpet brush, a motorized mini brush, an extension wand, a flex tube, wall mount, and power adapter.
The design of the vacuum looks so similar to other stick vacuums on the market. It looks a little more modern with a 1.3-inch OLED display on top showing relevant information in real time. Here you can see the Sustain mode indicator, remaining runtime, battery indicator, and current suction power. There is a button on the back to switch among Eco, Standard, and Max mode and adjust suction power.
Besides, there is a Sustain button on the left side of the vacuum to run the vacuum continuously without holding the trigger; Now you can use the trigger just to start or stop vacuuming. This is a very useful feature, especially in situations that I can’t hold the trigger; For instance, when I vacuum my car, I will just need to turn on the Sustain mode, leave the vacuum in one place, and manipulate the flex tube to clean around.
The battery life of the H6 is really amazing. It can runs up to 90 minutes in the Eco mode or 10 minutes in Max mode. Notably, this is the first stick vacuum equipped with a Lithium-Ion Polymer battery. The battery is supposed to be lighter and improved in safety. However, the weight difference is insignificant. As compared to my previous Dyson V10, it is just about 0.3 lbs lighter.
The vacuum’s maintenance is also effortless as we just need to wash the dustbin and filters occasionally, around once a month. All filters can be washed with water and no replacement is required. Just make sure the filters are clean and dry before replacing them to the vacuum body.
I use the Roborock H6 vacuum with the wand and floor brush most of the time. Sometimes, I also use the mini motorized tool to clean my mattress and sofa, and the flex tube to clean my car. Since I already have the Roborock S6 Pure to clean the floor, the H6 becomes a perfect companion to clean areas that the robot vacuum couldn’t reach. Besides, the H6’s suction is much more powerful and it is way more effective in cleaning carpets.
After the robot vacuum did it job, I tried to clean my carpet again with the H6 stick vacuum and it still could suck off more dust from the carpet. I use the H6 in standard mode and when it runs on carpets, the suction power is automatically boosted to catch more stubborn dust. The vacuum can run for around 40 minutes in the standard mode.
The maximum suction power of the Roborock H6 is 140AW which is just a little lower than the Dyson V10 and V11. The noise level is also pretty much the same. However, I measured the airflow at the end of the wand and figured out that the power is actually significantly lower than both the Tineco A11 and Dyson V8. Surprisingly, the H6 still manages to pick up dirt and hairs really well on both hard floor and carpets. The maximum suction power might be lower but I use stick vacuums in the lowest or standard mode most of the time, so there is almost no difference in performance.
- Compact and lightweight
- Amazing battery life
- Great performance in Eco and Standard mode
- Intuitive OLED display
- Average suction power
There are lot to love about the Roborock H6 and I think the manufacturer has done a great job with their first stick vacuum. It manages to pack admirable power into a compact body without any compromise. The only concern is the high price tag which might be more expensive than the Dyson V10. I really hope that it could sell for around $300 in the US so that it could compete with other established brands in the crowded market.
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