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The powerful Roborock S8+ robot vacuum does things Roomba can’t

Published May 28th, 2024 12:05PM EDT
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Roborock started as something of a budget brand, but that quickly changed. These days, Roborock is best known for making some of the best and most advanced robot vacuums you can get. The company’s newer models are among the top-reviewed flagship robots out there. But they also cost well over $1,000, and are overkill for many users. That’s why I still recommend the powerful Roborock S8+ to people in search of an excellent robot vacuum and mop hybrid that often costs well under $1,000 thanks to regular discounts. It covers all the normal bases, plus it has some features that are missing from comparable Roomba vacuums.

The S8+ is normally priced at $1,000, but it goes on sale all the time, as I mentioned. Thanks to the current $240 discount, however, the Roborock S8+ is currently on sale for $759.99. That’s a new all-time low price for this awesome model.

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There are a few Roomba models on sale right now, and prices start at just $179. But even if you opt for a high-end Roomba from that sale, you still won’t get some of the best features from the Roborock S7 robot vacuum.

If you check out our in-depth Roborock S8 Pro Ultra review, which is a similar model, you can see that the S8 lineup is about much more than just vacuuming. The S8+ is also an autonomous mop with ultrasonic mopping capabilities and 6N of mopping pressure. What’s more, this model automatically detects carpets and rugs, so it’ll lift its mop pads and stop mopping on its own instead of making a mess.

Also, unlike Roomba robot vacuums, the Roborock S8+ uses LiDAR navigation, so it works well in the dark. Roombas use cameras instead, and they often have trouble finding their way around dark rooms.

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The Roborock S8+ is a flagship model that fetches a flagship price. At $1,000, it’s out of reach for many people out there.

Thanks to a big sale today, however, the Roborock S8+ robot vacuum and mop is down to just $759.99. That’s a nice big $240 discount, and it’s this model’s all-time lowest price.

Also of note, the Roborock S8 is discounted right now as well. It’s the same robot vacuum and mop, but it ships without the auto-empty base station. This version retails for $750, but you can pick one up right now for $549.99. Just like the plus version, this is the lowest price I’ve seen.

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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.