CES 2024 sweeps (and mops) the floor with advanced robovacs

CES has always been full of robotic vacuums, but this year brings some interesting new features. These include ways to grab the last bits of dirt traditional robovacs struggle with, expanded emptying docks that also connect to your plumbing, and the welcome return of AI cameras to some models. Here’s what’s new and worth checking out. Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra Image: Roborock Robovacs are great for keeping your floors tidy, but one area they have trouble with is cleaning right into corners. It makes sense; after all, they’re round, and corners, well, aren’t. Roborock has one solution on its newest S8 MaxV Ultra–a small arm that pushes the side brush out further to get into those tricky corners. It also has a second mop, with a spinning mop being added to the side of the existing flat, oscillating pad, which should mean cleaner floors. The robot also gains a new voice assistant, 10,000 Pa of suction, and a new camera that is used for AI obstacle avoidance but also for video calling. Think “check in on the pets” or “intruder alert” rather than FaceTime replacement. The auto-emptying dock gets a few new upgrades, including the ability to connect directly to your home’s drainage system so you never have to deal with stinky floor water ever again. If that’s not worth the $1,800 price tag, I need to find out what is. Narwal Freo X Ultra Image: Narwal Narwal’s Freo X Ultra is the latest flagship robovac from the company, boasting…CES 2024 sweeps (and mops) the floor with advanced robovacs

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