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Roborock's new S4 Max robot vacuum can climb higher and has a bigger dustbin than ever

Roborock S4 Max On Carpet
Roborock S4 Max On Carpet (Image credit: Roborock)

What you need to know

  • Roborock's S4 Max robot vacuum is available now, priced at $429.
  • It can climb higher than before, helping it climb onto rugs and carpets.
  • It also has a bigger dustbin so won't need to be emptied as often.

Roborock has a new robot vacuum out today, with the S4 Max now available for $429. It's an iteration on the previous models but with some of the previous pain points experienced by exiting users now fixed.

As someone who uses a couple of robot vacuums, there are some problems that always, always pop up. One of those is an inability at times to climb onto a rug, and the other is constantly emptying the dustbin. Both of those issues have been worked on with the S4 Max.

This new model, launching exclusively on Amazon October 9th, is an effective and smart cleaning solution for both floors and carpets. It solves multiple consumer pain points, adding better climbing capability than earlier models, a larger dustbin, and two-level home mapping!

Roborock S4 Max On Rug

Roborock S4 Max On Rug (Image credit: Roborock)

All the usual features are present and correct, too. Those include an app that lets users save maps and block off areas they don't want to be cleaned as well as the ability to change the level of suction that will be used in specific rooms. Pretty impressive stuff.

Users can easily customize their cleaning routine by time and room all from the app, without hardware add-ons. The model's Automatic Room Recognition allows S4 Max to automatically identify each room in the house, allowing users to define the exact sequence they want rooms cleaned, and even what level of suction to use in each room. An example of customization available with these features: Users can schedule a daily cleaning of their kitchen after breakfast every morning at full power!

You can order your own Roborock S4 Max right now for $429 (opens in new tab), direct from Amazon.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.