It’s neither a vacuum nor a cleaner, it’s both. We had the opportunity to test the Roborock Dyad for several weeks.
In October 2021, Roborock has announced a brand new product named Dyad. In a nutshell, it’s a tech-packed floor vacuum cleaner. We were curious and we tested it for three weeks.
The principle is simple: the Roborock Dyad has two motors with three rollers: they call it technology Dyad Power. The idea is to offer an all-in-one solution to replace a classic vacuum cleaner and a mop.
An ingenious design
Technically, this multifunctional device is designed for hard floors. If you have tiling, parquet, lino, PVC, waxed concrete… it is for you. In fact, it’s a much more versatile product than a stick vacuum. Unlike other floor vacuum cleaners, this one does not use mop and steam cleaning, they use rollers. So, no wipe to clean here.
Get a little closer to this vacuum-scrubber: here, the two motors work separately to power three rollers, one in the front and two in the back. The cleaning system therefore rotates in opposite directions. This allows waste and liquids to be recovered in a single pass.
There are 3 buttons on the handle, an ignition button, the other button allows you to change the language and select one of the modes offered. There is a drying mode, a mode Max and automatic mode. This screen will also tell you if the clean/dirty water tanks are full or empty (depending on the tank).
Finally, it vacuums, washes… but it also dries. This leaves dry soil behind. So that’s the theory. In practice, the Dyad leaves the slightly damp soil behind. On a PVC floor, it takes 3 to 5 minutes to dry. Either way, it’s fast.
I must admit that the washing is almost flawless. When you turn it on, the Dyad moves forward on its own thanks to the two counter-rotating brushes. Do not force, accompany him, it will be more relaxing for your arm. It is then up to you to guide by moving your wrist slightly. The noise generated is correct, it’s less loud than a vacuum cleaner, but it’s not silent.
Nothing resists it, even dry earth which still requires two to three passages maximum. Personally, I added a little black soap to the clean water tank. We were also able to test it with chimney soot or greasy stains in the kitchen, leftover baby meals… The Dyad does very well, whatever the difficulties.
However, the unit is particularly heavy, especially with the full tank, even if the device moves almost alone, this weight will be disabling for some people. It was not my case, but it was the case of two people who had the opportunity to test it at home.
Finally, it is not as effective as a conventional stick vacuum cleaner for vacuuming. In the vast majority of cases, this will be sufficient, but it can also interfere with the suction of certain waste. And don’t count on going on a carpet with it, it’s not made for that.
For maintenance, you have two things to do. The first is to empty the collector of dirty water and collected dirt on each pass. Don’t worry, the water is brown-black, it shows that the vacuum cleaner was rather efficient, the dirt is stored in a filter that you can disassemble. There are no filters to change or replace. In this clean 850 ml (620 ml for clean water) tank, the only complaint we have is that the waste is sorted automatically in the filter which is not easy to remove. Then there is a self-washing mode to activate when the vacuum cleaner-floor cleaner is on its charging base. This initiates a wash mode that will spin the reels very quickly.
Finally, from time to time, you have to disassemble the rollers to remove the too large debris that gets stuck. Because it must still be remembered, it is not a classic stick vacuum cleaner, the suction space is not as wide. You will therefore find the long hair, the debris a little too big… this manual cleaning is to be carried out every 3 to 5 passages. Finally, an icon on the screen also indicates when to clean the rollers. Everything is explained in the routine maintenance section on the user manual.
It is very difficult to estimate the autonomy of this device. A passage of 25 minutes, which corresponds to the cleaning of approximately 90 square meters only removes 40% of the maximum battery. Thanks to its base, charging is quick and simple… it is therefore very difficult to end up without a battery and even to go down to a level that is too low.
With a 5000 mAh battery capacity, Roborock conjures up 280 m² of area that you can clean in 45 minutes. As for the charge…I couldn’t measure it properly, because the Dyad is constantly charging when not in use.
Price and availability
The Roborock Dyad is sold at 449 euros usually, you can certainly find it a little cheaper: