After saying that the SwitchBot S10 robot vacuum cleaner might be supporting Matter via SwitchBot Hub 2 yesterday, we realized that some customers may not have a Hub 2 or may be seeking to get their fingers on one.
SwitchBot S10 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Overview
After previewing its newest robotic invention earlier this month, SwitchBot formally launched the S10 robotic vacuum and mop at IFA 2023 in Berlin’s final week. The $1,199.99 bot, coming to Kickstarter in October, offers an automated water refill station that does away with the cumbersome water tanks housed in big auto-empty docks, which have changed into the hallmark of top-of-the-line flooring cleaners from Roborock, Ecovacs, and many others.
In contrast to these fashions that clear and dry their soiled mops in a small “sink” within the dock, the SwitchBot S10 has an inside curler brush mop that cleans using a squeegee methodology because it vacuums.
Anybody who owns a robotic vacuum will let you know they aren’t entirely hands-free. You must clear and preserve them, and these new big multi-purpose docks that wash the mechanical mops can get grungy. After several months of use, it’s a must to get down on your knees and scrub the port with some brush when you don’t need it to smell like a sewer. There’s no enjoyment in that.
SwitchBot says its S10 solves this drawback by successfully holding all the water and mess out of sight (and scent).
At $1,200 MSRP, the S10 is around $400 cheaper than opponents’ comparable choices. However, it’s the corporation’s first foray into robotic vacuum cleaners.
However, will SwitchBot S10 ship?
I received a look at the SwitchBot S10 in motion on the present flooring in Berlin. It’s compact and appears like many auto-empty bases that don’t additionally cram in water tanks for mopping. The primary distinction is two dryer vents on the dock’s floor that blast scorching air on the S10’s mop when charging.
SwitchBot has a separate water station as a substitute for these enormous water tanks. This compact battery-powered pump delivers water from your pipes into the robotic and drains soiled water into your sewer. The station solely uses a small quantity of battery to power the pump, and it can be reverse-charged by the mechanical.
Sean Tan of SwitchBot confirmed a demo of the S10 sucking up oatmeal after depositing it into its auto-empty bin.
The refill course — utilizing a pair of water bottles for the absence of plumbing on a commerce present flooring — was easy and fast. After including some colored liquid in the detachable mop to simulate dust, the robotic spun its motor, cleaned it, and drained the soiled water right into a second bottle.
The mop itself is plush and spongey. However, there’s a restricted quantity of floor space touching the ground and no oscillating motion, so I’m skeptical about how efficient it will be at scrubbing the bottom.
SwitchBot S10 Conclusion
The robotic itself can be large and heavy. It felt twice as rich and half as huge once more as one thing, just like the Roomba S9 Plus, so selecting up and transferring around it could also be awkward. That weight is basically because of the bot’s massive battery on board, which SwitchBot plans to assist in facilitating the S10 refilling a brand new humidifier and, sooner or later, draining a dehumidifier the corporate is engaged on.
The potential for a roving robotic with an enormous battery and water on board to assist around the home is intriguing. However, the firm must get the SwitchBot S10 out the door first; it is releasing the vacuum on Kickstarter on October 13. I’ll try it and have a complete overview within the coming months.
Product Details for this Vacuum Cleaner
|Item Name Item Name
|Product Type Type
|Robot Vacuum Cleaner
|26 x 20.7 x 41.2 cm (Base), 36.5 x 36.5 x 11.5 cm, 40 x 16.5 x 10 cm (Water Station)
|Battery Capacity Battery Capacity
|Avg. Battery Life Avg. Battery Life
|Charging Time Charging Time
|Auto-Return and Charging Auto-return and Charging
|Suction Power Suction power
|Cleaning Area Cleaning area
|Mopping Function Mopping function
|Dust Box Capacity Dust Box Capacity
|Water Tank Capacity Water tank capacity
|150ml, 4.5L (Base Station), 2.5 L
|Alexa, App, Google Assistant
Anti-collision, Anti-falling, Auto-Drying, Automatic room recognition,
Automatic water refill, Charging Base, Cleaning of Different Areas,
Cleaning of Selected Areas, Compatible with Auto-Empty Station,
Self-cleaning and Drying Mop
1 x SwitchBot S10
1 x Charging Dock
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Mop Rack
1 x Mop
1 x Manual