In recent years, robot vacuum cleaners have advanced greatly. We have robot vacuums that come with Lidar sensors, 3D vision, can vacuum and mop simultaneously, and can even empty the dustbin on their own.

Using the robot vacuum in conjunction with a cordless vacuum is an excellent way to keep your home clean.

What are the best robot vacuums in Malaysia?

The best robot vacuum in Malaysia is Roborock S7 which has the best cleaning performance as well as the most stable mapping software technology.

The best robot vacuum should have good suction power, clean efficiently, adequate dust box capacity, big battery capacity and most importantly, a good mapping technology. 

Many people do not aware that intelligent navigation and mapping capability are the brains of robot vacuum. Without it, robot vacuums only roam mindlessly and won’t be able to clean your house.

Based on the selection criteria above, here are the top 6 best robot vacuums in Malaysia for 2022:

  1. Best Overall Robot Vacuum: Roborock S7
  2. Best Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner: Ecovacs Deebot T9
  3. Best Budget Robot Vacuum: Xiaomi 2C Robot Vacuum
  4. Best Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum: Roidmi Eve Plus
  5. Best Budget Self Emptying Robot Vacuum: Xiaomi Lydsto R1 Robot Vacuum
  6. Best-Selling Robot Vacuum: ILIFE L100

1. Roborock S7

Best Overall Robot Vacuum

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Roborock S7 is the best overall robot vacuum cleaner in Malaysia. It has received more than 1300 reviews on Shopee and is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. It has the best combination of price, performance, and user experience.

Roborock S7 specifications:

  • Suction power – 2500Pa
  • Battery life – 180 minutes, 5200mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – LiDAR
  • Extra features – HEPA filter, Sonic Mopping, VibraRise Mop Cloth, multimap storage, carpet detection, rubber brush

The Roborock S7 weighs 4.7kg and comes with a large dustbin, water tank, and a removable mopping attachment. Both the mopping pad and vacuum filter can be washed and reused.

It has a big 5,200mAh built-in battery. It can vacuum continuously for up to 180 minutes and can cover up to 250 square metres of area.

The maximum suction power for the Roborock S7 is 2500 Pa, but it will only kick in when the vacuum is on a rug or carpet. When used on hard, flat surfaces like hardwood floors and tiles, it will only use normal suction power to ensure it can last longer.

Although this robot vacuum does not have the highest suction power,  its innovative rubber fin brush allows the vacuum to clean effectively without hair entangling at the rollers.

Other than that, the Roborock S7 also has mopping modules that come with sonic vibration technology. It is said that it vibrates 3000 times per minute to scrub away the stubborn stains on the floor.

One of the game-changing features of the Roborock S7 is the automatic lifting of the mop when it detects carpet. Normally, robot vacuums that do not have this feature must manually detach their mopping modules to vacuum carpets.

The Roborock S7 is also known for its impressive navigation and mapping features. It uses LIDAR to create a detailed map of your house. And it can store multiple levels of space and automatically recognise the room. 

Hence, it will not need to redo the mapping every time it is relocated. This feature makes it great for not only single-storey terrace houses, but also double-storey houses and even bungalows in Malaysia.

Lastly, it has a very good and easy to use Roborock smartphone app. If you’re a Xiaomi smart home appliances user, you can directly connect the Roborock S7 using the MiHome app too.

Nowadays, many robot vacuums have LIDAR sensors and also mopping modules.

Xiaomi Roborock S7’s mop lifting feature and smart mapping technology makes the Roborock S7 stand out from the competition.

If you desire the best cleaning capability and convenience, you can check out the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra and its Auto Empty Dock.


2. Ecovacs Deebot T9

Best Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner

Best Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner

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Ecovacs Deebot T9 is the best robot vacuum mop with superior mopping capability and can detect small objects with its TrueDetect 3D technology. It can sense objects as small as 3cm which the Roborock S7 will not be able to detect and run over it directly.

Ecovacs Deebot T9 specifications:

  • Suction power – 3000Pa
  • Battery life – 175 minutes, 5200mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – LiDAR
  • Extra features – HEPA filter, TrueDetect 3D, air freshener, disposable mopping pad, Ozmo Pro 2.0 Mopping Kit

The Ecovacs Deebot T9 weighs 3.6kg and comes with a 5200mAh battery. It can work for 175 minutes which should be sufficient to cover a three-bedroom apartment without any issues.

The T9 comes with many premium features such as a built-in air freshener, TrueMapping 2.0, TrueDetect 3D 2.0 and auto cleaning docking station (to be purchased separately).

The most notable feature of the Ecovacs Deebot T9 is its TrueDetect 3D technology. It works great to avoid obstacles and collisions. It can avoid cables, chair legs, and toys that are laid on the floor. 

So, Deebot T9 is perfect for someone who has a messy room, or someone who rears a cat/dog and uses a feeding bowl.

The Deebot T9 can navigate smoothly in both bright and dark conditions. It does a good job of mapping the room. 

It also can be connected to the home WiFi through its Ecovacs smartphone app. The Ecovacs app allows users to schedule the robot vacuum, times of cleaning, how much water to use, and checking the real-time floor cleaning progress.

However, many customer feedbacks reported Ecovacs Deebot T9 suffers from problems like dropping maps and frequent remapping, especially when relocating it to a different floor. 

So, if you live in a multi-storey house, then it is better to get the Roborock S7 which has a more stable map storage feature.

The Ecovacs Deebot T9 uses a disposable mopping pad. Although it is more convenient for users, it still incurs ongoing costs. And the auto docking station also uses a one-time-use rubbish bag.

Overall, the Ecovacs Deebot T9 has the best mopping performance and collision prevention technology. And it is also cheaper than Roborock T9


3. Xiaomi 2C Robot Vacuum

Best Budget Robot Vacuum

Best Budget Robot Vacuum

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The Xiaomi 2C robot vacuum is the best robot vacuum under RM1,000. It is selling for only RM849 and can go as low as RM665 during the promotion period. It has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Xiaomi 2C Robot Vacuum specifications:

  • Suction power – 2700Pa
  • Battery life – 130 minutes, 3200mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – Visual sensor and gyroscope
  • Extra features – 3-stage filter, 8.2cm slim body

Different from most LIDAR robot vacuums in the market, the Xiaomi 2C uses a visual navigation system. Yet, it is still very efficient to plot out a space or room correctly.

There is a major disadvantage to the visual sensor on Xiaomi 2C, which is that it will confuse dark objects as height differences. The Xiaomi 2C robot vacuum will stay away from dark-coloured carpets and avoid going through them.

The Xiaomi 2C also cleans extremely well. It has a suction power of 2700Pa and comes with a 4-speed suction mode.

It has a battery of 3200 mAh. The battery life of this Xiaomi robot vacuum is expected to last about 110 to 130 minutes. Do note that the battery capacity is significantly lower than the other premium robot vacuum models that have 5200mAh capacity.

The Xiaomi 1C robot vacuum mopping module is just a piece of mopping cloth. The 2C model has been upgraded and will apply additional pressure during mopping to mop more effectively. But it is not as good as a robot vacuum that has scrubbing motion.

It can be controlled and configured with the MiHome app too.

The Xiaomi 2C robot vacuum is definitely the best cheap robot vacuum cleaner in Malaysia.


4. Roidmi Eve Plus

Best Value Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

Best Value Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

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Roidmi Eve Plus is the best value self-emptying robot vacuum. It is selling for only RM1,588 including the robot vacuum and dust collector, which in my opinion, is a great bargain.

Roidmi Eve Plus specifications:

  • Suction power – 2700Pa
  • Battery life – 250 minutes, 5200mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – LIDAR sensor
  • Extra features – Y-shaped mopping, compact dust collecting station, dual side brush, fast charge, 5 map saving

The Roidmi EVE Plus is a full package robot vacuum that comes with strong suction power, advanced navigation, mopping modules, and an auto-empty dustbin. Overall, it will minimise the need for manual intervention.

Among the best features of the Roidmi EVE Plus is the compact self-emptying dust collector with a LED screen. 

The LED screen is touch-sensitive and you can view different statuses and conditions of the charging dock as well as the robot vacuum. It can display the battery level of robot vacuum, dust full reminder and deodorant ion indicator.

Roidmi Eve Plus rear suction dust collector

Inside the dust collector, it has a 3L large capacity dust bag that can collect dust from the robot vacuum for up to 60 days.

It has a suction power of 2700Pa with adaptive suction power adjustment and dynamic brush speed adjustment. This allows the robot vacuum to operate for as long as 250 minutes, which is the longest battery life on this list. 

Another advantage of this robot vacuum is its shorter charging time compared to other 5200mAh models. Roborock robot vacuums can take up to 6 hours to fully charge, but the Roidmi Eve Plus requires only 4 hours.

Since Roidmi is part of Xiaomi Ecosystem brands, its navigation and mapping technology is similar to Xiaomi and Roborock robot vacuum. It can automatically scan and map the room. And this robot vacuum can save up to 5 different maps.

Aside from vacuuming, the Roidmi Eve Plus can also mop. It uses an electronically controlled water tank to control the water usage, which you can select in the Roidmi Cleaner App or Mi Home App.  

One distinct difference in its mopping feature is the Y-shaped mopping motion. In contrast to the traditional back-and-forth mopping, the robot vacuum moves in a Y-shape to clean the stain in less time. 

But it does not come with a sonic vibration like the Roborock or a scrubbing motion like the Deebot T9 so it cannot remove stubborn stains.

By connecting the Roidmi EVE Plus to your smartphone, you can use the app to select specific suction power for a particular room, control water volume, set a cleaning schedule, and demarcate no-mop zones.

The Roidmi Eve Plus is worth buying if you don’t mind its slightly poorer mopping performance. Otherwise, it is the perfect deal for a self-emptying robot vacuum that only cost half of the price of Roborock or iRobot Roomba robot vacuum.


5. Xiaomi Lydsto R1 Robot Vacuum

Best Budget Self Emptying Robot Vacuum

Best Budget Self Emptying Robot Vacuum

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If you wish to save another RM100 or so, you can check out the Xiaomi Lydsto R1 Robot Vacuum. It is selling for RM1,499 when it is on promotion. 

But personally, I prefer Roidmi EVE Plus over this model.

Xiaomi Lydsto R1 specifications:

  • Suction power – 2700Pa
  • Battery life – 150 minutes, 5200mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – LIDAR sensor
  • Extra features – Y-shaped mopping, compact dust collecting station, dual side brush, fast charge, 5 map saving

Lydsto is a subsidiary brand of Xiaomi. Hence, you will find that the Xiaomi robot vacuum looks a lot like the Lydsto robot vacuum.

However, the Lydsto robot vacuum is not compatible with Xiaomi Mi Home App. It can only be connected with the Lydsto which I think can be a bit inconvenient. And the app itself is less stable in comparison to the more developed Mi Home App.

The Lydsto R1 robot vacuum is a powerful robot vacuum that comes with 2700Pa suction power. It also has basic mopping features like the Roidmi Eve Plus.

Its mopping feature has the advantage of carpet identification. So it will automatically shut off the water flow when the carpet is detected.

Xiaomi Lydsto R1 Robot Vacuum has carpet identification Pressurized Shut-Off Tank

Xiaomi Lydsto R1’s docking station is pretty basic. It does not come with a LED screen, unlike the Roidmi EVE Plus. But this does not affect its primary function of emptying dust from the robot vacuum.

The dust collector is very strong and has a suction power of 30,000Pa. It can clean up 98% of the dust from the Lydsto R1 Robot Vacuum.

The other benefit of the Lydsto R1 robot vacuum is it can save multiple maps at the same time. It can save up to 3 levels of maps so you don’t need to rescan the area each time after you relocate the root.

Although it lacks the bells and whistles of Roidmi EVE Plus, the Xiaomi Lydsto R1 is a very solid robot vacuum that is selling slightly cheaper than Roidmi’s robot vacuum.


6. ILIFE L100

Best-Selling Robot Vacuum

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ILIFE L100 is the best selling robot vacuum on Shopee. It is the cheaper LIDAR sensor robot vacuum in the market and even comes with a mapping feature. However, I don’t recommend buying this robot vacuum as the app 

ILIFE L100 specifications:

  • Suction power – 2500Pa
  • Battery life – 120 minutes, 2900mAh
  • Mopping – Yes
  • Sensor – LIDAR sensor
  • Extra features – 3 map saving, remote control

On the surface, the ILIFE L100 robot vacuum seems to check all the boxes of a modern vacuum. It has a LIDAR sensor, three map saving, app control, remote control, 120-minute battery life, mopping modules, and it’s really cheap! 

However, as I have mentioned before, the mapping and navigation feature of robot vacuum is very, very important. Unfortunately, the ILIFE L100 is lacking in this department. 

The navigation of ILIFE L100 is less intelligent and sometimes could miss some areas. And some users have reported that the robot vacuum requires frequent connection and disconnection. 

There are also users that reported that the cleaning algorithm is less effective in comparison to the Xiaomi 1C robot vacuum despite the fact that the Xiaomi 1C only uses a visual sensor for navigation.

For its mopping and vacuuming performance, I would say it should be sufficient for most users. The robot vacuums are meant for routine daily cleaning and not for removing stubborn stains and large dirt particles.

So the only advantage of buying this robot vacuum is its price. It is the cheapest Lidar sensor robot vacuum, right? 

If you check both Roidmi Eve Plus and Xiaomi Lydsto R1, they are both selling for RM15XX on Shopee. And the dust-collector docking station itself already cost RM600. So, it means that both of these robot vacuums are also only RM900, which is almost as cheap as the ILIFE L100.

In short, I don’t find the ILIFE L100 pricing and features particularly attractive. It is capable of the basic function of vacuuming and mopping. But the poorer cleaning algorithm and smartphone app are a deal-breaker for me.


Competitions

iRobot Roomba i7+  Review (vs Roborock S7 vs Roidmi EVE Plus) 

iRobot Roomba i7+ costs a whopping RM5,399. It comes with an automatic dirt disposal system at its docking station. It uses a double roller brush which makes it the best in picking up pet hair without entangling. However, it doesn’t have mopping modules and its app is less customizable compared to the Roborock and Xiaomi.

However, Malaysian vendors are selling a premium of 50 percent more than the U.S. price. I agree that the product is good, but the price is outrageous.

Realme TechLife Robot Vacuum Review (vs Ecovacs Deebot T9 vs Roborock)

Realme brand has expanded their product range to various home products like TV, electric toothbrush, power bank and now robot vacuum. Similar to every non-smartphone product from realme, they usually just slap an unrealistic retail price, and subsequently, go for an insane discount during the promotion period. 

The Realme TechLife Robot Vacuum has a normal price tag of RM1,999 but only sells for RM799 during the promotion.

Regardless of its pricing, the realme is rather new in the robot vacuum market so now is not the best time to buy its robot vacuum product. The smartphone app is buggy and its cleaning algorithm is less efficient than other reputable brands.

Dreame D9 Pro Review (vs Ecovacs Deebot T9)

The Dreame D9 Pro has the strongest suction power of them all, an insane 4,000Pa. However, bear in mind that most of the time we only use quiet mode or standard mode without robot vacuum. 

The advantage of strong suction power will only be significant if you’re using mainly carpet floors or have a large mat in your living room. This is the situation where the maximum suction power of Dreame D9 Pro will shine and be able to clean up the carpet more effectively than other robot vacuum models.

Dream D9 Pro is a good robot vacuum that is compatible with the Mi Home app too. Overall, it is a great buy but the Dreame D9 Pro is actually selling much cheaper overseas.


Robot Vacuum FAQs

Which robot vacuum is the best in Malaysia?

The best robot vacuum cleaner in Malaysia is Roborock S7. It has the best overall vacuuming and mopping performance, long battery life, and great navigation features.

Is a robot vacuum worth buying?

Yes, a robot vacuum works best for a single storey house. It suits the best for people who live in condominiums or apartments. It will save you a lot of time and energy by automatically cleaning up the floor every day following your desired schedule.

Can a robot vacuum work without WiFi?

Yes, most smart robot vacuums can work without WiFi.  Connecting to Wi-Fi enables detailed controls such as scheduled cleaning, suction power level, virtual no-go zone, etc.

Can a robot vacuum work without a smartphone?

Yes, robot vacuum cleaners can work without a smartphone. All robot vacuum cleaners come with a “clean” button on them that allows you to manually turn it on for cleaning.

Should I buy a robot vacuum or a cordless vacuum?

It mainly depends on your budget. You should just get a cordless vacuum if your budget is less than RM500. There is no smart navigation or mapping feature on any robot vacuum that is selling for less than RM800 in the market, making the robot vacuum virtually useless.

Can a robot vacuum replace a normal vacuum?

No, a robot vacuum will not be able to fully replace a normal vacuum. But it can clean up the floor daily and tremendously reduce the usage of normal vacuum.

Should I get a robot vacuum with a mop?

Yes, if your budget allows. Because the mop will help to remove fine dust particles that a vacuum can’t pick up. And mop can remove light stains on the floor too.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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