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Roborock goes classic with new handheld vacuum cleaner

Roborock H6
Roborock H6 (Image credit: Roborock)

Roborock is spreading out from their usual robot vacuum fare this year at CES 2020 by announcing a new handheld vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab). The Roborock H6 (opens in new tab) takes all of the expertise they've built over the course of their existing lineup, and packaged it into a lightweight, powerful unit that can keep carpets and hardwood floors clean in any home.

The H6 is the first vacuum in the world powered by a lithium polymer battery. With it, the H6 runs for 90 minutes in eco mode or 10 minutes on full blast. A handy little OLED screen in the handle helps you keep tabs on how much longer the H6 can run, alongside other helpful notifications. Weighing only 3 lbs. makes the Roborock H6 perfect for cleaning ceilings, shelves, and other high, hard-to-reach spots.

Despite the generous battery life and light weight, it still boasts plenty of power. A 420W multi-layer impeller can easily lift dirt settled deep into carpets and other soft material. Meanwhile, front and rear washable HEPA filters capture 99.97% of particles while you're busy cleaning.

For those still on the hunt for an automated floor-cleaning buddy, Roborock also announced the S6 Pure (opens in new tab). It hosts the same floor-mapping and laser-guided navigation as previous models, as well as sensors for protecting against falls, but at a more affordable pricetag.

Expect the hand-held Roborock H6 to go for $449 (opens in new tab), and the S6 Pure for $549 (opens in new tab), both hitting store shelves in Q2.

Roborock H6

Roborock H6

Roborock's very first handheld vacuum boasts light weight, lots of power, and the first lithium polymer battery in this product category.

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