I have used the new roboking for a few days now. Just sharing my experience. It´s not a full review.. I´ll leave that to someone with more experience. Well here goes...
The Roboking came in with these items
1. Robot and base charger
2. Remote control- and yes, like the old roboking it is RF- so you can control the robot even if you´re in a different room.
3. Has a spare hepa filter
4. 2 microfibre mop
5. a small brush to clean the hepa filter.
The robot has a 50watts suction power. It is quite powerful. I ran it the first day for only 30 mins and hepa filter was almost clogged up. I am not sure if it has brushless motor as per previous roboking. It has lithium battery for power 21V)The robot uses a new magellan mapping technology. It does not state in the manual how this works but from searching on the internet and limited korean to english translation, i figured the robot uses a 3mX3m area as a guide to clean. From observing the robot cleaning, what it does initially is to ¨mark out¨ a 3mX3m space by moving along it´s perimeter, then it starts to clean inside the 3X3m box in a zig-zag pattern. It then moves to the next 3X3m square and so on. It looks good it theory but, in real life, it does not clean the whole floor. Sometimes it only does 2 or three of the 3X3m area, then stops and says it´s done the whole area (still has 100 sqm to go!!).
The robot detects objects using sonar rather than infra red. So it can detect transparent objects like glass. But i found, it does not work 100% (this is especially true on narrow objects like chair legs). However, it does have moving bumpers when it bumps into objects, it will stop reverse slightly and turn.
The main brush on the robot is a hybrid one. Bristle and rubber beater in one. It is belt driven like the one on samsung, but on close inspection, I can see that the belt is driven directly from a motor without any intermediate gearing (unlike the samsung) It has 2 side brushes which does it´s job well.
I think the roboking is more geared towards hard floor as it has problems moving on medium pile carpets. It stops half way then gives a warning speaking in korean. There´s no way of modifying it like the you can on the samsung.
The mopping feature is quite interesting. It uses normal microfiber cloth. But the interesting thing is, when you put on the attachment, the robot somehow senses, the rugs that I have and avoid them (only the medium pile ones). Very thin rugs it tends to go on .
1. Rather strong suction
2. Hepa Filter
3. Mopping function
4. RF remote
1. gets stuck often
2. can´t do medium pile carpets
3. Mapping technology can be a pain- it sometimes thinks it´s finished the whole floor area where in fact in done the same area over and over again
I know, I know.. where are the pictures?? . I'll upload them later..
current robots: Roomba 560, LG roboking,, scooba 380, ambrogioL50 (lawn mower), Karcher RC3000,Neato XV-11
past robots: Samsung VE70V, irobot dirt dog (died)