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HomeTech Review: Roborock Dyad Air Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Most home vacuum cleaners are expert at cleaning up dry dust and dirt. The Roborock Dyad Air comes in useful when you have a wet mess on the floor – a cracked egg, spilt cereals with milk, overturned bowl of noodles in soup etc.

 

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Christmas present for the wife. No more stress when the egg drops onto the floor or the kids spill soup noodle on the floor. Roborock Dyad Air wet dry vacuum cleaner.

For regular vacuuming and mopping of the floor of the apartment, I depend on a robot vacuum which is able to accomplish the job well and without complaining – regardless of how frequently or how many iterations I put the robot through its paces.

Occasionally, the wife drops an egg on the kitchen floor, or the kids spills some cereals with milk, or I spill some noodles with oily soup on the floor.

 

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Roborock Dyad Air wet dry vacuum cleaner freshly unboxed.

That’s when we have to roll up our sleeves, get on all fours and clean up the mess manually.

You can’t use a dry vacuum on the wet mess because you don’t want the vacuum to suck up the wet egg white and yolk into the dust bag and goo up the parts between the vacuum head and the dust bag, and have food remnants rotting away inside the dry vacuum.

And you can’t mop up manually until after the solid debris – the shells, cereals, noodles – have been picked up and removed.

That’s why I got my wife the Dyad Air wet dry vacuum.

Overview

Technically the Dyad Air is just a wet vacuum/mop – it wets the roller mop (and therefore the floor surface) with clean water (you can add a mild Roborock detergent) and sucks up the entire mess – solid debris and wet spills – into the dirty water tank of the Dyad Air.

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Promotion: Roborock Black Friday Sale 2023

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Roborock will have its Black Friday Sale from 24 to 27 November 2023 on Lazada and Shopee, with attractive discounts and free gifts.

Roborock’s Black Friday Sale will be from 24-27 November 2023, with discounts and free gifts for home cleaning appliances like the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra and Q Revo.

Roborock’s Black Friday Sale will be from 24-27 November 2023, with discounts and free gifts for home cleaning appliances like the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra and Q Revo.

I am currently using a Roborock Q Revo which introduced the brand’s first dual spinning mop system that cleans floors at 200 RPM speed.

It also brings with it the brand’s automatic mop lifting feature.

Check out my review of the Roborock Q Revo.

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Promotion: Roborock 11.11 Campaign and Flash Sale

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Roborock is offering discounts for its cleaning appliances from 11-13 November, with a flash sale from 12 midnight to 2am on 11 November with even bigger discounts and free gifts.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign will be from 11-13 November 2023, with a Flash Sale from 12-2am on 11 November.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign will be from 11-13 November 2023, with a Flash Sale from 12-2am on 11 November.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign online will be available on its official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

Check out below what they have to offer.

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New Arrival: PRISM+ Launches 100” QLED TV and 2024 TVs

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Local TV maker PRISM+ showcased its 2024 TV portfolio with the headline launch of the 100-inch QLED TV, as well as its first Mini-LED QLED TVs, and refreshed OLED TV lineup. Price and availability below.

“Our 2024 TV line-up is our most exciting TV launch to date. Local consumers have spending power, and are quick to discern between a ‘cheap’ product, and one that offers ‘value’. We are confident that our latest offerings will redefine expectations of home entertainment,” said Jonathan Tan, Founder and Managing Director of PRISM+.

The new TVs unveiled in today’s showcase are as follows.

  • Alpha Series 4K OLED TV
    • 55 AL – S$1,899
    • 65 AL – S$2,699
    • 77 AL – S$4,599
  • Mini-LED QLED 4K Google TV
    • U65 Mini LED – S$1,699
    • U75 Mini LED – S$2,299
  • QLED 4K Google TV
    • Q86 Ultra – S$2,399
    • Q100 Ultra – S$3,999

The Q100 Ultra goes on sale today while the other models are on pre-order from today.

All models offer two HDMI 2.1 ports, as well as a native 120Hz 4K display, along with a host of other features to optimise and streamline gaming experience.

The Q100 Ultra is the biggest TV that PRISM+ has made so far and will feature 4K UHD resolution, localised dimming, and a built-in 2.2.2ch Dolby Atmos sound system.

The Q86 Ultra will now come with Google TV and the same hardware and features as the Q100 Ultra, except for the built-in sound system and full-array local dimming.

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New Arrival: Roborock Q5 Pro Cleaning Robot and Dyad Air Handheld Vacuum

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

The new Q5 Pro (S$459.90) robot vacuum mop and Dyad Air (S$499.90) wet dry vacuum cleaner from Roborock are coming to Singapore on 25 October 2023.

The Q5 Pro cleaning robot (right) and Dyad Air hand-operated vacuum mop (left) are the latest cleaning devices from Roborock to be released in Singapore.

The Q5 Pro cleaning robot (right) and Dyad Air wet dry vacuum mop (left) are the latest cleaning devices from Roborock to be released in Singapore. Pictures not to scale.

The Roborock Q5 Pro Series features a DuoRoller Brush system to minimise hair tangles and to increase hair removal from carpets by 20%.

With a suction power of 5,500Pa, the Q5 Pro Series has a LiDAR-based navigation system.

The higher-end Q5 Pro+ comes with RockDock Plus auto-emptying dock with E-12 Rated dust bags, storing up to seven weeks of dust without manual emptying.

The Roborock Dyad Air is able to vacuum and mop simultaneously with a suction power of 17,000Pa.

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Review: Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni Flagship Robot Vacuum Mop

Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Freshly launched in Singapore last month, the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni (S$1,699) takes the tedium out of cleaning by automating everything from vacuum and mopping to emptying the dustbin, refiling the clean water, and washing/drying the mop pads.

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni (S$1,699) robot vacuum mop.

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni (S$1,699) robot vacuum mop.

I recall my first robot cleaner was the original Roomba iRobot which did one single thing – autonomously vacuum the entire home.

The second robot I bought was an Ecovacs Deebot which could mop in addition to vacuuming.

Both had a basic dock with the sole function of charging the robot.

Many robots later, I’m back to testing out the Ecovacs, this time round an all-singing-all-dancing flagship model – the Deebot X2 Omni.

 

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Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni (S$1,699) robot vacuum mop – freshly unboxed.

Like the flagship models of other brands today, in addition to the robot vacuuming and mopping the floor, the dock is capable of auto-emptying the dustbin, refilling the water container, and washing the mop cloths on the robot.

What is less common that the X2 Omni can do is to wash the mop cloths with hot water, and to dry the mop cloths with hot air after washing.

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Review: Roborock Q Revo Do-it-all Value Robot Vacuum Mop

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

The Roborock Q Revo offers EVERYTHING that a robot vacuum mop can do on the market today but at an affordable price level – ideal for the user looking for both performance and value-for-money.

The Roborock Q Revo robot vacuum mop retails in Singapore at S$1,299.90 on its official stores on Lazada and Shopee. Purchase during online promotions to enjoy substantial discounts of the RRP.

The Roborock Q Revo robot vacuum mop retails in Singapore at S$1,299.90 on its official stores on Lazada and Shopee. Purchase during online promotions to enjoy substantial discounts of the RRP. Dog & plant not included.

So robot home cleaners started out as just autonomous vacuum cleaners which do the basic task of being able to cover the entire floor area of wherever it has been put to work – to suck up dust and dirt into the dustbin onboard the robot.

Then a mop cloth was slapped on with a water dispenser to keep the cloth wet, so that the robot could mop the floor surface.

 

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Roborock Q Revo freshly unboxed.

Robot vacuum mops were simple, usually round, devices with a charging dock.

In these early days, some didn’t vacuum too well while others didn’t mop too cleanly, they got easily stuck and many weren’t able to cover the entire floor area properly.

Overtime, these basic performances improved while new features were added, mainly to the dock station.

Their price tags also escalated correspondingly.

Roborock Q Revo with top cover opened and dustbin out. The docking station is to the right.

Roborock Q Revo with top cover opened and dustbin out. The docking station is to the right.

Today, docking stations can automatically refill the water container onboard the robot, wash the mop cloths, and empty the dustbin onboard during a cleaning session and at the end of it.

The latest trend is the ability of the dock to dry the mop cloth after each mopping session.

I’ve been using the Q Revo from Roborock for a while now – it does ALL of the things described above and does them well – all at a price lower than the arm-and-a-leg that other flagship models on the market today cost.

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New Arrival: Ecovacs Launches Square Flagship Deebot X2 Omni

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

The new flagship robot vacuum mop from Ecovacs is now available in Singapore at Courts and the Ecovacs official online stores on Lazada and Shopee. The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni retails for S$1,699.

The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni boasts a powerful suction power of up to 8000Pa and a 6400mAh lithium battery.

The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni boasts a powerful suction power of up to 8000Pa and a 6400mAh lithium battery.

The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni boasts a powerful suction power of up to 8000Pa and a 6400mAh lithium battery.

Departing from the normal round shape of robot vacuums on the market, the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni has a square shape design with rounded corners, allowing the brush to reach further into corners (by 30mm) to clean better.

Other similarly-shaped robot vacuums on the market include the iRobot Roomba s9+ (with two square corners on one half and semi-circular shape on the other half) and the LG Hom-Bot.

 

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Below the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni are two mop pads, one corner brush and the main roller brush. Photo taken at the launch of the new flagship robot vacuum mop in Singapore.

As with the flagship models of other robot vacuum brands, the docking station – called the OMNI station – auto-refills the water tank and auto-washes (with 55°C hot water) the mop cloths on the robot vacuum at intervals during cleaning.

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IFA 2023 Preview: Five Singapore Exhibitors Head to Berlin

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

The Singapore-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) gathered the five Singapore companies who will be flying the Singapore flag at IFA 2023 to give sneak previews of the main products that they are showcasing at the annual consumer electronics and home appliances fair.

Singapore products being showcased in IFA 2023 (clockwise from top left): myFirst Fone S3 smartphone for kids, OxyTap 5 oxygen infuser, igloohome Smart Padlock 2, UB+ dB1 Doublebass Bluetooth Speaker, Red Monster Power Air Mini portable charger.

Singapore products being showcased in IFA 2023 (clockwise from top left): myFirst Fone S3 smartphone for kids, OxyTap 5 oxygen infuser, igloohome Smart Padlock 2, UB+ dB1 Doublebass Bluetooth Speaker, Red Monster Power Air Mini portable charger.

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – international radio exhibition Berlin) is a global consumer electronics and home appliances show held annually in Berlin in September.

The exhibitors from Singapore heading out to IFA 2023, together with members of the media.

The exhibitors from Singapore heading out to IFA 2023, together with members of the media.

IFA this year will be from 1-5 September and will include the following five home-grown tech brands from Singapore.

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IFA 2023: One-Stop Laundry Solution with 2nd-Gen LG SIGNATURE Washer-Dryer

Saturday, August 19th, 2023

LG’s user-friendly new model at IFA 2023 promises a complete, hassle-free laundry experience.

LG will be showcasing its latest home appliances, including the new second-generation LG SIGNATURE Washer-Dryer with Heat Pump, at its exhibition booth (Hall 18, Messe Berlin) at IFA 2023 in Berlin, Germany, from 1 to 5 September 2023.

LG will be showcasing its latest home appliances, including the new second-generation LG SIGNATURE Washer-Dryer with Heat Pump, at its exhibition booth (Hall 18, Messe Berlin) at IFA 2023 in Berlin, Germany, from 1 to 5 September 2023.

LG Electronics is introducing the latest addition to its second-generation LG SIGNATURE lineup – the new Washer-Dryer with Heat Pump, at IFA 2023.

Leveraging on LG’s advanced heat pump technology, the new, space-efficient appliance promises an effective washing and drying performance, gentle clothing care and an unparalleled one-stop laundry experience.

The stylish 27-inch Washer-Dryer with Heat Pump features LG SIGNATURE’s seamless, elegant design, and boasts ample room for getting clothes clean and dry with a 25kg washing capacity, and 13kg for drying.

More details below from the press release.

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