Not every robot vacuum does a good job of sucking up pet hair and removing debris from medium-pile carpeting. With an impressive 2,600Pa of suction power, the $499 Proscenic M7 Pro excels at both. Its strong suction power combined with a HEPA filter makes for a robot that not only vacuums hard floors and carpeting well, but helps remove allergens from the air. It comes with a remote, and it supports app and Alexa voice control. From its companion app, you can start and schedule cleaning jobs, select specific rooms for it to clean, and set up boundary zones for no-go areas. It also works as a basic robot mop, but its water tank is small, and so it won’t cover a large area in one pass. Overall, though, it offers excellent vacuuming prowess and a good amount of features for its price.
The M7 Pro looks similar to the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI, with a round design and a raised laser sensor on top. It measures 13.5 inches in diameter and around 3.75 inches tall. On the bottom, it has two side brushes and a main rolling brush. It boasts 24 sensors, including anti-fall and anti-collision sensors, to avoid obstacles like stairs, to map your home, and to plan the most efficient cleaning path.
The raised laser sensor, which helps it navigate and map your home, makes the M7 Pro a touch taller than other floor-cleaning robots I’ve tested, but it will still fit under most furniture.
iRobot Roomba S9 , which lasted a mere 60 minutes in testing, but coming nowhere close to the Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI’s 170 minutes.
Setting up the M7 Pro is easy. You connect the power cord to the charging base, plug it in, and place the base against the wall. Proscenic recommends placing the base station around 1.6 feet away from objects on either side and 3.9 feet across from anything.
During its first test run, the M7 Pro only got stuck once after picking up a portion of a ripped up dog toy hidden under my TV stand. I removed the toy from its brush, and it completed the job without incident. During subsequent runs, it got caught on long curtains.
As it works, the robot maps your home and its exact cleaning path in the app. A glance at the map shows exactly where it is and all the places it has already covered. The app also shows how many square meters it’s covered, its remaining battery, and total cleaning time.
The robot had no problem traversing different types of flooring, including carpet, laminate, and tile. It automatically increases its suction power to Maximum when it detects carpet, a feature I’ve only seen on pricier robot vacuums like the $800 Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI. When it rolls off a carpet, it automatically lowers the suction power.
Weaker robot vacuums—like the iLife A9, which has 1,000Pa of suction power—struggle to clean all the debris from medium-pile carpet, but the M7 Pro has no such issues. Thanks to its strong 2,600Pa suction power, it cleans hard floors, low-pile, and medium-pile carpeting equally well. The trade-off is that it’s not the quietest robot vacuum I’ve tested, especially when it’s working over carpeting.
The M7 Pro works best as a vacuum, but it can also mop. It comes with a tiny 110ml water tank, onto which you attach a machine-washable mop cloth. It also comes with a package of 10 disposable mop cloths.
Besides its small water tank, its main mopping limitation is that it doesn’t automatically avoid carpeting. For this reason, it’s best if you use Area Mode when mopping, so it stays in a designated space like your kitchen or bathroom. When used this way, it works fine. I used it to mop my kitchen floor in Area Mode, and it left the tile looking clean and smudge-free.
Still, if you have the base station on carpeting, you’ll want to babysit it when it’s mopping and remove the water tank when it’s done. Otherwise, when it goes back to its base station, it will get your carpet wet.
Proscenic makes an automatic dust collector for the M7 Pro, which can empty the bin without your help, like the iRobot Roomba s9 and i7 . As someone who is allergic to dust, I love the idea of never having to come in contact with it.
Roomba i7 , the cheapest iRobot model that can empty its own dustbin.
When I first tested the M7 Pro, the automatic dust collector was out of stock in the US, but it has since become available and Proscenic sent me one to test.
The automatic dust collector is easy to set up and use. You just swap it out for the standard base station that comes with the M7 Pro, and it will recharge the robot and automatically suck up the contents of its bin after every cleaning job.
It’s much bigger than the standard base station, measuring about 10.0 by 8.8 by 13.5 inches (LWH). It comes with a dust bag preinstalled, and includes two extras in the bag. Proscenic sells packs of three dust bags for $20.
Comparisons and Conclusions
The Proscenic M7 Pro doesn’t blow me away when it comes to battery life or its mopping abilities, but with 2,600Pa of suction, it’s even stronger than the $1,100 Roomba s9 (2,500Pa). That makes it a good option for pet hair and medium-pile carpet, which weaker robot vacuums often struggle to clean.
The mopping feature is a nice bonus, but I wouldn’t specifically buy the M7 for it. It’s fine for mopping small spaces, like a kitchen or a bathroom, but may require a bit of babysitting if you also have carpet in your home. For a more capable robot vacuum/mop hybrid, I suggest checking out the Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI, which is significantly pricier than the M7 Pro at $799.99, but has a large water tank, excellent battery life, and can automatically steer clear of carpets when mopping.
Meanwhile, if you have no pets and you only have hard flooring or low-pile carpeting throughout your home, you don’t necessarily need to spend $499 on a robot vacuum. More affordable options like the $279.99 iLife A9 will get the job done just fine without breaking the bank.
|Dimensions||13.5 by 13.5 by 3.75 inches|
|Battery Life (Tested)||103 minutes|