Cleaning the floor of your home without doing anything is quite possible with autonomous vacuum robots, such as the iLife V7S Plus vacuum cleaner. Many call these smart vacuum cleaners… Personally, I prefer to call them autonomous, because they are more autonomous (work alone), than intelligent: except for a few rare exceptions, the majority leaves dirty areas, some can get stuck in cramped areas, etc. At the moment, I do not expect a self-contained and intelligent vacuum cleaner that knows how to clean a room at 100%, but more like a help to remove 90% of dust on a floor, whether on tile, parquet or carpet, when I'm not there. The noise, I do not care, I feel that its use is not done when I sleep, but rather when I am at work or outside and I do not have pets. After all, a vacuum cleaner remains a vacuum cleaner. The more powerful it is, the more it seems to me normal that it makes noise … In the last news, there are quite a few autonomous vacuum cleaners, but as I have never tested, I do not know whether it is really silent or not as well as if the aspiration is strong or not… Having heard many good of the ilife vacuum robots, I thought I would test one, the ilife V7s more.
Features of the ILIFE V7s Plus
- All Terrain Obstacle Detection system
- Roller Brush
- Operating Mode: Automatic, fixed point, edge
- It can get out of a difficult situation on its own
- Programming functions and parameterized working hours
- Auto-Recharge, smart location: Cleaning stop location in memory to prevent repeated cleaning
- 11 Smart sensors, anti-collision and anti-fall, 4 cliff detection sensors, 5 recharge sensors
- High suction power, effective side brushes, cleaning time saving
ILIFE V7s Plus Specifications
- User manual language: English, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
- Dust box Capacity: 0.3/PC
- Water reservoir Capacity: 0, 3l (water) + 0, 06L (waste) (Integrated design)
- Power: 22W
- Voltage: 14, 4v
- Working time: 110-120 minutes
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion Batteries
- Battery capacity: 2600mAh (typical)/2500mAh (Rated)
- Charging time: 200-350 minutes
- Noise: Less than 68dB
The ILIFE V7S Plus standalone Vacuum cleaner test
Roughly, it looks like the majority of standalone robot vacuum cleaners: with a diameter of 34cm, you can not miss it. It's about 8cm high. Entirely made of plastic, it has on top a cleaning button, a working hood for the dust container or the water container. On its edge there are sensors and a retractable bumper, preceded by a rubber band. Underneath, you have 2 parallel wheels with shock absorbers, a wheel that turns on itself, a series of sensors, a brush that brings the dust (which they call side brush) to the central brush (which they call Turbo brush) which it brings them back In the tray.
In terms of the contents of the box, you have:
- the charging station with European sector socket,
- Remote control (with batteries provided),
- a total of 2 side brushes,
- 2 HEPA filters,
- The dust bin,
- the water tank (which also has a part for dust, so from 2 in 1),
- 2 mop
- and simplified instructions
For the ILIFE V7S Plus user manual, you can view it here: Https://www.iliferobot.com/Private/ProductFiles/0129539c37d9c173335f.pdf (in English).
Its use is very simple: just press the clean button and hop, it is gone for 20 min of automatic cleaning. 4 cleaning modes are possible:
- Automatic: It will clean the room by randomly wandering around to make the corners
- corner: it's just going to clean the corners
- Spot: used mainly to clean stains, it will describe larger and larger circles from its starting point, then smaller and smaller circles.
- Scheduled: will start on time
I want to restate that the automatic mode is quite random (rather semi-random since it makes the corners) and therefore that inevitably, it might miss areas. If I want to clarify this, it is because on the official site of ILIFE, you have this image: This image is misleading. It may make you think that the V7S more (even if on the picture they have not changed and have left the other model, the pro, but whether pro or more, it's the same operation) has a mapping algorithm that allows to browse the rooms one by one without leaving anything leaves r at random… About its speed of movement, it is fast enough for a robot vacuum cleaner, while being effective in suction. it is very well balanced at this level I think. On the other hand, in his movements, while he has anti-collision sensors, he still occasionally bumps against the foot of a piece of furniture … It's a bit stupid I find, but on the other hand, the ILIFE V7S Plus has a "bumper", a front bumper that also serves as detection. When he bumps, the vacuum cleaner feels mechanically that the bumper has moved and hop, he knows there is an obstacle. A rubber band is present on this bumper, so little risk of damaging your furniture or the vacuum cleaner itself. Plus, the shocks are pretty low.
Noise, efficiency, carpet
At the operating level, the noise is acceptable without being too loud, the noise level is clearly much less loud than a conventional vacuum cleaner. At the suction efficiency level, frankly nothing to complain about! I do not have pets, so I can not tell if on a mat it is just as effective to remove the hairs, but on parquet, tile or carpet, no worries of aspirations: dust, hair and other dirt are sucked there as well as small Screws and/or bolts! About carpet, he had no worries about getting on at my place.
V7S vs V7S Plus vs V7S Pro
The big change from the V7S Plus compared to the V7S and V7S Pro models is that it can suck and wash at the same time. Previous versions could not do both at the same time. Being able to vacuum and wash at the same time is of no great deal! If your room has a lot of dust, sucking up the dust will allow the mop not to be dirty in 2-3 movements. And so to be more efficient at washing the floor! Also, if you have a screw lying on the ground, vacuuming it before washing the floor will allow you to avoid scratching your floor for example. Because in case your robot does wash the ground without sucking, the screw would be taken by the mop and dragged in the wake of the robot! On the return side to the charging base, no worries, it detects the base well, approaches by slowing down to fit as best as possible and recharges well on its own! Very useful! Still requires a space around the base for him to do his approach maneuvers.
At the current price and in view of its functions, the V7S ILIFE Plus has a very interesting function-efficiency/price ratio! The price, efficiency, vacuum and wash at the same time, remote and automatic charging make it a very good product at low prices! On the other hand, the only black spot from my point of view is the lack of planned mapping… It's random cleaning, which is a shame, but at this price, it's hard to blame. Link: https://fr.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_1649341.html