The following ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum cleaner review describes the advantages and downsides of an entry-level device for dry cleaning and mopping. It features high portability and long battery life of up to 110 minutes. However, it works on suction instead of using brush rolls. Let’s know how well it copes with cleaning.
The ILIFE V3s has 11.8 inches across and 3 inches high that makes it suitable for cleaning low-profile furniture. It is very lightweight having only 4.5 pounds. Such portability makes it easy to achieve hard-to-reach places, move, and store the robot. Nevertheless, I’d like to see a larger than 0.3-liter dustbin capacity.
The ILIFE V3s goes over all types of hard floors and low-pile carpets without a problem. The unit collects pet hair, dirt, dust, crumbs, etc., and removes such fine debris as sugar or flour. However, it needs several passes to cope with 100% of trash because of its small suction power of 850 Pa. Two extra-long side brushes ensure thorough cleaning in the corners. The robot also features HEPA air filtration, making the cleaning safe for people with allergies.
In my ILIFE V3s review, I can’t help mentioning the pad attached to the undercarriage to wipe bare floors. Note that it’s necessary to manually remove, wet, and then attach it again for mopping. The lack of roller brushes makes this model not efficient for carpets with medium and high piles. When the battery is discharged, it comes back to the docking station. It’s crucial to leave the space of several feet in front of its base to let the unit find the way.
The ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum is designed with random navigation, but it usually covers all the space from the first attempt, except for a couple of spots. It’s possible to manage the robot through the IR remote control to schedule the cleaning, direct the robot, and change modes, using auto, edge, and spot cleaning. The device cannot be integrated with virtual walls that makes it get stuck a lot more than usual.
The white circular device with gray and black trim has a cliff, obstacle sensors and a bumper on the front, a suction port, and 2 side brushes on the bottom. It also has a single Clean button on the top. It has 6 small blue lights on both sides that start flashing gradually as the robot is charging. The lights have many other flash modes. It would be better to read the ILIFE V3s manual to figure them out.
The top of the unit is a cover that can be opened to reach the dustbin. The latter has no button to be removed in a single press. Instead, it is designed with a handle. So, the user has to hold this handle and pull the container out from the robot vacuum. Of course, some dirt is spilled out during the process if the container is full.
The ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum cleaner works for those with pets and allergies making the home free from all types of dirt if there are no thick carpets. This is a budget-friendly unit but the lack of app control demands the user’s presence, and the random navigation takes time to clean the entire house.