Robot vacuum cleaners are hot these days, there are many big known Chinese brands which develop them. Chuwi has made a few robot vacuum cleaners as well and Gearbest provided us with the Chuwi Ilife V7 Robot Home Vacuum Cleaner to make a review. With his noble price, we were very exciting to find out if it meets its specifications.
Pro’s and Con’s
ILIFE V7 – Design & Material
The Chuwi ILIFE vacuum cleaner is a slick round device with his navy blue and white colors. On the front it has an IR signal receiver which is communicating with the charging dock to charge automatically. If you will push on the clean button it will start cleaning. It has a On/Off Switch on the other side of the front. With his bumper and 10 IR sensors it changes direction when there is an object detected. With his circular form you won’t find any damages made with the vacuum cleaner afterwards. The Dimensions of the ILIFE V7 Vacuum cleaner is 34.00 x 34.00 x 8.00 cm / 13.39 x 13.39 x 3.15 inches and a weight of 2.950 kg.
ILIFE V7 – Functions & Maintenance
The first thing I noticed is that it makes a little sound during the suction. All kind of dust will be sucked unless it is a bit heavy, quite big object or wet. Do not expect that it will do a firm cleaning but for a dust, hair and sand and other small stuff the Ilife V7 is comparable with other robot vacuum cleaners which are most of the time more expensive. The battery used in the Chuwi Ilife V7 is a lithium 2600 mAh battery, which means it can work for 120 minutes continuously. Within 120 minutes it could clean an area of 1500 sq foot. It will return automatically to his base for a recharge which will take up 5 hours before it’s fully charged again. It has almost a 300cc bin. When you will use the cleaner every day I think you should empty it three times a week. If you will use it 2 hours a day you could emptying the ban once a week. The navigation of the ILIFE V7 has a sensorial system with 10 IR bumper sensors. This will regulate that it won’t damage itself and the obstacles. Once there is an obstacle it will slow down so the dust will be removed near the obstacle. With is 4 cliff detection groups it will prevent from falling down of the stairs or other irregularies in your home. It has five operating modes: Automatically sweeping, side cleaning, special cleaning, timing cleaning and mopping. With is Smart Route Planning Chuwi says it will cover up to 95% of the working area.
ILIFE V7 – Application & Accessories
The package includes the following accessories: 1 x Sweeping Robot, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x Side Brush, 2 x Mop, 2 x Strainer, 1 x Charging Base, 1 x Dusting Brush, 1 x English User Guide, 1 x Adapter. I think this is a great starting package to start with. The side brush, mop strainer, dusting brush can be bought separately. I used this product now for 5 weeks and I guess I won’t need any spare parts or new accessories until te end of the year. With the remote control you can set the time when the machine will activate and decide how long it should do one of the four operating modes and when the cleaner should go to the next operating mode. The Ilife V7 Application is compatible with iOS and Android devices. With his Bluetooth module you can set up all the things I mentioned above with the remote control. I stopped using the remote control and only work with the application on my Redmi Note 2 phone.
ILIFE V7 – CI Conclusion
This robot vacuum cleaner is a great value for your money, it saved me a lot of frustation and time while it cleans all the floors in my home. The noise made by the cleaner is not very loud as a normal vacuum cleaner. With is battery life of 120 minutes, I’m using it two times a day and I don’t have to “reset” every day the programs and it automatically charges itself. I never used any robot in my home and I was and am still very suprised you great it works for me. I was very pleased to see that there where enough amount of accessoires. I think the Application could get a update since It could be more basic. I think I will use this product not only a few months but long lasting. Everyone who loves gadgets/robots and hates cleaning should buy it!
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