Review Top iLife Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: Model L100 With Wet Cleaning & Control Via Phone 2022.
Earlier I reviewed a simpler vacuum cleaner from ILife without application control and without a special Lidar sensor that simplifies the navigation of the vacuum cleaner. This led to problems with finding a way out of the room, the vacuum cleaner also looked for a base for a long time, poorly navigated at the slightest rearrangement during the cleaning process (for example, rearranging a chair or things).
You can buy such a robot vacuum cleaner in the official store: ILife L100
This same model – L100 – is the most advanced at the moment from ILife. There is both Lidar and application control (including setting virtual barriers and scheduling applications for specific cleaning). A new type of wet cleaning – vibration. And much more.
- Dust container volume 0.5 l
- Power Rechargeable battery (enough for 200 squares of cleaning or 100 minutes)
- Body color White
- Cleaning type Dry, Wet
- Aquafilter volume 0.3 l
- Battery type Li-Ion 2900mAh
- Modes of movement automatically, along walls, zigzag, back and forth, spiral, chaotic
- Obstacle Sensing System Yes
- Degree of contamination detection Yes
- Side Brush Yes
- Low battery alarm Yes
- Jam Alarm Yes
Contents of delivery. From left to right: charging base and platform for it, 4 brushes (2 right and 2 left), charger with EU plug, remote control with screen, spare HEPA filter, vacuum cleaner with dry cleaning filter, spare brush, spare microfiber, wet cleaning container complete with microfiber and batteries for the remote control.
Separately, everything is close-up. The charging station in this vacuum cleaner also has a semicircular platform that adds stability. The base has 2 pins and a sensor at the top of the base.
Remote control. Includes 2 AAA batteries. The remote control of this model is more advanced and has a screen. There is a joystick for navigation of the vacuum cleaner, a start / pause button. Button for setting the cleaning time, button for setting the time, button “Home”, button for turbo mode and 2 changes of cleaning mode: local in a spiral and in the corners.
Spare parts. A set of spare brushes (they have different colors: yellow and blue, which means the right brush and the left one), a spare HEPA filter, a spare silicone brush for the vacuum cleaner. Cleaning brush and microfiber.
Water container and waste container. A container of water can collect debris (no vacuum cleaner, only power brushes). Unlike some other vacuum cleaners, you cannot put both on at once. In any case, wet cleaning is always supervised (wet cleaning cannot be planned). The dry container has several types of filtration, including advanced “honeycomb” technology that separates dust from coarse debris and extends the life of the paper filter.
Back side view. Microfiber is replaceable, wet cleaning occurs by vibration of water, which makes cleaning more efficient and leaves less water. The dry filter has 6 air passages that lead to the honeycomb filter to filter out dust.
Top view of the vacuum cleaner. Only in this model there is a Lidar sensor – a turret on top, which scans the room with a laser and immediately builds a cleaning map. That is, the vacuum cleaner immediately knows where everything is and optimally builds a cleaning map. At the push of a button home, he immediately goes where he needs to, and does not beat in all corners in search of a base. The body is white, glossy – it looks expensive and rich. On the top of the case, there is a classic start-pause button and an indicator of connection to a WiFi network.
This vacuum cleaner is noticeably smaller in size compared to my previous one from the same manufacturer. The height is also lower, even taking into account the laser sensor from above. The vacuum cleaner has become much smarter to drive: there are no useless travels 20 times in one section, it does not bump and even I would say almost never touches the furniture, which is a huge plus for me (the previous vacuum cleaner could drive into something at speed, this one can touch the leg a little chair in the blind spot).
Bottom view. Removable brushes (different colors to distinguish between right and left). Otherwise, everything is the same as in other robots: 2 spring-loaded wheels, a guide roller, a removable brush that collects debris. There are sensors that prevent falls from a height.
Testing the robot vacuum cleaner. Dry cleaning
According to the classics, I used paper and seeds. This time I did not use buckwheat, since it is not on friendly terms with robots – they simply throw it all over the floor, throw it under furniture, etc.
All rubbish has been collected. A sea of dust, hair and other debris was also collected. All the dust settles on the honeycomb filter, then it just dumps into the trash tray (seen in the photo below, all the dust looks like a honeycomb).
Water is poured into a special hole. I liked that the water does not flow directly from the container. In cheap vacuum cleaners, water often flows directly from the container and when the vacuum cleaner stops, a puddle forms. Wet cleaning of this vacuum cleaner occurs in the process of vibration of the container, due to which there is a uniform moistening of the floor covering.
After cleaning, the dirty rag is removed from the Velcro. There is a spare, it is not necessary to wait until it dries. Also, this container has a compartment for collecting garbage with brushes. Cons: it is inconvenient to clean.
Return to base. If this is the first launch in a new room, then it takes some time to scan the room and search for a base. Subsequent returns are an order of magnitude faster.
Spiral spot cleaning mode. Used for severe local pollution. The robot walks several times a given area at maximum power.
Full cleaning of the room in 20 squares. The vacuum cleaner spent 10 minutes on this and reported that everything was cleaned up. There are no complaints, he drove all the corners the optimal number of times, he collected a whole pile of garbage.
Wet cleaning. Water is applied by vibrating the water container, which guarantees more efficient cleaning and prevents excessive moisture on the floor. The vibration frequency is quite high, it is practically invisible on the camera.
There are 2 official ILIFE apps. One is completely in good English, but does not support all models, and the other, on the contrary, supports all models, but the translation is not always perfect. The main panel of the application shows the cleaning time and the charge of the robot. The current status of the robot is also displayed: either cleaning, or moving to the base, or charging and some others. From the settings menu, you can send the robot to the base for charging, start cleaning, manual control, select a specific room for cleaning, set restricted areas where the robot cannot enter.
You can also set a cleaning schedule, view the cleaning history (area, time, date and status: completed or not), the parts maintenance section shows the status of the robot consumables (the calculation is carried out programmatically).
During the cleaning, the robot passes through certain zones in real time. Traveled rooms can be saved to maps for further cleaning of specific rooms. Also, if you save the map, the cleaning speed increases noticeably, since the robot already knows the optimal route. The vacuum cleaner in real time updates the area of the cleaned rooms and the time spent.
The vacuum cleaner is definitely worth its money, and taking into account the delivery from EU-US by courier (to the Republic of Belarus) without additional payment, then generally fire. It removes no worse than my past from ILife, plus there is WiFi control, there is a Lidar sensor and, accordingly, accurate navigation, a smaller size, which makes it possible to clean under chairs and sofas. At the same time, it costs 130 evergreens less than the same Xiaomi and Roborock.