Hardwood floors create such a warm and rustic vibe that cannot be achieved from other floor materials.
However, maintaining them can be an arduous task, especially for a new homeowner. In addition to the wear and tear from being walked on each day, the accumulation of dust and debris can wreak havoc on it.
If you want to keep it in tiptop shape, you have to devote time to cleaning regularly, which should not be a problem if you invest in the ILIFE V3S Pro. Here’s what you can expect from this robot vacuum.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the ILIFE V3s Pro looks very similar to the ILIFE V5s Pro. In fact the only difference is that it’s substituted the gold plastic cover with a white-colored one.
It’s 3 inches high, which is a little tall for robot vacuums. But this doesn’t prevent it from accessing areas underneath most standard-size furniture.
It comes equipped with two 3-spoke brushes that rotate when the robot vacuum is switched on. These brushes are positioned on either side, close to the front of the device. They do an awesome job of loosening dirt and channeling it to the robot’s gullet.
One thing you’ll love about this vacuum is that it doesn’t have a spinning roller brush. Instead, there’s a 3-inch suction opening that directs dirt particles directly to the dustbin.
The only area where this robot vacuum falls a little short is the capacity of its dust bin. With a 300ml capacity, you may have to empty it more often than usual.
On the brighter side, it has a ton of sensors, resulting in a flawless navigation system. There are three built-in sensors on the bottom.
These are designed to detect stairs; hence, prevent the unit from falling off an elevated point. To add to this, there are 10 sets of infrared sensors to identify and help the vacuum cleaner avoid obstacles along the way.
The remote is a superb addition to this robot vacuum. Not only does it let you navigate the unit but also schedule cleaning as well as ask it to return to its charging base.
Ease of use
The ease of setting up this robot vacuum is one of its core strengths. Like its close cousin, the V5s Pro, all you’ll need to do is plug in the base, turn on the power switch and charge it.
We were particularly impressed by the fact that the power adapter can be used with both the dock station and the robot itself. Once it’s charged to full capacity, you can get started on cleaning.
Speaking of cleaning, you’ll have three modes to pick from:
- Whole floor – this setting allows it to clean the entire space
- Edge – this causes the bot to clean along the edge of a wall
- Spot – in this case, the vacuum spirals in one spot, so it can clean it more thoroughly
The fact that the ILIFE V3s Pro doesn’t have a roller brush contributes to its ease of use.
With a roller brush, pet hair and fur would constantly get stuck on it, impeding the unit from cleaning effectively.
The ILIFE V3s Pro offers a reasonably long runtime that ranges from 90 to 100 minutes. It’s even faster than it’s closely-related model, the ILIFE V5s Pro. However, it lags behind robot vacuums like RoboVac’s 11S, which would clean your space in a shorter time.
This robot vacuum’s fair pricing is one of the key features that draws buyers to it. It comes in at under $200, making it one of the most affordable models on the market.
Despite its low pricing, this vacuum cleaner doesn’t skimp on any essential features. You’ll still be able to schedule your cleaning in advance, choose a suitable cleaning mode, and vacuum underneath furniture. Its most impressive feature entails how it’s able to clean hardwood floors with unmatched prowess.
If you have hardwood floors in your home, the ILIFE V3s Pro is the best robot vacuum for you. The two spinning brushes and tangle-free suction do a great job of picking up all kinds of dirt, including pet fur and hair.