ILIFE A11, an alternative with many features and a good price [Review]

iLife has a family of robot vacuum cleaners and other types of devices designed to help us with our household chores that, thanks to their good manufacturing and performance, have become an industry standard, a good reference when you are looking for the relationship between quality and the price.

How could it be otherwise, How could it be otherwise, we bring you an in-depth analysis of the new ILIFE A11, a robot vacuum cleaner with high-end features and a moderate price. Discover with us all the characteristics of this ILIFE A11 and why it is positioned as a very interesting alternative in the market.

Design and materials: At the height of the premium

As for the design, ILIFE has decided to continue maintaining its design patterns, which are basically those shared by the vast majority of devices of this type. In this case we are faced with a device of 350 x 350 x 94,5 millimeters for a total weight that exceeds 3,5 kilograms, within industry standards.

For the lower part, there are two wheels with cushioning, the multidirectional wheel on the front and a mixed silicone roller and nylon brushes to offer a thorough cleaning on all types of surfaces. Rear part for the mop coupling system and a single rotating brush in the upper left area. More than enough.

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At the top we have the LiDAR sensor commanding the device, two ON/OFF buttons and back to the charging station and a piano black surface that will delight fans of dust and fingerprints. No eccentricity beyond its peculiar charging system.

East, far from having pins at the base of the device, it is located at the front with two elongated metallic zones that will coincide with their equals in the charging base, connected to the electric current. I do not know the impact that this may have at the level of electrical risk, honestly, I prefer the classic pins located at the base of the device.

Technical characteristics

This ILIFE A11 has ROHS certification as well as a maximum suction power of up to 4.000 Pa depending on the cleaning mode that we have selected. To do this, it is equipped with a 5.200 mAh battery that gives us a cleaning of approximately 180 minutes. with the most economical suction mode. We have not been able to verify this extreme because the size of the house used for the review is much smaller than the cleaning capabilities of the ILIFE A11, that is, we have not managed to drain more than 50% of its battery.

  • We have a multi-surface mapping system

Has technology LiDAR 2.0 which does some pretty interesting and fast mapping, getting roughly 3.000 samples per second for a maximum range of 8 meters. The CV-Slam algorithm has shown good results in the analysis carried out, mapping obstacles such as beds, sofas and even tables well. After the second cleaning, it greatly optimizes performance and speeds up the procedure in a sovereign way, something that is very appreciated on a floor, where the device cannot be left to its own devices.

Cleaning modes and 2-in-1 system

We highlight the fact that ILIFE ensures that in the A11 model we have a true two-in-one scrubbing and vacuum system. Although this is a reality that we must clarify, we do have a single tank for water and dirt, 500ml for rubble and only (but enough) 200 for water. In this case, it is striking that it has a "scrubbing" system that simulates manual exercise by moving slightly, this makes it somewhat more efficient and avoids fogging. However, as I usually say, these mops are rather designed to give a touch to parquet or wooden floors, and they get along especially badly with ceramic floors where they leave a multitude of water marks.

  • Dirt tank: 500ml
  • Mixed Tank: 300ml + 200ml

It is capable of mopping and vacuuming at the same time, we are going to adjust that through its mobile application. In this, Free for both Android and iOS we can synchronize the ILIFE A11 and even link it to Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant to obey our precise instructions about cleaning tasks.

In turn, we have a double way of manual use, through the programmable control included with the device, as well as the virtual control system included in the application. Once we have scanned the entire house we will be able to:

  • Set up an area cleaning system
  • Set up a zonal cleaning system
  • Perform cleaning schedules
  • Perform a cleaning of the ends or «Spot Mode»

Among other typical functions, such as the possibility of adjusting three suction powers.

We do not have, however, precise information on the decibels between which this ILIFE A11, however, it is far from being one of the quietest on the market. However, it does have a "silent" cleaning system that reduces power, but for obvious reasons, it also significantly reduces the noise emitted.

Editor's opinion

East ILIFE A11 costs 369 euros as a general rule, although there are numerous offers on AliExpress, even with shipping from your area, that will allow you to enjoy it at a more adjusted price. This is one more reason to keep in mind that this ILIFE A11 is an alternative full of high-end features at a price that is more in the mid-range. You already know that the scrubbing capacities as a general rule are far from those offered by manual scrubbing systems, but suction, 3D scanning and its suction power make it a very interesting option.

ILIFE A11
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
369
  • 80%

  • ILIFE A11
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  • Design
    Publisher: 90%
  • Suction
    Publisher: 90%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 85%
  • Application
    Publisher: 95%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 80%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 80%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 85%

Pros

  • Materials and design
  • Power
  • Price range

Cons

  • Only with Alexa
  • Weird charging system

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