iLife A6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

iLife A6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

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Takeaway: Works on hardwood/tile/rugs/short pile carpet, picks up a lot, handles most room transitions.

You'll receive the robot vacuum, charging base, remote control, A/C adapter, virtual wall, 2 AA batteries, 2 AAA batteries, 2 replacement sweeper brushes, a replacement main roller brush, a replacement HEPA filter, a cleaning brush and a manual. The A6 vacuum measures 12" in diameter and 2.75" tall so it's compact enough to go under most furniture like beds and couches. Being slightly shorter than other robot vacuums I've used means it doesn't get stuck as often on low appliances and dressers. It has a single power/auto-clean button on the top which is finished with a glossy tempered glass; there is no LCD panel on the robot. The rest of the controls and LCD screen for the settings are on the remote control.

The space requirements for the charging base is narrower than with other vacuums I've used, which is nice for smaller apartments. I didn't really like that there's no other battery life indicator (neither on the unit nor the remote), but the vacuum is supposed to return to the charging base when it's running low on power. For the most part it does end up making back to the dock when it's cleaning 1 room. To set the current time and auto-schedule on the remote control, be sure that the power switch on the vacuum is on and that the remote is within range of the vacuum, otherwise the settings won't "take" on the unit.

As a daily vacuum, the unit does a really nice job in my house which is mostly hardwood and tile with few rugs and very little carpet (low pile). It picks up a ton of dust, hair and other debris from my floors, which honestly always look fairly clean but the dust bin tells a different story. I also have two cats whose hair gets everywhere so I like that this will pick up a lot the shedding on the floor. I've only had the vacuum get stuck a hand full of times, and it's usually over cords or something I've left lying around. With a bit of mindful tidying before it runs, you can avoid this problem for the most part.

Overall, the A6 performed best on hardwood and tiles floors that has few obstacles and an open floor plan. It was able to run fine over my rugs and carpet as long as there was nothing to get tangled in its spinning parts. The glossy finish on it is nice but tends to pickup and show dust on the surface easily. However, the bin is easy to clean out and with it running daily, the floors are much cleaner with a lot of time and work saved for me.

Buy it at Amazon: iLife A6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner [Affiliate Link]

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