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iLife A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner: In-Depth Review

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The iLife A4 robotic vacuum cleaner and its new replacement, the iLife A4S (click to read our review), are some of the cheaper robotic vacuums currently available, but they still can compete with some of the more expensive models currently available.

Our Impression: iLife A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner


Great for:
● Hardwood floors
● Carpet
● Tile and vinyl floors

Avoid if:
If you have a larger home or lots of carpeting and rugs.

Price: $$

Overall Impression

For those who are looking for an affordable robot vacuum option, the A4 and A4S from iLife offers a good choice.

While the design is lacking and the choice of cleaning modes is weak, the robot does clean well and comes at a price that is remarkably affordable.

Cleaning Ability

As one of the cheaper robotic vacuums available, the A4 does provide impressive amount of cleaning power.

One notable difference that makes the cleaning power of this robot better than the typical budget vacuum is that the side whiskers are longer, which helps the device clean walls and baseboards better than most.


When it comes to object avoidance, the A4 does a great job.

It has a front bumper and forward facing sensors that keep it from bumping into anything at all.

The iLife A4 vacuum also has cliff sensors to keep it from falling down stairs.

Automation & Scheduling

When it senses power is low, the iLife A4 automatically docks and recharges so it is always ready to do its job.

You can schedule a cleaning time for the vacuum, in order to keep up with everyday messes in your home.

What it Misses

Overall, the main drawback of the A4 is that its cleaning method is inefficient.

However, this is compensated by the fact that it offers a longer battery life, so it has more time to make up for that.

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In order to keep the A4 running at peak performance you will need to regularly clean the connectors and the motion link on the bristle brush.

You will also need to regularly clean the front wheel housing. To do this .you will need to remove the wheels using a screwdriver and then clean out all the dust and debris.

The dust box and HEPA filter should be cleaned after every use.

Unique Features

The A4 features a dry mop that picks up dirt & dust from the floor. The dry mop is reusable and helps keep hard floors cleaner.






Size: 12.2 inch diameter

Height: 2.99 inches

Weight: 4.96 pounds

Charge Time: 300 minutes

Cleaning Time: 120 to 150 minutes

Battery Size: 2600mAH

Noise Level: less than 65 db

Dustbin Capacity: less than 0.45 L

Brand: iLife

Self Charging: yes

Remote Control: yes

Power: 22 W

Output Voltage: 19V output voltage

Cleaning Mode: border cleaning, spot cleaning, automatic cleaning, mini room cleaning, schedule cleaning

Noise: under 65 dB

Cleaning Area: 180 to 200 square cm

About the author

Vicky Nicholls is the Sr. Researcher and Writer for

Vicky is a full-time professional writer who spends most of her time covering the real-world impact of the latest technologies on consumers' lives around the world. She writes full-time for a number of leading review and editorial publications on the web.

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