Best Robot Vacuum Which Price Less Than 200 USD, ILIFE A4 or Anker RoboVac 10?

(Last Updated On: December 4, 2016)

Compare to iRobot and Neato, iLife robot vacuum is much cheaper. And the most important point is the performance of iLife robot vacuum is not much lower. At past, be the smallest robot vacuum in the world, the iLife V3s has some defects: Small dustbin and short runtime. Now iLife launched a very powerful Robot Vacuum A4! It will fulfill all the dream of the robot vacuum, create lazy and easy homelife in the future.

iLife A4 1

Besides iLife, the first USB Charger Company named Anker enter the robot vacuum market, and launched the first RoboVac 10, which become the hottest model in the Amazon Store shortly, and price is also less than 200USD! And it’s free shipping!

Anker RoboVac 10 1

Which is the best robot vacuum, the price less than 200USD??

The main features of iLife A4:

  • 3-step cleanig system, brings a deeper and easier cleaning
  • Deeper clean on thin carpet, also adapt to hardwood,laminate, tile floor.
  • Superior performance fade-free battery lets ILIFE A4 works longer and cleans more.
  • Automatically docks and recharges, convenient programable schedue .easy operation by remote control
  • Motorized low profile body with tangle free sensors, avoids stuck or drop off

iLife A4 7

Compare with V3s and V5s, the biggest highlines are Cleaning performance and Working time. A4 supports 3-Step Cleaning System, it is much powerful.

The score of robot vacuum capacity:

iLIFE A4
clean capacity 9
filter capacity 8
durable 9
navigation 9
dirt detect 5
cliff detect 10
pattern 6
dust bin 8
run time 9
smart level 7
noise level 9.5
price 9.5
total score 99

*Every item has the best score 10, total score is 120.

Some comments from customer:

“Amazing battery life. Rated 120min to 150min but actual time was ~180min(!!). MUCH better than the V3s (80-90min). Due to the huge battery life, it can clean my entire 960sqft apt with no problems. It’s insane.

Larger dust bin than the V3s, which of course means it can hold a lot more dirt, hair, etc. Also means you don’t have to empty out the bin as much.

Auto docks a lot better than V3s. Out of almost 2 weeks of usage, it was only not able to dock on its own, ONCE.

Never snagged on anything…..”

Buy iLIFE A4 at amazon.com.

Anker RoboVac 10 2

The main features of Anker RoboVac 10:

  • Effort-Free Cleaning: Clean your house with the click of a button. Auto, Spot & Edge modes.
  • High-Capacity Li-ion Battery: Delivers over one and a half hours of fade-free power for constant, powerful suction.
  • 3-Point Cleaning System: Side brushes, a rolling brush and powerful suction ensure a thorough clean.
  • Smart Features: Automatically returns to charging dock to recharge. Equipped with drop-sensing tech.
  • What You Get: Anker RoboVac 10, remote control (requires 2 x AAA batteries, not included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, HEPA-style filter, side brushes (x 2), welcome guide and our worry-free 18-month warranty.
  • PROS:
    + Well built and durable design.
    + Incredibly easy to set up and use.
    + Provides a well built, well performing and AFFORDABLE robot vacuum option.
    + Can be “driven” or directed with the remote or simply let it go and do its own thing
    + Picks up a LOT of dirt, dust, hair and grime
    + Does a great job of cleaning under things that are over 3” off the ground.
    + Phenomenal battery life. I consistently see run times over 1.5 hours+ on a single charge.
    + Automatically returns home to the charging dock when it needs a charge.
    + Easy to empty and clean
    + Quiet operation
    + Does a surprisingly good job of navigating itself around and getting out of jams. I’ve only had it get stuck twice in MANY hours of use
    + The remote allows you to use edge cleaning mode and spot cleaning mode
    + Schedule an automatic cleaning time using the remote.
    + Can be charged via the docking station or by plugging in the charger directly to the charging port on the side of the vacuum.
    + Does a fantastic job of not falling off stairs, ledges etc.
    + Disassembles for easy cleaning and emptying.
  • CONS:
    – The remote range is a bit limited and touchy.
    – When planning a scheduled cleaning you must ensure the vacuum and remote can see each other.
    – Scheduling is limited to a single planned start time only.
    – If you have individuals with long hair, a lot of cords or stings laying around or other similar items they will get sucked up and wound around the vacuum’s rolling brush.

The score of robot vacuum capacity:

Anker RoboVac 10
clean capacity 9
filter capacity 8
durable 8
navigation 8.5
dirt detect 7
cliff detect 10
pattern 6
dust bin 8
run time 8.5
smart level 8
noise level 9
price 9.5
total score 99.5

*Every item has the best score 10, total score is 120.

Some comments from customer:

“This vacuum met all my expectations and then some! I knew for the price I wasn’t getting a super smart one that maps out your rooms and keeps them in memory but for the price I didn’t expect it. I let it loose in the living room with chairs and two couches as well as a cat tower. It went in random mode until it ran low on a charge where after it parked itself in its charger. I think it lasted close to three hours. Except for a few corners the room was spotless.”

Buy Anker RoboVac 10 at Amazon.com.

Summary: So which one is better? The price, working time, clean performance…… All of them is similar, It’s quite difficult to choose. For Anker is just new company in the robot vacuum market, maybe has some software problem, and not Intelligence like predecessors. But I am more optimistic about the prospects for Anker.

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