Meet iLife A4, a budget robotic vacuum cleaner! (update)


We all know how Xiaomi is trying hard to be more than just a phone brand. Other Chinese manufacturers, especially those that have an audience outside of China, seem to be following suit.

Chuwi is best known for its budget tablets. In fact, we were positively surprised with the Vi10 tablet some months back. Read the review here.

Fast forward to Q2 2016, and the brand is trying hard to push its home gadgets. Newest of the lot is the iLife A4, which is a $160 piece of kit designed to keep your home clean.

Update: it turns out iLife is now a spun out brand itself, thus the ‘Chuwi’ branding is dropped — so it’s only ‘iLife A4’.

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The device is essentially a robotic vacuum cleaner which comes with features such as anti-collision sensors, drop avoidance and more. If you’ve ever watched the Jetson’s this is exactly the kind of stuff you (or perhaps you mom, back then) always wanted.

Other features of the iLife A4 include the ability to clean areas up to 180-200 square meters, daily/scheduled cleaning jobs, and more.

We’ve actually been sent a robotic vacuum cleaner (the iLife V5S), the review of which should be expected soon!

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14 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    May 23, 2016

    how durable are these things i always see them but i was a bit iffy

    • balcobomber25
      May 23, 2016

      I have heard bad things about the $600+ Roombas, I have serious doubts about a $160 one. But China has surprised me in the past with home products.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    May 23, 2016

    how durable are these things i always see them but i was a bit iffy

    • balcobomber25
      May 23, 2016

      I have heard bad things about the $600+ Roombas, I have serious doubts about a $160 one. But China has surprised me in the past with home products.

  3. ?
    May 23, 2016

    Micro sd?

  4. SoniC
    May 24, 2016

    I myself have an ILife V7 🙂 Quite happy with it.

  5. Guest
    May 24, 2016

    Micro sd?

  6. SoniC
    May 24, 2016

    I myself have an ILife V7 🙂 Quite happy with it.

  7. amigo
    May 24, 2016

    I have this at home for over two weeks and sold my roomba 760 as this vacuums more and makes less noise!
    i got it a discount at gearbest http://www.gearbest.com/cleaning-appliances/pp_353567.html
    with the coupon: IlifeA4MT

    • May 24, 2016

      Nice! How do you like it? I’ve only been trying the V5S a bit, and honestly, I’m sold!

      • amigo
        May 24, 2016

        love it, i have in used the V5s and the v7s aswell, i have them in my family house each.
        the A4 for me is the best, i get really good results, and it cost 1/4 of a roomba… i sold mine for 260€ (two year old) and boght the A4 for 130€ new!

  8. amigo
    May 24, 2016

    I have this at home for over two weeks and sold my roomba 760 as this vacuums more and makes less noise!
    i got it a discount at gearbest http://www.gearbest.com/cleaning-appliances/pp_353567.html
    with the coupon: IlifeA4MT

    • Yash Garg
      May 24, 2016

      Nice! How do you like it? I’ve only been trying the V5S a bit, and honestly, I’m sold!

    • amigo
      May 24, 2016

      love it, i have in used the V5s and the v7s aswell, i have them in my family house each.
      the A4 for me is the best, i get really good results, and it cost 1/4 of a roomba… i sold mine for 260€ (two year old) and boght the A4 for 130€ new!