In today’s review we analyze the Alfawise V8S Max, a robot vacuum cleaner that can also function as a floor cleaner. A small large concentrate of technology, on sale at a very interesting price, which can solve many of the problems related to cleaning the surfaces of your home (or office) and can stand out from the crowd of robot vacuum cleaners. Let’s move on to our review of the Alfawise V8S Max robot and find out how efficient it is and what it can do.
The first positive thing about this review is that the packaging of the Alfawise V8S MAX is really very rich and well-stocked. In the box, in fact, we find two side brushes on each side, the charger with the charging base, two HEPA filters, an additional rotating brush, the washing cloth and, again, the remote control to control the device. Truly a complete set of accessories.
Design and construction
Extracted from the package, we discover how our Alfawise V8S MAX is made. We are talking about a robot vacuum cleaner weighing 2.7kg and only 7.6cm high. The compact and extremely small dimensions allow it to move freely around the house and to clean even under furniture and sofas, often a reason for obstacles for other robot vacuum cleaners. On a structural level, the design is the classic circular one which, thanks to the presence of two rotating brushes placed on the same axis, allows you to reach even the most difficult corners and points. These two brushes have the task of capturing the dust and bringing it inwards of the robot vacuum cleaner where the other rotating brush is located, which raises and sucks up the dirt, assigning it to the tank.
On the opposite side to the two brushes, on the other hand, there is the tank under which the cloth that takes care of the drying of the surfaces must also be placed. It is therefore necessary to speak of the tank. In reality there are two: one is a real dust tank (in which the filter is also placed), while the second tank is a tray where water is used to wash the floors. The tank has a capacity of 600ml, while the water pan of 350ml. Overall, these are good capacities for cleaning apartments of even 150sqm, therefore more than enough for any type of home. Both tanks can be easily removed by the robot to be cleaned (especially the dirt container) and filled (the water tank).
With our review, let’s now examine the hardware sector of the Alfawise V8S MAX, which allows us to understand the true functioning and capabilities of this device. The motor is brushless type with a very good suction power, we are talking about 1800PA. It is equipped with a series of multiple infrared sensors including those for detecting obstacles, the anti-drop, the anti-collision one and an Epson gyroscope. Thanks to the gyroscope, it is possible to manage automatic route planning and room mapping . In addition we also find an ARM chip which optimizes the cleaning, memorizing which rooms he has cleaned and which ones are still to be worked on.
The movements are all well calibrated and the robot vacuum cleaner manages the best presence of carpets in the house. In this way it manages to better regulate the suction power.
The washing and drying function takes place completely automatically, being equipped with a controlled water release system. Once the water has been dispensed, the robot passes over the surface to dry it and best remove the impurities left on the floor.
Also noteworthy is the low noise of this device. When the suction system is running, the maximum noise level reached is 65dB, while when it is washing and drying it does not exceed 30dB. Values in the normal range and quite satisfactory. The low noise is also given by the presence of a particular sponge that deals with the absorption of noise capable of making the Alfawise V8S MAX very silent.
The Smart Life app , available for Android and iOS, is one of the added values of this robot vacuum cleaner. The Alfawise V8S MAX works independently thanks to the remote control, but with the control of the app you can access a series of very useful functions and information. Among these, it is worth mentioning the possibility of setting the quantity of water that the robot must dispense during the washing phase. In this regard it is useful to underline how, when the robot is moving, the water does not come out, thus avoiding leaks or risks of leaving areas of the floor wet.
The control of the V8S MAX can also take place both via the remote control supplied in the package and via voice commands. This robot vacuum cleaner, in fact, supports both Amazon Alexa and Google Home, making its use really comfortable and extremely practical.
From the smartphone application it is possible to plan the suction and washing cycles in order to always have clean surfaces.
The battery of our Alfawise V8S MAX is 2500mAh and lithium-ion and ensures good autonomy to safely complete the daily cleaning cycle. In addition, there is also the storage function of the position whereby if the battery charge falls below 20%, the robot returns to the charging base and then resumes cleaning from the same point where it had previously stopped.
We can therefore draw the conclusions of our review of the Alfawise V8S MAX. Our assessment is largely positive, especially considering the cost of this device. The value for money is extremely in favor of this robot vacuum cleaner. A robot vacuum cleaner that also has washing functions . Of course, these still cannot replace hand-made thorough cleaning with specific detergents, but this is a useful and interesting feature to further improve the removal of dust, hair and debris that accumulate on the floors of our homes. A useful and extremely functional device that deserves to be considered a Best Buy among economic vacuum cleaner robots.