The suction and wiper robot Alfawise V8S is one of the cheapest cleaning robots on the market in our review.
Nevertheless, it is not a toy, in the test, this suction and wiping robot surprised us, not only because of its good features.
Currently, the device is already available under $150. However, European customers can order the device with free delivery of charge via GearBest.
The device surprises with its extensive equipment, in addition to the suction and wiper robot itself, is an automatic charging station and a remote control with LCD included.
In other words, if the energy comes to an end after cleaning, the robot automatically moves to the charging station. So, let’s find out the main specs of Alfawise Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
Alfawise V8S: Specifications
|Noise:||less than 65dB|
|Dust Box Capacity:||350ml|
|Cleaning Modes:||Edge, Spot, Planning|
|Charging time:||200-350 mins|
|Operating time:||about 2 hours|
|Dimensions:||320.0 x 320.0 x 80.0 mm|
Alfawise V8S: Desing and Appearance
Let’s talk about the design and appearance of the Alfawise V8S robot vacuum cleaner in our analisis. Now all devices have the same design. It around looks, but a different color.
In our case it is black, but with a shade of dark blue. This is an interesting color since ordinary vacuum cleaners are white.
Furthermore, two spare side brushes and a replacement Hepa filter are included, so even allergies were thought.
The dirt compartment picks up 350ml of dirt and reminds us once again of the design of the almost identical dirt compartment.
It contains the Hepa filter, a pre-filter, and a non-return valve so that no dirt falls out when emptying.
Another special feature in this price range is the fact that the robot is not equipped with a NiMH but with a modern lithium battery (2600 mA).
We were not supplied by the provider, the European version, which is why the power supply once again did not fit into the socket. With a small travel adapter which can be e.g.
Fortunately, you can help yourself quickly via Amazon or via the hardware store. If you ordered the device via GearBest, but will probably already come with a European power supply.
Alfawise V8S: First impression
The documentation for the Alfawise V8S is available in English and is kept fairly short. In practice, however, you will hardly need them because the operation is quite intuitive.
Also, the buttons of the remote control are so clearly marked that you can handle the robot very quickly.
Noteworthy is the small size of the vacuum robot, the diameter is only 32cm and the height only 8cm. So it is significantly smaller than most suction and wiping robots.
As expected in terms of size and price, the robot has no carpet brush. So it also sets, like many cheap vacuum robots, alone on the two side brushes and the middle suction port.
It is therefore only partially suitable for carpet, especially he is suitable for the hard floor (laminate, tiles, vinyl, parquet, etc.).
Due to the small size, it is actually very well suited for smaller rooms or rooms with bottlenecks.
Even under most coffee tables, it should fit well, after all, it is about 5 cm lower than many other vacuum cleaner robots.
After setting the time on the remote control, you can also program the time for cleaning as normal.
The robot can also be steered around in the living space using various directional keys, which is also relatively good, as can be seen in our video.
In addition to the normal cleaning, this robot also offers spot and edge cleaning. During spot cleaning, the robot practically travels in a spiral around the current location in order to specifically purify this spot.
The right button for edge cleaning did not work for us in the test, for reasons incomprehensible, this seemed to be the same as the home button.
Each time you press them, the robot parks in the charging station.
However, this is of little importance in practice, because I know no reason why someone should only let the edge of a room should be cleaned.
Alfawise V8S: Cleaning and Performance
Our expectations regarding the cleaning performance and handling were not very high given the low price and the small size, especially since we were also very disappointed by a device similar price.
However, we were surprised what this small device does. On our test surface, where we distribute 35ml quartz sand on a carpet as usual, after 20 minutes the robot sucked about 10-15% sand.
This is not at all bad for a vacuum cleaner without a carpet brush, because we have already tested more expensive and worse robots.
However, for carpet, it is certainly not the ideal robot, he can capture and suck at best superficial dirt with these brushes.
Therefore, we were curious how the robot behaves in our test with 35ml quartz sand, 35ml breadcrumbs and 35 ml cat litter on the hard floor.
And here we were really impressed because he was doing very well. After about 5 minutes, the test area (as always about 2qm) was quite clean.
It was impressive that he had no major problems even with the heavier cat litter. And that, even though the robot was one of the most efficient robots we’ve tested so far.
We only measured a volume of 65 dB, which is really very quiet for a vacuum robot. Nevertheless, the suction performance did not seem to be bad.
Of course, the Alfawise V8S also had problems with the dirt in the corners, but he really cleaned the edge very well.
As always, we ran this test for 30 minutes, but most, as already mentioned, was already cleaned after 5 minutes. After 30 minutes, the test area was really clean except for the corners.
Even in the living room, the robot shows a quite useful cleaning performance on the hard floor for this price range.
When cleaning our test room, the battery lasted for 96 minutes. In order to determine whether all places are going well, we once again distributed paper shreds everywhere.
The result was very good despite his random driving strategy, except for two small places it sucked up everything.
The cleaning was no worse than other suction robots that only have side brushes, similar to the recommended Sichler robot.
Alfawise V8S: Conclusion and Reviews
The Alfawise V8S robot vacuum cleaner has convinced with a thoroughly neat cleaning performance on hard floor in our review.
It is hardly suitable for carpet owners, but in terms of cleaning performance, he is quite comparable to the Sichler NC-5725/PCR-3550UV, sometimes even slightly better.
So if you are looking for a good robotic vacuum cleaner under $200, that certainly does not go wrong with the Alfawise V8S, especially since it is still much cheaper.
Sure, it is not comparable to the top suction robots, which often cost more than $400. For example, an iRobot Roomba 615 is, of course, more effective due to the floor brush, but to get started, the robot in this price range is well worth a try.
This Alfawise V8S robot could also be useful for hobbyists with electronics knowledge (see robot network) because drive motors, housing and charging station are very solid and it is really very inexpensive.
Alfawise V8S: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Most of the offers on the Chinese market are almost identical. But Alfawise is famous for its reliability and good technology.
Now you can buy this new Alfawise V8S robot vacuum cleaner at a good price for only $ 150.99.
This is a good device for its characteristics and the ability to make your cleaning easier and your home cleaner.