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iLife A4S vs A6 what’s the difference?

The biggest difference between them is that the A6 has virtual wall function, and it comes with a virtual wall whereas the A4S does not support virtual wall.
And the A6 uses tempered glass top cover. It is a bit heavier than the A4S.

The A6 has smaller dust bin capacity. Its capacity is about 0.3L whereas the A4S is over 0.45L.

The A6 uses rubber main brush whereas the A4S uses bristle main brush.

Running Time. The A6 runs up to 160 minutes whereas the A4S runs up to 140 minutes.

The A6 uses new Gen 2 Motor. The Gen 2 motor can generate up to 10X the air power.

The main color of A6 is black whereas the A4S is grey.

Both of them come with remote control, feature 2 side brushes and HEPA filter, schedule function, auto adjust between floor types, auto docks and recharges when battery is low, etc.

You can download iLife A4S and A6 manuals to learn more.
A4S guide –
A6 guide –

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Compare iLife V7S vs V5S what’s the difference?

Below we’ll list some difference between iLife V5S and V7S to help you make an informed buying choice.

Side Brushes
One of the obvious difference between them is the amount of side brushes.
The V7S is equipped with 1 side brush whereas the V5S has 2 side brushes.

Turbo Brush
The V7S has a turbo brush whereas the V5S does not have.

Both of them use 2 filters, however, the V5S uses a HEPA filter whereas the V7S does not have a HEPA filter.

Tank Capacity
The V7S uses larger dust bin and water tank. Its capacity is 450ml versus 300ml on the V5S.

Mopping Pad
This is another difference you can easily find.
The V7S uses a larger mopping pad.

The V7S is larger and taller, its diameter is about 1.5 inches wider than the V5S and about 0.4 inches taller.
And the V7S is also heavier.

You can download manuals to learn more.
iLife V5S manual –
iLife V7S manual –

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Compare iLife V5S and V5S Pro what’s the difference?

The major difference between iLife V5S Pro and V5S are as follows.

1, The V5S Pro has larger wheels with self-rescue technology, the diameter is 65mm versus 58mm on the V5S.

2, The V5S Pro equipped with enhanced fade free battery that extends the working time, its cleaning time is 120-140 minutes while the V5S runs 90-110 minutes.

3, The V5S Pro features i-dropping technology that apply water precisely when wet mopping whereas the V5S does not have this feature. According to iLife, this technology helps balance the water consumption and stop the robot from damaging by over watering.

2 in 1 robot. Both of them can dry vacuum and wet mop.
Self Charging. They can automatically go back to the charging base to recharge, and then resume cleaning.
4 cleaning modes. Both have Auto Cleaning mode, Edge Cleaning mode, Spot Cleaning mode and Schedule Cleaning mode.
Max mode for greater suction power.
Cliff detecting sensors for anti dropping off and collision.
Obstacle sensors with Tpu bumper to protect your furniture.
300ml water tank.
Equipped with HEPA filter.
Support remote control.

Difference Between Roomba 980 and 650

The iRobot Roomba 980 is the latest Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner whereas the 650 is old but a good selling model.
If you are deciding between these 2 robots, the info below might help you buy the right one that fits your needs.
Here are some key differences between iRobot Roomba 980 and Roomba 650.

Price – The Roomba 980 is much more expensive than the 650.
This is one of the major things you should consider while comparing these 2 Roomba models.
The 980 is near $900 whereas the Roomba 650 is a bit over $300 on some online shopping malls at this moment (2017-03-25).
As you can see, the fact is that the 980 is too expensive for many people, with a price tag of almost $900.
If you are in a tight budget, the 650 is a better choice.

Cleaning Pattern
This is a big difference between them.
The iRobot Roomba 650 uses a random cleaning pattern whereas the 980 cleans in a systematic way.
When cleaning in a random pattern, the Roomba might miss some spots, and meantime spend too much time vacuum some other spots. With the systematic method, the 980 can vacuum more efficiently.

Mapping, Navigation and Resume Cleaning
The 980 can resume cleaning and clean an entire level of your home.
The 650 features iAdapt Navigation that utilize sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home.
Whereas the 980 features iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and Visual Localization, with new sensors and a camera, the 980 can continually build and update its map of the cleaning enireonment, and clean an entire level of your home.
When short of battery, the 980 automatically docks and recharges, and it knows where it cleaned and where it has not cleaned, after recharging, it resume cleaning. Whereas the 650 only automatically docks and recharges. It does not continue cleaning the places it did not vacuum.
The 980 supports Multi-Room Navigation while the 650 does not.
If you have large house, then the 980 fits your needs. If you just need one to clean small room, then the 650 is enough.

Main Brush System
Both of the 980 and 650 have 2 counter rotating beaters, however, the beaters are different. The 650 uses 1 bristle brush and 1 rubber brush while the 980 uses 2 brushless extractors. The brusless extractors does reduce hair tangles and brush maintenance.

Suction Power and Carpet Boost
The 980 uses a more powerful motor which provides greater suction power. It has a Carpet Boost function which automatically increase the suction power while vacuuming carpet and rugs, the 650 does not have this Carpet Boost.

The 980 supports the iRobot Home App.
Wi-Fi enabled, the iRobot Home App lets you control the Roomba 980 via your smart phone anytime, from anywhere. Whereas the 650 does not compatible with the Home App.

The 650 uses 3000mah NiMH battery whereas the 980 uses 3300mah lithium ion battery.

Home Base
The 650 comes with a 110V Home Base while the 980 comes with the 100-240V/50HZ-60HZ Integrated Home Base.

The 650 uses AeroVac Filters whereas the 980 uses AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter which claimed to be able to capture 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns.

The 650 is smaller and lighter.
The 650 weighs 7.9 lbs versus 8.7 lbs on the 980.
The 650 has a diameter of 13.39 inches whereas the 980 diameter is 13.8 inches.

Full Bin Indicator
The 980 has a Full Bin Indicator that the 650 does not feature.

Overall, if you have small spaces or are in a budget, then you’d better buy Roomba 650. Otherwise, go with the 980.

Difference Between Roomba 960 and 880

The iRobot Roomba 960 is a model between the 980 and 880. It is similar to the 980, such as supporting WiFi connection and having visual navigation and resume cleaning, but equipped with the Gen 2 motor that are used on the 880.
Below we will compare Roomba 960 and 880, and list some differences and similarities between them.


Cleaning Pattern
This is a big change and the biggest difference.
The iRobot Roomba 880 uses a random cleaning pattern like other older roomba models whereas the 960 cleans in a systematic way like the 980. The 880 might go over the same area again and again, and miss some other place. The 960 is “smarter”.

Mapping and Navigation
With a camera and new sensors, the 960 can continually create and update its map of the cleaning enironment and keep tracking its location.
Whereas the 880 do not feature these.

Resume Cleaning
The 960 can resume cleaning where it has not cleaned after self charging whereas the 880 does not feature the resume cleaning, it just automatically docks and recharges.

Entire Level Cleaning
With the new mapping, visual localization, and resume features, the 960 can clean an entire level automatically. Whereas the 880 needs the help of Virtual Wall Lighthouse Devices to clean multiple rooms (up to 3 rooms) with a 25 minute limit each room, it can not resume cleaning.

Home App
The Roomba 960 is WiFi connected robotic vacuum. iRobot offers a Home App, compatible with Android and iOS, lets you control the 960 via your smart phone.
Whereas the 880 does not support WiFi connection. BTW, it comes with a remote control.

Control Button
There is also design difference on the control buttons.
The Roomba 880 has 5 buttons on the control panel, they are in 2 lines. Whereas the 960 has only 3 control buttons – Clean, Home, and Spot. And they are in a line. Functions like the schedule cleaning are controlled via the Home App now.

The 960 comes with a 2130mah lithium ion battery. According to iRobot, it runs up to 75 minutes per charge.
Whereas the 880 comes with a 3000mah XLife advanced Ni-MH battery. The running time is near to the 960.

They are in round shape.
Feature Aero Force 3 stage cleaning system.
They use the same Gen 2 motor that provides 5x the air power compared to Roomba 600 and 700 series AeroVac systems.
Have 2 main dual counter rotating brushless extractors incorporate a rubber tread, 1 spinning side brush, dirt detection and spot cleaning function.
Integrated Home Base (100-240V/50HZ-60HZ).

To learn more about the Roomba 960, you can download the manual from iRobot official website.
Here is the link –
800 manual –
If you know other difference between Roomba 960 and Roomba 880, please share below by commenting below.