As a , I want to automate as much as possible! This means also cleaning the windows. After successful experiences with my robot vacuum cleaners, I wanted to try if a windows robot like the ‘Alfawise S60 Windows Cleaning Robot’ can help me with cleaning the windows. Let’s find out!
Through my positive experiences with robot vacuum cleaners, I’m very curious this window cleaning robot.
Specifications as stated on GearBest
|Brand: Alfawise |
Cleaner Types: Vacuum Cleaner
Accessories Types: Mopping Pad,Remote Controller
|Type: Polymer Lithium Cell ( Model: 483048 ) |
Capacity: 600mAh, 8.88Wh
Output voltage: 24V / 3.75A
Input: AC 100 – 240V, 50 / 60Hz
Power consumption: 80W
Charging time: 1 hour
Glass requirements: thicker than 6mm, with frame
|Cleaning speed: 4min / square meters|
Certification: UL, FCC, CE, RoHS, etc.
APP support version: iOS 7.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Cable length: 5.5m
High strength safety rope ( 150kgf )
I truly believe that today’s technology should be able to contribute in making cleaning window more easy and automated. Because I’m very precise when it comes to cleaning windows ( I really hate to see stripes and residue from the window cleaning products), I’m if this device can do it as good as I can.
- Product weight: 0.9500 kg
- Package weight: 2.5100 kg
- Product size (L x W x H): 29.50 x 15.00 x 12.50 cm / 11.61 x 5.91 x 4.92 inches
- Package size (L x W x H): 30.00 x 23.00 x 13.50 cm / 11.81 x 9.06 x 5.31 inches
What’s in the box
- Alfawise S60 Window Cleaning Robot
- 4m Extension Cord
- Remote Controller (no batteries included)
- 4 x Cleaning Wheel
- Safety Rope
- 14 x Cleaning Pad
- Spray Bottle
- English User Manual
Features of the Alfawise S60
Automatically detects window frames and obstacles, calculates and programs an optimal cleaning path for maximum efficiency
UPS System and Anti-dropping Algorithm
To stop this small smart appliance from falling if the battery cuts out or the power fails
Zigzag Automatic Cleaning Routes
Auto up then down, auto left then down, auto right then down
Powerful Motor-powered Suction
The vacuum motor will draw in allowing the robot to hold onto the glass tightly as it traverses the surface
Simply switch the cleaning route or control the directions by the remote controller
You can control the cleaner through the Bluetooth matching to your or tablet.
After receiving the robot, I unpacked it, plugged in the cables en tested it on the window of my glass sliding doors. The first thing I noticed was that the robot firmly sucked itself to the window. This gave me the feeling, that this robot might be able to really do the trick. Using the security cord was not necessary.
Because of the suction of the robot, it is quite noisy. I installed the supporting app, which makes it easier to control the robot remotely. I sprayed the windows with my window cleaner and I started the robot for cleaning. After a few minutes I already noticed that the robot wasn’t cleaning the window like I hoped it did. The greasy fingerprints were gone, but I had a window full of swirls. A bad first impression, but I wanted to give it another try.
A second attempt
The second try: this time using more cleaning spray! The result was slightly improved, but because the cloth on the robot became too wet, it had trouble climbing back up on the window. It kept down the window.
I decided to get my traditional bucket with water and my cleaning gear to clean the window with the stripeless result I want for my window. Within two minutes I had a clean window, but unfortunately not because of the robot.
The test of this window cleaning robot was indoor, but I wouldn’t dare to use it on the outside of the window. On the outside, there is a lot of sand residue and I am afraid, the swirling movement of the robot, would cause damage on the glass and spreading the sand and filth, rather than cleaning it.
I could clean the windows beforehand and then using the robot, but this takes away the reason why I bought the robot in the first place, which would be to make window cleaning faster and easier.
Build Quality & Design
The device looks solid and has a nice finish. The cables are not only long but also connected/secured so it get detached.
Heath / Power consumption /Noise
The robot makes noise, a lot of noise!
The unboxing, plugging in the cables and starting the cleanup takes the same time as when I would clean the windows myself. If the result with the Alfawise s60 windows cleaning robot was better, I would say it’s worth the time. But unfortunately it is not, so the use of the robot is a No for me. I would rather do is myself.
pro / cons
- The powerful suction to the window
- App / or remote control
- Cables are long enough and secured
- Does not do the cleaning job (perfect) for me.
- Took a while for cleaning a whole window.
Verdict of the Alfawise S60 Window Cleaning Robot
It’s a nice gadget with a good app and a powerful air suction. But like I said before it’s not the right product for me. I’m faster then the robot. And I don’t have a hive appartment with big windows for it have no reason to use it.
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