Samsung isn’t the first name you’d associate with anything Star Wars. But hey, there’s always a first time. The South Korean consumer electronics giant is jumping on the bandwagon, fresh from the release the official trailer to the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film.
The brand’s POWERBot VR7000, an intelligent automated robot vacuum gets a full-on Star Wars limited edition treatment.
Before it starts cleaning up your floor with Force, the Darth Vader variant powers up with the infamous breathing noise. Thankfully it doesn’t continue breathing as it sweeps up your home.
The Darth Vader POWERbot rocks Wi-Fi connectivity and a remote control. If you’ve experienced a robo-vac before, you’ll know that you can manually point to areas you want vacuumed, and the bot will follow.
The Stormtrooper variant does not feature Wi-Fi nor have its own remote.
The Force is strong with this one
The bot is pretty cool and handy. It will move on its own accord, sucking up dust and dirt around your home. It remembers corners and contours of a rooms, thanks to the new FullView Sensor 2.0. It also learns and improves over time, detecting different surfaces and adjusting suction power accordingly.
This nifty robot consumes 130W of power, and has a 0.3L dust capacity. Cleaning speed is 0.32m/second with an average cleaning time of 30, 60 or 90 minutes.
It recharges automatically when it is low on power, with a recharging time of 160 minutes.
It also comes with smartphone support, so you’ll be able to schedule cleaning times, as well as use voice commands through Amazon Echo. I’m wondering if there will be Bixby support in the near future.
Pricing and availability
I’m a sucker. I want one. How about you?
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