Samsung Releases Star Wars Edition Styled Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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There's no confirmed availability in the Middle East yet, but the Star Wars PowerBots are available to pre-order in the USA for US$799. The vacuum with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper designs is intended for fans in anticipation of the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Samsung has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm for a duo of limited edition Star Wars versions of its VR7000 Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner.

There are two models to choose from, one that looks like Darth Vader's mask and another that resembles a Stormtrooper.

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The Darth Vader version goes on preorder October 10th in the US for about $800, and it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and its own remote. Both models also offer fun and unique sound effects appropriate for each character. For example, when powering on the Darth Vader unit, the vacuum will play and mimic the character's infamous breathing.

Each cleaner has suction capacity power of 10W. This means from a smartphone you can start or stop the machine, schedule cleaning times, and check the cleaning history. A sensor ensures that the robot vacuum will clean around personal items as small as 10 mm. As part of the launch, Samsung will also introduce its "Vacuum Your Space" video which is created by Star Wars super fans.

The Darth Vader and Stormtrooper models have been priced at $799 and $699 respectively. Users can control the device from their smartphones, as well as issue voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. They are available for pre-order from Samsung's website today and will be released on November 5th.

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