Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty

Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty

Samsung has launched two special edition versions of its PowerBot VR7000 - one that resembles The Dark Lord of the Sith himself, and the other a Stormtrooper. (R2-D2 screwdriver, anyone?) But hey, if you're a Star Wars fan who's in the market for a robot vacuum, why wouldn't you want Darth Vader cleaning your carpet?

"We are very pleased to be part of the excitement leading up to the release of the Last Jedi and to be launching our limited edition POWERbot™ in partnership with Star Wars fans", said B.S. Suh, Executive Vice President of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics.

Aside from the Star Wars features, the POWERbot VR7000 robots are more than just branded gimmicks, and still come packing Samsung's CycloneForce tech and Visionary Mapping to allow for the robots to go about their cleaning duties autonomously; this means the cleaning force should be strong with these robots.

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The Stormtrooper calls out "Let's go!" when it begins cleaning.

You can control them via an app or with Alexa voice commands, but what sets these hoovers apart is their sound effects. So excited that you're...wishing your robot vacuum looked like Darth Vader?

Additionally, the Darth Vader edition comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and a remote control. For example, when powering on the Darth Vader unit, the vacuum will play and mimic the character's infamous breathing. The Darth Vader edition sells for $799, while the Stormtrooper version is priced at $699. They are available for pre-order from Samsung's website today and will be released on November 5th.

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