Star Wars fans in the United States, especially those of us who insist on keeping our spaces dust-free, are most likely freaking out over the launch of Samsung’s special Star Wars limited edition POWERbot™ VR7000 robot vacuums. Pre-orders have begun on October 10 on with availability in the U.S.

The conception of the VR7000 POWERbot™ is the result of a collaboration between Samsung and Star Wars superfans, intended to send fans wild with frenzy – especially those who are eagerly awaiting this year’s December release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Which is also the final film in the Disney and Lucas Films saga. From product planning to design, production, marketing, and distribution, this is a first-of-its-kind collaboration on building and launching a product designed by the fans and built for the fans.

Just look at it… I still can’t comprehend how the engineers actually figured out a way to make a cleaning device look like Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper!


Picture Credits: Samsung Electronics

The Darth Vader version of the POWERbot™ is equipped with WiFi connectivity and a remote control, and its cover was created with custom premium materials to resemble The Dark Lord’s all-black mask, while the Stormtrooper version is instantly recognisable in the form of its white and black helmet.

Picture Credits: Samsung Electronics

Both models are built with entertaining sound effects made famous by each character. For example, the Darth Vader unit plays and mimics the character’s infamous breathing when turned on.

These POWERbot™ versions carry the same powerful cleaning innovations as the original VR7000, which was awarded the 2017 CES Innovation Award for its unique smart features and powerful performance. Features include a suction power capacity of 10 watts, CycloneForce technology, and Edge Clean Master, to suck out those stubborn dust from hard to reach nook and crannies.

With Visionary Mapping™ Plus, the vacuum bots are capable of memorising a room layout and identifying the fastest cleaning routes around a user’s home. Coupled with the FullView Sensor™ 2.0 , the unit can clean around home decorations and valuable personal items as small as 10mm!

Now, will we see this special bot land in our sunny shores? We’ll just have to wait and see. And once we receive word about its landing in Singapore, it shall be announced on Tech Coffee House promptly!


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