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Samsung's Latest Robot Vacuum Looks Like Darth Vader

12 October 2017

The vacuum with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper designs is intended for fans in anticipation of the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Today they announced limited editions of their POWERbot VR7000 vacuum cleaner inspired by the iconic sci-fi franchise.

The Darth Vader version comes made with custom premium materials - is meant to resemble the villain's all-black mask.

Both models are now available for pre-order from Samsung's website for $799 (around £600) and they're expected to ship from the week beginning November 6. "From its industry-leading suction power, slim design, and smart features, to the wonderful character-themed voice feedback and sound effects, we are confident the Star Wars limited edition of the VR7000 will be a big hit".

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As Vacuum cleaners, the two are essentially the same, with 10 watts, CycloneForce technology, and Edge Clean Master to really get all the dirt. It even has an app that lets you control the droids and are compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa.

They can also remember your rooms through Visionary Mapping Plus technology and come with plenty of other smart features to boot. A sensor ensures that the robot vacuum will clean around personal items as small as 10 mm.

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.

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Both versions are now available via pre-order and will begin shipping out on November 5.

The Darth Vader model will apparently state "you are powerful" when it goes into turbo mode and play the Imperial March when it's returning to its charging station.

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Samsung's Latest Robot Vacuum Looks Like Darth Vader