Samsung has announced that it will show off a new robot vacuum at CES 2017, the Samsung POWERbot VR7000. With a slimmer design than previous Powerbots, the lithuim-ion-fueled bot should be able to pass under chairs and beds that might have been too low for its predecessors. The company says that, in fact, all of the WiFi-enabled Powerbot vacuums will work with the Alexa, including, presumably, current connected models like the Powerbot WiFi. It did not say what you can command your bots to do, but Neato Botvac (which beat Samsung to the punch by adding an Alexa “Skill” last month) basically just lets you start and stop cleaning.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Design:
The POWERbot VR7000 will also be significantly slimmer than its predecessors, as Samsung unveiled the device is less than 4 inches (97 mm) tall. This small size will enable the cleaner to reach places even manual vacuum cleaners can often miss due to their dimensions. Furthermore, this device will boast a so-called Edge Clean Master feature allowing it to closely approach any wall. In addition to the several wide brushes, the new POWERbot VR7000 will allegedly be easier to maintain than its predecessors, primarily thanks to device’s Self-Cleaning Brush system which will automatically take care of most debris trapped in the cleaner.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Specification:
The VR7000 is also smart. It can map out the lay of the land, or your house rather, and remember the turns and bumps. Of course, it can also avoid obstacles that weren’t there the last time it cleaned. It is also smart enough to know just how much suction power to apply depending on the surface it’s cleaning so you won’t have to worry about your expensive carpet. And for the IoT crowd, this vacuum can be controlled from any mobile device or even from an Amazon Echo.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Price:
Samsung hasn’t yet revealed availability details, especially price tag, for the POWERbot VR7000. It’ll, however, show off its suction power at CES next week.