Samsung has not one, but two robot vacuums from the VR7000 series themed for Star Wars, one black and white like a stormtrooper's helmet and one in shiny black like Darth Vader's iconic helmet. We actually said that the VR7000 looked like Darth Vader when it launched, so, you're welcome, I guess?
The Darth Vader version of the VR7000 is the better one, as you'd expect — it has Wi-Fi and a remote control, where the lowly stormtrooper has neither. But both have sound effects from Star Wars — the Darth Vac will breathe in that inimitable noise when it powers on.
The VR7000 is a pretty decent robot vacuum by all accounts, although I haven't tried one out myself. I can vouch for Samsung's more powerful robot vacuums like the VR9300, but, y'know, I want this one. Because Star Wars.
Samsung originally planned to make the announcement on Force Friday, but the release was pushed back to the ticket on-sale date. At the moment, the Star Wars limited edition POWERbot will only go on sale in the US, with pre-orders open on Samsung's website. We'll let you know if they end up coming to Australia too. [Samsung]
Samsung has a new robot vacuum cleaner, and its most notable feature might just be that it bears a very strong resemblance to a Sith Lord. This Empire-loving vac will be formally introduced at CES 2017 and will ship some time in March.
This thing sucks. In a good way. The Samsung VR9300 is the most powerful robot vacuum cleaner that you can buy in Australia, and it's redesigned to be slimmer in profile than its predecessors to better slip underneath your couch and furniture to keep your house clean. Integrated Wi-Fi and a ceiling-mapping camera and onboard sensor suite means it'll guide itself around your property while you're away, and you can remotely control it to give your house a bit of a tszuj while you're out.