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Dyson unveils its second robot vacuum, the 360 Heurist

By midian182 · 6 replies
Sep 14, 2018
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  1. As noted by Engadget, the 360 Heurist was unveiled in Beijing earlier this week. One of the biggest upgrades over the 360 Eye is the new quad-core 1.4GHz processor that’s able to process information 20 times faster than the previous model. Dyson says this lets it pick up 60 percent more detail about the surroundings and reduces the chances of it hitting something by half.

    Other features include more stiff nylon bristles, now up from 5468 to 6947, and 20 percent more suction power than the 360 Eye—despite both vacuums using the same 78,000 rpm Dyson V2 digital motor. There are three suction power settings that can double the runtime up to 80 minutes, and it comes with eight LEDs that automatically light up in dark environments, letting it clean rooms at night without constantly bumping into furniture.

    As with the 360 Eye, the Heurist can be controlled using the vacuum’s companion app; functionality that has also been upgraded with the inclusion of voice commands. In China, the vacuum can be ordered around using Alibaba’s Tmall Genie smart speaker. Amazon’s Alexa is expected to be the digital assistant of choice in other locations.

    There's no word on price or launch locations for the 360 Heurist outside of China, where it will be available this November for 5,490 yuan (about $800). Dyson no longer lists the 360 Eye on its website, which could indicate an eventual global release for the successor.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,596   +3,201

    For that kind of money, if I can't have a meaningful conversation with my vacuum cleaner, it ain't no good. And it doesn't help when the manual already says this thing sucks.
    Reehahs, Robinson Ochoa and senketsu like this.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,684   +4,028

    HAHAHAHA .... I'll hold off for the ripped off versions that will be 1/3rd the price!
    Reehahs and Robinson Ochoa like this.
  4. BSim500

    BSim500 TS Evangelist Posts: 624   +1,256

    LOL. $800 and it still can't get the cobwebs on the ceiling...
  5. Godel

    Godel TS Addict Posts: 186   +97

    A robot vacuum cleaner that CAN get the cobwebs off the ceiling would be really scary.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,816   +1,180

    Dudes, if you haven't owned Dyson products, don't hate the price.
  7. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +699

    So, more expensive than a Roomba, and still lagging by a generation - and it lights up your room to see in the dark, instead of just using IR sensors.

    I see why they sell in China; it is probably the only place they can compete, since a lot of Roomba tech is stuck begin EAR and ITAR.
    Reehahs likes this.

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