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Say goodbye to household cleaning with Samsung's robot vacuum

By TS Dealmaster ยท 7 replies
Oct 11, 2018
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  1. Cleaning your house is now easier than ever before. With the latest visionary robotic technology, the Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Robot Vacuum is the future of household cleaning. Say goodbye to cleaning chores forever with this intelligent robot vacuum that can avoid obstacles and clean corners.

    The Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Robot Vacuum is more than just your typical vacuum cleaning. Featuring Visionary Mapping technology with a FullView Sensor, the POWERbot can map the layout of your house to optimize cleaning. This vacuum is able to avoid common obstacles like chair legs and doors. It even boasts 20 times more suction power than its predecessor, and can automatically adjust the amount of suction based on type of surface.

    To make this robot vacuum even better, Samsung has added your favorite Star Wars sound effects in response to control commands. Get the Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Robot Vacuum today for just $372, which is 46% off the original price.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,033   +2,427

    Does Samsung think that for people who buy such things, house cleaning is a joke?

    The competing companies in this market strive for efficiency and better function, not entertainment. Samsung is way off on this one.

    And it is 46% off the original price, because nobody is buying it. The competing products, like Roomba, have undergone quite a few generations, and are serious products. Back to the drawing board, Samsung.
     
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  3. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,521   +246

    I loved this Q&A on the Amazon store page:

    Question:
    Will the storm trooper version actually hit the dirty parts of the room? in my experience, storm troopers can't actually hit anything.

    Answer:
    As long as it's normal Rebel Scum my Storm Trooper will hit it. If it's main character Rebel Scum . . . at best you'll get a glancing hit.
     
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  4. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Maniac Posts: 294   +198

    So....Samsung thinks that cleaning a house only involves cleaning/sweeping the floor... or that cleaning the floor never requires more than sweeping/vacuuming it (I.e. no mopping of liquids ever needed)?

    Not that our house is super huge, but I can honestly say that, of the various tasks that are part of keeping it clean each week, sweeping & vacuuming take up the least amount of time. These Roomba wanna-bes have zero ability to dust furniture, wipe down kitchen & bathroom counters, clean mirrors, scrub toilets & bathtubs, etc.

    Although I'll admit, it would be awesome to watch a cat riding one of these around...
     
  5. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 986   +508

    Samsung's robot vacuums have been around for years (at least 2013), and they have always sucked compared to the competition (in the bad way). I see they still need to stick to the gimmicks to make sales.
     
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  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,769   +175

    I can get a good robot vac for less than $200 and still can do more. Samsung prices are so high for these iRobot are really experience and don't forget the replacements parts too.
     
  7. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 247   +152

    Granted, it'd be cool to hear occasional Vader quotes as you're working on the computer or toiling around the house. But $372 is the half-off price? LOL. No.
     
  8. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 986   +508

    At least they offer replacement parts; a user can even just swap out the wheel with a single Philips screwdriver. A lot of companies would have a 'too bad, would you like to buy the latest model' attitude about this sort of thing.
     

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