Samsung’s Star Wars-themed POWERbots robotic vacuums are here so you don’t need to go to a galaxy far, far away to have Darth Vader or a stormtrooper do the dirty work for you.
Lean mean cleaning machine
These lean mean cleaning machines are equipped with what Samsung calls Visionary Mapping and FullViewSensor 2.0.
It has nine sensors that help it map every inch and corner of the room you intend to clean. It then avoids obstacles and makes sure to suck in the dirt all around the room. Stormtroopers are known for missing their mark, but not these units.
Samsung claims this 3.8-inch smart vacuum has 20 times more power than its previous version. It also has a bristle brush and a drop-down shutter to gather dust sitting in corners and along the edges of the wall. The shutter directs the dirt and dust into the vacuum, making getaways absolutely impossible.
What’s even cooler is that these bad boys also feature catchphrases and music specific to the design. Stormtroopers yell out, “Let’s go,” while the Darth Vader one does the breathing sounds and says lines like, “Your power is weak.”
No Force necessary
You don’t need to be a force user to control the smart robotic vacuums; you only have to install the POWERbot app on your smartphone. You can also control it through voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Star Wars-themed tech
This isn’t the first Star Wars-themed tech released in recent years. Back in 2015, prior to the release of the first movie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the new Star Wars trilogy, Sphero came out with a BB-8 droid. It even inspired a Filipino teen to build a droid of his own.
At IFA 2017, Lenovo unleashed a limited edition Star Wars Yoga 920 Vibe. Even more exciting was the augmented reality experience called Star Wars: Jedi challenges which, as the name suggests, makes you live your lifelong dream of becoming a Jedi. Let’s just hope you’re not the last.
This year, the second movie entitled Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the new trilogy will come out in theaters worldwide in December, inspiring a slew of new tech inspired by the science fiction franchise.