Samsung Has Made a Darth Vader Vacuum For Cleaning Rebel Scum

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Samsung has unveiled a new colour scheme for their POWERbot VR7000 vacuum cleaners, showing off Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper options. But of course, being a limited edition Star Wars version you expect it to do something neat.

But the South Korean tech firm has decided that its line up of flagship phones, QLED TVs, and smart fridges needs a vacuum cleaning robot slathered in the iconic Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmet designs. There's no confirmed availability in the Middle East yet, but the Star Wars PowerBots are available to pre-order in the United States for US$799.

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The Darth Vader version comes made with custom premium materials - is meant to resemble the villain's all-black mask. It even has an app that lets you control the droids and are compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. The VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner is offered in two different styles, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper. Both versions produce sounds associated with their respective character.

The Darth Vader version goes on preorder October 10th in the US for about $800, and it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and its own remote.

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The VR7000 Star Wars limited edition promises all of the powerful cleaning technology and features of the original VR7000, such as suction power capacity of 10 watts, CycloneForce technology, and Edge Clean Master, which helps the unit clean close to walls and edges. The Visionary Mapping Plus feature enables the vacuum to work autonomously by mapping the room and finding the fastest cleaning routes. They are available for pre-order from Samsung's website today and will be released on November 5th. The Darth Vader edition sells for $799, while the Stormtrooper version is priced at $699.

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