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The Force is strong with Samsung's Darth Vader robot vacuum

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 5 Nov 2017, 9:30am

The Force is strong with Samsung's Darth Vader robot vacuum

Image source: Samsung Malaysia.

In anticipation of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, Samsung introduced a limited edition Star Wars-themed POWERbot robot vacuum, which boasts a design that's strongly inspired by Darth Vader’s helmet.

“We are very pleased to be part of the excitement leading up to the release of The Last Jedi and to be launching our limited edition POWERbot in partnership with Star Wars fans. From its industry-leading suction power, slim design, and smart features, to the wonderful character-themed voice feedback and sound effects, we are confident the Star Wars limited edition of the VR7000 will be a big hit,” said Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Created using premium materials, the Vader POWERbot is based off the VR7000 model. The special edition also comes with unique and fun sound effects, such as Vader’s theme, and can even mimic the character’s signature breathing.

The VR7000 utilizes FullView Sensor 2.0, which memorizes the layout of a room to plan optimal cleaning routes. Similar to the VR7000, it also uses the same Edge Clean Master and CycloneForce technology to ensure your rooms are thoroughly clean.

Pre-orders for the Vader-themed POWERbot VR7000 will run from November 6 to November 8 in Malaysia. Customers who pre-order will receive a complimentary R2-D2 collectible (worth RM479.90). Those who pre-orders through the MySamsung app will also receive an exclusive gift. The product will be officially available in stores on November 16 at a retail price of RM2,999.

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