As we’re all too aware, the Star Wars franchise has wedged itself into more or less every possible merchandising arena on the planet. Naturally, vacuum cleaners are no exception. However, in spite of the gimmicky vibe, the Samsung X Star Wars POWERbot appears to be one heck of a worthy vacuum cleaner. As a cross between sophisticated Star Wars toy and autonomous cleaning unit, the trusty appliance injects copious amounts of flair and functionality into an otherwise relatively mundane ritual. And yes, it comes with killer sound effects–fans simply wouldn’t have it any other way.
Available in either a Darth Vader or Stormtrooper model, the Samsung X Star Wars Powerbot doesn’t go short on performance and technology. Among its bevy of specs is an onboard digital camera and nine smart sensors that scan the home in order to steer an optimised path. That’s joined by Edge Clean Master, which nabs the pesky debris you find in corners and on edges, and CycloneForce Technology, a centrifugal mechanism that separates dirt into an outer chamber so as not to impede the vacuum’s suction power. Speaking of suction power, according to Samsung, the new Star Wars Powerbot offers up to 20 times more suction than their previous model.
Of course, no Star Wars vacuum cleaner would be worth the cost of admission without a range of kitschy sound effects. Naturally, the Powerbot delivers. Expect classic ear candy like the sound of lightsabers and Darth Vader breathing, to more traditional responses in the wake of control commands. Buy the appliance for yourself, or better yet for the Star Wars fanatic in your life, since we all know his apartment is probably a mess.