THE Samsung has been selling vacuum cleaners for many years and is bringing one of them to Brazil for the first time: Powerbot VR7200 with 130 W power, Wi-Fi connectivity to be controlled by cell phone, and voice guide in Portuguese. The company charges dearly for these features, however: the suggested price is R $ 4,999.
The Samsung Powerbot VR7200 creates a map of the room using Visionary Mapping 2.0 technology at the top, which analyzes the ceiling to establish the boundaries of the area to be cleaned. There is also an optical sensor at the bottom and a three-axis gyroscope that the robot uses to establish cleaning routes.
When it reaches a corner or wall, it activates the Auto Shutter, a kind of shovel that creates a barrier to collect more dirt. And there are a couple of Easy Pass wheels to climb onto rugs or run over cables.
The device has a soft, self-cleaning brush to collect dust without scratching the floor. A shredder in the center and on the sides can transform animal hair and hair into smaller particles so they don’t stick to the brush. The waste bin is relatively small, with a volume of 300 ml.
According to Samsung, the Powerbot VR7200 can enter under some furniture, including beds, by being 97 mm high. The manufacturer also says that this model has 40x the suction power of other vacuum robots, equivalent to a traditional vacuum cleaner.
Samsung Powerbot has Wi-Fi for control via cell phone
It has Wi-Fi connectivity and can be controlled via the cell phone with the SmartThings app: you can turn on the robot, stop it, change the suction level, set cleaning times and see where it has already cleaned.
There is a remote control that offers these same features. With it, it is possible to use the Point Cleaning system: you point the control light in front of the vacuum cleaner and it moves to the desired point to clean it.
The robot also includes a voice guide available in 14 languages, including Portuguese, which informs you of its current status, scheduled cleaning times and any errors. You can mute that voice or use sound effects.
He returns to the charging base when he realizes that the battery is running out. After charging is complete, the device returns to the last point to continue cleaning.
The Powerbot VR7200 has a suggested price of R $ 4,999. Find out more details on Samsung’s official website.
Samsung Powerbot VR7200 – specs:
- Maximum power consumption: 130 W
- Cleaning speed: 0.32 m / s
- Dust storage capacity: 300 ml
- Noise level: 78 dBA
- Cleaning time: 60/75/90 min
- Battery charging time: 160 min
- Cleaning brush width: 278 mm
- Filters: exhaust fan and pre-motor
- Wheel diameter: 80 mm
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 340 x 97 x 348 mm, 4.3 kg
Updated August 1st at 10:02 am with the correct price.