As part of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Samsung has released two limited edition models of its POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaners that feature two iconic characters: the Stormtrooper and of course, Darth Vader.
At a recent visit to Samsung’s HQ in South Korea, the company took the chance to show off both limited edition models. Essentially, they are the same as the standard VR7000 – but with some fan service bundled in.
For starters, they are draped in the Stormtrooper white and Darth Vader black colours. And, for the Darth Vader model, sound effects makes the vacuum a lot more fun than it should be. Turning it on, for example, will play Vader’s iconic breathing sound. Activating the auto clean mode will play The Imperial March while it goes about its business in the living room.
The Samsung Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbot robot vacuum cleaners are a lot more fun than they should be. The Darth Vader edition features iconic voice clips that is played when the vacuum is active, while the Imperial March is played on loop while the vacuum goes about its business. This particular model is coming to Malaysia, and will be priced at RM2,999. More details at www.lowyat.net.
Both models also have popular phrases pre-loaded, and are played as they are active – it sounds ridiculous, but in person it really is ridiculously fun. The Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbot are also WiFi-enabled, and can be remotely controlled via the Samsung Connect app.
In the US, the robot vacuums are now open for pre-orders and will be available in December for $699 (about RM2,960) and $799 (about RM3,390) for the Stormtrooper and Darth Vader editions respectively. If you’re interested in purchasing one, you’re in luck – the Darth Vader edition will be coming to Malaysia soon.
Harvey Norman is opening a pre-order for the Darth Vader edition. It’ll retail for a pretty steep RM2,999, but that’s actually lower than the US retail price. On top of that, pre-order customers will also receive a complimentary R2-D2 collectible. Also, pre-order listings are also already visible on Lazada – though they’re not available for purchase yet.