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Posts Tagged ‘vacuum’

postheadericon Samsung ‘TangoView’ vacuum surveillance camera will bring you to your knees

In a new milestone testing the limits of convergence, Samsung has just released a WiFi-connected robotic vacuum cleaner with an integrated “TangoView” home monitoring system onto the unsuspecting families and pets of Korea. Like LG’s Hom-Bot, first seen at CES in January, Samsung’s latest Tango cleaner (model VC-RL87W) features an integrated video camera that lets PC, smartphone, and tablet owners treat the vacuum as a remote controlled surveillance camera when not sweeping the floors. The relatively quiet vac operates at 48dB and features a microphone and external lighting. Why? Why not, we say, assuming you can get past the KRW799,000 (about $711) price tag.

Samsung ‘TangoView’ vacuum surveillance camera will bring you to your knees originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Samsung’s Tango Stealth robo-vacuum is a quiet intruder

Samsung's Tango Stealth robo-vacuum is a quiet intruder

Special forces can leave no trace and make no sound, but Samsung‘s Tango Stealth vacuum does them one better: not only is it quiet but it picks up the traces others have left. It’s the latest in a long line of robo-vacs from the company and it’s the quietest, making just 50db of noise while dutifully looking for targets of opportunity on your hardwood. It’ll start shipping in Korea soon at a price of 750,000 Won — about $670. Special faces do cost more than normal ones.

Samsung’s Tango Stealth robo-vacuum is a quiet intruder originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Foki vacuum footwear concept lets you walk in Roomba’s shoes

They may not be the first vacuum shoes to emerge in concept form, but these so-called Foki shoes from designer Adika Titut Triyugo are certainly the most stylish — at least in an ASIMO chic sort of way. They also boast a few new tricks not seen before, including an LED display on top that indicates how much dirt you’ve picked up, and a unique deign that allows them to be completely folded up when not in use. Of course, “concept” is the key word here, but we’ve got to guess there’s an untapped market out there for wearable appliances. Dust Buster gloves, anyone?

Foki vacuum footwear concept lets you walk in Roomba’s shoes originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Dyson City review

Dyson City review

When it comes to vacuums it’s obvious that we tend to like the ones that propel themselves — your Roombas and your XV-11s and the like. But, when it comes to getting something properly clean sometimes you need to break out the manually modulated models, and those from Dyson tend to be the most coveted. The $399 Dyson City is the latest, a little sucker for those with smaller floor plans and shorter attention spans. But, we think it’s good enough for country folk too.

Gallery: Dyson City DC26

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Dyson City review originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon iRobot patents "Celestial Navigation System" for the Roomba

While Roomba’s automated approach to floor cleaning might’ve been novel for its day, its random bumbling is starting to look dated, particularly in comparison to laser-guided, ultra smart vacuums like the Neato XV-11. Well, iRobot is naturally not going to take this lying down, and the company has received a patent for a new “Celestial Navigation System” based on IR beacons bounced off walls and ceilings that the Roomba can track and calculate its position from. It doesn’t sound as fancy as Neato’s completely self-contained system, and it’ll require the setup of multiple beacons throughout the house to make the bot self-sufficient, but we’re guessing it requires less processing and gadgetry on board to pull off — which hopefully means Roomba can stuff this into bots cheaper than Neato’s $400 XV-11. Mint, which was supposed to ship this summer from Evolution Robotics, uses a similar system to the one iRobot is proposing and has a rumored price of under $250.

iRobot patents “Celestial Navigation System” for the Roomba originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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