Samsung has unveiled its Powerbot VR7000, a robotic vacuum that you can control with your Amazon Echo. In fact, Samsung says that all of its Wi-Fi-enabled Powerbot vacuums will work with Alexa. We don’t know exactly what you can command your bots to do, but I wouldn’t expect anything other than simple stop, go and get to work sort of commands.
This version is 28 percent slimmer than past models, so it should fit under your couch more easily. It will also get as close as a half inch to a wall and avoid objects as small as a quarter inch, due to the front placement of the wide 11-inch brush and “FullView Sensor 2.0.” It also boasts a self-cleaning brush, room contour mapping, adjustable suction levels and full remote control with a smartphone using Wi-Fi. Robot vacuum aficionados and enslavers will love these upgraded features. Hopefully it translates to a cleaner house.
Nothing on price or availability yet, but it will show off the vacuum bot at CES 2017, which opens to the media on Tuesday, January 3rd. Sounds like it doesn’t suck. Well, it does, but you know what I mean.