Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum features a digital V2 motor that spins at 78,000RPM generating the highest suction of any robot vacuum.
After 16 years and $46 million spent on research, Dyson’s first robot vacuum, the Dyson 360 Eye, is set to hit Japan in the spring of 2015, with the rest of the world to follow.
Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum enters a crowded market that already boasts numerous models from iRobot, LG, Neato, Samsung and others. So, what will set the Dyson 360 Eye apart from the competition? First, it boasts a 360-degree panoramic camera with eight infrared sensors that take up to 30 images per second of the room it’s cleaning in order to continually relay where it is, where it has been and where it needs to go.
And Dyson has a smartphone and tablet app, called Dyson Link App, that allows owners to remotely control the robotic vacuum cleaner and start cleaning while they’re away from the house.
The Dyson 360 Eye sports two different sets of cleaning brushes:
- Carbon-fiber brushes capable of picking up dirt at the micron level for hard surfaces
- Nylon bristles for carpets. It navigates around on mini-tank treads to help move it around or up and over obstacles.
Borrowing from other Dyson vacuum technology, the 360 Eye features a digital V2 motor that spins at 78,000RPM generating the highest suction of any robot vacuum. Additionally, Dyson claims that machine’s Radial Root Cyclone technology pulls microscopic dust and allergens out of the air and into its dust collector.
The 360 Eye automatically self-docks and recharges when its battery runs low. The lithium-ion battery is good for 20 minutes of run time. The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum weighs 5.22 pounds and has a capacity of 0.4 liters of dirt and dust.
There’s no word yet on pricing.