Samsung’s New Robot Vacuum Cleans up Holiday Floor Messes with Power and Precision, Fueled by Wi-Fi Technology

New Model Features the World’s Most Powerful Suction among Robot Vacuums, Cleaning Floors with Maximum Convenience and Minimal Effort

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--()--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a leader in home appliance innovations, today announced the availability of its new robot vacuum, the POWERbot Turbo, which takes extreme cleaning to new levels with the world’s most powerful suction among robot vacuums*. The holiday entertaining season will be less of an undertaking with the intuitive power of a robot cleaning helper at your command. With a multitude of smart and intuitive features packed into a sleek, floor hugging machine, Samsung’s POWERbot Turbo offers an impressive mix of technological sophistication and stylish design.

“Homeowners have told us again and again that one of their biggest challenges is keeping their homes clean and getting rid of the floor dirt and dust which never seems to go away”

“Homeowners have told us again and again that one of their biggest challenges is keeping their homes clean and getting rid of the floor dirt and dust which never seems to go away,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances at Samsung. “With holiday guests about to visit, you’ll need all the help you can get and the solution is pretty simple and practical: use as much strong and targeted vacuum suction power as possible. The POWERbot Turbo provides levels of performance that no other robot vacuum can match. And it joins a line of other POWERbot products that are your essential and powerful partners for a dirt- and dust-free home.”

Setting a Smart New Bar in Cleaning Power and Precision

In 2014, Samsung first introduced the POWERbot robot vacuum line, which offered unprecedented cleaning power and precision. It was an immediate hit that transformed the floor cleaning experience and set a new bar for convenience and performance. The new POWERbot Turbo amps up the level of suction, Wi-Fi control and convenience, banishing hard-to-vacuum dirt and other objects that have always been frustrating to pick up.

With 70 times more powerful suction than the leading robot vacuum brand1, the Samsung POWERbot Turbo is the world’s most powerful model among robot vacuums– and one of the smartest. Its Smart Control Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to remotely guide the movement of your vacuum using your smartphone. The “Select & Go™” feature creates a virtual map of your home on your smartphone app, letting you select specific areas or rooms that may need cleaning. There is even an extra convenience of voice-controlled vacuuming on demand through Amazon Alexa.

With an enhanced visual mapping system that can literally “see” its way around your home, the POWERbot Turbo robot vacuum delivers the ultimate clean, all without lifting a finger. The Visionary Mapping™ Plus System literally creates a map of your home that includes hard-to-reach corners with the use of high performance computer chips, more than 10 sensors and a digital camera. As it cleans, the vacuum stores this map as a Digital Floorplan® that is accessed by the Select & Go™ feature. Be it dust, debris or dirt, nothing is safe from the POWERbot Turbo’s clutches as it glides along the floor. An upgraded, high-performance FullView Sensor™ acts as the robot’s eyes, detecting every narrow and small obstacle and avoiding obstacles like furniture, walls and stairways.

The extreme suction power is coupled with CycloneForce™, an efficient dust separation system that uses strong centrifugal forces to provide more consistent power with less clogging2. For even more cleaning convenience, Point Cleaning™ uses a remote control to allow you to shine a light beam to a desired location on the floor, which the vacuum follows cleaning as it moves.

Superior cleaning with POWERbot Turbo is also assured with a high quality enlarged drum brush which cleans a much wider area with no need for side brushes.

Sophisticated Design and Innovation in a Compact Machine

Measuring just 14.8 inches in width, 14.3 inches in depth and 5.3 inches in height, the POWERbot Turbo packs a lot of innovation into its cleverly designed robust frame and sophisticated LED interface. An attractive and functional front conceals an enlarged Combo Brush, whose combination of soft and hard bristles along with a rubber blade pick up even the finest pet hair with fewer tangles, while also sweeping up larger crumbs and debris.

The top of the vacuum features a transparent CycloneForce compartment with a clear window to see the amount of dirt collected, which can easily detach to empty the dirt into the trash can. Large Easy Pass™ wheels on the wings of the vacuum allow it to move freely and efficiently around the floor, from room to room, easily navigating different floor surfaces and bypassing wires and door frames.

The POWERbot Turbo (model: VR9350) is available now at major retailers nationwide and online at Samsung.com for suggested retail price of $1,199.

To see Samsung’s latest home appliances and other products, visit http://www.samsung.com/us/.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

1 Suction power tested on Samsung VR9300 in comparison with a leading robot vacuum brand’s particular model in the US market as of March 2016. the test was performed by an independent lab (SLG) based on the test method modified from EN 60312-1

2 When compared to previous robot vacuum models.

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