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Tech Thursdays: Samsung is bringing The Force to your living room

Samsung is launching a limited-edition Star Wars themed Powerbot VR7000M vacuum cleaner. You can finally have your own droid sidekick around the house!

These vacuums use The Force (and nine smart sensors) to map out the shape of your room and avoid obstacles. You can practice your Jedi skills by controlling the vacuum with the smartphone app or with voice controls through Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.

According to The Verge Magazine, the Darth Vader design vacuum makes Vader’s breathing noises and the Stormtrooper vacuum exclaims “Let’s go!” when it starts cleaning. Each vacuum plays different sound effects.

The Powerbots have a 10-watt suction power. The vacuums are available for pre-order now and will be taking over the galaxy starting November 5th. The Stormtrooper model is $699 and the Darth Vader model is $799 because it includes Wi-Fi.

Would I buy this? Maybe. The idea of a robot vacuum, especially a Star Wars themed one, interests me but the price could be lower. Other robot vacuums, such as iRobot’s Roomba has a starting price of $375 for their Wi-Fi connected vacuums.