British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson chose to launch their first-ever robotic model, the Dyson 360 Eye, first in Japan, ahead of other global markets. This is a luxury, high-end home appliance, strikingly different to the Roomba (the American model that dominates the local market in Japan). After 16 years of research and development and millions of dollars of investment, Dyson looks set to make its unique mark on the automous home cleaning market.
First up, the Dyson 360 Eye looks fantastic and comes in a choice of blue or fuchsia colors. Now for the functionality and features. The Radial Root Cyclone suction (the most powerful suction of any robot) that has made Dyson literally a household fixture around the world is present and correct, while innovative 360-degree visual mapping means this little robot doesn't miss a corner.
It is integrated with a dedicated iOS and Android app called Dyson Link for remote activation and scheduling, and the robot is capable of handling a range of surfaces thanks to its tank-style tracks, which maintain constant speed and keep the robot on course across obstacles and bumps. Rather than relying on side brushes, the brush bar covers the width of the product, so the path it takes is the path it cleans without throwing up dust particles into the air.
The Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Cleaner features:
- Japan model
- Color: Fuchsia, Blue
- Radial Root Cyclone
- Dyson digital motor
- 360-degree vision system
- Tank tracks
- Wide brush bar
- Size: around 120 x 242 x 230mm (4.7 x 9.5 x 9.1")
- Weight: around 2.42kg (5.3 lb)
- Charging time: 2.75 hours
- Usage time: around 45 minutes
- Power: charging dock
- Dyson Link app (free): iOS, Android
- Instructions: Japanese