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28 August 2016

Sleek and Powerful Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum, Makes You Feel Like Living in Future

It feels great to have a robotic vacuum buzzing around while you enjoy your leisure time. With a sleek design and unique functionality, Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum makes you feel that reality has caught up with science fiction.

The company emphasizes that Dyson 360 Eye is first and foremost, a vacuum cleaner that happens to be a robot, not a robot that’s a vacuum cleaner. In other words, its primary role is to clean your house well, then do it in an efficient automatic way.

Dyson 360 Eye has been in development for nearly 18 years. It first came out on trial in Japan in 2015. A year later, it finally went on sale in the US on August 1, for a hefty $1,000. The product could be ordered on Dyson’s official website.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
Dyson 360 Eye is on sale in the US after an extensive trial in Japan | Image source: gizmodo.com

Dyson 360 Eye has an ‘eye’ at the top of the machine. The ‘eye’ is in fact a 360-degree camera which maps out your room and plots the most efficient cleaning path. The vacuum cleaner knows where it is, remembers where it has been, and understand where it has not yet cleaned.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
The eye sits on the top to give a 360 degree view of the room | Image source: gizmodo.com

Additionally, Dyson 360 Eye follows a square spiral pattern in 5m squares. This is to make sure it doesn’t go over an already cleaned spot. It cleans until it reaches an obstruction and then proceeds to fill in the square before moving onto the next square.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
The robot moves in a way that forms a square spiral | Image source: dyson.com

Remote Control and Scheduling

There’s an accompanying app to help see its route and schedule cleanings as well as troubleshoot. You can start cleaning either using the app, or by pressing the start button on its top. However, you need to use the app to schedule cleaning times. Once installed and connected to your Wi-Fi network, the app can control the robot from anywhere, even outside home.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
The Dyson Link app for Android and iOS allows remote control, scheduling and troubleshooting | Image source: dyson.com

The scheduling is as simple as picking a time and day of the week. The app will then notify you before a scheduled clean, and consequently the robot moves to a comfortable location in the middle of your room and starts the spirals.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
The robot automatically goes back to the charging dock when battery runs low | Image source: dyson.com

It happens at times that Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum misses some corners, but it overall does a fine job cleaning the majority of the room without being too loud. Once the robot has finished cleaning, the app shows you a map of where the robot has been so you can assess how completely it has covered the floor.

Among plenty of other very powerful vacuum cleaners on the market, Dyson’s is certainly the sleekest with a very user-friendly app. If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use robot vacuum which enhances the decor of your room, Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum is a great choice. However, for that kind of money, you might want to consider getting a housekeeper!