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Dyson's robot vacuum gets an exclusive release in Japan for $1,200

(Credit: MoneyTimes) Dyson's Mike Aldred introduces '360 Eye' robot vacuum cleaner at its unveiling on October 21, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The robot cleaner will be on sale from October 23 in Japan at the price of 138,000 Japanese yen.Mike Aldred
October 22
10:06 AM 2015

After nearly 16 years in the making, Dyson's robot vacuum cleaner is finally getting a release date in Japan with a price tag of  ¥149,040 or USD1,200.

Mashable reported that the Dyson 300 Eye is one of the most expensive vacuums out there. It is even more expensive than iRobot's high-end Roomba, which is $899. According to a spokesperson from Dyson, the new vacuum product will exclusively be available in Dyson Store located in Tokyo and other selected stores in the Pacific country. Dyson promises that it will release the product to the world in 2016.

Digital Trends reported that other vacuum brands may have incorporated some of the 300 Eye's best features to their products, like Samsung PowerBot's location tracking camera and the app-controlled robots in Neato and iRobot, but Dyson's upcoming product has something more to offer. The Dyson 300 Eye lets you see a map of the area it has cleaned up in real time. It also has a 100,000 RPM Dyson digital motor and "track rollers." This lets the vacuum seamlessly run through the various terrains in your house transitioning from ordinary floor to carpet and rug. It also has the Cyclone technology that separates dust from dirt.

According to Daily Mail, the Dyson 300 Eye can travel through the house on caterpillar tracks and clean every room before it goes back to its original docking station. It has infrared sensors that let it avoid bumping from furniture. Users can also set its cleaning schedule through their smartphone app, which means they can start the cleaning process even if they are not in the house.

Sir James Dyson said, "Most robotic vacuum cleaners don't see their environment, have little suction, and don't clean properly. They are gimmicks." He said their vacuum has the 360 degree vision system, along with its digital motor and cyclone technology, which are the major factors for achieving high performance.

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