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    December 22, 2015

    LG unveils a vacuum cleaner with augmented reality

    HOM-BOT Turbo+

    If you needed any proof we’re living in the future, LG has unveiled a new vacuum cleaner, named the HOM-BOT Turbo+, that comes equipped with augmented reality.

    A vacuum cleaner might be the only electronic appliance that gets more pricey the more it sucks, but that hasn’t stopped LG from reminding us we’re firmly in the 20th century with the release of a new vacuum cleaner, the HOM-BOT Turbo+.

    Despite a clunky nomenclature, the HOM-BOT Turbo+ is LG’s newest product which spearheads the firm’s new CordZero cleaner range. Equipped with augmented reality and a smart feature named Home-Joy, the HOM-BOT allows users to issue instructions and designate areas that need extra cleaning using the camera of any smartphone.

    Users will be able to take images of rooms in their household and specify which part of the room requires cleaning; the HOM-BOT Turbo+ will then move to that exact location and decimate dust. Think a far more precise version of a Roomba.

    The HOM-BOT Turbo+ will make use of Triple Eye camera sensors to record which areas in its vicinity the unit has already cleaned. If you’re feeling especially pedantic, the unit will steam a real time feed to owner’s smartphones, who can then request the unit to clean their household from a remote location.

    Further, in the most weird product stretch we’ve heard of this year, the HOM-BOT Turbo+ can double as a sentry, and is able to send reports to users when movement is detected in their homes.

    What are your thoughts on perhaps the most futuristic vacuum cleaner to date? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

     

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