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Dyson 360 Eye

The Dyson 360 Eye, announced at IFA, will be available in Japan first before a wider international release and will cost 130,000 Yen (that's roughly $1,250, £750, and AU$1,320).

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Dyson 360 Eye

The Dyson 360 Eye was showcased at IFA 2014.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The brand clearly drew from its existing aesthetic to create the 360 Eye's design.

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Dyson 360 Eye

While it is Dyson's first production-ready robot vacuum, it isn't the brand's first bot.

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Dyson 360 Eye

This was actually Dyson's first robot vacuum, but it never made it past the prototype stage.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The 360 Eye is quite a departure from the original model.

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Dyson 360 Eye

For one, it has an app.

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Dyson 360 Eye

That way, you can schedule your 360 Eye remotely or initiate a one-time cleaning cycle on-the-go.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The app is called Dyson Link and will be available on Android and iOS platforms.

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Dyson 360 Eye

It's also a lot more compact than its original prototype, and most competitor models we've seen, too.

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Dyson 360 Eye

It comes with a transparent dock and a large power adapter.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Dyson walked us through its navigation pattern, with the green section indicating its path and the red section indicating obstacles it has detected and maneuvered around.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The 360 Eye will only be available in Japan at first and will retail for 130,000 Yen.

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Dyson 360 Eye

It's safe to say that Dyson is continuing to focus on high-end appliances with the 360 Eye.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Dyson makes a lot of big claims about the suction power of its vacuum, which might account for the massive price tag.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Dyson's official press release said that the 360 Eye has "more suction power than any other robot vacuum on the Japanese market."

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Dyson 360 Eye

It has tank-like treads instead of wheels.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Infrared sensors detect obstacles.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The brush bar spans the width of the machine.

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Dyson 360 Eye

And, it has a 360-degree camera on the top that scans the room at up to 30 frames per second.

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Dyson 360 Eye

The 360 Eye is coming to Japan in spring 2015, with plans to expand internationally from there.

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