"A first look at Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum"
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A first look at Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum
Welcome to IFA 2014 here in Berlin.
I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET appliances, here with Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum.
This is Dyson's first ever robot vacuum to go to market.
They did have a prototype that they released several years back, but it never made it to production.
So this is really the first one of its kind for the brand.
If you look at it closely, it really stays true to the Dyson style, deviating a little bit from other robot vacuums we've seen.
One of the key features is that it has tracks like a tank instead of regular wheels.
It also has an advanced 360 degree camera that's designed to detect, within a millimeter, where it's located, where it's cleaned, and where it needs to clean.
It weighs 5.2 pounds, it has a .4 liter bin capacity and it's a lot smaller than the other models we've seen.
Another really interesting feature about this [UNKNOWN] vacuum is that it comes with an app, the Dyson link app that will be available for both android and IOS users.
That will allow you to remotely program your robot for a one time cleaning cycle or for a recurring schedule.
Whether you're home or on vacation somewhere else.
This robot vacuum is being unveiled here at IFA in Berlin but initially it's coming out just in Japan.
With a wider release planned for a later date.
We don't have the pricing details just yet but it is rumored that it will retail for roughly $1,650, which is a really hefty price compared to some of the competition but with.
The features and the claims that it makes, it could just be worth it.
Stay tuned for our review of the Dyson 360 I and check www.cnet.com/IFA for more IFA coverage.
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