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Dyson's robot vacuum aims high, but falls shortThe $999/£800 360 Eye by Dyson is good, but the competition sells similar bots for less.
When Dyson first announced its 360 iRobot vacuum in 2014, we were really excited about its promise. They promised that its 360 camera would map out a room better than ever and its motor would be more powerful. Than any other robot document in the world and now two years later it's finally here in US market. And while it does a lot of this things right its mops out a room nicely, it has a super intuitive app, the one thing that they said would be awesome. It's performance Really isn't quite there. It's really good, but the [UNKNOWN] is only $700 and it does it even better. So we specifically compared the [UNKNOWN] vacuum to the [UNKNOWN] and the iRobot Roomba 980. On rice and sand, this one unfortunately came in last place, in third, picking up the least amount of those two things. In terms of pet hair our third test it came in second place. Below the [UNKNOWN] but above the iRobot Roomba so it did okay but it still didn't do awesome. So unless Dyson seriously docks the price of this robot vacuum it's hard to recommend today over cheaper models like the $700 [UNKNOWN] bot vac connected. [MUSIC]