For those waiting for Dyson's high-end robot vacuum cleaner, the Eye 360, to land in the states, you're in luck: the vacuum cleaner finally arrives in the U.S. sometime next year.
Currently, only Japan has the Eye 360, although Dyson states that has more to do with how the Japanese tend to embrace new technology over Americans, who tend to take their time in buying the latest gadgets.
This decision also probably has a lot to do with the Eye 360's price, too: at $1,200, it's not inexpensive, particularly when other similar robot vacuums are available in the U.S., including the popular Roomba, which has models that run in price from around $400 to $800.
However, Dyson plans on counting on the Eye 360's advanced technology to drive sales. That new technology allows the robot vaccum to truly see its surroundings, giving it the ability to see and map an entire room quickly.
"This unique 360 degree vision system uses complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry, and trigonometry to map and navigate a room," said Dyson to PC Magazine. "So it knows where it is, where it's been, and where it's yet to clean."
Also, as with other Dyson vacuums, the company claims the Eye 360 has "the highest suction of any robot vacuum," thanks to a motor that can spin up to 78,000 RPM.
"It looks like a light saber. They don't realize it has the same suckage as the upright vacuum," said Dyson CEO Max Conze to The Wall Street Journal.
The Eye 360 also features technology that can capture small particles that other robot vacuums miss, such as mold and pollen. The vacuum even has tank treads, which gives it better traction than its competitors.
A key feature of the Eye 360 that sets it apart from other similar vacuums is its internet connectivity: the vacuum comes with a mobile app that allows users to control and schedule the machine at their fingertips.
Dyson vacuums are never inexpensive, but with such new technology, will Americans jump on the Dyson bandwagon? At $1,200 and with other cheaper options available, Dyson will have its answer next summer, when the Eye 360 lands in stores.