glnc222 wrote:These are luxury models in that they have a fancy display on the robot besides supporting a smartphone display, not saving any costs there, as well as the IR remote. Compare to Neato's economizing by using the WiFi for control while eliminating the on-board display, replaced by the cost of the radio components.
glnc222 wrote:I suspect Samsung switched from IR Virtual Wall (Guards) to mag strips because as noted in the manual, multiple IR beams are received by the sensor, from the dock and the remote as well, so that they cannot be allowed to reach the robot simultaneously scrambling the coded beam pulses. You could not use the Virtual Guard near the dock for example. Another example of casual design in the industry, improved after long times.
glnc222 wrote:Those are the coded IR beam sensors, the same as used TV's etc. with remotes. They are still there for the dock beacon and remote, even if not responding to Virtual Walls -- a software matter.
Going on sale in March as 2 models, for $499 with 20x suction & $699 with 40x suction of existing robot vacuums, both can be operated either with a dedicated wireless remote, through the company’s Connected Home smartphone app or even through voice control, using Amazon’s Alexa.
glnc222 wrote:Interesting review http://robotvacuums.reviewed.com/content/this-robot-vacuum-doesnt-cut-corners-it-cleans-them
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