Asus Gets Into Robot Vac Game With ECleaner

Asus Gets Into Robot Vac Game With ECleaner

Asus, making vacuum cleaners? What on Earth is the world coming to? We know 2012 is supposed to bring about some fairly crazy happenings, but we aren't even out of 2009 yet! As the Roombas dominance in the robotic vac arena streaks towards its end, Asus--a mainstay in the consumer PC market--has decided to take a shot at ousting the king. For years now, the robotic vacuum has been synonymous with the Roomba name, but all that could be changing with the introduction of the ECleaner.

This announcement comes just a week after Neato Robotics introduced its own Roomba competitor, and it should retail first in China and Taiwan (by the end of the month, actually). It will be made available through Asus' AGAiT Technology subsidiary, and much like the iconic Roomba, it will be circular in shape and will suck the dust/dirt right out of your carpet without you having to stand behind and push/tug. We're told that it will include a "6000-hour UV light for disinfecting the floor, a slot for spreading fragrance and a remote control that fits neatly on top of the vacuum."



Outside of that, details have been tough to come by. The vac will boast a few pre-programmed patterns, but it remains to be seen what exactly Asus has going on inside in terms of mapping. Have a look at the video below to get an idea of what this could bring to your flooring, but don't get too excited until we hear an official US price/release date (though it should sell for around $150 overseas).


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This is new for Asus on another front... they usually don't make stuff that sucks! ;P

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@recoveringknowitall LOLOL, good one!

You might even say they're sweeping the floor with the competition!

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Oh? Maybe my K8U-X motherboard was an exception. I just feel sorry for the people who have some minor glitch in their ECleaner and have to get technical support: "We are sorry but you will have to contact the maker of your floor to ensure compatibility."

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Well it looks cooler than the roomba.

I have never seen a roomba work, but this just looks like it goes in random spots. Vacuuming one spot 5 times and skipping others.

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"Vacuuming one spot 5 times and skipping others."

Spot on! Smile

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lol.... I wonder How long it would take this thing to actuall vacuum the whole house?

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Depends...do you have a trained kitty pilot?

 

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