Sure, iRobot may have a strong presence in the
impending robot apocolypse world of autonomous vacuum cleaners, but lest we forget about the others like Neato Robotics. The company’s introducing the retro-futuristic XV-21 Pet and Allergy Vacuum for those of us wanting rid our domains of sniffle-inducing dust particles. Although the XV-21 looks similar to last year’s XV-12, it features a new filter for improved airflow and suction, which Neato claims will catch three-times as many tiny bits around your domain as its normal kit. If that wasn’t enough, the cleaner is also loaded with newly developed bristled brush to aid in sweeping up the likes of pet hair while keeping its noise levels to a minimum. If you’re ready to leave the cleaning to the bots, this little guy is set to hit shelves in late April for $429 alongside a $60 Pet and Allergy kit packed with the filter (30 bucks on its own) and brush. Current Neato owners shouldn’t fret either, as the add-ons are compatible with all of the company’s vacuums, requiring only an upgrade to the latest firmware via USB. You’ll find the full details in the press release after the break.
Gallery: Neato Robotics XV-21 (press images)
Neato Robotics’ XV-21 vacuum sucks up pet hair and allergens, looks like a new-age SNES originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.