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09/04/2014 12:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

You Never Thought You'd Want A Vacuum So Badly

This is one vacuum you won't want to hide in the linen closet. In fact, we'd recommend displaying it in on your coffee table. It's that gorgeous...

dyson eye 360

dyson eye 360

The vacuum is the final result of 16 years of hard work by Dyson, the biggest name in high-end vacuums. Officially named the Dyson Eye 360, it is the company's first robotic vacuum, complete with infrared sensors and a 360-degree camera (hence the name).

The vacuum was announced by the company on Thursday but won't be available for purchase until next year. It's also not the world's first robotic vacuum, but it's in a completely different league than the well-known Roomba.

What can this vacuum do that makes it so special? How about scan your home to see where it needs to clean?

It gets better: When the Dyson Eye 360's battery gets low, it scoots itself over to its docking station and recharges itself. Cords are so 2000 and late.

dyson eye 360

The Eye 360 will also link to your phone, so that you can schedule cleanings when you're not home. It all sounds pretty incredible, but we have to think that there may be some unfortunate privacy concerns, since, well, it's an autonomously moving camera inside your home. Remember, nothing is safe from hacking.

The Dyson Eye 360 will be available in Japan in spring 2015 before expanding to the rest of the world. There is no set price yet, but based on previous products, we can assume that this one will cost at least $500. Roombas, for comparison, can cost upwards of $699.

Dyson said in its press release that it spent almost $47 million in research and design for the Eye 360.

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