Samsung AI EcoBubble Fully Automatic Washing Machine Range Launched in India, Starting at Rs. 41,600
Consumer electronics major Samsung on Tuesday launched its range of artificial intelligence-enabled bilingual AI EcoBubble fully automatic front load washing machines in India.
“AI EcoBubble is India’s first washing machine that learns user behaviour and suggests the most preferred wash cycle, providing ease of use by eliminating the need to juggle through multiple options,” said Samsung.
This smart Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled washing machine line up can be connected with Samsung smart devices such as Galaxy smartphones, Samsung smart TVs and family hub refrigerators as well as voice devices such as Alexa and Google Home, it added.
“When connected with the Samsung SmartThings App, AI EcoBubble washing machines provide best wash options basis 2.8 million big data points,” it said.
Its AI wash uses sensors to sense the laundry’s weight and level of soiling and optimises the amount of water, detergent and rinsing time, using machine learning, it added. While its air wash technology deodorises and sanities clothes without washing them with water.
On the other hand, super speed cycle reduces laundry time drastically by shortening the rinsing time using speed spray and accelerating spin speed to quickly spin-dry clothes.
Starting from Rs. 41,600, the new lineup of washing machines will be available across all retail partners in India along with Samsung’s official online store Samsung Shops and channel partners Amazon and Flipkart.
Samsung India Senior vice president, Consumer Electronics Business, Mohandeep Singh said: “Our new AI-enabled bilingual washing machine line up is a breakthrough innovation that leverages the advances in machine learning to offer simple, intelligent and personalised laundry solutions to consumers. We are confident that the new range will further enhance consumer lifestyles and will witness strong adoption across the country.” Last month, rival South Korean firm LG Electronics had introduced a new line up consisting of smart appliances with AI technology. It had also introduced AI Direct Drive washing machines.
Samsung Jet 90 Complete Vacuum Cleaner Review: Powerful, Effective Home Cleaning
A good vacuum cleaner is a valuable tool to have at home and while there are plenty of affordable options, these are often bulky, ergonomically difficult to handle, or just not powerful enough to do a very good job. Fortunately for those with a higher budget, the premium segment is growing, with recent launches from brands such as Samsung and Philips giving strong competition to Dyson, which has been one of the top players in the cordless vacuum cleaner space the world over.
Samsung recently launched its Jet series of premium cordless vacuum cleaners, priced from Rs. 32,500 onwards in India. The product I’m reviewing here is the Rs. 49,990 Jet 90 Complete, the most advanced and powerful product in the range. Going up against the competition including the Dyson V12 Detect Slim, is the Samsung Jet 90 Complete the best premium cordless vacuum cleaner you can buy in India right now? Find out in this review.
Samsung Jet 90 Complete design and usage
While competing products tend to be a bit large, colourful, and rather indiscreet in their appearance, Samsung has gone with a more sophisticated and muted approach to the design of the Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner. Available in just a single silver colour option, the Jet 90 uses a cyclone-based suction system with nine cyclones generating the suction power for the vacuum function.
Interestingly, the entire cyclone system and air filter are placed within the 0.8L dustbin and can be removed and washed with water to keep the Samsung Jet 90 Complete clean. The motor and its air vents sit right behind the dustbin fixture, and the suction inlet is below the dustbin. This arrangement creates a somewhat different and odd path for the airflow, but this doesn’t hamper the Jet 90’s abilities in any way. The air filter is claimed to be able to capture 99.999 percent of dust particles and allergens 0.5 microns or larger.
The handle for the Samsung Jet 90 Complete is at the back, but the weight of the device itself is balanced away from the handle and makes the vacuum cleaner feel a bit heavy in the hand, especially when cleaning top surfaces. It gets a bit easier to hold with the pipe and floor cleaning heads attached as the head rests on the ground and takes a bit of the weight off the handle, but it still feels a bit unwieldy. This meant that it got a bit uncomfortable to hold over long cleaning sessions.
At the bottom is the slot for the battery, which clips into place and can be released just as easily thanks to a quick-release button. Just one battery is included with the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, but you can purchase an extra battery separately for extended run time, if needed. Usefully, the charging station can charge a second battery simultaneously, and as mentioned, swapping batteries is easy and quick.
The top of the handle has the controls for the Samsung Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner. This includes a power button and two buttons to adjust the suction power, along with a small set of illuminating indicators to show the active power mode and other alerts such as blockages in the roller head or if there is a need to change the air filter. There are three power modes, and a fourth ‘wet’ mode; the latter requires the wet-mopping fitting, which isn’t included with the Jet 90 Complete in India or available to buy officially.
Cleaning the dustbin on the Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a bit more complicated than on competing products, since even emptying it requires it to be fully removed from the vacuum cleaner and unlatched. This tended to take a bit longer than needed, and I’d usually wait till the bin was nearly full before emptying it given the effort involved. However, this allows for a more thorough cleaning of both the dustbin and cyclone-generating apparatus of the vacuum cleaner, both of which can be washed with water as needed.
Samsung Jet 90 Complete fittings and accessories
While competing cordless vacuum cleaners come with ordinary charging adapters and plugs, or wall-mounted docks, the Samsung Jet 90 Complete goes a step further and includes the impressive ‘Z Station’ charging stand. This is a complex apparatus designed to make charging and storage of the Jet 90 vacuum cleaner and its fittings very easy. As mentioned, you can also charge a second battery simultaneously with the primary battery attached to the vacuum cleaner.
The base of the Z Station is quite heavy, which keeps it stable when the Samsung Jet 90 Complete is docked on it, and has a slot for the second battery to charge. The adapter and power cable connect to the base. If for whatever reason you don’t want to set up the charger in its tower form, you can just remove the battery from the vacuum cleaner and charge it on the base itself. The main stand charges the vacuum cleaner as soon as it’s placed on it, and has sockets to clip on the smaller fittings for easy access.
Included with the Samsung Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner are the turbo action brush for stubborn stains on floors, the soft action brush for regular floor cleaning, the mini motorised tool for top surfaces, combination and crevice tools for specific cleaning requirements, and a flexible tool to angle the fittings to get to hard-to-reach places.
The former three fittings are motorised, and draw power for the spinning brushes from the vacuum cleaner itself. The soft action brush and turbo action brush can also be opened conveniently for cleaning.
There is also a telescopic adjustable extension pipe, with four possible length points ranging from 930mm to 1,140mm. This helps to set a comfortable length for floor cleaning, access heights easily, and store the device conveniently when not in use. The shortest length just about extends to the floor when the Jet 90 is docked on the Z Station, so you can keep the pipe and one of the fittings attached safely even while charging.
Samsung Jet 90 Complete performance and battery life
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner is a lot like the competition from Dyson, including the suction power. The device has a rated peak suction power of 200W with a nine-cyclone system for generating suction, making it among the most powerful vacuum cleaners in its category, and this did show in everyday use.
Of course, suction power isn’t everything, and effective cleaning also requires the use of the appropriate cleaning heads to effectively capture dirt and dust from various surfaces. For hard floors, the soft action brush with the fluffy roller was adequate in most situations, although I did occasionally find the turbo action brush to work better, particularly over carpets and when it was particularly messy.
The mini motorised tool is meant to be used on soft surfaces for everyday cleaning, and usually without the extension pipe, such as on sofas or beds. Although the head has some flexibility, I found that it wasn’t as effective in picking up dust and dirt on non-flat surfaces, such as the gaps between cushions or the fabric knots on sofas.
That said, all of the motorised heads were reliable in avoiding tangles or blockages during my time with the Samsung Jet 90 Complete. Cleaning these heads was also quite easy for the occasional grime build-up, or tangled strings and paper scraps. The smaller non-motorised fittings were useful for reaching narrow gaps or cleaning hard surfaces such as table tops and counters, and worked as expected.
The ‘Mid’ power level is the default setting for the Samsung Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner, and is the operative level every time the device is turned on. It generated enough power for most everyday cleaning tasks in my home, and was the one I typically used during my review. I did occasionally have to increase the power to ‘Max’ for stubborn cleaning tasks, particularly when vacuuming over carpets and rugs.
The battery saving ‘Min’ level might be adequate for a quick floor clean, but I preferred using the ‘Mid’ level most of the time. The Samsung Jet 90 Complete can get quite loud and shrill-sounding at the maximum power level, but it didn’t sound too loud or unpleasant at the ‘Mid’ or ‘Min’ levels.
Battery life on the Samsung Jet 90 Complete vacuum cleaner is decent, but doesn’t quite match up to what similarly priced competition such as the Dyson V12 Detect Slim has to offer. With only the ‘Mid’ power setting in operation, I was able to use the Samsung Jet 90 Complete for around 25 minutes on a single charge when using a motorised cleaning head, while the ‘Max’ setting had the device run for about eight minutes. The device has a claimed runtime of up to 60 minutes with the ‘Min’ power mode.
Typically, this was enough to nearly clean my entire two-bedroom home in one session, or comfortably clean two or three rooms with occasional use of the ‘Max’ power mode. Battery life could have been a bit better, but it didn’t significantly affect my ability to efficiently use the Samsung Jet 90 Complete on a daily basis. It took around three hours to fully charge the vacuum cleaner, from empty.
There are plenty of affordable vacuum cleaners, but the benefits of investing in a premium cordless vacuum cleaner are substantial. The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is undoubtedly expensive as far as vacuum cleaners go, but it also offers the kind of premium experience you would expect from a high-end vacuum cleaner. With powerful suction, good included fittings, and a unique and convenient Z Station charging dock, the Samsung Jet 90 Complete largely delivers a good cleaning experience.
That said, there are a few minor drawbacks, including average battery life, a somewhat fiddly process to clean out the dustbin, and a slightly unwieldy handle position. However, these issues didn’t take too much away from the overall positive experience I had with the Samsung Jet 90 vacuum cleaner.
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete looks good and delivers no-nonsense cleaning, but if you’re looking for a bit more by way of features, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is also worth considering for its laser dust detection system and insights on dust collection. However, the Jet 90 is a fair bit more affordable than the Dyson vacuum cleaner, while delivering better suction power.
Price: Rs. 49,990
- Sophisticated design, big dustbin
- Powerful suction, effective everyday cleaning
- Excellent charging dock, good fittings
- Not too loud
- Average battery life
- Cleaning the dustbin isn’t very easy
- Handle position makes it feel a bit heavy
Dyson V15 Detect Vacuum Cleaner With Laser Dust Detection Launched in India: All Details
Dyson V15 Detect Vacuum Cleaner With Laser Dust Detection Launched in India: All Details
Dyson V15 Detect vacuum cleaner was launched in India on Monday. The cord-free vacuum cleaner is equipped with features including laser dust detection, up to 60 minutes of fade-free suction, and a five-stage filtration system. Dyson V15 Detect features a Dyson Hyperdymium motor which generates up to 240 air watts of suction, according to the company. The vacuum cleaner is available for purchase via Amazon, the Dyson website, and Dyson Demo stores, and will be available in three colour options.
Dyson V15 Detect price in India
Dyson V15 Detect price in India has been set at an Rs. 65,900. The device is available for purchase via Amazon, the Dyson website, and Dyson Demo stores. The vacuum cleaner comes in three colour options —Iron, Nickel, and Yellow. The Amazon listing has priced the vacuum cleaner at Rs. 62,900 until Wednesday, as part of a Lightning Deal.
Dyson V15 Detect specifications
The cord-free Dyson V15 Detect vacuum cleaner is claimed to offer up to 60 minutes of fade-free suction and houses a five-stage filtration system. The new vacuum cleaner also sports a Dyson Hyperdymium motor which is said to be able to generate up to 240 watts of suction.
The laser dust detection feature in the Dyson V15 Detect uses an angled green laser integrated into a cleaner head to reveal microscopic dust particles that can’t be seen by the naked eye. The Dyson V15 Detect also houses Piezo sensors equipped to size and count dust matter. The V15 Detect comes with an LCD screen that displays the measure and count of the dust particles.
The Dyson V15 Detect also comes with de-tangling technology, allowing it to pick up long hair and pet hair with an anti-tangle conical brush bar. The company has also claimed that Dyson’s fully sealed system can capture and seal in 99.99 percent of microscopic particles, including those that are as small as 0.3 microns, according to the company.
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 With 100 Speed Levels, Voice Assistant Support Launched in India: All Details
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 was launched in India on Monday. The company’s latest connected home appliance is equipped with a silent BLDC inverter motor and 7+5 wing-shaped blades. It is currently available for pre-order exclusively via Xiaomi’s official website. The new fan from the Chinese smartphone brand can be controlled via an application and offers support for voice commands. The Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 features 100 speed levels and three-dimensional air flow, according to the company.
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 price, availability
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 price in India is set at Rs. 9,999. It will be sold in a single While colour option and is available for pre-order via the company’s website. Xiaomi says it will be sold at a special launch price of Rs. 5,999, and the Smart Standing Fan 2 will begin shipping on July 19.
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 specifications
The new Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 is equipped with 7+5 wing shaped-blades and a silent BLDC inverter motor with dual blade design. The company claims that the 7+5 wing-shaped blades are designed to increase airflow. The BLDC copper-wire motor is claimed to offer higher efficiency and a longer life span compared to aluminium-wire motors. The smart fan can be controlled via an application that can be downloaded on a user’s smartphone. It can also be controlled using Alexa and Google Assistant.
Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2 features a Natural Breeze Mode that, using a proprietary algorithm to simulates the irregular changes of a natural breeze, according to the company. The company claims that the smart standing fan produces a maximum 55.8dB noise level of airflow. The fan features 100 speed levels that can be controlled via the application. It allows users to choose between the Natural Breeze and Direct Blow mode. Users can adjust the height of the smart fan by adding or removing extension tubes on the Xiaomi Smart Standing Fan 2. The fan weighs 3kg and is 343x330x1000mm, according to the company.
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