LG’s New Robotic Vacuum Can Be Controlled By Your iPhone

Robots might be set to take over the world, but if they’re anything at all like LG’s new robotic vacuum, we’ll be able to control them using our iPhones.

The Roboking VR680VMNC, or “Rob” as his friends call him, is a robotic vacuum that packs three cameras and connects to your home’s WiFi network, enabling iPhone users to control the device from the comfort of their handsets.

The on-board cameras stream video back to the iPhone app, too, turning the Roboking into an exceptionally mobile security camera…

Expected to be shown off at IFA this week, the Roboking isn’t going to be cheap, with $750 the expected retail price, according to Slashgear. As far as a vacuum goes, the little robot is nice and quiet, kicking out around 18db of noise as it goes about its business, and it requires 18w of power.

If you’re close enough to not need your iPhone, the Roboking even reacts to simple voice commands, with its hearing working fine up to a distance of 1.5 meters.

Expect the Roboking VR680VMNC to go on sale in Korea this month, and there is no word on an international release for what has to be the ultimate gift for any gadget lover.