Control cleaning your home from your phone – Vorwerk launch Kobold Robot Vacuum app

Home appliance maker Vorwerk is putting homeowners in control of cleaning their house with the launch of an app for its innovative Kobold VR200 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.

Working seamlessly with the Kobold VR200 Robot, the app – which is available for free on iOS and Android – allows control of cleaning modes, monitoring of the cleaning in real time and activation of the Robot remotely so homeowners always return to a freshly-vacuumed house.

The Kobold Robot app is practical and intuitive with the ability for users to create weekly cleaning plans, change them remotely, and get push notifications when cleaning is complete.

It allows owners to get the most from their Kobold VR200 which uses intelligent laser navigation technology to clean the home efficiently, section by section, room by room, either clearing obstacles or manoeuvring around them.

Thanks to its clever D-shape design and effective side brushes, the Kobold VR200 cleans right into corners and along walls and, by being just 9 centimetres high, it can easily vacuum under furniture.

Developed in 2014, the Kobold VR200 combines the latest technology with Vorwerk’s 130-year heritage as a cleaning specialist.

Among the app’s features are the ability to activate cleaning remotely, use different cleaning modes and select spot clean mode. In addition, it can be used as a remote control for the Kobold VR200, provides push notifications when cleaning is complete and allows users to programme a schedule and activate the Eco option.

Vorwerk’s Thomas Henningsson said: “The launch of the Kobold Robot app is an important milestone for Vorwerk and our ambition to ensure we are leading the way in the concept of the ‘smart home’.

“The Kobold Robot app and Kobold VR200 from Vorwerk connect and work seamlessly while you are away to deliver a home that is always clean - a further demonstration of our commitment to giving owners the best and most up-to-date solutions to clean their homes in a way that matches their lifestyles.”

The Kobold Robot app is available for iOS devices (version 8.0 and above) and Android devices (version 4.0 and above) and is compatible with all Kobold VR200 models, although a free software enhancement is required to enable compatibility with models purchased before September 2016.

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