Check out AutoMee S – the latest invention of toymaker Takara Tomy. It is a robot much like that of roomba except that, instead of roaming on the floor, this latest toy, a 7 cm disk-shaped “robot”, automatically roams the screens of smartphones and tablets to remove fingerprints and oil.
The AutoMee S has three small rollers on the bottom and two sheets of unwoven fabric for cleaning the screen. When switched on, the robot automatically moves around the screen, turning around when it reaches the edge so as not to fall off.
The robot is powered by a single AA battery and can operate for three hours. It takes about four minutes to clean a smartphone screen and eight minutes for a tablet.
The product will be launched in Japan in March 2013 and will come in orange, blue, pink or white.
Tomy is targeting customers aged through their 20s, and hopes for sales of 100,000 units by the end of March 2014.
– Nikkei Asian Review