Reviewer, Smart Home
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy is The Verge's Smart Home Reviewer. She covers all areas of home automation and connected gadgets, from robot vacuums and video doorbells to smart lighting and locks. Since joining The Verge in 2021, she has been an expert voice on the new smart home standard Matter and has interviewed industry leaders from Google, Amazon, Samsung, and Apple.
A journalist with 20 years of experience, she has covered the emerging consumer smart home space since 2013, writing for The New York Times, Wirecutter, Dwell, Wired (U.K.), The Ambient, BBC Science Focus, Charleston Magazine, and US News & World Report, among others. She received her training on London's Fleet Street with The Daily Telegraph before moving to Sun Valley, Idaho, where she worked in local news for ten years. She now lives in South Carolina with her family, two dogs, one cat, a rabbit, and seven chickens.
SwitchBot’s K10 Plus is one of the smallest robot vacuums you can buy and the first to come with the promise of support for Matter. The company says it will be compatible with the new standard by the end of January through the SwitchBot Hub 2.
Launching today, the K10 Plus costs $499.99 with a special launch price of $399.99. It can also mop, has 2500Pa of suction, and comes with a teeny, tiny auto-empty/charging station.
I saw it in person at the IFA tech show in Berlin, along with SwitchBot’s more advanced S10 robot vac, and loved its compact size, which can get into tight spaces better than most full-sized bots. I’ve been testing it and will have a review soon.
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