LG Unveils New 'HOM-BOT Square' Vacuum

                    LG Unveils New 'HOM-BOT Square' Vacuum

LG's Smarter, Faster, Newly Designed Robotic Vacuum with Corner Master and
Dual Eye 2.0™ Cameras Makes Cleaning Effortless

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 2, 2013

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Complementing its other
new Smart Appliances for 2013, LG Electronics (LG) announced its totally
redesigned robotic vacuum, the LG HOM-BOT Square, with improved cleaning
technologies and smart capabilities for easy cleaning on virtually any
surface.

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At next week's International CES® in Las Vegas, LG will demonstrate how its
HOM-BOT Square offers a significant upgrade in cleaning performance, thanks
primarily to LG's newly designed Corner Master technology. This advanced
feature set includes improved sensors and longer brushes, enabling it to
tackle hard-to-reach places.

Ultrasonic and infrared sensors detect obstacles, while the vacuum's Dual Eye
2.0™ cameras scan and map rooms, even when the lights are turned off. The
Turbo Mode settings let users manually adjust the cleaner to best match the
characteristics of their flooring while Smart Turbo Mode automatically changes
its own settings based on the type of flooring.

"From the beginning, we jumped into this project with the realization that
consumers' rooms aren't round, they're rectangular," said Seong-jin Jo,
President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. "In
practically every house around the world, rooms have right-angle corners, so
it made perfect sense to develop a vacuum that took this into account. The
HOM-BOT Square makes cleaning the hard-to-reach places effortless."

While robotic vacuum cleaners typically have only one camera, LG's advanced
HOM-BOT Square uses two improved Dual Eye 2.0 cameras to plot out a smarter,
faster and more efficient cleaning route. Taking several images per second,
the upper and lower cameras scan ceilings, walls and floors, even under dim
lighting conditions. This information is then analyzed to generate smarter
mapping. At the same time, multiple sensors detect obstacles within a
180-degree field, taking hundreds of surface images to help provide
collision-free operation.

The HOM-BOT Square also features a Learning Function, which enables it to
recognize areas it has previously cleaned, minimizing unnecessary repetition,
as well as allowing the vacuum to remember the positioning of objects from one
cleaning to the next.

In addition to new Corner Master technology, LG's HOM-BOT Square cleans
effectively with corner Detecting Sensors and the vacuum's unique rectangular
shape. The Corner Detecting Sensors enable the unit to pinpoint its exact
location in the home, which help indicate when to turn or if it has reached
the edge of a room.

Low noise levels of just 60 decibels mean LG's robotic vacuum can effortlessly
clean without disturbing the users. With a height of just 89 millimeters, the
unit's slim profile enables it to maneuver under most furniture with ease.

The LG HOM-BOT Square makes cleaning more convenient because it requires less
frequent emptying thanks to its larger capacity Easy-out Dust Bin. Unlike
other robotic vacuum cleaners where the dust bin is located on the side, the
Easy-out Dust Bin is positioned at the top of the cleaner for quick and easy
removal. The larger and upgraded HEPA 11 filter also enables it to separate
dust particles from the air more thoroughly, while also helping eliminate
unpleasant odors.

Users may also enjoy a host of convenient features such as Voice Guidance,
which includes over 90 voice alerts and updates on its cleaning progress. The
vacuum also includes SmartDiagnosis™ technology, enabling the HOM-BOT to help
self diagnose malfunctions or problems and then inform users with a voice
alert*. Additionally, the improved Lithium Ion battery has a longer life cycle
than conventional batteries and has up to 100 minutes of running time, so that
owners can enjoy extended periods of automated cleaning and save on battery
replacement costs.

LG's HOM-BOT Square vacuum's incredible maneuverability will be showcased at
LG's CES booth (#8204) during a choreographed routine at select times
throughout the show.

* Wireless Internet connection required and sold separately.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish
and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances,
commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all
under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit
www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances.
With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49
billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG comprises four business units – Home
Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning &
Energy Solution – and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel
TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG
Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and
information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Website: http://www.lg.com
Contact: LG Electronics USA, John Taylor +1-847-828-2777, john.taylor@lge.com;
or Clara Chang, +1-201-280-4280, Clara.chang@lge.com; or LG-One, Adam Belmont,
+1-484-680-1429, Adam.belmont@lg-one.com
 
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