Whirlpool's Nest-Connected Washer and Dryer Run When Power Is Cheaper

If you think the only benefit to a fully-connected smarthome is getting notifications on your phone when someone is breaking into your house, you're missing the bigger picture. Whirlpool is introducing a connected washer and dryer that can talk to your Nest thermostat so it knows when you're home and when you're away… » 1/04/15 8:00am 1/04/15 8:00am

Rain Wipe is Slick Solution For Wet Umbrellas

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with an environmentally friendly solution to drying wet umbrellas. The new “Rain Wipe” from Annon removes rainwater using a squeegee-like device to pull water from the umbrella into a collecting tray. The tray would only need replacement after about 3000 umbrellas have been… » 10/28/08 11:00pm 10/28/08 11:00pm

Laundry Concept Hides Washing Machine In Lounge Chair

Someone I know once had the awesome idea of turning a laundromat (popular here in my neck of the woods) into a singles bar. With this concept washer and dryer from Indian designer Harsha Vardhan, we could up our prospective plans a notch and instead turn laundromats into singles lounges. The make believe washing… » 7/05/08 4:00pm 7/05/08 4:00pm

Japanese Somela Fast Dehydrator Sucks Water From Clothes With Your Help

Many people in Japan and other parts of Asia forego dryers in favor of just hanging out their clothes on a line. Whether it's for space conservation (quite likely) or out of habit, people there don't seem to be big on dryers. This Somela Fast Dehydrator, on the other hand, seems to be a quick and fairly easy way of… » 5/01/08 3:30pm 5/01/08 3:30pm

Eco Shoes Dryer Saves Us All From Your Smelly Feet

Remember, sweaty feet equals smelly shoes. Do everyone around you a favor by drying your shoes regularly with the new Eco Shoes Dryer. Each dryer contains a silica gel material that can absorb moisture using power generated by an internal battery that can be charged from any standard wall socket. When your shoes are… » 11/14/07 5:20pm 11/14/07 5:20pm

Winter Gear Dryer Uses Series of Tubes for Quick Turnaround

We're getting jealous of our California brethren, with all those sunny skies and balmy nights, because the rest of us are shoveling snow, getting cold and traipsing inside with frozen-solid boots and gloves that need to be dried, and fast. That's where this winter gear dryer might come in handy. It sure beats putting… » 2/13/07 5:45pm 2/13/07 5:45pm