They say necessity is the mother of invention, but laziness has probably inspired many a wonderful creation too. After his roommate complained about having to hand wash all of his clothing, Pu Qingliang, a 21-year-old mechanical design and manufacturing student, put the skills he learned to good use by designing a … »
In the interest of conserving energy, water, and shame, the Eco-Navi washer uses light-activated sensors to detect your icky-sticky-eugh-so-disgusting stains and adjusts the wash cycles accordingly. What's really dirty about the whole thing though is the appliance's price: $3,000. »
Okay, so I tried to put myself in this kid's shoes. I'm looking at a steel hole. Not very exciting! I'd rather go play with a bright, flashing object instead. Apparently, we don't have the same thought process, 'cause this kid decided to dig deeper. Guess what he found? A whole bunch of OMGI'mStuck. Enter brave… »
Today Whirlpool launched a pilot project called "Laundry Time." The idea behind the project is making the washing machine more connected to your life. The washer and dryers being tested will be able to be monitored and controlled via computers, cellphones and televisions.
Think ahead 14 years and imagine your home in 2020. That's what the Electrolux DesignLab competition asked designers to do in the Imagine the Home in 2020 design competition. The first prize winner was Air Wash, a waterless washing machine that does its work with negative ions, antibacterial deodorant, and a lot of… »
Do you even CARE what kind of disgusting bugs and bacteria live on your clothes and bedding? Do you? Well, The world first washing machine dryer with "air wash" function cares. The AQUA AWD-AQ1 from Sanyo disinfects and deodorizes your clothes without using water. It shoots ozone-filled air to whisk away odors and… »