Public and workplace washrooms often have far fewer hand dryers than they have sinks to wash hands in, leaving people queuing for a dryer with dripping hands.
The product engineers at Pioneer know what it's like to pull out an ear bud and find it caked with sticky, gross ear wax. Rather than clean the earphones with your shirt, Pioneer wants you to throw them in your washing machine.
Actually screw it, you can if you want to. Seeing a washing machine have a seizure is totally worth it. [Laughing Squid]
Back in 1970, Sanyo envisioned a future where manual bathing was obsolete and head-washing was (apparently) optional. At the World Expo in Osaka, Sanyo unveiled their plan in the form of the Ultrasonic Bath.
This Baguni washing machine concept saves one step, the one where you empty your clothes basket into the washing machine, from your laundry cycle. Is this a huge problem for people?
British inventors have designed a washing machine that takes eco-friendliness to a new level: it uses just a single cup of water to wash a load of clothes. Instead of water the Xeros machine uses thousands of special plastic chips (about 44 pounds' worth) in each wash, and when that single cup of water is heated,…
Of all the things that we've seen an iPod dock stuck onto, this washing machine is probably the worst. LG's patent for a "Home appliance with MP3 player" loads a dock for the iPod/Zune on the top along with speakers and what looks like a powerline networking adapter with a slot for a USB port.
The KaionWave is a concept from Electrolux design labs. Only intended for cleaning stain-resistant nanofabrics (which don't exist unless you count those Docker pants), the KaionWave uses ultraviolet-C light that can penetrate fabric to kill viruses and bacteria. Free radical oxygen pumps through the unit, breaking…
I like washing machines. They get my stained undies nice and clean and they're great for washing the dog. However, they are not designer works of art. Unfortunately, LG didn't get the memo and teamed up with the Designer's Guild to create four limited edition that come in sexy prints: