The most tedious part of doing your laundry might very well be folding your clean clothes once they come out of the dryer. But now, a new machine that wants to sit next to your washer and dryer is looking to cut the time you spend folding your laundry in half. It’s called the FoldiMate and it’s able to neatly fold, steam, soften, and stack your laundry in just a few steps.
Simply clip your clean, dry clothing onto FoldiMate’s rack. Once activated, it uses robotic arms to fold each piece, which takes about 10 seconds per article. The machine features a built-in steam cleaner to deal with wrinkles and even sprays a small amount of fabric softener or perfume to make your clothes smell fresh. Afterward, it spits out a neat stack of folded laundry—ready to be put back into its proper place.
While the FoldiMate sounds like the quick and easy solution to folding clothes, there are a few caveats that come along with it. You have to refill the rack once your laundry is folded because it only holds up to 20 items at a time. It also doesn’t fold big items like bath towels or smaller items like underwear and socks, which are the most annoying to sort, match, and fold.
FoldiMate will start taking pre-orders next year and will retail between $700 and $850 once it’s released in 2018.
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