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iBasket: futuristic laundry basket

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Designed by Guopeng Liang for the Electrolux 2008 Design Lab competition, the iBasket is essentially the laundry hamper/machine of your dreams. The iBasket simply requires you to stuff the basket with your dirty filthy clothes and walk away. The futuristic laundry basket will then begin washing and drying your clothes automatically once a certain amount of load (weight) is reached. Yup, that’s right! The iBasket also doubles as a dryer! No more separate machines! The best part is that the iBasket is equipped with Wi-Fi and will wirelessly notify you through a message to your PC (IM, email, SMS, etc) that your underwear is clean and ready for pickup.

A couple questions though. If the iBasket is supposed to be a fancy hamper that we just throw our clothes in and it magically cleans them for us, where and how does the iBasket get water? Where does the laundry detergent go? Where does the water drain from? Will it auto sort the colors for me? Regardless, I want one. And if Electrolux is to make any of the competition entries into reality, I vote for the iBasket.


Via: Tuvie

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