Doing laundry is never fun, but the worst part might just be all the folding that comes after your clothes have gone through the dryer, thanks to how tedious and time-consuming it can be. So, what if you never had to fold your laundry again?
The FoldiMate is a tech tool that's designed to make laundry day so much easier by folding your clothes for you. It's basically a robot that folds all your clothes quickly and perfectly every time, and it'll make you feel like you're really living in the future. The Jetsons may have flying cars, but honestly, I'll take freshly folded clothes over cruising through space any day.
FoldiMate just demoed the most recent prototype of their invention at CES 2019, and the new iteration of the device (which, by the way, looks a little like a sleek version of the copier in your office) has been redesigned and is even more advanced than previous models. The new FoldiMate can now fold a full load of laundry made up of around 25 items in less than 5 minutes, all while automatically adapting to each clothing item type and size. Size-wise, the FoldiMate can adapt to kids' clothing from 6 years old, and up to size XXL, as well as medium-sized towels. It's not suitable for small things like socks and baby clothes, and large and bulky items like sheets and hooded sweatshirts should be avoided as well.
To use it, you simply feed your items in to the top tray, and your folded clothes and towels come out stacked on the tray below. From there, you can easily remove the stack and put everything away in your dresser or closet.
The FoldiMate isn't quite yet on the market, but the company hopes to bring its genius invention to the masses soon. FoldiMate plans to run in-depth research with Bring Your Own Laundry sessions to get customer feedback, and then begin the manufacturing process from there, with a launch goal of late 2019. The target price as of now? $980—an investment, for sure, but if you really hate folding your clothes every week, it just might be worth it. You can stay updated on FoldiMate by .
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