There’s now a $980 gadget that can perfectly fold laundry with robot arms and can even steam out creases in under a minute!
All you need to do is hang up your clothes and specify the type of garment.
The FoldiMate is pretty compact, measuring just 28'' in width and 32'' in height, so it can easily fit into most laundry rooms.
According to its website, FoldiMate will begin shipping in late 2019, but you can make your preorder right now.
A company in San Francisco has created a robo-helper that does the ironing and folding automatically and costs like a laptop.
The device uses a conveyor belt, several robotic arms and an adjustable tray that pushes out expertly folded apparel in less than a minute.
Here’s what it looks like:
“FoldiMate is a robotic clothes and laundry folding machine, the only way it knows to fold is like an expert. Every time,” claims the startup’s website.
The robot only weighs 65 pounds, so it can sit atop a washing machine, dryer, or a table. You can also preorder it with a wheeled table that can be moved to where you normally fold.
Users simply clip their freshly washed garments to the integrated rack located on the outside of FoldiMate.
Then, using the available buttons, indicate what type of clothing it is such as pair of pants or shirt.
How does it work?
- Users simply clip their freshly washed garments to the integrated rack located on the outside of FoldiMate.
- Then, using the available buttons, indicate what type of clothing it is such as pair of pants or shirt.
- FoldiMate will sense the size, fabric thickness and whether it is long-sleeve or short-sleeve and adjust to fit those characteristics.
- The rack can hold about 15 to 20 pieces at a time.
- However, it cannot handle everything in your laundry basket. You will still have to deal with towels, undergarments and socks.
Not only does FoldiMate fold your things, it also steams out wrinkles.
According to its makers, the machine needs about 10 seconds to fold the clothes plus an additional 20 to 30 seconds to steam out wrinkles.
Here it is in action:
Would you like to own a FoldiMate?