Samsung selling £2,000 wardrobe that CLEANS your clothes and ‘kills 99.9% of viruses’
IT'S one of life's most tedious chores, so Samsung has come up with a smart way to get your washing done.
The Korean tech giant is selling a £2,000 wardrobe that doubles up as a dry cleaning machine for lazy housework-dodgers.
Samsung says the "AirDresser" will remove dust and germs, while refreshing and sanitising clothes.
Simply hang your shirts and coats in the contraption and it'll do the rest.
"Blasting hot steam through its bespoke clothes hangers, it tackles those lingering odours, unwanted smells and hidden germs," Samsung said.
"It's the perfect way to refresh the laundry between washes."
Like a conventional dry-cleaning machine, the AirDresser blows a mixture of hot air and steam onto your clothes.
It's been available in South Korea for some time, but hits shelves in the UK on Thursday.
Samsung claims it's been designed to make minimal noise and vibration, meaning it's suitable for anywhere in your home, including the bedroom.
Tests suggest the device eliminates 99.9 per cent of four common viruses, including the flu and herpes.
Of course, the AirDresser isn't meant to replace your washing machine and dryer.
Like a dry-cleaning machine, it's task is to keep your clothes fresh between various washes by removing wrinkles and bad smells.
"AirDresser is Samsung’s response to consumer demand for more dynamic performance from even basic appliances," said Jennifer Song, Samsung’s VP of digital appliances.
Apparently, you'll only need to clean the machine every forty cycles.
Samsung – a brief history
Here's what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It's known locally as a "chaebol", which means "business conglomerate"
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn't until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it's best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung's most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea's total exports, and roughly 17% of the country's GDP
- More than 320,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
- And in 2017, Samsung turned over the equivalent of £174billion today in revenue
Samsung says the gadget will save customers on their dry-cleaning bills.
Based on its price, however, you'd have to have sky-high laundry bills to make a purchase worthwhile.
You can buy the AirDresser on Samsung.com, though the firm doesn't list a price tag.
However, it has been endorsed by Allergy UK, which says it sells for £1,999 on its website.
In other news, Samsung unveiled an "invisible" smartphone keyboard earlier this month that lets you type on a table rather than your screen.
The firm has also created a rolling robot designed to follow you around and keep you company.
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