Here comes another interesting idea by a company hoping to get their product onto the market next year. What if you didn’t have to iron your clothes manually, while also not having to bring your clothing to the cleaners to accomplish the task? What if you had your own personal machine to do it all for you? Rohan and Trevor are two individuals who are working hard to accomplish just this.
The solution is called “effie”, a machine that can dry and iron your clothes for you in as little as three to six minutes per garment (six if it needs to do both). Sound too good to be true? I know I am keeping a close watch on this one, as I would love to skip having to iron all of my nice shirts and focus on more important tasks at hand.
Currently, effie isn’t available just yet as it is still in its prototype phase of development. However, they are hoping to begin accepting pre-orders as soon as March of next year (2018). They are working to design the final product using cost saving parts that offer both durability while keeping the price down as low as possible. Currently the projected cost will be £699 (pounds), which is $923.38 US dollars. So it won’t exactly be super affordable. I guess it will all depend on how much time or money you spend on a normal basis ironing your clothes.
They plan to support shirts, trousers, t-shirts, blouses, short dresses, bedsheets, towels, pillow cases and more. All of which include support for materials such as polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, and denim. All you will have to do is hang up to 12 items at a time, press a simple button and distract yourself until it is through. Seems pretty simple. It will also be able to pack up nicely and roll away so that it can store easily.
Here’s hoping they successfully deliver next year and that we will be able to talk about something much more detailed than prototype. If we’re lucky, we might even be able to test one out and bring the results to you on camera to prove if it works or not. Time will tell. For now, it’s a waiting game. For more information, you can visit their website here.