Your Washer and Dryer can Now Be Controlled via Smartphone
Samsung is on a roll, featuring a washer and dryer that uses WiFi to connect to your smartphone, allowing you to control either machine through an app on the hand-held device.
There’s only one question I have for Samsung: Does it load the clothes for you? If not, you just made something useless to most people who would rather sit back and let the washing machine do all the work, from top to bottom. It would be even better to include a feature that automatically picks up all the clothes I leave lying around and puts them in the hamper. The majority of people prefer to start the machine after they have loaded clothes. If you’re like me, though, you also like to know how much time you have until the washer finishes doing its thing. Samsung’s application allows you to do just that, displaying exactly how much time you have left, allowing you to change the cycle to something more suitable, starting the washing machine in another run, or pausing the wash.
Even though Samsung’s WiFi-activated washing machine might not impress me in particular, I’m sure there are a ton of people who would really dig something like this. After all, The Tech Guy is all about impressive new innovations. I have a prediction for what’s next: WiFi enabled coffee mugs. They’ll connect via WiFi to your phone, but you can’t do anything with them. Still, you can brag to your friends and family that you can connect to your coffee mug.
Here’s a demonstration of the technology at CES 2012, courtesy of THG News: