New Machine Will Pack Your Suitcase For You

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Hate packing your suitcase before you travel? There’s a machine for that.

At least there will be soon. Currently under development, the Foldimate is an automatic clothes-folding machine that precisely folds all of your clothing items so all you have to do is place them in your suitcase. It will be like having a butler without that snooty English accent.

To make it work, you hang your chosen items on clips and the machine does the rest. Along with folding, the clothes go through a de-wrinkling, perfume and sanitation treatment, making them smell and look fresh when you arrive at your destination.

A video posted by the company shows how Foldimate operates. Is there interest? Well, the video has already received close to 3 million views in about 3 weeks.

“Imagine handing over your laundry to a friend who folds it for you,” says the company.

“Designed to allow hanging both sides of the item at the same time. Making the feeding process easy and fast. We invented patented technology that finally allows us all to have a compact and affordable machine: Washer -> Dryer -> FoldiMate.”

The precision folding mechanism is currently under development and set to be available in 2017. The price is expected to be between $700-$850. Pre-orders are expected to open next year. 

I want one.

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