In the 1950’s, the future was imagined as overrun with helpful robots. When you got home from your job in the space lab, traveling through a pneumatic tube, a little robot chef would make your favorite foods in an instant, and a robot masseuse would rub your sore back.
While we may not be living that present-day reality, we can at least get some help with one of the most boring chores in life: folding laundry.
The adorably-named FoldiMate is a laundry-folding robot that only has two desires: making your clothes look like an obsessive perfectionist is in charge of your closet, and being your friend.
The four-foot high, two-foot wide machine looks a little like a computer printer stacked atop a mini-fridge. You just place your clothes into the upper section, and the FoldiMate folds them into perfect little squares. Your home will look like a display counter at The Gap in no time!
What the FoldiMate can fold: Clothes size “Age 6” to XXL, towels and pillowcases. What it can’t: Baby clothes, socks, underwear, sheets, hoodies.
Don’t rush out yet to buy one, as they’re only on a pre-order basis. They will be available in “late 2019”, and at a price point of $980. But for perfect crease lines, and eternal friendship, isn’t that worth it?