Samsung To Leapfrog CES Competition With New 4-In-1 Laundry Solution
With 2-in-1 washing solutions becoming more commonplace, Samsung is set to leapfrog its competition by unveiling a new 4-in-1 FlexWash and FlexDry laundry system at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
Combining the capabilities of two washers and two dryers, the new package offers up more choices and flexibility via Samsung’s range of laundry technologies.
“Everyone has different clothes and different ways of caring for them,” said Seo Byung-Sam, President of Home Appliances at Samsung Electronics.
According to Byung-Sam, “FlexWash + FlexDry is a laundry system that fits any need, all at once. We are striving to give consumers the freedom and flexibility to adjust the laundry process for the way they live, not the other way around.”
The FlexWash front-loader is equipped with five cubic feet of capacity (the largest in its class) to handle normal or bulky loads. Meanwhile, the top-loader component adds another cubic foot of capacity and is built to wash smaller loads separately from the main load.
FlexDry will offer up a similar level of flexibility, allowing consumers to lay clothes flat in the unique Delicate Rack zone in order to dry them seperate to the main load with a concentrated and controlled air flow. The multi-feature dryer will also utilize Samsung’s MultiSteam technology to disinfect and freshen clothes while reducing odors and wrinkles.
Lastly, both FlexWash and FlexDry come IoT-enabled, built for connection and control using Samsung’s Smart Home app. Users will be able to monitor, stop, start and manage the two machines from a distance.
Jeremy Senior, Director Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics Australia, says “The FlexWash laundry system presents an incredibly exciting proposition for the market as it could provide a completely new way for Australians to do the laundry, and give people the ability to tailor their laundry appliance to meet multiple needs at once.
“Our research shows that 85 per cent of Australians sort their washing and usually separate by colours and types of materials. With the laundry system you will be able simultaneously wash small delicate loads in the top compartment, in addition larger loads in the main drum, which is also an on board condenser dryer,” he said.
The FlexWash and FlexDry have already been honoured with a CES Innovation Award honourees this year and will be shown off to attendees at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.
Australian availability and pricing is yet to be confirmed.