Samsung launches its coronavirus killing smart closet in the UK
Samsung has launched a wardrobe that kills 99.9 percent of all viruses, including the Chinese coronovirus that sweeps the world, by vaporizing the items stored inside.
The AirDresser wardrobe, which will go on sale tomorrow for £ 2,000, can remove dust while disinfecting clothes while hanging, according to the Korean tech giant.
The product uses powerful jets of air and steam from the interior walls and the interior of the hangers to eliminate persistent odors, wrinkles and allergens.
According to Samsung, product tests at the University of Korea showed that AirDresser eliminated 99.9 percent of four viruses: adenovirus, influenza, coronavirus and herpesvirus, which can cause flu symptoms.
The six-foot tall device can be connected to the company’s SmartThings application that allows users to organize cleaning cycles remotely from their smartphone.
Samsung announced the worldwide launch of its innovative AirDresser in markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, starting Thursday, January 23
Dimensions: 17.5 width x 72.8 height x 24 depth (inches)
Panel display: Touch / LCD
Door: Glass mirror
Capacity: 3x jackets plus 3x pants
Price: £ 2,000
“AirDresser is Samsung’s response to consumer demand for more dynamic performance, including basic appliances, providing an easy and effective domestic solution to meet their needs for clean clothes that smell fresh, germ-free and look tidy.” said Jennifer Song, vice president of the digital home appliance business at Samsung Electronics.
The device is about a foot and a half long, which means it can fit in small spaces anywhere in the house, “blending perfectly in any contemporary living space,” says Samsung.
However, AirDresser’s slim design means it can only fit three pairs of pants and three jackets or dresses at a time.
You also cannot use any hanger with AirDresser: the device has three specially designed hangers that are part of the steam cycle.
To begin, users must hang their garments inside the machine, close the door and start a cycle on the touch screen interface on the main door.
The user interface shows the type of cycle, which includes normal, fast and delicate, and the time remaining until the cycle is completed.
Once they have done this, powerful jets of air leave two sources inside the machine, the top of the interior and directly from the bottom of the hangers, to loosen and remove dust.
Jet streams release powerful air to loosen and eliminate recorded dust, with minimal noise and vibration.
With a fairly thin width of 17.5 inches, users will not have to move around many existing appliances to accommodate the AirDresser in their homes
The hangers Jet Air and Air Hangers release powerful air to loosen and eliminate recorded dust, with minimal noise and vibration.
High temperature steam jets disinfect garments to eliminate bacteria, viruses and allergens.
Samsung’s deodorizing filter, which is used in company refrigerators to eliminate bad odors from food with carbon filters, is also used in the AirDresser.
Decomposes odorous particles in clothing caused by sweat, tobacco and food, while preventing unpleasant odors from accumulating inside.
AirDresser provides gentle drying of clothes at low temperature to reduce shrinkage and damage, while another jet of steam and air relaxes clothes to eliminate wrinkles.
This final touch means that AirDresser takes care of the large ironing basket of users that generally occupies much of their Sunday afternoon.
By preparing the clothes gently, AirDresser also guarantees that the useful life of the garments is increased, since it is not necessary to wash them so often, since regular washing can harden the fibers and fade the colors.
The bottom of the three hangers throws steam jets on the clothes, but the device can only wear three dresses or jackets and three pairs of pants at a time
Users can select between the following cycles normal, delicate and fast, sanitize, dry and special.
Samsung says that AirDresser can even handle delicate materials like fur: the system dehumidifies 90 percent of the moisture trapped in the fur, which increases its volume by 78 percent, says Samsung.
It can also be used for routine sterilization of other household items, such as bedding and stuffed animals.
Self-cleaning technology also dehumidifies, disinfects and deodorizes the inside of the AirDresser without the use of additional detergents, using a combination of heat, air and steam.
It also has portable water containers for steam to accumulate at the bottom, so it does not require a water supply or a drainage system.
Samsung says the system has “minimal noise and vibration,” quiet enough for anywhere inside the house, including the bedroom.
However, even the slightest hum emitted by the AirDresser would limit it to the utility room or basement.