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Samsung AirDresser: A smart closet that dry-clean clothes, removes odour & wrinkles

However, convenience comes at a steep price.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020, 05.40 PM IST
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​Samsung AirDresser​ is designed to be a free-standing closet, which has a compartment that cleans and straightens your clothes after they are placed on the hangers. ​
Samsung AirDresser is designed to be a free-standing closet, which has a compartment that cleans and straightens your clothes after they are placed on the hangers.
Closets are passé. Mothballed suits, moist towels, and crumpled dresses can do so much better. Samsung recently announced that it will launch a smart closet called the AirDresser in April for USD 1,400. It is designed to be a free-standing closet, which likes a Russian doll, has a compartment that cleans and straightens your clothes after they are placed on the hangers.

It is not dissimilar to other products in the home-technology space like the LG Styler and the now-discontinued Whirlpool Swash. The premise behind home dry cleaning products is that power dressers, whose wardrobes have a lot of formal clothing that cannot be put in the washing machine quite often, will be saved a trip to the dry cleaner to remove minor stains and body odour.

This is done using a heating or steaming process within the closet. All clothes including sweaters, delicates, shirts, and dresses can be stored in the AirDresser. Samsung hopes it will be a hit with executives whose jobs require that they dress in attire that is hard to regularly wash, steam, iron or dry clean. One of the biggest selling points of such products is that unlike, say, a washing machine, they will not require extra space or a water connection, thereby offering a convenient storage space that takes care of one’s laundry.

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​Samsung recently announced that it will launch a smart closet called the AirDresser in April for USD 1,400. ​
Samsung recently announced that it will launch a smart closet called the AirDresser in April for USD 1,400.

Convenience comes at a steep price. The Whirlpool Swash cost USD 500 when it was introduced in 2014. However, the AirDresser will be priced less than the LG Styler, which retailed for USD 1,999 when it debuted in 2014, shortly after Whirpool made a splash in a then nascent market.

The AirDresser employs a JetAir system and Air Hangers to buffet clothes with a stream of fast moving air. Samsung claims that the latter technology differentiates its product from the competition as it is designed with a hollow centre, enabling steam and heat to strike and treat soiled clothes.

The device also works with Samsung’s smart home platform SmartThings. It can be operated using the SmartThings app, where users can select the cycle, turn on the steamer and optimize it for the type of outfit to be cleaned.

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