Turning Laundry Into A New Experience

Because Japanese homes are typically small, you’ll seldom find a dryer accompanying the family washing machine, thus resulting in a sea of clothesline-dried laundry covering entire neighborhoods. The archaic practice of drying one’s clothes outside–even in the winter, rain and during pollen season–makes even less sense in the technology forward confines of Japan.

The Somela Fast Dehydrator offers a solution to this chink in Japan’s tech armor by providing a tiny drying solution that acts fast.

The device can dry clothes in just 3-5 minutes and doesn’t use heat that might damage delicate items. The only problem is that this is a device that requires some manual interaction, including holding clothes while the device pulls, so unless you have a few extra hours on hand to dry items one-at-a-time, letting Japan’s pollutants into your air-dried clothes might actually be the more attractive solution. If, on the other hand, you’re not afraid of some good old-fashioned labor, the Somela can be yours for 18,000 yen ($173) here.

Via Rakuten