Samsung Electronics has launched an internet-connected premium clothing care dresser, dubbed Air Dresser.
The closet-shaped dresser airs, steams, dries, and purifies clothing to rid garments of micro-dust and odors "completely", the South Korean tech giant said at a press event in Seoul. The dresser bursts air and steam from top and bottom and uses a filter that eradicates odors. It also offers a sterilisation feature that kills viruses and germs.
Air Dresser also connects with SmartThings, Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) platform, allowing users to choose the best cleaning course and manage inventory.
"Air Dresser represents our IoT leadership and commitment to change millennials' lifestyle," HS Kim, CEO of Samsung's Consumer Electronics Business, said at the event.
The company has also launched its My Closet service, which uses data collected from clothing brands to offer the best care method for individual products.
Users can scan the barcode on products from brands who have partnered with Samsung to find out what fabric the clothes are made of and how to best care for them. The company has partnered with six brands, including Galaxy, a suit brand, and 8seconds, a young clothing brand, as well as Beanpole.
My Closet also collects a list of the user's clothes, while a directory shows a cleaning method history for each item.
Providing the connectivity behind IoT solutions has seen Vodafone help recover almost 1,000 stolen vehicles, assist hundreds of children unable to attend school, and keep track of beer kegs across Australia.
In South Korea's small towns and big cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything from utilities to subways to buildings as more municipalities and companies capitalise on new computing and network technologies.