Touch-Free Trash Can Opens With a Voice Command


When your hands are full with plates of food scraps, trays of pet litter, or piles of dirty diapers, you don't want to be fumbling with the trash can.

Simplehuman's voice-activated wastebin replaces foot pedals and swinging lids with a built-in microphone and semi-consciousness.

Simply say "open can" or "open sesame" to automatically lift the top and dump your refuse; say "close can" to shut it again, according to Engadget, which tested the bin on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Two versions of the Sensor Can with Voice Control are expected to hit shelves in March: the single-bin can costs $180, while a two-in-one trash-and-recycling basket will retail for $250.

Not into talking to your garbage pail? Wave your hand over the embedded motion sensor to open and close the lid instead.

Based on photos and videos from CES, the new product includes Simplehuman's proprietary liner pocket, making it easier to replace the trash bag with each use.

As Engadget pointed out, voice commands can be changed to fit local language and dialect: Someone in Spain may say "Abierta," for instance, or a French user would request "Ouvre." Unfortunately, users can't change the wording of the directive, so don't expect to ask your trash can to "Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

Simplehuman did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.

Since 2007, the California-based manufacturer has made a name for itself by producing sleek, touch-free, sensor-activated technology—including trash cans, soap dispensers, and vanity mirrors.

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