This Machine That Folds Laundry Is the Pinnacle Of Modern Engineering

FoldiMate—”Your laundry folding friend”—is equal parts simple and complex. To use it, you just feed it your clothes and the come out folded, but inside there’s a pretty sophisticated system of robotic bars and gears that actually do the folding. It’s pretty fascinating to watch!

It’s worth noting that there are already all kinds of machines that can do this, but most of them are designed for industrial settings—folding countless laundered sheets for hotels and the like. But FoldiMate is designed for home use and just sits right next to your drier.

The FoldiMate isn’t out quite yet, but when it is finally available for sale, the price is expected to be around $850. According to the FoldiMate website, pre-orders should be starting soon.