This New Machine Will Pack Your Suitcase For You

By Jordi Lippe-McGraw |

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This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.

Packing your suitcase can be one of the most frustrating things when it comes to travel. It takes a good amount of time and you have to actually try and fold everything perfectly to avoid wrinkles. Luckily, there’s a new machine in the works to take care of all that for you.

The Foldimate is an automatic clothes-folding machine that precisely folds all of your items so all you have to do is place them in your suitcase. To make it work, you hang your chosen items on clips and the machine does the rest. Along with folding, the clothes go through a de-wrinkling, perfume, and sanitation treatment, making them smell and look fresh when you arrive at your destination.

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A video posted by the company shows how Foldimate operates. “Imagine handing over your laundry to a friend who folds it for you,” says the company. “Designed to allow hanging both sides of the item at the same time. Making the feeding process easy and fast. We invented patented technology that finally allows us all to have a compact and affordable machine: Washer -> Dryer -> FoldiMate.”

The precision folding mechanism is currently under development and set to be available in 2017. Expect to spend between $700-$850 for a device this handy. Pre-orders are expected to open next year.

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