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  • LG's new washing machines use NFC to offer more programmes via smartphone
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    LG's new washing machines use NFC to offer more programmes via smartphone

    By 19 March 2014

    LG has announced a new range of washing machines during its InnoFest 2014 event in Venice, featuring NFC for downloading extra programmes. Washing machines might not be something we cover regularly on Pocket-lint but as they become smarter and offer...

  • The washing machine that's round, stylish and on our wish list
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    The washing machine that's round, stylish and on our wish list

    By 25 September 2012

    Washing machines just got cool, thanks to a new model from Bauknecht that tears up the rulebook on how kitchen appliances should look. Bauknecht, the European brand of Whirlpool, commissioned German designer Arman Emami to come up with something different...

  • LG 6 Motion washing machine now available with limited edition Giles Deacon design
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    LG 6 Motion washing machine now available with limited edition Giles Deacon design

    By 6 September 2012

    An LG washing machine emblazoned with a limited-edition Giles Deacon design has gone on sale. The flowery print has been plastered on LG’s 6 Motion washing machine and is available for the tidy sum of £1,199.99. LG is an official sponsor of London...

  • NXP builds smart washing machine with NFC and fabric detection
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    NXP builds smart washing machine with NFC and fabric detection

    By 1 March 2012

    NXP Semiconductors, the co-inventor of NFC technology, has used the Embedded World 2012 exhibition in Germany, to show off what it believes could be the next generation in kitchen appliances - a smart washing machine that's NFC and RFID-enabled. The device...

  • LG 11kg F1443KD Direct Drive washing machine launches
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    LG 11kg F1443KD Direct Drive washing machine launches

    By 3 September 2009

    LG might not be the first brand you associate with laundry, but with an impressive range of innovative releases over the last few years, they are seriously vying for space in your home. The F1443KD washing machine will handle an 11kg wash with a 78-litre...

  • Hotpoint brings steam to 2009 Aqualtis range
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    Hotpoint brings steam to 2009 Aqualtis range

    By 1 April 2009

    Hotpoint have updated their Aqualtis family of washers and dryers for 2009, bringing in some innovative new features. The highlights for 2009 include new models that now give you the option of a steam cycle. There will be two types of steam cycle available....

  • SpaceSaver combines a washing machine and a sink
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    SpaceSaver combines a washing machine and a sink

    By 20 June 2008

    So you have absolutely no room in your flat but there's obvious necessities such as, well, sleeping, eating and washing. Romanian designer, Andrei Bojor, has cooked up a concept to solve the space premium problem. The SpaceSaver combines a washing machine...

  • Virtually waterless washing machine
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    Virtually waterless washing machine

    By 13 June 2008

    In these times of eco awareness, the amount of water our washers use is of concern. Manufacturers are trying new designs that use less and less water, but scientists in Leeds have come up with a radical rehaul - a washing machine that cleans clothes by...

  • LG launches 9kg Steam Direct Drive washing machine
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    LG launches 9kg Steam Direct Drive washing machine

    By 14 May 2008

    You know the scenario – you wake up face down on your mate’s sofa after a heavy night and you stink. Luckily, said mate has an LG Steam Direct Drive washing machine. You jump in the shower, yesterday’s clothes jump in the washing machine on Refresh;...

  • USB washing machine alarm clock launches
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    USB washing machine alarm clock launches

    By 9 May 2008

    It's gadgetry like this musical, vibrating washing machine alarm clock that makes us want to block up our USB ports with Blu-Tack. It's $19.00 if it doesn't quite have the same effect for you.

  • Whirlpool launches Berardi Pret a Porter fabric refresher
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    Whirlpool launches Berardi Pret a Porter fabric refresher

    By 16 July 2007

    Whirlpool and designer Antonio Berardi have launched a clever gadget - the Pret a Porter, that offers do it yourself dry cleaning, of sorts. The device can de-wrinkle and refresh two items of clothing at a time. It's around £2000, available at Harrods,...

  • Samsung unveils designer ... washing machine
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    Samsung unveils designer ... washing machine

    By 29 January 2007

    Samsung has brought out a snazzy new washing machine complete with designer name endorsement. The machine features a red background on the front decorated with gold flowers and fines, while the door has an interesting gold crest on it with Andre Kim,...

  • LG adds some colour to washing machines
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    LG adds some colour to washing machines

    By 2 June 2006

    The limited-edition version of LG's Steam Direct Drive comes in four designs—Cloisonne, Imperial Flower, Sevilla, and Ribailagua—courtesy of Designers Guild. The Steam Direct Drive itself is a wonder of modern technology, featuring a Dual Spray system...

  • Hotpoint Ultima 1600 Spin Washing Machine review
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    Hotpoint Ultima 1600 Spin Washing Machine review

    By 5 January 2005

    Is a washing machine really a gadget? Does it warrant a place on pocket-lint? Of course it does - when it’s the Hotpoint Ultima. Hotpoint has been synonymous with washing machines for more years than I can remember, and it’s a fierce market, considering...