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Simplehuman Creates New Trash Cans with Voice Commands, Wi-Fi

Simplehuman new trash can
Simplehuman will roll out two versions of its new trash bin within the next few months.

At CES 2017, Simplehuman revealed its brand new trash can, which is equipped with voice commands, Wi-Fi and a motion sensor. The trash bin can be opened and closed via voice commands and comes in both large and small sizes.

In March, the company will roll out the first batch of bins, which will include just the voice command and motion sensor features. And in May, the second batch, which will include voice commands, Wi-Fi, additional languages and the option to track your stock of garbage bags, will be released.

The Verge has more details:

Simplehuman is a company known for high-end home goods, including its deluxe trash cans (yes, those are a thing). And at CES 2017, the company showed off its most technological garbage bin yet: a voice-activated trash can that can open and close through verbal commands.

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