While traveling, whether for business or pleasure, we have all, at one point, found ourselves in need of washing some of our clothes. We either ran out of clean garments, or perhaps the ones that we loved the most became dirty. Whichever was the case, it was most likely that we picked up a bar of soap and started some good old fashioned hand washing processes. Dolfi, a new sonic soap, aims to get rid of this process and transform washing clothes while away from home into a trivial action.
At a first glance, Dolfi resembles a tiny bar of soap. It is, however, made of plastic and will still require detergent besides it. The cleaning powers of this small gadget are actually given by an ultrasonic transducer found inside it. It is able to create subtle vibrations in a sink full of water. In turn, these vibrations stir the detergent and create small bubbles. The creators of Dolfi claim users must only agitate the garments in the water. The motions will dislodge dirt and grime that will get broken down by the detergent.
Before using Dolfi, one must first plug it in an outlet. Afterwards it merely needs to be submerged in water alongside the clothes and the detergent. The device needs about half an hour to clean your clothing. Afterwards all that needs to be done is rinse and hang the garment. It might not be as easy to use as a washing machine, but it clearly beats hand washing.
Unfortunately, at the moment, Dolfi exists only in a prototype stage. The developers of the ultrasonic soap hope to launch an Indiegogo campaign at some point this month in order to reach founds to bring it to production stage. It they succeed, the ultrasonic soap will be priced at around $90.
What do you think of Dolfi and its unique features?