Some of us still do our laundry entirely by hand. Most others who use washing machines still have to deal with manually prewashing clothing from time to time. The bit in between the prewashing and chucking everything into the washing machine can be a tiresome – and sometimes tiring – one. Samsung aims to get rid of that bit with its new series of washing machines. Dubbed Activ Dualwash, these top-loading washing machines come with a washboard-sink under the top lid, which you can detach and do your prewashing on. The washboard is made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), sometimes called acrylic glass, so it can take some pretty rough treatment. Finally, on the imaging front we have the NX500. Inheriting many of the specs figures of the NX1, the NX500 boasts a best-in-class DRIMeV Image processor, an NX AF system III and Samsung’s 28-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor. All of this is packed in a smaller body for easier handling and transporting. Capable of up to 9 FPS continuous shooting and 4K recording, the NX500 also comes with wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi so that you can share your shots almost immediately after they are taken. Using Samsung’s proprietary Ring Radiator technology, the Omnidirectional 360 Audio speakers are said to be able to project sound in a 360-degree radius, while maintaining perfect sound staging, as well as balance between treble and bass. It is also apparently possible to scatter multiple units around the house, and have them all paired to a smartphone so that when you move from one room to another, the speakers in the room you are about to enter powers up and plays your tunes while the one in the room you just left powers down. This theoretical scenario means an uninterrupted listening experience, though whether or not it works in actual practice remains to be seen. Samsung also has a vacuum bot. This particular bot has a suction power of 30W, which they say is 60 times more powerful than other vacuum bots. Aside from the usual features that come with things like this – such as smart pathing and scheduled cleaning, the POWERbot also comes with a remote control that has a laser pointer on it. This will let you target a specific area within the bot’s vicinity that you want cleaned, and the bot will wander over the point and do its thing, carefully avoiding obstacles, unscalable ledges and wet patches. Speaking of unscalable ledges, the POWERbot has what is called Easy Pass, which lets it climb over small ledges by pushing one of its wheels down, increasing clearance height. Another feature Samsung boasts on the POWERbot is what it calls Cyclone Force, which whirls everything vacuumed in like a mini cyclone, breaking up clumps of dust.
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This 3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen has what Samsung calls the Tilt and Flip function.
The latter for selfies, obviously.
With a built-in battery, the WAM6500 is also a portable speaker.