RFID Laundry Tags Give Your Socks Some Brains

Cloth Tag

By Evan Ackerman

I do my laundry superstitiously. Some things, I separate into darks and lights. Other things, I turn inside out. Why? Who knows. Laundry is just one big mystery to me. In the future, perhaps laundry machines will be able to tell me how to keep my life clean, and when that day arrives, they’ll be relying on RFID tags like these concepts from designer Samgmin Bae. The RFID antennas provide information about the clothing care requirements to the washer and dryer, while also illustrating it visually through some kind of cryptic pictorial code system. This seems like a great idea, but I’m not certain how it would work in practice… I guess maybe you could shove different combinations of dirty laundry into your washer until you get lucky and hit a combination that’ll all run on the same settings without ruining all of your unmentionables. Good luck.

VIA [ Yanko Design ]