The Simplehuman voice activated trash can might not be that kind of device everyone would buy. However, those who live in a smart home and are used to control every aspect of their home with voice commands might find this smart garbage worth buying. This product is available in single and dual-compartment versions. The 58-liter can is one of the exorbitantly expensive things to place all your takeout boxes and leftovers.
This smart trash can is packed with three micro-electromechanical system mics that allow the device to decode the command source while simultaneously blocking the background noise. It’s about 95% successful at decoding the words you say even while you are blasting music in a room. Its microphones are specifically manufactured to handle contact with water, oil, dust, and any contaminants you usually find in a garbage can.
The good thing about this Simplehuman voice activated garbage can is that you don’t need to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network or even need a smart speaker in your house. Just by saying, “open can,” the lid of this smart garbage can will automatically lift and remain open for a few seconds before close by itself. To make the top stay open, you simply need to say “stay open,” and the lid will close once you say “close can.” If you say nothing for about 10 minutes, the lid will automatically close.
Just like any other smart home appliances, the Simplehuman voice activated trash can is obviously in need of electricity, so you can operate it. Another great thing about this product is that it can be powered with AA batteries. It features ZeroPower tech that makes the unit won’t consume any power until it’s turned on via voice activation. With six new AA batteries, this trash can is able to last for more than a month with everyday use. The system that opens the cover is surprisingly quiet, and you only need to wave your hand at the can to open it without saying a wake word.
Apart from being a smart home appliance, Simplehuman’s garbage can has an exquisite design. The unit is available in many different colors you can choose based on your preference. It comes with a nano-silver clear coat that makes it resistant to germs and fingerprints. The surface of the bin might not be able to withstand kids’ fingerprints. Therefore, if you don’t have kids, the Simplehuman voice activated trash can should stay clean as there’s no excuse someone should ever have to touch it.