In Brief

A new garbage can opens when asked

California-based Simplehuman, long the industry leader in sleek, tech-enabled trash cans, has a new product that works with voice. Its newest sensor can with voice control will open its lid with a simple command. The can also has other features to keep the bin sanitary.

The sensor trash cans can either open by voice command or with the wave of a hand. In the event that a user touches the can, there is a finger print-free coating “infused with nano-silver particles that prevent microbes from reproducing.”

Simplehuman is also known for the thoughtful design of its products. The mechanized cans feature a small motor that is whisper quiet. Customers can also opt for the double-width can that includes a recycling bucket. The sensor can with voice control starts at $200.

Simplehuman

California-based Simplehuman, long the industry leader in sleek, tech-enabled trash cans, has a new product that works with voice. Its newest sensor can with voice control will open its lid with a simple command. The can also has other features to keep the bin sanitary.

The sensor trash cans can either open by voice command or with the wave of a hand. In the event that a user touches the can, there is a finger print-free coating “infused with nano-silver particles that prevent microbes from reproducing.”