Bruno is a trashcan and vacuum in one, with a companion app that lets users know when its rubbish day or if they are low on bags.
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Taking out the trash is one of those chores that most people put off for as long as possible, but Bruno — the world’s first smart trashcan — is here to make rubbish duty that little bit less unpleasant. The bluetooth connected device provides notifications via a companion app, and will vacuum up debris swept in front of it.
Bruno is a trashcan and vacuum in one with a hands free lid, and a trash bag storage pod. It features a powerful vortex vacuum which sucks up dirt directly into the trash bag, eliminating the need for a dustpan. It also sends alerts to users via an app, letting them know when they are low on bags and reminding them to take out the trash.
Bruno recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign and is available for pre-order from USD 159 in various colors. We have written about a smart oven that knows what’s inside and how to cook it. What other household appliances could have a smart makeover?