|Samsung unveiled its Connected Home 2014 in Sydney as WiFi takes over the kitchen and laundry room appliances. |
The 2014 range were all on show last night with everything from robo vacuums to 15kg washer/dryers, dishwashers and ovens, have all been given the smart treatment, with WiFi capabilities.
"The new line-up of premium Samsung home appliances will reinvent the category and showcase to consumers what it really means to have a truly connected home," said Phil Newton, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Australia.
Samsung's focus this year is on premium appliances that look fantastic but also feature amazing design advancements,he said.
"From the innovative Food Showcase Refrigerator in the kitchen to the futuristic Super Capacity Washer with WiFi capability in the laundry - we believe these products will tick all the boxes for Australians."
The company created its own Smart House in the very plush suburb of Vaucluse in Sydney's East - decking every room out with its new appliances - from the kitchen to the living room and laundry area. Samsung has eschewed stuff like drawers, dials on washing machines, spin trays on microwaves and made dishwashers smarter to fit big pans, trays.
Top chef Guillaume Brahimi from Bennelong restaurant at Sydney's Opera House was also at work in the Samsung kitchen using its built in ovens, which he says makes for smarter, more efficient cooking.
The hero device for this writer was the Samsung combination WiFi ready Powerbubble washer/dryer that holds an enormous 15kg load - 5kg more than the Aussie standard 10kg machine.
It has a cool touchscreen 8" Full Touch LCD Screen that looks like a Samsung tablet.
There was so many cleaning options, cycles on this tres sophisticated black machine, which can also be controlled via your phone or tablet. It was probably one of the most impressive things we've seen in a while.
The black beauty doesn't have a price tag yet but if you've a big family this could be worth it.
- Powerbubble - wash up to 15kg
- Built-in Condensor Dryer with 8kg load capacity
- WiFi Smart Control & Smart Check
- Auto Dosage Detergent Dispenser
Click to enlargeSamsung's other hero washer which it unveiled last night was the 9kg Front Load (WW9000) Washer.
The classy looking white 8kg front load machine has a minimalist look but has high performance with WiFi and a 5 inch full touch LCD screen, that looks like a Galaxy S3 is on top of the machine.
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Samsung have also innovated on the door design and made it lighter but larger 360mm wide door, with 170 degree opening. The Korean maker has also dumped traditional dials and detergent drawers on these new washers - the latter is now located inside the door, on a container that pulls out.
Refrigerators - The Food Showcase
And now to Samsung's kitchen. First off, Samsung kept with the stainless steel look for its new line up, and unveiled a new SodaStream fridge and side by side model, called The Food Showcase.
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Thei top end model gives access to most used items such as milk and drinks from the outside ShowCase door. There's still the same large depth at the back to store main food items, and All Around Cooling technology - to keep your grub fresher for longer.
Samsung's four-door refrigerator has fresh sparkling water on tap, powered by SodaStream. The new sparkling water model is counter depth, to fit a wide range of kitchen sizes, middle counter-height draw with four flexible compartments, good to store items such as fruit drinks and snacks.