simplehuman Turns Basic Household Appliances Into Impressive Tech Devices

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If you don't own at least one simplehuman product, you're doing domestic life wrong. Unless of course you have no interest in household appliances that make mundane tasks more efficient (and kind of fun).

But if you do want to make activities like throwing away trash and washing your hands a little less bothersome, check out these simplehuman appliances that use tech to enhance your experience.

sensor can with voice control

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your voice to open the trashcan instead of, you know, touching it? Well, you can. simplehuman's sensor can features voice and motion control activation. To open, just say "open can" and the lid automatically opens, which is especially helpful when you have your hands full.

The motion sensor works by waving your hand in front of it. Infrared fields adapt to you and the surrounding environment to prevent false triggers and unexpected lid closures. Because let's be real, the last thing you want to happen when you're throwing away a huge pile of god knows what is for the lid to close prematurely.

Choose between five finishes: brushed, rose gold, black stainless steel, dark bronze, and white. Buy it here starting at $200.

sensor mirror with touch control

simplehuman's tru-lux light system in the sensor mirror with touch control simulates natural sunlight and allows you to see subtle variations in makeup color—aka you can see every blemish, every pore, and every hair that needs to be plucked.

Control the lighting and level of brightness with an up or down swipe over the sensor pad on the back of the mirror. A motion-sensor feature detects when you're in front of the mirror, automatically lighting up as your face approaches. It's cordless and rechargeable by USB with one charge lasting up to five weeks.

Choose between white, rose gold, and brushed. But it here for $200.

foam soap pump

The foam sensor pump uses air-induction technology to create the most perfect foamy soap situation. When the pump senses your hand, it allows you to control the amount of soap dispensed. Position your hand up close for a little soap and farther away for more. So, basically it's the Maserati of soap dispensers.

Refilling the soap pump is done via a click-in cartridge system, so you don't need to deal with spilling soap everywhere. They're available in hand or dish soap and come in various scents that are all biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and contain no parabens or DEAs. The dispenser is rechargeable with one full charge lasting up to three months.

It comes in brushed, polished, rose gold, or a Mickey Mouse finish. Buy the dispenser here starting at $50 and the foam cartridges here starting at $7 each.