Here is an object that ends up by right in the category "it is wonderful, indeed a bullshit, indeed wonderful, indeed a bullshit". I take an almost mystical pleasure to see this contraption, as with the piggy banks that took coins with the mechanical hand, or this plant that seeks the sun on his own.
Sure, the Townew robot bin is a bit small by our standards: with only 15 liters of capacity there is very little garbage that can be thrown away.
Someone will say that with a smaller basket we will be pushed to create less waste. Truly I say to you, but when ever.
Refills cost a bang
The cons of the robot basket are too many, come on. First, the problem of volume and mechanism discrepancy is serious. Obviously it is necessary to buy special spare bags, indeed quite salty. The figure of around 30 euros for 25 bags would anger even Buddha.
Townew must be put into power
Secondly, inside the Townew robot basket has an LED and a mechanism that automatically seals the bags. All of these functions require power, so you need to connect this thing to the wall to charge the battery.
It's as if the designers had wondered: "How can we make waste collection unnecessarily more energy-intensive?".
I've never had LEDs inside my trash can, and to think about it I'd rather leave the power sockets on appliances that actually do something I can't already do with my hands.
Third: in all honesty, but how long will this automatic mechanism last in this robot basket before it breaks?
Yet the robot basket pulls
Despite my doubts about the product, the end users who actually purchased it seem enthusiastic.
The Townew self-sealing and self-changing kitchen basket for about 110 euros was born from one IndieGogo campaign which obtained 130.000 euros in crowdfunding.
It currently has 4,6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, with 81% of shoppers giving it a whopping 5 stars.