Bruno is a smart, Wi-Fi-enabled trash can with an integrated vacuum.
From your appliances to your cookware, just about everything in your kitchen seems to be getting smarter… including your trash can. That’s because Birmingham, Alabama-based entrepreneurs Jim Howard and Lori Montag have launched an Indiegogo campaign for bruno, a connected garbage bin that not only opens with a wave of a hand but vacuums up dust and restocks itself as well.
Whereas similar solutions attach to an existing pail to transform it into an intelligent device, brunoSMART is a sleek, free-standing accessory that features a built-in vacuum and Arduino circuitry. As a user sweeps their pile of crumbs, hair and Cheerios towards it, an embedded motion sensor detects when you’re nearby and activates its integrated system, which guzzles up the debris and automatically deposits it inside the bag. In other words, say goodbye to the aggravation of dustpans!
What’s more, brunoSMART will make sure forgetting to take the trash out is a thing of the past. Through its accompanying mobile app, the Wi-Fi-enabled can will send you an alert reminding you to bring the waste out to the curb and will even reorder bags when your supply is running low. The 13-gallon unit operates for 30 days on its 18V battery, and is equipped with a retractable charging cord and filtration area under its lid.
brunoSMART is available in five different colors — arctic white, slate grey, harbor blue, urban red and stainless — so it’ll surely match any kitchen decor! Aside from its smart home-ready variant, bruno also comes in a base model that offers everything but the wireless connectivity and an industrial strength brunoMAX version designed to withstand the wear and tear of commercial and industrial settings.
Sound like something you would love? Head over to its Indiegogo page, where its creators are currently seeking $25,000. Delivery is expected to get underway in February 2016.