Crystal Wash is clinically demonstrated to be as effective as detergent and lasts up to 1000 washes. Their goal now is to make it “connected” with Version 2.0, which will make it even easier to use than it is already and give you a set of tools & features that will help you do your laundry better.
The makers of Crystal Wash have stated in its new Kickstarter campaign that, “we really can make doing laundry easier for you, save you money and be better for the environment.” A brief Background on Crystal Wash: It uses the power of Bio Ceramics from the earth. These special Bio Ceramics were developed using various minerals with antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties.
The key to Crystal Wash is that the Bio Ceramics raise the water in your laundry machine to a pH level of 8.5 or greater. This process shrinks the water molecule clusters to a size that allows dirt and soil to be soaked free naturally. Additionally Crystal Wash creates a natural Hydrogen Peroxide, which disinfects the clothes and kills bacteria and odors.
As the Bio Ceramics collect odors, dirt and waste from your laundry, they need to ‘recharged’ in order to make sure the pH levels are staying at 8.5 or greater. To recharge Crystal Wash you put them in the sun for an afternoon. You need to do this approximately every 30 days (or 30 laundry loads). The makers have Crystal Wash stated, “Although, the recharge process is simple, it is easily forgotten and if not done the effectiveness of Crystal Wash is decreased. It would be nice, if we could give people a way to be reminded when it was time to recharge them.”
By embedding a state-of-the-art pH water sensing chip and a microcontroller with Bluetooth capability inside the current Crystal Wash, they can give users accurate recharge alerts so that they don’t have to remember when it is time to put them in the sun. And while they are at it – why not give users several other tools and features right on their smartphone that will help make doing laundry easier & more effective….
With Crystal Wash 2.0 they will be able to give the user recharge alerts, wash cycle tracking stats, wash complete alerts and many additional metrics and tools to help each Crystal Wash user become a term they’ve coined as a “LaundryNista.”
Their development process has gone through a few prototyping phases. Their biggest issues were figuring out how to engineer a miniaturized version that would allow them to fit all the necessary components inside the current Crystal Wash form factor. And how to create a module to best withstand the harsh environmental factors present inside a laundry machine….like water, shock, and temperature exposure.
Currently in the testing phase, their miniaturized prototype v2 is sending back pH data to a mobile device via Bluetooth. Having developed a waterproof and impact resistance enclosure, they are now working on temperature resistance.
Their initial testing is showing some really great data metrics, never before available to the home consumer. “It’s a fun project and we’re all very excited about, but In order to bring the concept design to reality, we need to hire additional engineering help, solidify the design layout and source final manufacturing vendors.”
The Crystal Wash team has launched their idea on Kickstarter in an attempt to gauge market demand and to raise $100,000 in the next 45 days to help bring this great device to market.
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