A New York-based startup thinks toweling off after a shower is for amateurs, and when you see their new invention that eliminated the need for the potentially disease-spreading rags we all use post-bath time, you might just agree.
Meet the Body Dryer, a bathroom scale-like device that acts as a giant hand dryer that you stand on. The inventors claim their device will dry you off in 30 seconds or less (depending on how tall you are), using “ionized air” that you can switch from cold to hot and back again when you get a little toasty.
“The body dryer team came together to really tackle the problem of bacteria growing on towels,” project team member Tyler Overk said in a video on the website. “We realized that there are so many germs, so much bacteria that we’re reusing and putting back onto our bodies after we’ve cleaned ourselves from showers or even coming out of the pool.”
So far only a prototype has been made, but the team has started a fundraising effort on Indiegogo to help bring the dryer to homes and gyms across the country by September. The dryer is set to retail for $250, but contributors can get their hands on one for $150 while the campaign is still running for the next month.
An added feature is that the dryer acts as an actual weight scale, and there’s nothing to say you can’t also use it outside of bath time to unleash your inner Marilyn Monroe.