Simplehuman's product portfolio includes the Sensor Can, a motion sensor-fitted dustbin. [Image:]

Video: Voice-activated dustbin shown at CES 2017

A California-headquartered company has launched a smart bin that users may activate through commands such as 'open can' and 'close can'

A voice-activated dustbin was unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. 

California-headquartered company, Simplehuman, unveiled the Sensor Can with Voice Control at the trade show. 

Simplehuman's product portfolio already includes Sensor Can, a motion sensor-fitted dustbin that requires users to wave their hands over the unit. 

The latest product adds voice control capacities to the Sensor Can, which means users may activate the dustbin through commands such as 'open can' and 'close can'. 

According to tech magazine Endgadget, Smart Can with Voice Control, when launched this March, will be available in two models.

While one model comprises a single bin, another design of the dustbin comprises two slots to facilitate waste sorting for recycling. 

The dustbin's control commands can be customised based on country and language, the magazine's report continued. 

"The single-bin trashcan will be available for $180, while the double-bin version will retail for around $230," it added.  

Scroll down to watch a video of the dustbin in action at CES 2017. 

The following video was uploaded to Instagram by Nicole Lee (@nicolenerd).



Simplehuman's voice-activated trash can #ces2017

A video posted by Nicole Lee (@nicolenerd) on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:15pm PST

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