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The Bruno garbage can automatically vacuums up whatever is swept into its suction port
The Bruno garbage can automatically vacuums up whatever is swept into its suction port
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The Bruno garbage can automatically vacuums up whatever is swept into its suction port
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The Bruno garbage can automatically vacuums up whatever is swept into its suction port
If your hands are full, Bruno's lid can be opened via a motion detector
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If your hands are full, Bruno's lid can be opened via a motion detector
Bruno is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery, which the designers tell us should be good for about one month of typical use per charge
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Bruno is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery, which the designers tell us should be good for about one month of typical use per charge

Sweeping the floor can be a hassle in its own right, but for some people, having to stoop down and collect the sweepings in a dustpan is just too much. If you're one of those people, you might like Bruno – it's a garbage can that automatically sucks up debris that's swept toward it.

Bruno uses motion and light sensors to determine when a broom is near its bottom/front-mounted suction port. Once activated, it vacuums up whatever has been swept into that area, and delivers it into its bag – that's the same bag that garbage is manually thrown into, by opening the lid on top.

If your hands are full, that lid can also be opened via another motion detector.

Bruno is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery, which the designers tell us should be good for about one month of typical use per charge
Bruno is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery, which the designers tell us should be good for about one month of typical use per charge

The can is powered by a rechargeable 18-volt battery, which the designers tell us should be good for about one month of typical use per charge. When it needs juicing up, its retractable power cord can be temporarily pulled out.

Bruno can use store-bought 13-gallon (49-liter) bags, although if you go with its Bruno-specific bags, the extras can be stored in a compartment within the can. An app will warn you when you're about to run out of those bags, plus it will remind you to take out the trash on garbage-collection days.

Should you be picturing a Bruno in your life, it's currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. You can preorder one in your choice of five colors for US$139 – delivery is scheduled for October, assuming it reaches production. The planned retail price is $229.

Sources: Bruno, Kickstarter

5 comments
mhpr262
That is not exactly a new idea. My hairdresser has had one of those trashcan-hoover combos for years, for vacuuming up all the cut hair.
Chris Bedford
Except that this has a rechargeable battery, like a dust-buster, and I've tried to use one of those things - to call it "feeble" would be to insult feeble. If you want to suck up dust, break out the vacuum cleaner.
Keith Kritselis
http://www.gizmag.com/go/2706/
Facebook User
This looks amazing! I think I need this in my home. Love the look of the design and color options.
warren52nz
Now THAT's a great idea!