This rounded interesting thing is the next generation of washing machine. It generates modulated ultrasonic waves to, as if by magic, shake the dirt out of the most delicate clothes.
Described by its maker as a "Next Gen Washing Device" it seems to be mainly for bras and stuff, with the idea being it replaces the traditional hand wash for delicates. It does this by sitting in the sink and vibrating the water around to gently vibra-wash the incriminating stains out of the sort of lacy items that'd fall to pieces in a washing machine.
Sexy, eh? The only problem is it doesn't exist yet, with an Indiegogo for funding set to launch this week asking for $100k to help get it made. [Gizmag]