The Flippr Ironing Board is making ironing easier and more enjoyable through its patented 360° rotation, height adjustment, and wheel-away features. Flippr is the first complete redesign of the ironing board since its inception in 1892.
Ironing boards, or ironing tables as they used to be called, have remained largely unchanged since around the mid 1800s, but now consumer electronics startup Sharkk has unveiled the Flippr, an ironing board with one simple difference: it flips over, so you can iron both sides of the garment without moving it. The tedious task is further sped up with the help of accessories like pants clips, a wire shelf for the iron, and a detachable detail board for sleeves and collars.
The board pivots at one end, so flipping it won’t involve moving the whole frame. Both sides of the ironing surface are identical, so it works fine either way up, and it’s torso-shaped to better hold shirts in place. Sharkk claims the design can cut the ironing process down to two minutes per shirt, which is good news for those who feel like they waste too much time on the chore each week or, as the company points out, those who just can’t be bothered ironing at all. ¹
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