Lena Solis, a lifestyle entrepreneur and the founder of Dolfi, thought of the idea after "a few terrible experiences with laundry" during her travels. "I was desperately looking for a solution to hand washing [garments]," Solis told The Huffington Post. "I've visited most German and Swiss ultrasonic engineering labs and not a single one of them had ever developed consumer products. At that moment, I was all over the idea to redefine the ultrasonic technology for consumer use. And thus the Dolfi was born."
Saving energy was very important to Solis; the Dolfi uses 80 times less energy than a regular washing machine and it is named after dolphins, so a part of the campaign proceeds will go towards dolphin research and welfare.
The early supporter price of the Dolfi is $89 and its estimated delivery is August 2015.
Check out the video below to see the Dolfi in action.