The iTouchless Infrared Automatic Trash Can, a stainless steel 13 gallon trash can that opens automatically when you approach it. If you think about it, it makes sense: when you work in the kitchen you have your hands dirty and don’t want to touch lid to throw something inside the trash can, that can be very handy in office and kitchens.
The working principle is pretty simple: iTouchless uses an infrared sensor to detect movement up to 6 inches away and when it does the lid opens automatically. After no movement is detected (ie. your hand is away from the trash can), the lid closes by itself.
If something goes wrong there are the traditional on/off switch and manual open/close lid buttons. Power to the iTouchless comes from 4 D sized batteries that will last up to a year.