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We're foggy on the value of LG's luxury clothes steamerLG's $1,999 steamer claims to de-wrinkle, deodorize and sanitize your clothes, but this pricey product doesn't actually clean -- it "refreshes."
[MUSIC] LG's $1,999 Styler is essentially a steam closet. It has a sanitize mode, a deodorize mode, and a de-wrinkle [INAUDIBLE] Mode. That you can install at home with a simple plug. It also comes with an Android only app that you can use to download additional cleaning cycles, troubleshoot and more. The problem is that this giant premium device really doesn't work all that well. It's the type of product that's, Designed to be used between dry cleaning runs. So if you don't have something that's super stained but you want to give it a quick refresh, the styler is supposed to do that. But I ran a ton of cycles with thing every time hoping that it would return some dry clean Result, and was disappointed every single time. I was also kind of disappointed by the Android app. It's pretty easy to set up and get running, but it doesn't actually add much value. You can't check on the status of a cycle when it's mid-run. And you can't actually initiate a cycle remotely. You actually have to be standing right next to the device and use the NFC tag on feature. So if you're already standing here why wouldn't you just use the intuitive display. So while the styler does offer some marginal benefit, I'd say it's roughly comparable to just Tossing your clothes in the dryer or ironing them yourself, it really isn't worth it. For more appliance coverage, be sure to check out Cnet,com, I'm Megan Wollerton for Cnet appliances. [SOUND]