For frequent business travellers, wrinkled clothes become a problem when ironing services or equipment are not available. To tackle this problem, we designed the Magic Wand portable steam iron device. Our biggest challenge is in tackling a steam iron's need for a water tank. As such, Magic Wand is designed to use common plastic bottles as a water tank. This greatly reduces the size of the iron while also promoting upcycling.
Once connected to a filled plastic bottle, the iron retrieves water through a gravity ball mechanism that allows water to be absorbed whichever way the iron is tilted. This allows full, multi-directional motion in the ironing process.
All the functions of a steam iron are packed into a very compact structure that employs mature technology. With one full charge, Magic Wand is enough to power one person's worth of ironing load.