The clear highlight of Samsung's press event yesterday was a new Wi-Fi washer and dryer, the WF457. The big innovation here is that users can control the machine from anywhere in the house with a smartphone or tablet app, but unfortunately this wasn't yet working when we stopped by. We did check out the 8-inch touchscreen and menus, and it seemed to be a pretty intuitive system, although perhaps a bit unnecessary. However, if you need the washing machine of the future, Samsung's model might be worth checking out. We'll be swinging back to see if they can get the Wi-Fi syncing issues sorted out so we can really see what this washer can do.

Update: Samsung got the Wi-Fi connection working, so we shot a quick demonstration video of the washer being controlled from an Android phone.

Sam Byford contributed to this report.