It's hard for us to imagine why, but LG Electronics have created the Remote Monitoring Laundry System which allows you to monitor you laundry cycles from anywhere in the home. At least, anywhere with a power socket since the remote relies on Power Line Communication technology for the skinny on your junk scrubbers. Perhaps we don't get it 'cause we're binary washers — ram the clothes in regardless of color or material, select boil — dry until sandpaper. About the only advanced washer feature we understand is the "rat-proof plastic base." But if rinse+, cotton eco, and crease-care means something to you, then dropping a cool $1,349 for the washer, $949 for the dryer, and an additional $99 green for the remote monitoring kit might just be your thing.