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It seems the next "must have" kitchen appliance is
currently being developed.
Previewed in Berlin at the world's largest consumer
electronic trade fair, the IFA, the prototype of the iPod
fridge has all of the electronic advantages of the iPod.
The new project is intended to bring the use of
household appliances closer to consumers and show how
modern information technology can be simple and fun.
Kitchen appliance designers Gorenje signed a licensing
agreement with Apple for the use of their technology in
The fridge has been specifically designed and
developed to feature a docking station for the iPod to
charge while playing music and video through the in-built
If wireless Internet connection is available in the kitchen
then the iPod can connect to the Internet and allow
searching, browsing or downloading contents such as
recipes, videos, and music.
Sound is played through the two seven-watt speakers
while video is displayed on the iPod screen.
Gorenje plans to take the fridge to the next level
by including the use of the touch screen on the iPod
to control other Gorenje appliances.
The company has an Internet portal under
development, which will enable the remote control of its
wifi to other appliances. The o cial launch will take place
One of the latest creations from Tokyo, this futuristic kitchen is ideal
for small compact spaces by working as a breakfast bar, kitchen or the
centre of a party.
Created by Tokyo Kitchens and Living Co the Isola.S consists of two
parts that can move into any required position.
One section caters for the working kitchen area and includes a sink
and cooking area, while the other serves as the preparing and working
bench. The cooking section is fixed to the ground and the worktop
freely moves around into any required position.
Made of stainless steel, the Isola.S has three electric cooking
rings, a large circular sink and plenty of space for kitchen appliances.
Corrugated bottom drawers for added storage are hidden on the inside
of the kitchen for a minimalist look.
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