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Tag Archives: Appliances

Someone Kickstart This: Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Fridge

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No… no, you can’t buy this fridge. It doesn’t even exist. It seems to be a photoshop entry from “Hanasonic” for a photoshop contest on B3ta, where the one word theme was “fridges”. We’re not sure who/what the q4nobody watermark on the image is, but in the end we’re not very motivated to dig into it because well, it’s not that important to us. What matters is that this image has gone viral, and that we’re now really motivated to buy this exact fridge and are frustrated by the fact that we can’t. Maybe someone with more ambition, resources, and time than us can kickstart this? There’s a ready and willing market for it…

VIA [ NerdApproved ]

No More Burnt Fingers Thanks to the Arzum Firrin AKA the Horizontal Toaster

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Unlike traditional toasters, the Arzum Firrin, picture above, doesn’t let you gain access to the bread by pulling an oven-type door vertically. Instead, you’re supposed to slide a tray out horizontally so you can get to your slice of toast–which has been toasted to perfection in a vertical position.

For years, people have been battling gravity as they stick a fork into their ovens to keep the door open or to fish something out from the bottom, only to get burnt or worse, get electrocuted. The Arzum Firrin eliminates both problems, but with a compromise: you can only toast one slice at a time.

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Domo Toaster Adds A Bit Of Internet Culture To Your Morning Toast

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Domo-kun is the official mascot of Japan’s NHK television station. But on the Internet, it’s the kitten-chasing monster that provokes God into making a victim every time you masturbate. Please… think of the kittens.

And now you can buy a toaster with the mascot imprinted on the side. And better yet, burnt right into your toast. And the best part? You don’t have to import anything from Japan: the Domo Toaster is available for $49 at Urban Outfitters.

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Rollie Eggmaster Makes Egg Tubes On Sticks

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Breakfast got you stumped? The Rollie Eggmaster turns the difficult task of… cooking eggs into one that’s as simple as making a toast. Simply crack your eggs right into its cylindrical non-stick container, press a button and wait for your fully cooked egg creation to, uh, rise out of there. There’s a heating element inside that cooks your eggs, and a mechanical ejector that pushes the contents out when ready. Like any self-respecting infomercial-grade product, the Rollie Eggmaster actually looks like something we might enjoy around the office… once we get past everything looking a little like turds. Because when you think about it, it’s kind of genius. You can eat your eggs on a stick, which is great when you’re running out the door and can’t sit for breakfast. Or you can make other things like burritos, or pizza rolls. We’re… we’re getting the credit card as we type these words. It’s $30!

Bonus: tons of giggles at the rising-boner appearance of the egg products as they eject slowly.

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Samsung Refrigerator Now Dispenses Soda Water

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Stopping one small step short of dispensing Coke or Pepsi right from the door, Samsung has recently announced a partnership with Sodastream that will see a refrigerator doling out soda water from the same mechanism that dispenses still water or ice. You just press a button, select soda, and wait for your glass to fill with bubbly H2O. There’s space inside the door for a 60L CO2 cylinder, which can be easily changed when it’s running on empty.

The rest of the four-door fridge is pretty top-of-the-line stuff from Samsung, featuring 30.5 cu. ft. of space along with a “kid-friendly counter-height FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings, and the proprietary Twin Cooling Plus® technology that keeps food fresher longer.” Of course a fancy fridge comes with a fancy price: consumers can expect to pay $3,899 in April, when this comes out.

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Tabletop Washing Machine Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

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The King Jim company from Japan has just announced the release of a tiny washing machine that can live on your countertop. The Swash, as it’s called, doesn’t fit a whole bunch of clothes, only about 250 grams. But that should be enough to wash a few hand towels, or maybe a couple of socks or a dirty shirt. It’s for those occasions where you don’t have time to run out to the cleaners, and don’t want to make the effort of hand washing in the sink. It’s a 15 minute washing cycle plus a 3 minute rinse, and uses about 5 litres of water each time. Just fill it up with H2O, place the drainage hose in the sink, and you’re good to go.

Of course, the convenience of not having to hand wash your own dirty clothes will cost you a decent amount. In this case, roughly $160. And we’re not even sure if there’s a spin cycle, so good luck drying them in a hurry. Also, good luck getting your hands on one unless you’re in Japan. It’s released there on the 15th of February.

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Spoutnik Microwave Is Dome Shaped

This is a microwave oven. It does everything a microwave oven does, only it’s got a plastic dome instead of a door. This makes the Spoutnik cooler than a regular oven. Why? Well, just look at the thing. Oh yeah, sure, you can have a “panoramic 360° vision [of your food]” as it cooks, so you can “control your cooking with just one glance”, but let’s be honest, no one really cares about that. You buy the Spoutnik not because it’s a powerful oven either, because it’s not: 700W on the high setting. You buy the Spoutnik just because it looks unlike any other microwave oven, which is enough a reason to buy anything, really. It comes in three pastel-y colors and will set you back £179, or about $288.

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Compact4All Appliances Are Perfect For Cramped City Living

Sometime in 2007 we reached the tipping point where the world’s urban population was higher than the rural, for the first time in history. By 2050, it’s projected that 70% of the world will live in cities. As we cram more and more humans closer to one another, space is going to become increasingly scarce. Better we start getting used to the idea of an efficient use of this space, from now. The Compact4All appliances, created by designer Jan des Bouvrie, are 20cm (7.7 in.) cubes that can stand alone, or stack up efficiently. There’s a toaster, a juicer, a kettle, and a coffee maker. They are meant for the single life, seeing as the toaster only browns two slices, the kettle only holds half a litre, and the coffee maker only brews two cups at a time but that should be enough. At $52 per appliance, efficiency is a little expensive but not out of range of the discerning urban dweller.

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360 Degree Old-Timey Desktop Fan

By David Ponce

Fans are cool (get it?) and stuff, but they’re preposterously directional. You gotta sit in front to get any use from them or hope that you’re in the range of the oscillating ones only to get a couple of seconds of bliss. The Fargo 360 Degree Tabletop fan is omnidirectional. Horizontal blades draw in air from the top and fling it in all directions, creating a disk of air that’ll cool down your sweaty skin no matter where you’re sitting. It happens to be done in the style of 1920’s banker’s fans with an oil-rubbed bronze finish with antique-brass accents.

It’s not cheap, but it’ll sit pretty on your desk for around $250.

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