Ricavision fridge-magnet concept brings Sideshow to the kitchen

May 16, 2007

We've had Sideshow devices on your laptop lid, on your remote control and even on your satchel... now your fridge is getting a sub-display, if this concept from Ricavision is anything to go by. 

 Ricavision Magnet/Scribbler Sideshow display

Intended to be a modern-day fridge magnet, the diminutive 3.5-inch QVGA screen connects wirelessly to your Vista PC for schedule updates, media and email, while using the included stylus to write on the screen turns it into a multi-colour Post-It note.

 Ricavision Magnet/Scribbler Sideshow display

Ricavision envisage a 16 hour battery life from the internal LiIon cell.  Right now it appears to just be a concept, but if the price could be low enough I can imagine there are plenty of people who would like something like this; it reminds me a little of the Chumby bedside table device, though with closer integration with a far more powerful PC elsewhere in the home.

Ricavision Magnet/Scribbler [via Automated Home]

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