I frequent the refrigerator several times a day and I find that I'm really only there for a quick moment, just long enough to get what I need and I'm on my way. Apparently the rest of the world has a craving watch television while "fridging?" fridging - v. To stand near a refrigerator and long for something to do.
This latest product from LG, a TV-fridge "convergence appliance" comes complete with a 15-inch LCD including HDTV capabilities. For $4,000 though, one would expect at least DVD playback capabilities.
One potential flaw in the design is the TV is right next to the ice dispenser; not only is this a poor height for anyone over 4 feet in height, but should you ever be watching a channel about an ice dispenser someone could mistakenly put a glass through the screen.
The latest convergence trend: fridge TVs [via cnet]
Lately companies have put out more and more products that are considered green. Philips has now released the Green Tick logo to help consumers recognize products that are a bit more environmentally friendly.
This logo is placed on products that are 10% better in comparison to other products on the market. However, they only have to be better in one of these five categories: hazardous substances, energy efficiency, weight, packaging and recycling. Although it is great that Philips is taking a step in the right direction, the logo does not mean that the product is completely green. It just means in comparison to other products it is the lesser evil.
Although there are not all that many products with the Green Tick logo, Philips intends to bring up that number by the end of this year.
Philips helps buyers pick green gadgets [via crave]
I’m pretty sure the world is going to end with a bunch of Hello Kitty robots taking over the world. With all the other things they have, how could you possibly doubt our impending doom? I’m not sure that is a fate I can deal with. I doubt this particular product will end in death, unless they make a giant one and slow cook you with their creepy Hello Kitty Crock Pot.
I no longer fear the Michael Jackson robot with laser beams; it’s Hello Kitty that terrifies me. The issue is that no one just passively likes Hello Kitty; no, you either hate it or are obsessed. Just be on the look out for any Hello Kitty religious groups that pop up, that will be the sure sign that you should say your goodbyes.
Personally, I think all Hello Kitty gadgets should be replaced with more sophisticated brands such as Ninja Turtles, Spider Man, or even South Park.
Gourmet cooking with Hello Kitty [via Crave]
This is the kind of toaster that leaves you awestruck just because it’s so pretty. It could burn everything and it would still look cool. Even better it heats up your toast completely different from all the other crazy toasters we have posted. Bet you’d like to know what makes it so nifty wouldn’t you.
You have to love those products that run on magic. Or at least seem as though they must. Such is the case with the new VBox from Virgin.
The box is small, only about the size of a VHS and will be able to provide customers with up to 40 channels of British TV without the need of a satellite or Cable TV service plan. The best part of all? It's free.