This could be a fun and useful space-saving appliance, or it could be one of those items that tries to do too many things and does none of them very well. But for around $80, we hope it will at least do a good job on the toast. The Breville Radio Toaster features an FM radio as well as an auxilliary input so you can plug in your mp3 player.
Breville does make other toasters, so this could work out ok. As long as you don’t get crumbs in the input jack. Ben Fowler, head of product development at Firebox, said: “We expect the Breville Radio Toaster to be very popular with our customers. It’s a quirky, unique kitchen product that’ll make a great gift for house proud home owners and couples.”
The toaster is made in China, and sells for £50 at Firebox.com in the UK. It doesn’t seem to be available in the US right now. Maybe an item like this would have more appeal in Britain, where folks are more serious about their toast. Other crazy toasters that have been seen across the pond: a toaster with an attached egg poacher, a scan toaster the lets you print a customized pattern on your toast, and a toaster that could toast a graphic of the day’s weather prediction on a slice of bread.
[via The Telegraph]