Ricavision fridge-magnet concept brings Sideshow to the kitchen

Chris Davies - May 16, 2007, 11:16am CDT

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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