New “Smart” Refrigerator from Samsung
At CES in January 2013, Samsung showed off their latest refrigerator, complete with a touch screen. The fridge itself should be available by the end of Spring, and the model featuring a 10” screen will come later this year.
This isn’t the first fridge with an LCD screen, so what makes this one stand out?
First of all, the refrigerator itself is a high quality appliance. It has a special system made up of multiple compressors, evaporators and sensors designed to keep humidity at a minimum. This is especially important for more perishable items like produce, and thus the fridge will help keep your fruit and veggies fresher for longer.
So how does the touch screen add to the appliance? Well, while it runs on the Android OS and can use Wi-Fi, you won’t be able to download apps. The preloaded applications however may be just what you need in the kitchen.
You can trade recipes and show off pictures of your creations using Evernote, and there’s also weather, news, and calendar functions – check the weather to see if it’s going to be a good day for a barbeque outdoors, plan meals on the calendar, and keep up with the news to make sure you don’t have any products that are being recalled for salmonella.
As a side note, the fridge also has a very spacious interior. The top part opens with French style doors and contains plenty of refrigeration space, with additional space in the lower right compartment, and freezer space in the lower left side.
All in all, you get a lot of refrigerator for your money, if you’re willing to shell out the $4,000 that Samsung is asking for the T9000 model. That’s just for the fridge though – there’s no word yet on how much it will cost with the LCD option!