Samsung’s LCD fridge gets a price

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on April 18th, 2011

Samsung has now priced its four-door, Energy Star-rated LCD refrigerator and it is just as expensive as you might expect at $3,499 retail. It will arrive late next month. The RF4289 fridge offers 28 cubic feet of storage, including a customizable, counter-height “flex-zone” drawer with a moveable divider. This is for serious food eaters/storage enthusiasts.

It also features LED lighting and Samsung’s twin coolingplus system that separately circulates the air inside the freezer and refrigerator to eliminate odor and keep perishable produce fresher for a longer period of time. If that isn’t enough, there’s an 8-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled LCD touchscreen too, which includes several apps, including Epicurious, Weatherbug, Pandora, AP News, Google Calendar, Picasa Photos and Twitter.

Eat and Tweet with the new Samsung WiFi-enabled RF4289 fridge

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

Samsung’s new RF3289 fridge allows users to access Pandora or even tweet while finding a snack. The fridge is the first of its kind to feature integrated WiFi that will let you view Google calendars, check the weather, download recipes from Epicurious, or leave digital reminders and notes. If there is such a thing as being too connected, this right here may be it. I’m surprised it doesn’t tell your Facebook friends what you are eating.

The fridge has an 8-inch LCD touchscreen as well as a Twin Cooling Plus System that keeps perishable produce fresher for longer. The RSG309 and RF4289 models also provide plenty of storage space. Both will be available in Canada later this year.

LG converts container ship into a huge advertisement for eco-friendly fridge

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2009

LG converts container ship into a huge advertisement for eco-friendly fridgeIn a great bit of marketing, LG is attempting to lure consumers toward its latest energy efficient refrigerator with an unusual launch. The company has designed a 70-meter long container ship disguised as their new refrigerator.

The football field sized ship/refrigerator sailed up the Seine from Le Havre to Paris between June 22 and June 25. The company brags that the refrigerator consumes low power, though we aren’t confident that the worldwide launch of this new LG side-by-side refrigerator was anywhere near environmentally-friendly. But it is clever.

Recording Can fridge guard/alarm

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2009

Recording Can fridge guard/alarmThis little gadget is supposed to look like a standard canned drink, so it can blend into the surroundings in your fridge. Even though no one would ever mistake it for a real drink called “Fridge Recorder”. It’s light activated, so whenever someone opens the fridge door, the recorded message of your choice will play.

Stuff Like, “Step away fatty!” or “Haven’t you had enough junk today? Look at that fat ass.” or even “Obey the fake drink can. The fake drink can is now your master.” If you have roommates, this might help to stop them from stealing your stuff. It’s likely to be entertaining for a full 5 minutes.

Endo Magnets hang up to 1-lb objects on your fridge

Posted in Magnets by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2009

Endo Magnets hang up to 1-lb objects on your fridgeIf you’ve ever experienced your share of weak magnets, you can appreciate a good strong magnet. Ever had a magnet on your fridge holding a sheet of paper that is so weak, that you walk by and both magnet and paper fall to the floor? Or a magnet that won’t even fix two or three pieces of paper to the fridge? It’s those little annoyances that we could all do without.

These Endo magnet clips will do the job. Hell, if you want to put a heavy shoe on your fridge, you can. And it will stay. In fact, they can bear a load of 1 LB. Holds 20 sheets of paper. You could even hang up some of your gadgets and keep them organized. Just clip them in place. I’m not saying it’s a good idea to be hanging shoes on your fridge, but it’s nice to know you can.

Fridge uses zero electricity, cools with fire

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2008

Fridge uses zero electricity, cools with fireA research team at Stanford has developed a refrigeration device the size of a thermos. What’s interesting is that it uses no electricity. Zip. Zero. Nada. Zilch. Instead, it contains some kind of coolant that becomes cold when it’s exposed to heat.

Details are scarce, but the units would be fairly cheap to produce at about $50. The price makes it an ideal way to deliver medicines and cold water to developing countries as well as having a bunch of other uses a bit more noble then your next camping trip. It’s a great breakthrough. All a user would need to cool any given thing is fire, which is readily available.

Doctor Who Tardis USB micro fridge

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2008

Doctor Who Tardis USB micro fridgeTraveling through time and space can make a Timelord mighty thirsty. Hell, a nerd can get pretty thirsty just watching it. Well, now you can add this Doctor Who Tardis USB micro fridge to your ever growing collection of Tardis themed items.

This fridge will hold a 12 ounce can of soda, though you’d think it would hold a six-pack since it’s supposed to be bigger on the inside and all. It feature a flashing Tardis light and 30 seconds of Tardis sound effects. Whether your drink goes back and forth in time when the doors are closed is uncertain. The Tardis USB Micro Fridge will be available soon and will retail for $44.99.

Electrolux Flatshare Fridge is awesomely modular

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 14th, 2008

Electrolux Flatshare Fridge is awesomely modularLook no further for a brilliant fridge concept. The Flatshare Fridge was created by Stefan Buchberger from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna for the annual Electrolux Design Lab competition. The idea is to have a fridge that is perfectly suited for college kids who have roommates.

It’s modular design features separate compartments that allow each ‘flatmate’ to have their own mini fridge. Because nobody likes to share and it’s just good to keep your stuff from colliding with someone else’s stuff. Not everyone has good hygiene, or good taste. No one is getting the short end of the stick with this design either, as each section has a tall area for bottles and a smaller side for other stuff.

Japanese fridges spray Vitamin C to keep food fresh

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2008

Japanese fridges spray Vitamin C to keep food freshThe Japanese are ahead of us in everything, even Fridge tech. Not only do they like to spray snow to deodorize things, they also like their fridges to emit vitamin C. Hitachi fridges, that is. The idea behind their new fridges seems sound enough. The R-Y6000 releases Vitamin C into the air inside to keep your food fresher.

Apparently this is possible because Vitamin C helps meat keep it’s color longer and also slows down nutrient loss in vegetables and fish. The wonder fridge also has a filter to help prevent mold. And six drawers. We typically have two here. It has a volume of 602 liters and will cost $3,100. 3,000 units will be produced on a monthly basis, until they run out of vitamin C and have to resort to squeezing oranges inside.

R2-D2 fridge keeps stuff cold as Hoth

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on August 27th, 2008

R2-D2 fridge keeps stuff cold as HothThis R2-D2 compact fridge is hot as tatooine outside and cold as the ice planet Hoth inside, so it will impress your friends and keep your food fresh. It was made back in 2002 as a promotional item for an Attack of the Clones contest held at 7-11 Stores in Japan. Apparently only 1000 of these rare refrigerators were ever made, making it a hot and cool collectible at the same time.

Luckily for you, you can buy one from Toyeast for $1070. Of course, that is probably your grocery money so you won’t have anything to put in it. Empty or not, you’ll have your own astromech droid. Now you’ll just need an X-Wing to put him in.