If you want a 21st century method of deodorizing your refrigerator, get ready to throw out that old box of baking soda and pick up the Kuro Cube. the Kuro Cube is a compressed block of white charcoal that specializes in absorbing the smells that you don't wanna smell, saving your nose from the horrid sensory attack you might get hit with whenever you open the fridge. It costs $25, and lasts a good five years, as long as you set it in the sun every now and then so it can get dried out. You can place these in other areas, too, if you want to purify the air in other rooms.
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Nag your loved ones with this Video Fridge Magnet. Record up to 30 seconds of A/V with its built-in camera and recorder, and it will playback on a 1 1/2-inch LCD screen and speaker. When a message is stored on the device, an LED lights up. With one click of a button, the message plays back. When it needs a recharge, plug into your PC’s USB port. Although the magnet is temporarily out of stock, contact them if you would like to pre-order for GBP 29.99 (~$48.92.)
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Stop those greedy roommates or family members from stealing your last brew with the Kitsch’N'Fun Can Fridge Guard. Shaped like an ordinary soda can, record a message up to 10 seconds long such as “Don’t touch that!” When the refrigerator door is opened, the light activates the device. The gadget can also be used to remind others to do chores or comments for a spouse/partner like, “Hey, you just ate a Twinkie. Drop it.” The Guard needs 3 AAA batteries (not included) and will set you back £5.98 (~$9.00.)
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Since the air contains about 4,000 cubic miles of water (about the size of all of the Great Lakes,) Element Four’s WaterMill can produce up to 13 quarts a day. It mounts to the exterior of your house and brings it inside to your refrigerator, spigot, water cooler or backsplash dispenser. The device is self-regulating and the company claims that it has maximum water production with minimal energy consumption. Contact Element Four for more information.
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So you’re at your computer and you’re thirsty, but the fridge is at least a room away; later this month there’ll be a solution to this common dilemma. For those who are semi-attached to their chairs and want to represent their Doctor Who fetish, the Doctor Who TARDIS USB Micro Fridge will hold one can of your favorite beverage – or you could just save yourself the $45 and walk to the kitchen.
We haven’t really checked out any high tech refrigerators of late, but Samsung’s RFG299 French Door Refrigerator caught our attention. It has 14% more storage space than others of it size because of its unique insulation to give it 28.5 cu. ft. It also has internal LED lighting, a Twin Cooling Plus System, a door alarm, and a specific storage area for pizza! The best part is its 7-inch LCD touchscreen that controls temperature, monitors its water filter, and has access to calendars, unit conversion, and nutrition information, so you will think twice before eating that double pepperoni. The fridge is available for $3099.00 with a stainless steel finish, and also comes in platinum, black and white.
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We dig Minibar System’s SmartCube, a mini-fridge which is meant for hotel usage. In sizes of 22.71 x 15.83 (65W) or 19 (70W) x 17.75, it features blue and white crystal LEDs. The mini-frig comes with a remote contral with software to regulate locking, lighting, product expiration, inventory, and happy hour pricing. We like that last feature and although we realize this is too expensive for the average human, perhaps some entrepreneur will develop one for the rest of us.
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When we first saw this gadget, we though it was meant to tell your shoe size electronically. Embraco, in cooperation with Intel, has created the Refrigerated Docking Station for gaming laptops that, with its compressor, churns out cool air as opposed to just blowing around what is already there. It can reduce the temperature as much as 40%. There is also a temperature sensor to keep track of its progress. Available for the Holiday rush, this should carry a MSRP of about $150.00.
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This is more than just your ordinary kitchen appliance. The Cooltone mini-fridge can hold 20 cans of your favorite brew, 4 two liter bottles, or six wine bottles and comes with more accessories than you probably ever though you would need on ice. It has a digital, top loading CD player, integrated speakers, a digital AM/FM tuner with up to 32 preset buttons and LCD, a link for your PMP, and an integrated alarm clock with snooze. There are also inputs for headphones and external speakers. The refrigerator comes with remote in case you drank all the Cooltone’s contents and can’t seem to get up to shut off the music. All this, and perhaps a hangover as well, can be yours for $260.00.
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