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Samsung Reveals Wi-Fi Enabled Refrigerator

A fridge with a touch screen built in just above the ice dispenser. Not impressed? How about Samsung enables Wi-Fi on that sucker? Check. How about read and write Tweets, play music on Pandora, access your Google Calendar? Check, check and check. Superfluous? How about checking recipes based upon particular items that you have in your fridge? Done! Samsung’s new RF4289 Internet-Connected Refrigerator utilizes an 8-inch touchscreen display embedded right into the fridge door. While the Internet-connectivity is novel, beyond the recipe and calendar apps, the actual utility of such a “high tech” refrigerator has yet to be proven.

Ideas for future “smart fridges”: it would have been nice to see some capacity measurements. If the fridge had the ability to date and organize perishables as they were entered into the fridge, cartons of milk, date of lettuce, and have all that accessible via the touch screen in the door, then we can talk about a smart fridge. Truly further integration? How about you take those same quantities, and allow those to be accessible via a Samsung Fridge app on my phone, so if I’m grocery shopping, I can check the contents of my fridge via my cell phone. Too much to ask? I guess so!

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

6 replies on “Samsung Reveals Wi-Fi Enabled Refrigerator”

i was thinking the same thing….plus access to the list on our phones for when we’re out shopping. not quite there yet…..& please not every model in ss. some of us have other decors. white would be a nice option as well. 

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