Honey, could you grab me a coke and change the channel?

SAMSUNG’S just announced their new Popcon Refrigerator. This ‘convergence’ fridge brings Multimedia Lifestyle To The Heart Of The Home ‘Popular Convergence’ Refrigerator Consolidates Common Kitchen Activities in a Single Stylish Appliance.

Basically this means that now you’ll be able to pull up a comfy chair and relax in front of the refrigerator all day!
…from the press release…

The 24 cubic foot refrigerator features a detachable 10.4′ wireless TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD, allowing it to serve as both a dedicated food storage appliance and a family information center.

The 10.4′ LCD screen is touch sensitive, allowing families to navigate functions and find information through simple on-screen buttons. The LCD incorporates a digital schedule and calendar to highlight important dates and appointments as well as a digital memo pad. The unit can also be used to leave family messages in voice or text form. A stylus pen is included to handwrite messages for a more personal touch.

The POPCON Refrigerator makes it easy for busy families to track and organize both fresh products and leftovers with a system of food management functions. The touch screen features a Detail Memo function and provides users with information on optimal food storage based on category. The refrigerator can also be set to remember expiration dates for different products and can generate on-screen alerts when items are too old to eat.

The POPCON Refrigerator also adds entertainment to the kitchen bill of fare. The digital wireless LCD TV screen features an auto setting system and displays programming with superior Samsung image clarity. A high-quality sound system with two speakers ensures robust sound from both TV programs, and from the built-in digital FM radio. The unit is detachable, so it can be conveniently placed wherever a TV is needed temporarily, or used at a desk or table for in depth family scheduling and kitchen organization.

The Samsung POPCON Refrigerator will be available fall 2006 for MSRP $3,799.

Written by Gary