Ever since Star Wars first hit theaters back in 1977, fans have been asking themselves: “when are we going to get a remote control R2-D2 mini fridge with a built-in hi-def video projector?” The answer to that question, it turns out, is at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Vegas.
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of disappointed Star Wars fans who just realized that a life-size remote control R2-D2 refrigerator that can deliver them drinks will never be theirs. Unless they can find a way to justify spending $8,000+ on a tiny fridge that can only chill six cans.
Jabba the Hutt realized that R2-D2 was better suited to serving drinks on his sail barge than being a sassy sidekick to C-3PO, and apparently Haier Asia’s AQUA brand agrees because come 2016 you’ll actually be able to buy this rechargeable remote control R2-D2 mini fridge that comes to you.
British appliance company Dyson has released an intriguing teaser video to promote its latest product. We're not entirely sure what it is, but this RoboCop-inspired ad has us thinking it's a robotic vacuum cleaner equipped with computer vision.
Inspired by 'doctor fish' who feed off human skin, a South Korean industrial designer has conceived of a radical new way of cleaning clothes. Instead of using a traditional washing machine, fleets of robotic fish will clean your clothes in a water tank — and without detergent.
Has steampunk gone too far? Perhaps to prove there's nothing that can't be enhanced with a touch of brass, one artist has built a steampunk toilet, replete with retro bells and whistles.
Appliance manufacturer Electrolux challenged designers to imagine the appliances households will be using over the 90 years. The finalists include printable foods, waterless washing machines, and fridge that can teleport groceries directly into your home.
This space-saving concept chills your food, makes your coffee, and checks your email all from a single piece of furniture, ensuring that you are never more than a few feet away from your snacks or your screen.