It feels like every day a new product emerges and inches us closer and closer to a life pulled straight from The Jetsons. Today’s window into the future comes courtesy of Samsung, whose new smart fridge is the latest kitchen appliance to be linked to the internet.
, as it’s being called, is intended to be just that: a central nervous system for a modern family on the go. Gone are the post-it-notes, flip calendars, and children’s drawings that adorn traditional refrigerators.
In their stead is a 21.5-inch touchscreen that transforms the fridge into a giant smartphone equipped with a camera system that allows families to monitor the contents of the fridge while away from home. Yes, shopping lists are apparently a thing of the past, too.
Other features include an app that reminds you of upcoming expiration dates in real time, and of course, that screen, which can be used as a television, a photo viewer, or a communal space to leave notes and reminders.
Of course any appliance that boasts this much technology doesn’t come cheap. The Family Hub retails for $5800. To put that into perspective, GE’s Profile Series refrigerator, which is considered top-of-the-line, retails at a $2149—peanuts in comparison.
Though it may not be for everyone (yet), Samsung’s Family Hub offers a scintillating look into a future where are appliances just might be smarter than we are.
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