With the possible exception of style-mongers Smeg, fridges are just somewhere to put your food and booze to keep it at premium operating temperature. Essential items, but ultimately just another kitchen-based white elephant.
Enter the Internet Fridge: the very pinnacle of fridge technology, with enough gadgetry stuffed inside to make Kit look like a Hillman Imp. Not only does the Internet Fridge keep your comestibles in order, it also allows you to connect straight to the Internet, thanks to its built-in 56k Modem. As if that wasn’t enough to keep you firmly ensconced in the kitchen, the 'net Fridge also shoehorns in a TV tuner, so you can catch up on Neighbours on the door-mounted 15-inch LCD, while you search for the last remnants of the weekly shop.
Then, of course, there’s the built-in FM radio and a digital still camera that can also record video clips with audio, so you can leave your housemates messages containing barely concealed malice and simultaneously make troublesome fridge magnets a thing of the past. What else? Ahh yes, you can download music from the Internet and play it back on the built-in MP3 player, while receiving your emails. Smart.
Not to mention the fact that the fridge is also a fully functioning 506-litre affair, with a 310-litre freezer and comes finished in a resplendent Titanium hue. And the fact that should it go wrong it can call the repairman itself and arrange a convenient time for him to pop in for a coffee. What will they think of next? The Internet microwave? Oh, they already have...
Water dispenser for chilled water and crushed/cubed ice.
Track foods and their storage time in you’re fridge or freezer
Multi-Airflow cooling system
‘B’ Energy efficiency
Tilting, pullout 15.1" LCD touch screen display
Built in stereo speakers, video camera, microphone, MP3 player and TV tuner
Self diagnostic system for highlighting faults
506 litre fridge and 310 litre freezer capacity
162 kg (Net)
Pentium III 100MHz processor, 64Mb RAM, 10Gb hard drive, 15.1-inch LCD touchscreen, TV and FM tuner, supports MP3 playback, 56K modem, 1x USB port, 1x Ethernet port
If the guy with the image below ACTUALLY has the fridge, I am curious to know why he managed to get glare off an LCD flatscreen monitor. If you look carefully, the monitor is in the wrong place as well. I have a sneaking suspicion that he does not in fact own this fridge at all...does he even own a "6 bedroom house"? Probably not. Tennessee, U.K. - 21st October 2003
Alex, Cambridge, UK - 9th August 2003
Like an internet cafe in your kitchen, although sadly, you do need to get the food yourself. George, Tewkesbury - 5th July 2003
Not a review exactly, more a warning. These fridges are extremely large - so large in fact that they won't fit through a lot of doors.
To keep your stress levels down please, please measure all your doors, adding 2-3 inches to the fridges narrowest dimension for the handles and your fingers.
Bet Firebox don't print this! Richard, High Wycombe - 22nd September 2002