CES 2016 is in full swing in Las Vegas, with an annual showcase of all things tech. You’ll find unique gadgets mixing with the biggest TVs the world has ever seen and connected home products nestled next to the future of personal flying machines.
CES is huge event with companies big and small all taking the opportunity to show off their wares, and it usually sees the unveiling of some impressive emerging technologies which may change our lives in the very new future.
One such device is the Family Hub Refrigerator from Samsung.
It’s a four door model with a stainless steel look and plenty of storage, as well as all the food preservation features you should expect. But the stand out element is the huge 21.5 inch touchscreen on the top right panel.
It’s a portrait oriented screen which takes up almost the entire upper right door, making this the first smart fridge with a screen you could actually use.
You can get it to display all manner of things, including the family calendar or even streamed video from a compatible Samsung player. Throw up some photos or the weather for the day ahead and customise it any way you like.
There’s a lot more to like as well – the fridge has two cameras inside its main doors which snap a picture everytime the unit is closed. These pics are automatically synced to your Samsung account so you can check the last image to double check whether you’re actually out of eggs. That’s a very neat idea, and a glimpse at the way smart appliance are going to work for us more and more in the future.
This touchscreen model from Samsung will be available in 2016 and might come with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant included, which would make using it even easier than before.