This clever little kitchen tablet is splashproof and wipes down easily for marinara spills and greasy fingers. The entire OS revolves around recipes and step-by-step cooking methods, and it stands on legs, so you can use it hands-free. Hot!
Well, kind of. The Qooq is a 10-inch tablet at a great price point ($US399). It has all kinds of apps built in — music and video players, a weather app, radio stations, Facebook and Twitter and web browsing, for example, are all there. And it’s extremely recipe-forward, with 3600 recipes and videos so you can dish out the, er, dishes. The chefs leading the instructions are world class, and if you can’t follow along with them and serve yourself up something great, you pretty much don’t deserve to eat.
But there’s a lot of head-scratch as well. You get 50 new recipes a month… but only if you subscribe and pay a monthly fee, which the company expects to be in the neighbourhood of approximately €6 ($7) a month. (Hey, they’re French). Also, the Linux-based OS and software is all coked up in-house. That may be awesome but it’s often a recipe for disaster.