Samsung has announced its new four-door refrigerator, the T9000. It has an LCD touchscreen, a built-in Evernote app and a baby monitor. Apparently, companies have ran out of ideas and they are now just adding crap to existing products, hoping that something will stick.
Now, I'm sure the 900-litre capacity, $US4000 fridge is the dog's bollocks. It has something called Triple Cooling technology, which "ensures that commercial grade humidity levels are maintained in the fresh food compartments with the help of two compressors, three evaporators and an array of sensors to keep produce fresher longer." That's nice! But any other comparable fridge has similar stuff. And it is more or less the same stuff that Samsung's previous top-of-the-line fridge had.
This is precisely why Samsung is adding this garbage that nobody needs. The fridge has a large LCD touchscreen, which includes a calendar, a weather app and Evernote -- because the family wants to publish notes to the fridge instead of quickly sticking a Post-It note to it! The fridge can also connect to a baby monitor, so that you can watch your baby sleeping while you are in the kitchen. Because it's not enough to hear the baby sleeping using a regular portable baby audio monitor -- You have to actually look at the baby sleeping while you are making coffee.
It's a consumerism race to nowhere, a hurricane of stupidity that keeps sucking more and more resources in the name of a convenience that is not convenient anymore. Maybe I'm just a snob who just wants a fridge that keeps food cooled and makes good ice.