Appliances

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The easiest way to repackage even the most mundane objects for the 21st century is by slapping a USB charger on it. Case in point, this breadbasket by Sister Schubert’s.

The “Basket of Warmth” is more than just a basket with a device charger, however—it will also keep bread warm. Details on its inner workings haven’t been released, but it is suggested that the heat is derived from the charging process itself.

The basket is intended to take mobile devices away from people at the dinner table so they can bond with other humans instead of a screen – something that would come in especially handy (or disastrous) with Thanksgiving around the corner. However, at this point the basket is merely a prototype, and there’s no word on when (or if) it will eventually hit store shelves. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]

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So why did Twitch streamer Rudeism decide to play Overwatch with a microwave oven? Who knows. Who cares? These days, you just need to roll with the weirdness.

While playing Overwatch with a kitchen appliance might seem a bit random, I will say that Rudeism’s overall inventiveness is pretty entertaining. And if he can figure out how to play Battlefield 1 with a blender, well, then he’s got a fan for life. Watch the video below (autoplay). [click to continue…]

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Your days of heating up lunch in a breakroom microwave or packing cold lunches on the jobsite may soon be numbered thanks to this “HeatsBox” from Swiss start-up Faitron.

The portable lunchbox utilizes an 85 watt oven-type heater to gradually warm your food over a 15 minute period. It is also equipped with a self-cleaning system like a traditional oven and can be powered up via USB.

As awesome as all of this sounds, some mysteries about the product remain, such as when it will be available, how much it will cost, and how it will prevent your food from spoiling while it is waiting to be eaten. If you want answers, you can sign up for the manufacturer’s mailing list here.

(via Technabob)

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The future of cookie baking is finally here: say hello to the CHiP Smart Cookie Oven. It functions like a Wi-Fi-enabled Keurig for cookies. Yes, you read that right.

All you need to do is scan the QR code on each cookie dough pod (which contains enough dough for one cookie) with the CHiP app and it will send baking instructions to the oven. CHiP uses hot air and convection fan to bake a batch of four cookies (max) in around ten minutes. Since the oven is Wi-Fi enabled, the oven will send baking notifications about your cookies straight to your phone. Because that’s information you NEED RIGHT NOW.

The CHiP will run for about $249 at retail but can be had for $99 during the Kickstarter campaign. A pod subscription will run roughly 88 cents to $2 each.

I mean, I like cookies as much as the next guy but…come on. However, if the idea of an Easy Bake Oven for adults sounds appealing to you, check out the video below to learn more. [click to continue…]

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Darth Vader can whip up a soup like nobody’s business. He also makes this amazing pudding using 4 Hass avocados, 8 tablespoons of Hershey’s 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa, 8 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Avocado pudding! Who knew?

At any rate, this Lightsaber Immersion Blender is his secret weapon in the kitchen. It features a 120 V/300 W motor and variable speeds for $50.

(via 7Gadgets)

BB-8 Gets His Own Waffle Maker

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We’ve seen Star Wars waffle makers for Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and even the Death Star. Now it’s BB-8’s turn. I wonder if anyone is collecting these—someone who enjoys variety in their Star Wars-shaped waffles.

Let this Star Wars BB-8 Waffle Maker bring a galaxy far, far away to your breakfast table each morning. Its non-stick cooking plates duplicate BB-8’s design on both sides, and red and green lights indicate when the appliance is on and when it’s preheated and ready for your batter. It takes 3-5 minutes to cook, a little longer than Rey’s insta-bread. Your standard BB-8 waffle comes in at 5″ across x 6 3/4″ tall, just right to have a stack for breakfast or tuck one in your bag for a snack when you’re on the run from people who are probably just sad because they didn’t have waffles for breakfast.

Star Wars BB-8 Waffle Maker ($39.99)

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With these Star Trek LCARS and Isolinear Chip Magnets you can access important data like grocery lists, “A” papers, and adorable / disturbing drawings of you as a redshirt on some distant planet with blood spouting out of your body in all directions. Helpfully, “Dad” was scribbled above with arrows pointing to the corpse just so there’s no confusion.

Product Pages: Star Trek Isolinear Chip Magnets / Star Trek LCARS Magnets ($9.99)

See Also: Isolinear Chip and LCARS Coaster Sets

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Perpetual Kid is giving you the opportunity to be perpetually hungry by illuminating your room with this Giant Ice Cream Cone Lamp.

For $80, you’ll have the privilege of staring at a 26″ x 11″ cone in vanilla, chocolate or strawberry colors. It’s warm, 7-watt glow will no doubt make your stomach rumble before whisking you away to candyland for a night of drool and pillow chewing. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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For a mere $10k, you can be the proud owner of a Jelly Belly vending machine. According to the listing, the machine comes equipped with 100lbs of jellybeans in five flavor mixes, as well as 350 Jelly Belly cups. It also has “advanced technology” that allows the machine to combine the five flavors into a single cup, if so desired.

It appears that the machine can be set up to charge whatever you want, meaning that you can get free jelly beans for yourself and potentially turn a profit by price gouging friends and co-workers. That’s right, you can justify this as an investment.

Jelly Belly Vending Machine ($9,995)

(via Giz)

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If you want a Han Solo in carbonite fridge, there are a few ways to do it. For starters, you could buy a mini version or use a decal. However, if you’re really ambitious you could take a page out of Frank Ippolito’s book and build this full-size version that comes complete with lights. See how it came together in the video below. [click to continue…]