Samsung is well-known for having some new innovative ideas about how to integrate technology into day to day life and CES is without a doubt ground zero for the most unusual of them. It’s also well-known for big advertising blitzes, and so out in the public, main hallway at CES you will find huge banners advertising a new smart fridge with a massive screen.
Obviously looks like a standard smart fridge with a huge smartphone pasted over one of the doors. It even has the Android-style capacitive buttons on the bottom. Hopefully Samsung isn’t actually taking a user interface designed for 5-inch devices and slapping it onto your refrigerator door.
This new smart fridge has similar capabilities to its other models released over the past couple of years. You’ll be able to make grocery lists, read news, listen to music, and leave digital Post-It note reminders. It also looks like there’s now voice input, if you like talking to your fridge. There might be other features for tracking what is in the ice box and for keeping tabs on expiration dates. The fresh additional features that are introducing for the first time will be a screen featuring “Groceries by MasterCard” says that you can “Browse & Buy” and it also has Pandora, calendar, and weather prominently featured. Pricing is expecting something in the $4,000 range.