iPod Refrigerator Unveiled World's First.
Gorenje signed a license agreement with Apple for the use of their technology in Gorenje refrigerators. Resulting from this cooperation, a unique combination of the iPod device and Gorenje fridge freezer was developed, offering the best of both. The license also includes the use of Apple logo "Made for iPod". This innovative – previously unseen – combination that made its debut at the world's largest consumer electronics fair IFA 2008 in Berlin is yet another result of Gorenje's fruitful innovation. The new project is intended to bring the use of household appliances closer to the contemporary consumer and show how modern information technology can make their use both simple and fun – just the way the user of tomorrow wants them.
Unique combination of electronic entertainment device – the cult iPod touch – and a modern fridge freezer from Gorenje opens up new dimensions of living, fun, cuisine, and household tasks. Specially designed and developed Gorenje fridge features a docking station that enables charging the iPod, playing back music and video through built-in speakers, and connecting to the world-wide-web, if wireless connection is available in the kitchen. iPod has conquered the world, and new Gorenje appliances with interactive functions are conquering contemporary kitchens as they anticipate and set new trends.
The revolutionary wi-fi interface for touch control, paired with the world's most popular music playback device, enables searching, browsing, or downloading contents from the internet, and enjoying music, TV shows, movies, or video podcasts. The combination of the cult playback device and refrigerator thus extends the pleasures offered by each of them. The sound is played back through built-in speakers, while video is displayed on the iPod screen. Wireless internet connectivity complements the functionality of the high-tech refrigerator as various household tasks and appliance operation becomes simpler and above all, more fun. The users can browse and display recipes in text or video format, check the instructions for washing the clothes or – in addition to their favorite music – listen to tips related to household tasks. Gorenje also launched the development of a web portal iGorenje which will offer various contents related to cooking and other household tasks. The portal will be optimized for display on the iPod touch and other mobile devices.
“Made for iPod” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Gorenje also takes things one step further with its iGorenje Web portal, which is, you guessed it, optimized for the iPhone or iPod touch. It'll not only give you the usual recipes and other information, but also control over other household appliances that are connected via Wi-Fi, although Gorenje is quick to point out that's still only in a test version
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