Samsung is at it again, putting cameras and touchscreens on all manner of things that don’t necessarily feel like they need them. Perhaps the least glamorous of all household objects to get the “smart” treatment, Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator now lets you see what’s in the fridge without even opening the door.
In a major boon for couch potatoes everywhere, the Samsung Family Hub lets you keep track of events unfolding in your cooler courtesy of multiple internal cameras and a massive 21.5-inch Full HD display.
What’s even better is that you can also use your phone or tablet as a remote viewer, so you don’t even have to get off the couch to stare aimlessly at the contents of your fridge. You can even check in on the contents of your fridge when you’re in the store, and post shopping lists, notes and reminders on the fridge “door” for those at home.
Of course, the Family Hub refrigerator will also keep track of your food stocks and remind you when it’s time to buy more. In Samsung’s Korean stomping ground, the Family Hub will even alert you when your favorite food products are on sale and let you order them straight from the fridge’s display.
Not surprisingly, the Family Hub is more than just a refrigerator – also serving as a central hub with which to connect all of your house-bound connected devices in the Internet of Things. All jokes aside, using a connected fridge to manage expiry dates, display recipes, avoid wastage and save energy makes a lot of sense.
The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator is on display at CES 2016 in Las Vegas along with a whole host of other connected devices for the home. There are currently no pricing or US release details available.