Panasonic reveals smartphone-controller rice cooker

Panasonic has created a rather unusual and interesting new device – a smartphone-controller rice cooker.

As you may expect, the new gizmo targets the Japanese market and works by hovering an Android-based smartphone over the blue indicator on the picture. In this way consumers will be able to set the timer, rice type, and how the rice should be cooked. The rice cooker can steam the foodstuff up to 200 degrees Celsius.

In addition consumers will be able to access Panasonic’s exclusive cloud servers where they can view, share and save various recipes for rice.

Panasonic rice cooker

Unfortunately at this point the innovative rice cooker is limited to the Japanese market only. In order to use it at some other place you will have to import a FeliCa smart card from Japan as well. The FeliCa technology is embedded into Sony Android smartphones and was originally developed as a wallet phone concept, but has since expanded to communicating with more than just cash registers – the rice cooker being a primary example.

In Japan the smartphone-controlled rice cooker will cost around 600 USD.


Source: Geek.com

Related posts

Sony Xperia SL pictures hit the Internet

The Sony Xperia SL smartphone hasn’t been a secret lately but the first leaked pictures of the device weren’t exactly informative. Now there’s a new set of pictures of the Sony Xperia SL on the Internet courtesy of GSM Arena. The upcoming smartphone will offer a number of nice...

Western Digital introduced new My Passport Studio portable HDD

Western Digital introduced its new My Passport Studio portable drives, available in capacities of 320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB. The new Mac targeted My Passport weights 0.40 pounds, measure 0.73-inches(Height)x4.88-inches(Length)x3.27-inches(Width) and feature FireWire 800 interface and a...

Dodo Pop

Dodo Pop

The game Dodo Pop combines two things – dodo birds, that cannot fly, and popping items. While this may seem like an entirely new game, or even genre, it is not - Dodo Pop is another matching game. This free Android app comes with some new features, however. First the game has incorporated 3D...

Leave a comment