As an avid home baker with a penchant for recipes found on blogs, we frequently bring the laptop into the kitchen. We try our best to avoid spills, and getting our beloved MacBook Pro covered in flour fingerprints, but have often toyed with the idea of having tech that was built specifically for the purpose that our laptop now serves in the kitchen, tech that we would not be afraid to get dirty and could handle the rigors of our baking regimen. So when we spotted the Qooq today, we were immediately intrigued...
The Qooq, which is pronounced "cook" hails from France and was created by Jean-Yves Hepp. It is a computer built for the kitchen with an easy to clean glass touch screen. The device comes loaded with 500 recipes and 10 videos. Although the device lacks a web browser, monthly recipe updates are available for around $20. The Qooq has an 8 gig hard drive,a rechargeable lithium battery, built in wi-fi, ethernet, USB and a SD card slot.
The Qooq retails for around $515 and is currently only available in French. For more information head over to Qooq's website (just a note, like the device, it is also in French).
So what do you think? Is this device worth $515? Is a computer built specifically for the kitchen the new "must have" in appliances?