So, while we're trying to decide if we could live without having a separate door for wine or not, I spot one in the back with a TV on the door. So I sez to the salesman, "Okay, what's with the TV?" and he takes us back to look at it. Turns out it isn't a TV, but a monitor (silly, ancient me). But it can be used as a TV. And it can be used as a bulletin board to communicate with your kids (no more broken fingernails or paper cuts from trying to operate treacherous refrigerator magnets and Post-Its!) and it can be used to monitor your food. You tell it what every science project and bag of mystery meat is when you put it in and it can tell you when they're fully decayed, or if your milk's out of code if that's all you care about.
And of course there's an app for that. It has three cameras, so rather than calling home to see if you need caviar, you can just pull up the fridge-cam and check for yourself. SOL if it's hidden behind the milk, but I guess you could call home and get somebody to move it for you. And maybe wiggle the carrots while they're there. And it knows how old things are, so it can tell you if the milk's out of code while you're standing in front of the dairy case. And you can use it as a security cam to see who the %$$#@&! was who took your last beer. That's worth $4,000 just by itself.
Pretty cool but we went with the standard 3 doors and an ice dispenser. Yeah, call me a Luddite or a tightwad. Whatever.
One is the garage door. I have an app that notifies me if it has been open for a certain period of time. Came in handy when I was traveling and Mrs. Wabash was home alone. I called when I got a notification that the door had been opened. She indicated there was no reason and immediately closed it. Still don't know why it opened on its own.
The second piece of tech is a WiFi enabled thermostat. I can turn off the HVAC remotely if I forgot while leaving. And I can start it up to cool off the house when we are headed home after a trip somewhere. Very convenient.
Hey, we could always paint it. Candy apple red would be pretty cool. I don't know what she'd think of it, though. Maybe I'll surprise her next time she goes to visit Mama.Parrotpaul wrote:Tell me you didn't get stainless steel.
This is why we all need to have a gun in our home...those darn refrigerators and air conditioners. We need to be able to protect ourselves when the fridge and A/C start shooting, bombing, and knifing us.
I'll take a dumb fridge or washer and dryer over a "smart" appliance every time.