The Refrigerator that Is a Speaker


At first blush, a refrigerator that is Bluetooth enabled and has a built-in speaker would seem like the ultimate in feature-creep. Tanu Greywall of Whirlpool explains part of their job is to simplify and unclutter things for their customers. In that context, a connected refrigerator that plays music and, perhaps provides other messages (e.g. recipes), makes sense. Although it isn’t in production, one has to think that it won’t be long before this sort of capability will be part of the next-generation refrigerator.