It is hard to find such a limited in functionality, yet such a wide-spread and popular device as a toaster.
The only thing it does is burning a slice of bread – but have you ever seen a kitchen without it?
However like any other ordinary thing, a toaster has a long history and can be innovated in multiple things.
So let’s just let’s see what we have never expected from an ordinary toaster: let’s explore state-of-the-art toasters:
“Tell me what you feel” toaster: get your morning toasts express your emotions (via target.com):
The geekiest of the geekiest: the following toaster “burns line-by-line black and white pictures with 12 by 12 pixel resolution into the toast. Comes with a memory chip which stores multiple images.” (via Appliancist.com)
Could it be even geekier? Oh yes it could! With this crazy toaster you can burn pretty much anything: “The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and downloads everything from local weather conditions and the current time to the morning’s news headlines.” (via reghardware.co.uk)
Want Darth Vader for breakfast? This “Star Wars” themed devices toasts a perfect image of the Dark Lord (via reghardware.co.uk):
This one doesn’t produce such a perfect image but it is fun too (via dvice.com):
The following one will make your daughter happy: Helllo Kitty toaster (via SlipperyBrick.com)
Volkswagen toaster for all those fan of German cars and unique designs:
Transparent toaster is made of “heated glass to burn a single piece of bread in plain view right before your eyes” (via slipperybrick.com)
Ceramic toaster turns its downside (plenty of time to burn one slice) intoits greatest advantage: cooking toasts become social again, while making a toast you now have time to talk to your relatives and friends (via designboom.com)
Rollertoaster combines extra-ordinary design with much fun: stick bread in one side, and watch it get rolled into toast by the compact little unit. (via Engadget.com)
Need more unusual designs? Browse online toaster museum for the whole bunch of craziest designs!
A glass toaster + induction cooker spots high-teck design that looks like a laptop to me (via thedesignblog.org):
Ok, three in one for this toaster I guess: toasts, tea and cool retro style (via UberReview.com):
Nasty morning? Cheer it up with these cool egg-and-muffin toasters: quick and easy (Source: Uncrate.com):
Toaster + XBox 360? Why not? (believe it or not)
Btw, if you want to compare your PS 3 with a toaster, this video might help:
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