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Do you often find yourself standing in front of an open refrigerator door as your hunter-gather instincts kick in? I’m sure your mother told you time and time again, but that browsing wastes electricity! What if there was a way to browse without opening the fridge door? What if the front of the ice box was made out of some kind of transparent medium that would allow you peer into the insides of that magical chest of caloric goodness? If only someone would invent a, shall we say, window?

Someone finally has:

The unique S.Home refrigerator features a design that allows the inside contents to be visible as users approach the white front, decorative frame door made of brushed aluminum and interior lighting. When standing several feet away from the door, the fridge looks like your ordinary appliance and guests won’t be able to peek inside from afar. This technology helps users to see what they need out of the fridge or simply take a glance before making a shopping list without ever having to open the door. The S.Home combines the concept of a glass refrigerator door often found in mini-fridges at bars, but takes privacy and design up a notch.

Of course, the idea is not entirely foolproof. If you happen to stack items on top of each other in the freezer, it could be a bit harder to tell what’s behind the doors aside from the very front produce. Still, transparent doors can prevent people from needlessly opening refrigerator doors and may save up to seven percent of electricity costs per year. That’s always an idea we can get behind.

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on June 17, 2014 in Inventions.

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