The era of hand-gesture control à la Tom Cruise in “Minority Report” is about to dawn in our kitchens.
Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA) has begun shipping a first-of-its-kind Micro-WAVE Drawer that opens with the wave of a hand.
The unit, model SMD2480CS, features a motion sensor that activates the touchless opening feature. The door can then be closed with the touch of a button or a gentle nudge.
As sales and marketing senior VP Peter Weedfald noted, “Who hasn’t had that awkward moment when they needed to press a button or pull on a handle of an appliance but didn’t have a free hand?”
The new appliance is actually the third generation of Sharp’s microwave drawer series. Like its antecedents, it boasts a modern, stainless-steel design with concealed touch-glass controls on a dampened drop-down panel that opens to an easily accessible 45-degree angle.
Read the full article by Twice here.