A Life-Size R2-D2 Mini Fridge That Can Actually Deliver Your Drinks

Jabba the Hutt realized that R2-D2 was better suited to serving drinks on his sail barge than being a sassy sidekick to C-3PO, and apparently Haier Asia’s AQUA brand agrees because come 2016 you’ll actually be able to buy this rechargeable remote control R2-D2 mini fridge that comes to you. »6/03/15 9:21am6/03/15 9:21am

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Mini Fridge: "I'm Thirsty." "I Know."

We don’t exactly know how the science behind freezing cargo, or a person, in carbonite works. But given there’s the word ‘freezing’ in there, we have to assume it gets pretty cold inside that solid block. So what better place could there be for keeping drinks cold at your desk than a carbonite mini fridge? »6/02/15 10:15am6/02/15 10:15am

GE's New Fridge Has a Keurig Coffee Machine Built Right Into the Door

You can complain about the quality of the coffee they produce all you want, but now that those pod-based Keurig hot beverage machines come built right in to GE's new Café French Door refrigerator, they aren't going to disappear anytime soon. And if you think the Keurig machine is the greatest thing since sliced bread,… »1/14/15 10:56am1/14/15 10:56am

A Newton's Cradle Stuck To Your Fridge Easily Bests Magnetic Poetry

It's weird that the one room in your house where you're constantly killing time waiting for the microwave to finish, or the stove to heat up, has the least number of distractions to keep you entertained. And a fridge covered in magnetic poetry (yawn) isn't the answer, but a magnetic Newton's Cradle hanging from the… »12/02/14 9:26am12/02/14 9:26am

A Fridge That Gives You Retro Style Without the Giant Energy Bill

You might love the retro curves and contours of the old fridge you inherited from your grandmother, but that ancient appliance isn't doing your monthly electric bill any favors. With GE's new Artistry fridges you get the best of both worlds, though—modern and efficient refrigeration technology, plus subtle retro… »6/24/14 12:40pm6/24/14 12:40pm

The Gladiator Chillerator: A Fridge Specifically Designed For Garages

Usually if you're lucky enough to have a fridge in your garage, it means that there's a shiny new refrigerator in your kitchen, and you couldn't bring yourself to trashing the old one. But Whirlpool feels every garage, workshop, or industrial space deserves a special place to keep cold beverages. So as part of the… »11/19/13 2:00pm11/19/13 2:00pm

An On-Demand Vending Machine That Chills Drinks in Just 45 Seconds

When you think about it, keeping a fridge full of drinks perpetually cold at a store is a tremendous waste of energy given the product may not be sold for days. But the only alternate solution is to somehow chill drinks at the time of purchase, which is exactly what a new refrigeration technology called V-Tex »9/27/13 2:40pm9/27/13 2:40pm

During an Earthquake This Fridge's Doors Automatically Lock Shut

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and sadly for Japan that means designing products—or improving products—to better withstand the earthquakes plaguing that country. So while elsewhere in the world fridge's with vacuum-sealed drawers catch consumers' attentions, in Japan it's a fridge with doors that … »9/10/13 11:00am9/10/13 11:00am

Five Zone Wine Cooling Fridge Packs Months of Liquid Dinners

Imagine having a miniature grocery store in your kitchen. That's seemingly what Liebheer is promising with its new 48-inch wide SBS 246 side-by-side fridge. It's got five separate cooling zones for keeping all your food at the perfect temperature, and even a wine cooler that can hold up to 34 bottles. The only thing… »9/19/12 2:20pm9/19/12 2:20pm