Finally, a way to (almost) never leave your desk again. Combine this desktop microwave oven with supermarket delivery and a bucket under your chair and you can remain immobile. Forever.
The 2008 BrainWave is a concept design, and as such is riddled with impracticalities. For instance, it requires your microwave-meal to come with its own fork, and that fork has to have an RFID-chip to give cooking instructions to the BrainWave. A simple timer dial and start button would be better, especially as the RFID scanner is a bulky box on the side.
Also odd is the dry-erase board on the bottom, to be sketched upon when the oven is flipped into an upright storage position. Perhaps you could doodle ideas for your next meal, perhaps a tasty plastic tray of industrial mac’n'cheese?
The idea of a tiny microwave, though, is great, and I have wanted one ever since I saw 30 Rock’s Funcooker. After all, having a giant box taking up counter space just to reheat a cup of coffee seems wasteful. The BrainWave also wins for its USB hookup, which lets companion software on your PC control the microwave and display the status readout.
One note to the designer, Stephen Richard Gates: Make the BrainWave look less like a printer or fax machine. I’m pretty sure that microwaving a ream of paper is kinda dangerous.
Desktop Microwave Oven Concept [Steve Gates via Yanko]
Source: Gadget Lab