French company QooQ (pronounced “cook”) unveiled a waterproof dual-core Linux tablet at CES, and claims that it is ideal for use in the kitchen.
The 10.1-inch WiFi connected 'Qooq' tablet has connections for USB, Ethernet and an SD card slot and comes with 8GB of internal flash memory. The display itself is waterproof as are the buttons for power and volume, while the tablet, which has a kick-back stand, is also said to be drop-resistant.
One of the most impressive things about the tablet, however, is its array of custom content for helping cooks in the kitchen. This content includes recipes from 100 renowned chefs, as well as related videos, an ingredient database, wine and cuisine tutorials and a regular culinary magazine.
If that’s not enough to help you create your culinary masterpiece, then the tablet also offers access to shopping list creation tools, weekly menu management, as well as the ability to customize and share your own recipes with friends and family.
There is a catch however. The tablet costs €349 in Europe, where it is already selling, and will market for $400 when it hits the US in the autumn. Furthermore, users will be forced into paying a monthly subscription fee for access to all the QooQ content.