Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time #34: COO.BOO
Back in 2007 you might have heard, that soon there would no longer be a need to risk your laptop in precarious situations in the kitchen. Modeled after a spatula, coo.boo was a digital cookbook concept that fit into the kitchen environment better than any laptop or printed cookbook.
Recipes stored on the user’s computer were to be automatically synchronized through a wireless docking station and displayed on the face of the device. “Digital function” allowed the cook to choose the degree of support wanted, from simply displaying recipes to full audiovisual cooking lessons. Not fragile like other high-tech digital devices, coo.boo was advertised as washable and could be placed on the counter top or hung up next to other kitchen utensils. Designed by Philipp Gilgen, a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Northwestern Switzerland, it recently won the IF Concept Award 2007.
Still in prototype stage in 2007, there is no record of it actually making it into production.