Whirlpool's centralpark connection uses an interchangeable interface that allows you to plug in an MP3 player, satellite radio player, a digital photo album, cell phone docking station, interactive message board, a web tablet, family calendar or a DVD/CD player to the door of your refrigerator. In part one an overview and in part two some of the engineering.
Anonymous commented on August 30, 2007
I would hate to miss a touchdown when i am grabbing another drink. (or better yet when the kids are pullnig out the pizza).
Anonymous commented on April 17, 2007
Now home builders will have to improve some designs for the ideal placment designated for the refrigerator. I'm reflecting on where my current refrigerator is placed and this concept would not be a great benefit. However, when I reflect on how the fridge could be positioned, then this greately widens the benefit of this!
Anonymous commented on March 06, 2007
I can't wait to watch Lord of the Rings on my refrigerator.
Anonymous commented on February 12, 2007
Intesting idea. If you keep it simple it may be attractive, but my last experiecne with a new electronic based refrigerator was bad - the last three service calls were for electronics related issues. Mechanical refrigerator technology is very stable - the new electronics/connectors/sensors are horrible, so I could see this as yet another electronic thing that will break.
Anonymous commented on February 09, 2007
A proprietary power connector on the door top of Whirlpool's centralpark(tm) sounds like a bad idea to me. Providing an "open" connector that is common across multiple manufacturers would help promote a more rapid adoption of this idea and would encourage more third-party developers to offer a wider variety of devices to attach to this port. Customers don't want to end up with a "Betamax" refrigerator that became obsolete because other appliance companies got together to come up with a more accessible "VHS" refrigerator.
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