• Breville's VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster Is Exactly What You Think It Is

    The inventor of the VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster may have gotten this idea from Blankman’s Toaster Plus, but either way you look at it, it’s a neat toaster. The UK company, Breville, designed this kitchen appliance for those who need news, sports and talk along with their toast. Read More

  • Internet-connected toaster burns news into bread

    Oh my. It’s this kind of stuff that makes it all worthwhile. I present to you an idea for a toaster that hooks up to your computer and can burn just about anything you throw at it onto the bread you drop into the slots – weather, news, photos – your call. The Scan Toaster is the brainchild of designer Sung Bae Chang and is currently a finalist in the 2008 Electrolux Design… Read More

  • The Futurist: Making Products Better or… CrunchGear Original Concept Designs

    We live in an ergonomically-challenged world. It really is amazing how much our appliances and gadgets rely on archaic designs that are almost senselessly stress-inducing So we got to thinking—what are some simple ways we could improve the appliances around us to be more people-friendly? So I called up the best product design expert I know: human factors design consultant Eric Porges… Read More