I do a lot of cooking at home and one of the conveniences of owning a Samsung Galaxy Note II is that I can prop it up and follow a recipe on it’s gorgeous screen. Now if there weren’t enough perils and pitfalls of kitchen cooking, it becomes double when you include your smartphone or tablet. But all those fears can be set aside with the QOOQ Tablet.
The QOOQ Tablet has a 10.1 inch touchscreen that is specifically designed to be used in the kitchen. Standard touchscreen tablets can be pretty fragile. The QOOQ resists both heat and humidity, and it can be used risk-free with hands covered in flour, fat, or oil. The screen is treated to be splashproof and cleans easily with a damp cloth. It also features legs with slip-proof studs as well as a retractable support it can lean on. The QOOQ also has WiFi, SD card reader, USB port, and weighs less than two pounds.
The QOOQ tablet adapts to your culinary tastes and makes personalized suggestions over time. You can select ingredients you don’t like or are allergic to. It also learns your preferences through recipes that you browse and puts together your unique “culinary profile.” You also have access to step-by-step videos on how to prepare meals from over 100 renowned chefs. It’s almost like having your own personal cooking class with all their techniques, secrets, and personal touches that you can apply to your meals.
In addition to all of the cooking and kitchen-related features, the QOOQ can still be used as a tablet that follows you through your home. You can surf the internet, access social networks, and enjoy videos or MP3 music using the USB port or SD card.
The QOOQ is available to purchase for $399. It may seem a bit steep in price, but considering the all-French construction and its resistance for kitchen disasters, I say it’s likely a fair deal. That’s a lot of peace of mind. While it’s certainly not for everyone, but as someone who loves to cook, I guarantee it’ll make a terrific gift for that one special chef you know.