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Most of us are Android fans, but how many of us love rice, as well? Panasonic has decided to mix the best of both worlds and just announced the SR-SX2 rice cooker. This is no regular appliance, though. It comes with some cool features and can be operated with an Android device.
The gadget runs on RFID technology, and is compatible with all FeliCa Smartcard (Sony technology) enabled smartphones. After downloading the app, one can simply modify the settings from a compatible smartphone. Settings include type of rice, temperature, timer and other rice science option. The user is then able to tap the device on that blue icon and the magic starts.
With so many features, your rice will probably come out even tastier. But if cooking isn't your thing, the app also includes recipes. All for the humble price of 89,800 yen, which translates to about $1075 US. That is quite the investment. Some people must really love their rice.
The SR-SX2 will be released in June for the Japanese market. So if our Japanese readers have some extra money just waiting to be spent, this could be an option. What is next, though? Android-operated toilets? This is cool and all, but we can find no justification for paying over $1000 for the SR-SX2. I will be sticking with my good ol' $40 rice cooker – Will you?