A refrigerator that dispense water is nothing new, but a refrigerator that dispenses water carbonated to your own preference of fizziness? That’s something to write home about. Samsung unveiled one such fridge this January, at CES in collaboration with Sodastream, the company making Pepsi and Coke shake in their boots.
The fridge, which will be available in April, uses the same dispenser that traditionally outputs still water and ice and powers it with a replaceable Sodastream CO2 cylinder. Like the Sodastream machine, there are three levels of carbonation that the user can choose from, to achieve optimum bubbles.
It is a smart collaboration on Samsung’s part and is just one more step in Sodastream’s battle against plastic. The company’s CEO Daniel Birnbaum told Forbes:
The future is clear – there will be no more need to buy, carry, store and find a way to dispose the billions of plastic bottles and cans to enjoy fresh, delicious fizzy drinks at home. The days of this old habit are numbered, as our technology is beating a path to a cleaner, less-expensive and healthier future for consumers and the planet.
It seems that saving the environment comes at a cost, the fridge will retail for $3899.
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