Tablet Turns Your Kitchen Into A Multimedia Center
Loop is a new streaming device that offers photo sharing, social media and video calling in a sleek tablet design
Remember the days when your TV box sat awkwardly on your kitchen counter, so you could simultaneously watch shows while cooking? Those bulky TV boxes were soon replaced with slick flat screens that could be mounted to a wall. Fast forward to present day and the technology is ever-evolving. Now, a new device called Loop is revolutionizing the retro kitchen TV as a multimedia center.
Designed with busy families in mind who love to share memories, Loop features a 10-inch picture frame where you can display multiple photos on a loop or just one image, uploaded using an SD card slot and manually shifting the selection using the side dials.
Additionally, it can be connected to smartphones and tablets over Wi-Fi through a companion app that’s made for both iOS and Android. When paired, you can share photos with other Loop app users, as an easy way to stay in touch with family and friends.
Similar to Apple’s FaceTime, Loop also offers video chatting where users can talk face to face from anywhere in the world.
With its inbuilt, high-quality sound system, your conversations won’t be drowned out even when using the noisiest of kitchen appliances.
What’s more, the side dials enable you to surf popular services and channels including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and GoPro.
“We see an opportunity in the home that sits between the 80-inch televisions and the small mobile screens we hold in our hands. We wanted to build a device that had both communal and social elements in it. With Loop, we packaged modern technology into a simple and elegant design to deliver a new experience in the home. As a result, we’re changing the way families gather around and experience content together,” said Brian Gannon, founder and CEO of California Labs, makers of Loop.
Loop’s retro design sets it apart from your average smart phone or tablet. At just $199 a pop, Loop serves as an equally functional and stylish addition to any home, as a great way to connect to friends and family, surf popular channels and share memories.