And then we found it: the ultimate in modern food-cooling technology.
It is enabled for wifi.
I present to you...The Twitter Fridge
You think I'm kidding about the Twitter?
It can do other things besides Twitter! It can show you the news, play you music, or tell you what the weather is! Along with allowing you to make notes, showing you recipes, and displaying photographs.
And you don't need an Ethernet drop in your kitchen, as it's enabled for wifi.
Somehow I doubt we'll be getting this one as a replacement for the dud, as even with that sale it still cost more than the credit we've got (and although The Great Indoors is owned by Sears we have no idea if the credit will work there), plus there's the tiny matter of our fridge nook not being particularly deep and requiring a counter-depth fridge. Although the inconvenience of not being able to open the doors of the fridge because there's an island in the way pales in comparison to the utility of being able to check Twitter and see where our Foursquare-happy friend is located at any given moment!
Edited to add: We didn't check to see if you can add apps to your fridge nor what OS it ran on (Assuming Android?), but that small drawer above the freezer drawer is apparently fro bottled drinks, deli meat, cheeses, and other snacky things. Yes, it's The Beer Drawer. (or the Don't Cool The Entire House Down Drawer if you have children who grab snacks after school for themselves.)
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