The wine cooler from outer space

It looks like a robot from the '50s, and we don't know who needs one.

Waeco

Our appreciation of wine notwithstanding, we're not so sure about the need for tabletop digital coolers.

The " Waring Pro " model that we posted earlier this year, for example, apparently had been discounted from $120 to $24 at Kohl's before being pulled from its virtual shelves altogther. Still, others keep coming on the market despite this apparently unconvincing demand.

Waeco's "MyFridge MF-1W" wine cooler--sorry, that's wine "climatiser," according to Appliancist--seems to do pretty much the same thing as the Waring Pro but for more money. It also has the look of a tin robot from a '50s sci-fi movie.

For $143, the least they could have done was included an MP3 player . Besides, since when does Thunderbird need to be chilled anyway?

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