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Kitchen scale plays video for no-worry tablet cooking

The use of tablet devices as cooking helpers is obviously on the rise. For good reason, too; the amount of information available is robust, helpful, and easily accessed. Usually.

It's okay to pile ingredients on top of this video playing device.
It's okay to pile ingredients on top of this video playing device.

The rise of the tablet device as a quick go-to kitchen helper has come as no surprise. Having information available at the fingertips is a good way to improve kitchen skills. The only problem with said fingertips is that often they end up coated in whatever happens to travel from the pantry and the refrigerator to the countertop. Baking can be messy business, but despite the danger of a destroyed tablet, the practice continues.

There are plenty of plastic sleeves and other accessories are available to help keep the device from being contaminated by food. So, we grab the expensive piece of equipment, find a recipe, and pile our ingredients on top of the tablet so as to weigh them out. Except that's not quite how it works, is it? (Do not pile ingredients on top of your tablet.)

This Multimedia Kitchen Scale KKS-0430 looks to fill in the gap between nonweighing tablet devices and those that can. Of course, this great leap comes at a price. No, not the monetary value (here expressed in yen; converts to about $60 USD), but rather the utility. All you need to play back videos on this little gadget is a microSD card. That's right: it doesn't appear as if this kitchen helper has any built-in connectivity. But hey, if you spill anything on it at least you're only out a kitchen scale.

(Via Gizmodo)