Beyond iCEBOX Countertop
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The iCEBOX Countertop computer was designed for use in the kitchen.
The keyboard is wireless, and both it and the remote control are waterproof. The machine has a flat screen monitor attached to the base, on top of the screen is a stylus for the touch screen.
The machine could also be paired with other Beyond Connected Home products such as the Bread Maker, Microwave Oven, and Coffee Maker, as well as a range of sizes of LCD television. This meant it was marketed as a control centre for the kitchen, thanks to the SANI (Salton Appliance Network Interface) wireless card specifically designed for the Beyond Connected Appliances.
The iCEBOX is not a fully-fledged computer as it cannot store or download anything, and this was to become the main problem for the machine. The high price of £1300 was even more than could be paid for a more powerful and capable computer, even if a "normal one" at the time would not like the atmosphere of the kitchen.
The flip-down screen version of this machine, the "Flipscreen Entertainment Center" could be mounted to the underside of a cabinet, and won the Award of Excellence at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Awards.
Salton was licensed to make small appliances under the Westinghouse brand name, from 2002-2008, which explains why the Westinghouse name appears on the manual.
Here you can view the official website as of January 2008 via the WayBack Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20080105150314/http://www.beyondeurope.com/products/icebox/icebox_ct.asp
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