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Computer-Powered Microwaves

My Lunchbox Leaves the Task of Heating Meals to Your Office Desktop

— June 29, 2012 — Art & Design
Many of us have had those unbelievably busy days when you just can't escape from your desk. A comforting meal is often sacrificed on these occasions, but it doesn't have to be with the Electrolux My Lunchbox.

This gadget is a workstation food warmer that comprises a heating element, an LED touchscreen top and a transparent rectangular case designed to be sandwiched in between them. Dan Lou's cooker pulls electricity via a USB cable right through your computer and corresponding software lets you customize the time and temperature requirements for preparing your snack.

Also bluetooth-enabled, My Lunchbox is a terrific techie alternative to the lunchroom microwave and toaster oven and it allows you to save precious minutes, skip the lunchroom line and keep your focus at your desk.
Trend Themes
1. Usb-powered Cookers - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in creating portable and convenient cookers powered by USB cables.
2. Customizable Food Preparation - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in developing software that allows users to customize time and temperature settings for food preparation.
3. Bluetooth-enabled Kitchen Appliances - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in integrating Bluetooth technology into kitchen appliances for enhanced usability and control.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliances - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the home appliance industry by creating USB-powered cooking devices and Bluetooth-enabled kitchen appliances.
2. Office Supplies - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the office supply industry by offering USB-powered cookers as convenient food heating options for office workers.
3. Food Service - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the food service industry by developing customizable food preparation solutions that cater to individual preferences and requirements.
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