The fridge is more or less the place for you to leave notes for the rest of the family, especially when you are not able to meet them because of scheduling conflicts. It can be a place of solace or expression, but there is a certain charm to Post It notes with beautiful handwriting on them. Well, in order to save the environment and keep up with the times, Native Union decided that traditional hand-written notes are the thing of the past, hence helping you get the message across in a far more interactive manner with their Play video memo pad.
The name itself gives the game away – the Play will be equipped with a 2.4″ color LCD display, sporting a video camera that is stashed inside a talk bubble-shaped enclosure. This can be used as a fridge magnet too if you want, since it boasts of a magnetized back. The device is capable of stashing away 3 minutes of video, so you can give three short 1-minute lectures to each member of the family, or ramble on and on for the entire 3 minutes.
If there is a message stored there, a flashing LED ought to be good enough a reminder. The problem with this? You cannot assign the messages to different people – meaning there is no privacy, so whoever wants to hear what mom has to say about big brother or sister can do so and snigger, knowing the mess that he/she is in. Expect the Play to arrive at the end of September for around $80, where it will come in a myriad of shades to suit just about every taste (green, pink, blue, purple, red, white and black).