Michael Santo of RealTechNews writes:
Not to stereotype our readers, but stories about beer usually do quite well on RTN. Such as, say, this Open Source Beer story or Asahiís Beer-Pouring Robot. Iím trying to decide if this is a good development or not. Have we become such a want-it-now, have-to-have-it-NOW society that we canít even put a can in the Ďfridge?
The specially modified cans use proprietary engineering to create a temperature drop that will reduce the I.C. Can contents by a minimum of 30į Fahrenheit in just three minutes. When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container. It is this patented vacuum-power which lowers the temperature so dramatically and quickly, leaving the beverage inside cold. [Source: NewTechSpy]
We Say: OK, I was really suspicious at first because I figured youíd end up with a lot of toxic chemicals hitting the landfills. But according to its Web site, the can is completely recyclable. If thatís the case, I could see a market for these for camping or maybe even for events like ballgames. On the other hand, if the recyclability is not true I would really look askance at these things.
Expect the cans to hit shelves around mid-2007.
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