That’s why Sharp rewarded Siobhan Andrews with a two-month internship for her winning entry into the #GetItDownOnPaper design competition. Andrews whipped up the Chop-Syc, a high-tech chopping board prototype embedded with a touch-screen LCD tablet reinforced with special glass that can withstand knives, food and liquid.
Besides on-screen circles for measuring spaghetti noodles, the Chop-Syc features a built-in scale for weighing and measuring ingredients and a browser that can remember recipes. The cutting board is enabled with Wi-Fi, allowing users to connect to the Internet, and sits on a charging mat.
While there’s no word yet if and when the Chop-Syc will come to market, I’d say the chances are pretty good it eventually will — the idea is just too great and simple. However, I might suggest a slight name change; one measly letter, actually. No one wants to hear the word “sick” associated with food and cooking. Unfortunately, that’s what I hear when I say “Chop-Syc.” Why not add an ‘n’ so it’s “Chop-Sync.” Plus, you can’t beat the techie-kitchen “sink” double meaning.