Wood Gadgets Come to Life With a Touch
Kitchen gadgets don’t have to be made of cheap plastic or easily-dirtied metal. There exists a very attractive balance in the GK Series from Thingk. Their sophisticated wooden kitchen tools are smart, smooth, and multi-functional.
The CLOGK is a cylinder with a slanted top that looks a bit like a wooden paperweight. But touch its sides and it lights up to become a clock or a kitchen timer.
The GKILO looks just like a wooden cutting board, but it too has hidden functionality. When it lies on one side it acts as a clock, and when it is turned onto its other side it is a kitchen scale. (We would likely still be tempted to use it as a cutting board, but that probably isn’t recommended.)
These kitchen gadgets are simple in appearance, but there’s a lot going on inside. They connect to an app that helps you as you cook; if you weigh a piece of food on the GKILO and indicate what type of food it is on your smartphone, the app will recommend the appropriate cooking time. The app will then set the CLOGK’s timer so all you have to worry about is the seasoning.
As all of our home items grow smarter and more connected, it seems that at some point everything will have multiple functions. One of those functions, of course, will be connecting to your smartphone and to one another, making the entire household work smoother and more efficiently.
From the creators:
“GKILO is a dual clock and kitchen scale. Resting on one side, the LED numbers act as a scale, displaying the weight of any objects placed on it. Flip the GKILO over, and the lights will display the current time. Using simple hand motions, users can easily reset the scale or adjust the time. In stand-by mode the object can be used as paperweight or shelf.
CLOGK is a modern take on the everyday clock. At rest, the CLOGK acts as an eye catching and modern decorative piece or paperweight. When activated by touch, the wood-like CLOGK displays an analog clock or cooking timer. “
“Each Thingk product is developed to be Wireless ready, and in case of great success we are thinking to a stretch goal to supply the wireless module built-in in our products. Moreover, our objects are open-hardware products, so you can wait our add-on or you can make your own wireless add-on, basing on our project. “