The QOOQ French Digital Cookbook is a tablet designed for use in the kitchen. It has a water-resistant design and a case that can be wiped clean with a cloth if you get water, oil, or other food on the screen while looking up a recipe.
It also has four feet with rubbery grips on the bottom to prevent the tablet from sliding off your counter. On the back you’ll find a built-in kick-stand.
But that’s just the hardware. The Linux-based operating system is also very kitchen-centric with a heavy emphasis on recipes and food preparation techniques.
The tablet isn’t just for cooking. It has a handful of apps including Facebook and YouTube, and an internet radio app. There’s also a web browser, so even though QOOQ will make additional recipes available, there’s nothing stopping you from using the tablet to look up recipes (or anything else) on the web.
There’s also a USB port and SD card slot which you can use to connect external storage for viewing photos on the 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. The ports are protected by waterproof seals which you can pop open when you need to plug something in. It also has Ethernet and headphone jacks.
While the QOOQ definitely stands out from the growing crowd of general-purpose tablets on display at CES, the expected $399 price tag might make this a tough sell for anyone but the messiest of chefs who can’t seem to keep their cookbooks from getting wet.