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MP3 Microwave

Listen to your music while microwaving.
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Ever sit around the microwave while you wait for your food to cook? My idea is to have an MP3 player built into your microwave. Whenever you place something inside and set the timer, the microwave scans through your song list and picks out a song that is closet in length to the amount of time the microwave was set for.


Song #1 - 3:35 mins

Song #2 - 4:56 mins

Song #3 - 4:27 mins

Song #4 - 5:44 mins

Song #5 - 2:21 mins

You place in a frozen snack that takes 4 minutes to cook. The microwave scans your list and sees that Song #1 is the closet to 4 mins without going over. It then begins to play Song #1 through built in speakers masking the noise of the microwave itself.

Time always goes by faster when listening to you favorite tunes.

plaguedcookies, Mar 14 2007

Lawnmower Deth http://users.tkk.fi.../LAWNMOWER/Mlf.html
Mower Liberation Front, 1989 [zen_tom, Mar 14 2007]

Musical Toaster Musical_20Toast
[froglet]'s idea. Rather good. [hidden truths, Mar 14 2007]


       //Ever sit around the microwave while you wait for your food to cook?//   

       No. I put the food in the microwave, set the timer, hit start and wander off. Some time later I wonder why something is beeping once every minute and go and check on my now cold again microwave victim. I set time, hit start and wander off again. Rinse, lather, repeat.   

       ADD? Me? Why do you ask?
Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 14 2007

       [Brau] that list misses off some of the many fine examples of short composition recorded on Lawnmower Deth's seminal "Mower Liberation Front" album - I believe the track "Fuck Off" lasts a mere 6 seconds, which ought to be long enough to warm a small biscuit.
zen_tom, Mar 14 2007

       Neat idea, but too similar to the toaster equivalent suggested a few years ago for my tastes (see link).
hidden truths, Mar 14 2007

       I think this might become irritating after a while. Now that small flatscreens are quite cheap, I think I'd prefer a microwave that played an appropriately-timed piece of pornographic video.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2007

       this would work for a microwave with a dial type timer, but not so well for button type microwave (e.g. I'd never type in 2:20; I usually always set it to 5 minutes and pull it out early if necessary).   

       What is needed is a microwave that can read a (microwave-proof) RFID tag (with cooking time data)embedded in every product.
xaviergisz, Mar 15 2007

       If this became widespread, at some point in the future going to the opera will carry connotations of defrosting large hunks of meat.   

       "It's not over until the fat lady is safe to roast."   

       I say hook the thing up to YouTube and have a random clip play for your enjoyment.
theleopard, Mar 15 2007

       [xaviergisx] I can't say I understand either the non-use of the convenient timer on a microwave, or the desire to put RFID tags in your food.
hidden truths, Mar 15 2007

       [ht], I mainly cook fresh food in the microwave and dislike underestimating cooking time (lest it starts beeping at me and I have to reset the thing).   

       The RFID tag idea was intended for the *packaging* of microwave meals. It was kind of a technological overkill solution to the problem that the user interface of a microwave is, unlike the name suggests, not friendly to the user.
xaviergisz, Mar 16 2007

       I think that the standard microwave interface (forgetting about automatic cooking feature bloat) is a triumph of user friendliness.   

       Setting the clock after a power outage is a pleasure.
Texticle, Mar 16 2007

       [Texticle], is that sarcasm?   

       In my opinion, the microwave user interface has been taking giant leaps backwards in usability since circa 1980.   

       classic mircowave: A dial for time and a dial for power - simple.   

       New microwave: every button has more than one function. Am I the only one who gets confused?
xaviergisz, Mar 16 2007

       No sarcasm here, if you're still interested.
Texticle, May 09 2008

       If you didn't want music to play while your food cooked, would you have to choose a cooking time of 4'33"?
hippo, May 17 2016

       If you place a digital radio in a microwave and turn both of them on, the heterodyning effect means that you can pick up police-band transmissions. Give it a go.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 17 2016


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