QOOQ, the first touchpad of its kind in the field of gastronomy, which has been developed by Unowhy of France, will be launched in the English-language market at the 2012 International CES®. The trade event, which is the largest international consumer-technology trade show, will take place from 10 to 13 January 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, in Las Vegas (USA).
“In creating QOOQ, we wished to link a technological innovation to a premium content dedicated entirely to the culinary world. QOOQ is positioning itself as a multi -media cooking coach that teaches, advises, helps, and adapts itself to its user," explains Jean-Yves Hepp, inventor of QOOQ and Chairman of Unowhy.
The QOOQ pad developed by Unowhy introduces high-quality culinary content and a panel of interactive services that simplify cooking. The company will showcase its innovative technology in English on Stand 36272 at the 2012 International CES® trade fair in Las Vegas in mid-January.
The QOOQ pad, the first touchpad to be made in France, is equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 double-heart processor, which affords powerful and rapid browsing. The hardware has been designed so that it may be used in a kitchen without risk: it is resistant to water splashes and food spatters; its screen can be cleaned with a sponge; its feet are non-slip; and, finally, it has waterproof buttons. As well as its culinary content, the 10-inch QOOQ touchpad offers the multimedia functions of standard touchpad devices, including internet browsing, video-clip technology, MP3, email, photography, and weather-forecast data.
The QOOQ pad, gives access to more than 3,500 recipes presented in different forms — 1,500 of which are in video format — as well as dedicated interactive services, such as the meal planner and the automatic shopping list.
More than 100 French chefs of high renown were involved in the creation of the QOOQ content, such as Guillaume Gomez, Assistant Chef at the Elysée Palace, the official residence of the French President, and Takeuchi Hisayuki, who has cooked for the Emperor of Japan and works at Le Kaiseki, the famous Japanese restaurant in Paris. In its English-language version, the QOOQ’s touchpad content will be adapted to the different markets targeted by Unowhy, while being complemented by the international chefs’ recipes.
The content and services proposed by QOOQ can be personalised, in line with the user’s dietary preferences and priorities: it can be adapted to the tastes of each person by, for example, banning certain foodstuffs, or limiting the number of calories contained in a meal. Moreover, the quantities in recipes adjust themselves automatically in proportion to the number of guests, and family recipes can be added or shared.
In addition to the QOOQ pad, the platform of content and services proposed by QOOQ is also available on connected media, such as computers, other touchpads, smart phones and connected TVs.
Unowhy, which is based in Paris (France), is a company specialising in digital media and proposing content and services concerned with cooking and gastronomy. The company was created in 2007.
Jean-Yves Hepp founded Unowhy in order to capitalise on the fact that new technologies facilitate access to increasingly enhanced premium and personalised contents: his aim has been to improve cooking practices. Through a combination of advanced technology and sophisticated gastronomy, the company’s objective has been to make it possible for the greatest number of people to rediscover conviviality and the pleasure of eating well.
Unowhy will participate in the 2012 International CES® trade show from 10 to 13 January 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). The company will present its QOOQ pad in English, on Stand 36272.
Unowhy will also host a table at CES Unveiled, an event dedicated to the press, where journalists can meet exhibitors. CES Unveiled will be held on 8 January at the Venetian Hotel, in Las Vegas.
For further information about the 2012 International CES®, please go to: www.cesweb.org
For further information about QOOQ, please go to: www.qooq.com. (An English-language version of the website will be available from the end of December 2011)
For further information about Unowhy, please go to: www.unowhy.com