The CM1 plays video from local sources or network accessible sources on the portrait screen. The orientation and location of the video is matched to the portrait screen and you can set the position of landscape playing to be top or bottom of the portrait screen. The high brightness LCD screen in 1920x1080 gives bright images at a wide viewing angle. Linked via bluetooth to a speaker system you can have the level of sound you want to accompany the videos.
The calendar function holds a family calendar which can be linked with personal calendars. You can add events with different color coding, set reminders and expiry dates for events. You can set the view to emphasise the week coming up, today and tomorrow or the whole month. Those with the app in your household can view and edit the reminders.
When you’ve told it where you are and what you’re interested in, the CM1 can provide you with streams of information from news and weather sources to get the info you want on screen. You can set a news or weather stream to add to your home screen so you have the information ready to read when you see the fridge.
Fridges are great places to leave notes as everyone goes to the fridge time and time again during the day. The CM1 notes function links with the calendar and when you add a note through your phone, you can set this to appear on the home-screen, to appear for a fixed time or even to appear at a fixed time. You can pick your color, font and size and use this on all your notes. You can set the CM1 to have notes appear when playing some media such as audio streaming but not get in the way of full screen video.
Don’t limit your kitchen gallery to the surface area of your fridge. Show hundreds photos and short videos from your phone, your cloud storage or local storage on the CM1 door. Select your favourite images for a slideshow or just leave it rolling through your forgotten moments from holidays, trips and events.
The CM1 connected through your home wifi allows you to browse the web using your phone as a remote control. You could search for recipes, check your favourite sites or just browse while the stirring the food. The high resolution portrait format is very handy for browsing pages where most of the content is accessed by a vertical scrolling such as recipe sites.