God bless Japan for making our lives easier. A Japanese online retailer that specializes in making weird yet useful gadgets introduces the Mini Soda Vending Machine. Well, it’s no secret that Japan has the highest number of vending machines in the world. You can find these convenient automatic machines all over cities, towns and even in the countryside. Everywhere you look, there’s a vending machine or two at every corner of the street. But Japan took their love for these machines a notch higher by introducing the personal vending machine, a downsized version of the actual thing.
Thanks to Thanko, we can now have our own vending machine that we can place on our desk. You can place it in your bedroom, kitchen and even next to your Jacuzzi bath tub. So you can just easily grab a refreshment without having to leave the Jacuzzi. This is also a perfect addition to your office as you can simply place this handy appliance on top of your office desk. It measures 25.6 inches tall, 9.25 inches wide and 16.3 inches deep, which is slightly bigger than standard computer system unit. Moreover, this could come as a perfect fit to the ultimate gaming bed which also comes from none other than Japan.
A Japanese online retailer introduces the mini soda vending machine for personal use
This mini machine can store up to 10 350ml cans and even the smaller 250ml cans. It has 5 levels of racks, each can hold two beverages of each kind. This mini version works the same way as the original machine. It’s basically a cooler that can be plugged into an outlet to keep your beverages cold whenever you need them. Additionally, it comes with a power cable that you can plug into a cigar socket so you can use it in your car. Wow, imagine going on a road trip with this portable refrigerator at hand.
Simply open its fridge-like door to fill the racks with your favorite soda. Yes, we used the word ‘soda’ for its name just to be safe. But you can actually place any drinks that you want. Canned beers, canned cocktails, canned wines or any canned booze are just as welcome as canned sodas. Of course, you can also put other types of beverages such as iced tea, iced coffee, fruit juices, sparkling water and energy drinks. And just like the real thing, this mini machine also dispenses a can at a push of a button.
Plug it in
Fill it with canned drinks
Push a button
Enjoy your drink!
This mini soda vending machine has 5 buttons on the right side next to each rack. Simply push the button next to your preferred drink and wait till the machine drops down the can from the back and into the slot at the bottom. This impressive gadget will surely make your office-mates full of envy. It is available on Thanko for ¥15,800 (around $151), with the shipping fee charged separately.
If you’re more of a Coke person then this Coca-Cola Vending Fridge is the one for you. Furthermore, this retro-designed soda can holder is more than just a fridge – it’s a vending machine too. It features five racks that can hold up to 10 cans of soda and a vending slot at the bottom.
The retro Coca-Cola Mini Vending Fridge has a tall display window so you can see what’s inside. You can fill it with different types of Coke such as the Classic Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Vanilla Coke, and many more. Each level has a corresponding button on the right side. Simply push the button next to your preferred beverage and watch as it dispenses your drink into the bottom slot. Then reach into the clear plastic window at the bottom slot to retrieve your drink.
Check the mini soda vending machine in action on the video below