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Umbra’s iSpoon Keeps Kitchen-Based Tablets Intact

In proof that cooking utensils and sophisticated electronics can mix harmoniously, Umbra has introduced the iSpoon, part utensil, part stylus. The new product combines a beech wood spoon on one end and a silicone stylus on the other.

From a functional perspective, Umbra developed the iSpoon to limit countertop clutter and help order a messy kitchen even as it aids users in browsing through tablet-based recipes and conduct other computer searches.

Designer Jordan Murphy developed the iSpoon for Umbra after frustrating nights cooking in his kitchen and trying to follow instructions on his tablet, the company said. Annoyed with constantly having to clean his device in the course of following a recipe, Umbra noted, he designed the iSpoon to avoid disabling his iPad with olive oil and melted Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and then, and perhaps worse, having to expound upon his problem at the Apple Genius Bar.

According to Umbra, the iSpoon is food safe and should be washed by hand only.