The Drink-O-Matic is a retro-styled soda dispenser that will definitely bring the 1950’s Americana flair to any home, office, car, or dorm room. Using Peltier technology (aka thermoelectric cooling) to chill the sodas, the Drink-O-Matic holds twelve cans in six individual slots. It is capable of keeping the drinks 30 degrees colder than the outside temperature. The Drink-O-Matic features six buttons so you can easily select which soda you desire. If you’re too lazy to press a button, you can also open its front door and grab the drink you want. However, I bet you’re wondering, ‘what the heck is Peltier technology?’ After the break…
The Drink-O-Matic 12-Can Soda Dispenser measures 22.4 x 15.25 x 17-inches and weighs 23 pounds with no drinks inside. $145.99 via Amazon. Of course, you could always substitute the sodas for beers, if you’d like.
This product utilizes Peltier technology to make it cool. Named after French physicist, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, who discovered the calorific effect of electric current passing through the junction of two different metals, now called the Peltier effect, a Peltier cooler is a cooler that uses a Peltier element (TEC – Thermoelectric Cooler). Peltier coolers consist of the Peltier element itself, and a powerful heatsink/fan combination to cool the TEC.
In other words…
Peltier: Also known as Pelt, TMB or TEC. This is an electronic device which, when an electric current passes through it, gets very hot on one side, and very cold on the other. The cold side is (typically) 69-degrees C colder than the hot side. Thus the colder you can keep the hot side, the colder the cold side will be.
* Keeps drinks up to 30° colder than surrounding temperature
* Countertop design
* Holds 12 12 oz. cans
* 6 visible slots
* Front door opens for easy loading
* AC adapter for power from standard wall outlet
* DC adapter for power from car dashboard outlet