Thanks to a revolution in smart entertainment and streaming devices, people now install TVs everywhere in their home. A living room, office or gaming room is an obvious choice, but I’m talking more about the peripheral rooms. This includes spaces like bathrooms, kitchens, and even outdoor patios.
In the kitchen, specifically, there are several options available outside of installing an actual TV. You could place a smart display on your counter — such as one of Google or Amazon’s. You could also carry a tablet, computer or mobile phone in the kitchen anytime you want to watch content.
But what if you want an actual television? Better yet, what if you want a television that tucks neatly away when you’re not using it?
That’s the idea behind Avel’s 23.8-inch cabinet door TV. It’s a super-flat magic-mirror-like panel that can be installed in any 23.8″ or 600mm wide kitchen cabinet space.
What Exactly Is Avel’s 23.8″ Cabinet Door TV?
As you can see, the flat panel TV is designed to fit in nicely with the rest of a modern kitchen.
In short, we’re talking about a 23.8″ flat-panel TV with integrated speakers and a digital tuner — you can always install your streaming stick or hub too. What’s so special about Avel’s unit is that it will blend nicely with your average kitchen cabinet. In addition, it’s adorned with a magic-mirror-like finish that makes it look like nothing more than a glass mirror or reflective panel when it’s powered-off.
The front of the panel is comprised of tempered safety glass to prevent from messy shatters or mistakes. In addition, it’s bundled with an IP66 waterproof IR remote control that would survive just fine in a busy kitchen.
Of course, if you don’t want the reflective mirror surface there are two other colors variations including a black frame and white frame version.
When it’s not on, the panel has a mirror-like reflective surface.
Inputs include USB — with full USB device support for media playback — 3 HDMI, composite, component, TV or COAX, VGA, and headphones (AUX). Additional ports include digital audio out, a CI slot, SCART and DC in.
Where Can I Get One?
The panel is compatible with various lift systems to allow for a swivel-mounted-design.
You can pick up the TV through the Avis Electronics site, and it’s offered with free shipping through DHL (3 to 7 days). The only thing not included with the TV is a lift system. If you want one, however, you have plenty of options. BLUM, KESSEBOHMER and HAFELE list systems are all compatible with this panel.
Here is an example of one of Blum’s lift kits. It’s an excellent setup for more modern and seamless kitchen designs.
Either way, Avels’ 23-inch TV is a super sleek and stylish way to add a TV to your kitchen — or a mirror if that’s what you’re into.