Samsung has unveiled an unusual portable hob for the kitchen that looks more like something from a Stanley Kubrick set, than the company's normal hi-tech approach to design. 

The portable kitchen hob, called the O table, is available in multiple colours and has already grabbed an IF design award for its looks. Normally a kitchen appliance doesn't have us particularly excited at Pocket-lint, but we are suckers for any good-looking gadgetry. 

The device is controlled using what Samsung calls a "groove touch pad" which you can draw a circle on to control the thermal output of the hob. Clever pan detection technology and boil pover preventative gadgets are all commonplace in this formidable portable cooker.

For those interested, the O table is available in Capri Blue, Ruby Red, Mint Green, Stylish Black and Cream White. No price or release date yet, but check back at Pocket-lint very soon for more information. 

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.