The folks at Williams-Sonoma have really stepped up their game for the holidays.
The home cook wants to be able to see the receipt (more on this later) that is being cooked, and maybe to jam out some tunes. (The Cod suggests early 90s bounce music for your more challenging meal preps.) You could, you know, look in a cook book, or, perhaps, print out a receipt from the news paper. (A recent innovation chez Cod was taping these to cabinet doors w/ blue painter's tape.)
Or! You can bring your cherished personal electronic device into the hottest, wettest, and stickiest part of the house. But how will you maintain your iPad at its proper angle? Our friends at Williams-Sonoma come to the rescue with a $50 iPad tee!
But! you say to yourself - "That looks like a grille on the bottom - for $50, the iPad tee has an integrated speaker? Sos's I can listen to Sporty T while I peel chestnuts?" Wrong! The speaker is sold separately! For $149!
So you say to yourself: "Well - for $200 I can not only prop up my iPad, but also listen to music in the kitchen, an hitherto technologically impossible feat? OK. But won't my iPad become all engravied and stuff, which is kind of an insult to those hard-working eleven year-olds who built it?" No sooner do you i dentify a problem than W-S has a solution! They also sell an iPad merkin, for only $15! Is said shield, given that it "resists water and grease" thin and sensitive enough to permit the operation of said several-hundred dollar boombox/cookbook? I did not have the heart to ask. Play us off, Sporty T!