I’ve just got back from the Panasonic convention in Amsterdam where I was lucky enough to see the latest white goods and technology launches.


Panasonic unveiled the world’s largest HD plasma TV display, which was an impressive 150 inches wide and had a crystal clear image. We were also shown the NR-B30FX1, an incredible new fridge-freezer with an LCD display on the door and loads of storage space inside. Traditional fridges have thick walls of insulating materials, which means reduced space for food inside, but the new NR-B30FX1 model has ultra-thin ‘U-Vacua’ panels. They’re just an inch deep but offer 20-times more insulation than traditional materials, meaning the walls are thinner and the space inside is bigger.


Check out the smart blue LED lighting inside the top, too – very cool! This fridge will start at £699 and you’ll see it in John Lewis and Comet next month. Panasonic‘s new washing machines impressed me, too. They have a tilted drum, which makes it easy to load and unload, and saves water, too. I also liked the new ‘3D Sensor Wash’ technology in these machines, which detects the movement of the clothes in the drum and makes adjustments to enable the laundry to tumble from the optimal position, so it washes perfectly every time.

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These machines will retail from £449 in John Lewis and Comet next month. Panasonic also announced some stylish new Viera flat-panel TVs, but what got me really excited was the announcement of the world’s first portable Blu-ray Disc player.


The DMP-B15 lets users view movies on the go, with stunning images on a high-quality 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen. I want one! – Ellie