Voice Command Air Conditioning

Stay cool this summer and impress your friends (and creditors) at the same time with this fabulously expensive and enormous air conditioning unit from LG. It looks like a cross between a Xbox 360 and a Dalek, and it costs tens of thousands of dollars.

LG’s Whisen series of AC units, announced Wednesday, is unquestionably the top of the line. You can control it by voice from up to 16 feet away, and you won’t even have to yell, since it’s low-power and quiet. Or use your smartphone to check its status and turn it on while you drive home.

It’s equipped with an infrared sensor that counts the number of people in the room and adjusts the fans, or simply tuns on or off when someone enters.

$50,000, six-foot air conditioner obeys voice commands [NBCNews]