I have now spent 15 minutes exploring designboom.com, which I found from the “check out the Glide toaster” link on the page you linked to. I want half of the things from the “ceramics for breakfast” competition, and I am likely to waste days looking at all the neat stuff in other competitions.
Not sure whether to thank you or curse you for that!
It also looks like it takes up about as much space as a normal toaster, and would require very precise tolerances on the bread. It certainly wouldn’t work with anything thick-sliced, and I’m not sure it would work right for something like a Pop-Tart or an Eggo, either.
Looks like a flimsy personal version of the commercial toaster used at the restaurant I worked at as a teenager; a belt-driven thing that physically dragged upright slices of bread across the browning plates, then dropped the toast out of the other side into a holding basket. Kind of like the difference between a home paper shredder and one of the commercial units.
Really. At the very least it should have a built-in web server so that you can issue commands to it remotely. And what about an ammo clip for additional slices of toast? Are you telling me I have to do that shit MANUALLY? GTFO!