This multitalented Innov-is 6000D sewing machine marks the Japanese company Brother's 100th anniversary, and not only can it sew, it's also capable of embroidery, quilting and crafting. Why are we running a story about a sewing machine, you might ask? Because it's better specced than certain expensive laptops we could mention.
The Innov-is 6000D has three USB 2.0 ports to attach compatible peripherals such as a computer mouse, or to plug a USB stick in to transfer downloaded stitching patterns or upgrade the firmware. It also has an 8.5-inch touchscreen LCD.
There's a camera built in near the needle that gives you a closeup look at the stitches on the screen, if you need to reposition or make fine amendments to your stitched work of art. Brother has also incorporated a row of LEDs below the sewing arm to illuminate the work space and to facilitate the view for the camera.
With a few touches of the buttons, users can scroll through and choose from the 601 included patterns. If that's not enough, you can download or make your own patterns via the provided software.
Brother's target audience for the Innov-is 6000D are hobbyists, aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make and sell customised embroideries, and oddly, wives of Singapore expats, as the company's research shows many of these ladies often turn to sewing in their free time.
The Innov-is 6000D is not cheap, as you might expect. At S$11,888 (£5,400), only those with especially tailored deep pockets can afford this machine.