It's not that uncommon for us to want to take a knife to our gadgets and hack at them in frustration. But then it's not often either that we hear about a device specifically designed for that purpose.
A new prototype kitchen device by Sharp is that rare unicorn.
The Chop-Syc is a new chopping board with a built-in touchscreen tablet, designed to entertain you - or give you cooking advice - while you're chopping your veg.
The board was designed by an intern at the company, Siobhan Andrews, and has a scratch-proof chopping surface to ensure it can survive even the hardiest chef's slashing and dicing.
But while it will take the impact of a kitchen knife without any fuss, it will still respond to your touch commands - meaning you can use its included recipe manager, scales and visualisers to measure proper portions of food.
The Chop-Syc is housed in a block of wood, which helps you to avoid spills, and it charges wirelessly meaning you probably wont electrocute yourself if you slice open a particularly soggy tomato.
Take a look at how it works, above.