Kitchen Connections: The WiFi Kettle

Welcome home, tea and baby need feeding!

It’s getting easier to connect everything and anything in our houses but the question often is, why? Do people just want to sell us more stuff or is there something useful in it for us?

The iKettle has been around for a while and they’ve recently come up with the iKettle 2.0: why connect a kettle to your smart-phone?

Well see what you think;

Firstly there’s what I call ‘Simple Use’ – say you’re watching the TV or out in the garden – it’s time for a cup of tea so you just hit the boil button on the app on your phone and you phone will tell you when the kettle’s boiled. Nice, but simple.

Then you can add alarms so the kettles boiled just as you get up in the morning. OK, better.

But iKettle does more:

there’s a ‘Home’ mode allows you to set the kettle to recognize you and ask you if you’d like tea the moment you walk in the door

You can set optimum temperatures – so if your making green tea say, you won’t want the water at 100 degrees.

It has a clever Formula Mode for nighttime feeding: you tap the button and the kettle boils and then cools to the optimum feed temperature and then it notifies you via your phone when it’s ready.

Everything the iKettle does is subtle – but there’s a couple of minutes to be saved in everyone of those subtle helping hands – add that up over a year – and you’ve saved yourself a day or two running to the kitchen, boiling and reboiling; that begins to makes sense, as well as the tea.

Pricing: From €129  |   Details online at: www.smarter.am

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