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iKettle Can be Controlled over Wi-Fi: Steam Signals

by Lambert Varias
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Despite its uninspired name, the iKettle seems like a good idea. It’s an electronic kettle that you can control over your Wi-Fi network. Of course, you can really only ask a kettle to do one thing: heat some water. But iKettle excels not by what it does but when it does it.

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The basic trick of the iKettle is that you can order it to boil from your mobile device. It does this with the help of a Wi-Fi Base unit. But it also has two useful modes called “Wake up” and “Welcome Home.”

Based on the video below, with Wake up mode you can set a time for when the kettle will send you a message asking you if you want it to heat water. This makes it a pretty good alarm clock – if you don’t wake up on time, you might miss your morning drink. I’m assuming that Welcome home mode is just a second preset time, or perhaps the base unit can detect when your mobile device pops back in to your local Wi-Fi network.

You can pre-order the iKettle from Firebox for about $160 (USD). I predict that iKettle 3G will be able to refill itself. Delivering the hot drink to a person won’t come until the iKettle 5S. That and LTE.

[via Bonjour Life]




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