X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

iKettle Can be Controlled over Wi-Fi: Steam Signals

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

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.

ikettle-from-fireboxzoom in

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]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Nitro World Games: Winning Runs Apprentice (Trailer) Massive Paratrooper Jump Being a Title Designer 95octane logo
SYNC 3 finds a Home in All the 2017 Fords Final Aston Martin DB9 Cars Roll off Assembly Line The Best BMW M on the Market Has a Growl for the Ages Matech Ford GT1 Racecar Turns up on eBay mightymega logo
Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray to Come with USS Franklin Model Concept Trailer for Gene Roddenberry Biopic “The Pilot” Wonder Woman Gets Trailer, Looks Awesome Star Trek: Discovery Ship Teased
Advertisement