In PC and a Smart Teakettle

Amazon Dash (pictured above) is not an April Fools’ gag, thankfully, because despite the odd seeming idea, it’s brilliant.

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It’s wonderfully simple and a shining example of how the Internet of Things can better and enrich our lives beyond letting us open a door with a smartphone tap or changing the color of light in a room with an app.

It could be perfect, for instance, canada goose outlet for someone with limited mobility and capacity to use a computer or smartphone as long as they have a WiFi setup, that is.

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I’m going to drop a harsh yet entirely necessary truth right canada goose clearance now: Tea is better than Canada Goose Outlet coffee. It just is. I enjoy a cup of joe, but there’s nothing quite like a relaxing mug of orange pekoe with a splash of milk.

I drink said beverage at least five times a day, so to have a kettle that’s boiled right as I get home in the afternoon canada goose outlet black friday would be divine. Also, when at home and in desperate need of canada goose outlet shop a pick me up, I’m far too lazy to drag myself from the couch, turn on the kettle, and wait for it to boil. I mean, I do it, but I’m not exactly happy about it.

This is a long way to get to my point that I need something like theI like that the accompanying app has options to view the volume of water inside, and see how much time is remaining. I’m also glad there’s temperature adjustment and scheduling options, and the cool down feature for heating official canada goose outlet and cooling baby formula is terrific.

I’m disappointed that control outside of a WiFi network is not possible. I could buy a cheap kettle with a physical switch, push it down before leaving home, and use a WeMo switch to turn it on when I’m returning. Operation over a data network seems to be coming to Appkettle eventually, though, along with a clever location based feature.

So it’s a product that’s almost exactly what I want, but it’s not quite there. When the cloud platform is complete, I’d love to have one at the office and at home, for maximum tea enjoyment.

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