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34 Phone-Powered Household Items

From Phone-Synced Washing Machines to Android-Powered Fireplaces

— July 13, 2013 — Tech
Considering that smartphones are the most widely sold and possessed item, we see more items around the house becoming phone-powered. Doorbells, fireplaces, lighting, microwaves and even washing machines are being designed to follow the commands of smartphones, for optimal convenience.

In South Korea, LG unveiled a microwave oven that is synced to smartphones. The 'MA922MBN,' also known as the 'Lightwave Oven,' can take specific commands to grill, toast or thaw and even has a self-cleaning option.

Even the simplest of household items can be controlled by your iPhone or Android. The LIFX light bulb design by Phil Bosua is controlled by an app on your smartphone. The bulbs can dim down or brighten with a simple touch on your phone.
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Smartphone-Powered Palm Readers
Smartphone-Powered Palm Readers
The Fenopalm App is Your Personal iPhone Guru
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Phone-Controlled Dolls
Phone-Controlled Dolls
The Smart Doll is a Toy Designed to be Controlled by Smartphones
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Android-Powered Auto Stereos
Android-Powered Auto Stereos
The Parrot Asteroid is Packed with Convenient Navigation Features
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Gamer-Geared Smartphone Joysticks
Gamer-Geared Smartphone Joysticks
The Powera Moga Offers a Better Gaming Experience
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Smartphone-Controlled Ovens
Smartphone-Controlled Ovens
The AGA iTotal Control Stove Runs Off a SIM Card
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Waterproof Phone-Synced Watches
Waterproof Phone-Synced Watches
Enjoy the Summer with This New Waterproof Sony SmartWatch 2
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Android-Powered Airlines
Android-Powered Airlines
Norwegian Launches an Android-Powered in-Flight Entertainment System
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Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
The OMNIBOT i-SODOG Lets You Raise a Dog via Your iPhone
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Social Media Smartphone Gadgets
Social Media Smartphone Gadgets
The Sony Ericsson Live View Android Accessory is Super Convenient
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Smartphone-Controlled Fireplaces
Smartphone-Controlled Fireplaces
The Escea DX1500 Lets You Turn up the Heat from the Couch
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High-Tech WiFi Cameras
High-Tech WiFi Cameras
The Nikon Android-Powered Camera for CoolPix is Sweet
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Smartphone-Connected Convertibles
Smartphone-Connected Convertibles
The Volkswagen iBeetle is the First Apple-approved Automobile
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Smartphone-Controlled Balls
Smartphone-Controlled Balls
The Orbotix Sphero Rolls to New Ball Game Possibilities
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Smartphone-Controlled Heating Plates
Smartphone-Controlled Heating Plates
The Electrolux Design Lab Mobile Oven is Compact & Portable
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Smartphone-Connected Doorbells
Smartphone-Connected Doorbells
The DoorBot Allows People to Answer the Door Remotely
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Smartphone-Controlled Microwaves
Smartphone-Controlled Microwaves
Lg’s ‘Lightwave Oven’ Masters a Series of Funct
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Phone-Controlled Block Toys
Phone-Controlled Block Toys
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Series Provides More Socially Connected Robots
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Technicolor Mood Lighting
Technicolor Mood Lighting
Smarten Up Your House with the LIFX Light Bulb
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Smartphone Piloting
Smartphone Piloting
The AR.Drone Makes Unmanned Flight an Everyday Possibility
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Smartphone-Controlled Air Coolers
Smartphone-Controlled Air Coolers
The KUHL Wireless Air Conditioner Can Chill Hot Rooms from
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Smartphone-Controlled Door Locks
Smartphone-Controlled Door Locks
A Goji Smart Lock Requires No Keys and is Completely Programmable
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Smartphone-Synced Dog Collars
Smartphone-Synced Dog Collars
The Ridogulous Collar Keeps Tabs On Your Canine During the Day
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Smartphone-Connected Eyewear
Smartphone-Connected Eyewear
The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses Rivals the Google Glasses
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Smartphone-Controlled Light Bulbs
Smartphone-Controlled Light Bulbs
The Spark Socket by Scot Herbst Creates Tech-Savvy Lamps
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Phone-Controlled Steering
Phone-Controlled Steering
Drivers Can Operate the Apple Car Using an iPhone Remote
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Smartphone-Powered Tablets
Smartphone-Powered Tablets
The Piggyback Tablet Turns Your Smartphone into a Touchscreen Gadget
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Iphone-Controlled RC Cars
Iphone-Controlled RC Cars
The iKon RC Car is Controlled Using an Apple App
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iPhone-Controlled Eco Cars
iPhone-Controlled Eco Cars
The Nissan Leaf Can Be Programmed From a Smartphone
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iPhone-Controlled Illuminators
iPhone-Controlled Illuminators
Improve Ambience with the DeLight Lamp and its Smartphone App
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Screen-Swapping Televisions
Screen-Swapping Televisions
Samsung MSTV Lets You Instantly Increase the Size of Your Flatscreen
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Android-Powered Washing Machines
Android-Powered Washing Machines
The Moshi*Matic Lets You Do Laundry from Your Cell Phone
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iPhone-Controlled Cars
iPhone-Controlled Cars
Austin Engineers Combine the Auto With Mobile Technology
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Smartphone-Controlled Ships
Smartphone-Controlled Ships
The Adastra Superyacht is Opulent and Controllable via iPhone
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Smartphone-Synced Locks
Smartphone-Synced Locks
The Kwikset Kevo System Requires No Key to Enable Your Entry
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