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Wi-Fi Coffee Machines

Smarter's Wi-Fi Connected Coffee Maker Brews According to Your Sleep

— January 7, 2015 — Lifestyle
British startup Smarter -- the company behind the iKettle -- is releasing a Wi-Fi connected coffee machine. The 'Smarter Coffee Machine,' as the device is dubbed, was displayed at this year's CES trade show.

The Wi-Fi capabilities of this "bean-to cup" concept allow it to sync with an accompanying smartphone app, with which users can pre-schedule their morning coffee. The app also gives users the option of brewing a pot on their arrival home and sends out reminders for refills.

Another feature of the Smarter Coffee Machine: It is able to read the sleep-tracking data of complementing fitness trackers, adjusting the strength of the brew to better suit the user's needs. Users also have the option of adjusting their coffee's strength manually.



Trend Themes
1. Connected Home Appliances - Expanding the Wi-Fi connectivity of home appliances presents a disruptive opportunity in the internet of things landscape.
2. Smartphone Applications for Appliances - Developing smartphone applications that extend control and monitoring capability of home appliances can lead to better user experiences and differentiated offerings.
3. Personalized and Automated Food and Beverage - Integrating personal health data to automate food and beverage preparation presents disruption opportunities in the kitchen appliances market.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliance - Home appliances companies must consider incorporating connectivity, automation, and personalization technologies for competitive differentiation and value-added offerings.
2. Fitness Tracker - Fitness tracker manufacturers can explore integration with kitchen appliances to provide more personalized health management services and improve user engagement.
3. Mobile Application - Mobile application developers can tap into the expanding market of connected home appliances and offer innovative solutions that cater to personalized and automated food preparation needs.
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