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Smartphone-Controlled Water Kettles

The iKettle is the World's First Wi-Fi Enabled Kettle

— October 13, 2013 — Unique
Next to watching paint dry, waiting for water boil is just as dull and tedious, which is where the iKettle comes in.

The iKettle is the world's first Wi-Fi enabled smart kettle, costing $160.79, that lets you start heating the kettle at the touch of a button and alerts you when the water is boiled. The kettle comes with a wireless-equipped base unit, and once the smartphone and kettle are on the same Wi-Fi network, the settings allow you to turn the kettle on, but also set the water temperature. Holding up to 1.8 liters of water, the kettle is made from stainless steel and has a soft-touch handle. There is a keep-warm feature -- as well as an auto shut-off boil-dry protection enabled -- and it even asks whether you want to start the kettle when you wake up. The iKettle is due to be available during the last week of November.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Home Appliances - Opportunity for further integration of smartphone-controlled features in household appliances.
2. Internet of Things - Expanding network connectivity options to everyday objects, creating new avenues for automation and control.
3. Convenience Technology - Developing products that streamline everyday tasks and enhance user experience with smart features.
Industry Implications
1. Kitchen Appliances - Potential for incorporating smartphone-controlled capabilities into a wider range of kitchen devices.
2. Technology - Opportunity to expand wireless connectivity and smart features to a variety of consumer electronics.
3. Household Goods - Integrating smartphone automation functionalities in everyday household items for added convenience.
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