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Hi-Tech Kitchen Utensils

The Umbra iSpoon by Jordan Murphy Ensures Tablets Stay Clean

— June 7, 2013 — Art & Design
The Umbra iSpoon is a clever creation for the kitchen. In a day and age when most people use a tablet rather than a cookbook for recipe references, it is important to make it an easier transition than it already is. Since hands are bound to get dirty while playing chef or baker, a tool that better controls such devices is needed. One that does double duty in the kitchen is even better. That's where the Umbra iSpoon comes into play.

Designed by Jordan Murphy, the Umbra iSpoon is essentially a traditional wooden tasting and mixing spoon that has been tweaked to have a handle that ends in a stylus. The new staple, it will ensure that tablets and other devices in the kitchen are safe from bacon grease, garlic and more.
Trend Themes
1. Hi-tech Kitchen Accessories - There is a need to create more tech-oriented tools that can cater to more hi-tech kitchens such as cooking gloves, tablet stands, and other smart devices.
2. Smart Tools for Cooking - A demand for technology in the kitchen is growing, paving the way for more smart tools such as smart measuring cups and spoons that have the ability to guide and track measurements of ingredients digitally.
3. Multifunctional Kitchen Tools - There is an opportunity to create more versatile kitchen tools like the Umbra iSpoon so that the home chef can get more cooking tasks done with fewer tools.
Industry Implications
1. Kitchenware Industry - The kitchenware industry has the opportunity to create more tech-savvy and multifunctional cooking utensils like the Umbra iSpoon.
2. Smart Home Industry - The trend towards smart kitchens presents opportunities for the smart home industry to create more innovative devices like smart ovens and countertop appliances that can communicate with each other and be controlled remotely.
3. Health and Wellness Industry - As more people are cooking at home, there is an opportunity for the health and wellness industry to offer cooking aids such as smart scales, measuring cups, and other digitally connected and tracked kitchen tools to make healthy cooking more manageable.
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