Bloomberg Technology has been chronicling internet based devices that are being churned out at breathtaking paces by electronics manufacturers, such as Samsung and LG.
According to Bloomberg, it is expected that by the end of 2020, just six years away, close to 212 billion products — from rice cookers to cars — will be connected to the Web globally.
We share with you some of the interesting devices you may want to buy for your homes:
Egg Minder Tray
For those who can never seem to remember how long those eggs have been sitting in the fridge, Egg Minder is a connected device that makes breakfast a little more manageable. The egg tray tracks when each slot was loaded and lights up the oldest one in the batch so you know which to crack next.
Making a grocery store run and can’t remember if you need more eggs? The device can connect to a home Wi-Fi network allowing owners to check an app to see exactly how many eggs they have left in the fridge at home.
Your kid may not like to brush, but Junior probably likes smartphones. The Beam Brush combines the two. The connected toothbrush tracks the length of each brush and the frequency. The data are transmitted to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and an app lets the brusher (or his parents) see a score based on how regularly he brushes, average brush times and a calendar showing which days he missed.
LG Smart Thinq Washer
Just how smart do you need a washer to be? LG’s Smart Thinq top-loading washer earns an advanced degree by adding Internet connectivity and a touch-screen panel, which let users program information, monitor laundry remotely, and connect to a smartphone or tablet to download specialty cycles for dealing with tough stains and other problems. The machine is even smart enough to run self-diagnostics when there’s a problem and send the information out for remote troubleshooting. Users can pair the brushed graphite steel washer with a companion Smart Thinq dryer, either electric or gas.
We know, you can’t help it. You haven’t eaten all day, and you don’t have time for a relaxing meal. That’s why you practically inhale your food. But that’s not good for your digestive system. The HAPIfork measures how fast you’re eating and can transmit the data to a computer. During a meal, the fork will light up and vibrate to alert you when you’re eating too fast. Just like what mom used to tell us.
Withings Smart Body Wi-Fi Scale
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is more than a scale. Sure, the sleek board can connect wirelessly to the Internet, and log your weight and body composition on a private account. But it also can measure your heart rate through your feet. And on top of that, the scale can measure indoor air quality.
Mornings are frantic, and every second counts. With the iKettle from Firebox, you can start heating up water for coffee or tea from your bedroom by pressing a button on your iPhone. By the time you get dressed and make it to the kitchen, a kettle full of boiling water — or whatever temperature is ideal for the type of tea you prefer — will be waiting.
The iKettle, which is available for pre-order and expected to ship on Dec. 12, can also double as an alarm clock. The app sounds an alarm on your phone to wake you up, and then lets you turn on the kettle from there.