09
Oct
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You know you probably have it well when your biggest inconvenience is having to wait for the kettle to boil each morning. But hey, pain is relative, and I'm not going to pretend like it's not annoying. But thanks to that Android phone on your bedside table, you won't be stuck with this burden for long. No, there isn't an app that will solve this problem for you, there's a kettle - a Wi-Fi kettle that you can control from your Android device.

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Now I know that's an iPhone, but the company has already expressed that the kettle is compatible with Android. The iKettle comes with an app that can function as an alarm clock, waking you up from slumber and asking if you want to fire it up. Once it's finished boiling, the app will want to know if you're ready or if it should keep the water warm for a while. The kettle has multiple temperature settings, so you could boil tea at 80 degrees (Celsius) or coffee at 95, for example.

The kettle won't heat up if there's no water in place to boil, so you can fall back asleep in comfort knowing that you won't set the house on fire, even if this does mean that you will then still have to heat up your hot beverage the old fashioned way.

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This stainless steel kettle is available for pre-order for $160.79, and if you live in the UK, it comes with free shipping. Look for your iKettle to arrive roughly two months from now.

Via: The Daily Mail

Source: Firebox.com

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Ordnassela

    $100 too much

    • Owen Finn

      $130 too much.

      • NexusPhan

        Some people really like their hot water.

        • mobilemann

          they are called "english" people. You speak their language:D

          • sssgadget

            Blimey?

  • Danny Davis

    Definitely in the age now of Farenheit 451 and Brave New World.

  • mario

    seriously???

  • sssgadget

    Sucks if it only supports 2.4 Ghz ;)

    • Brad

      you win the internet today.

  • RitishOemraw

    of all things they could make smarter they choose a kettle?
    Well it is something and if more and more of these devices start popping up and a unified framework is agreed upon I can see this happening: "Ok Google, Get my coffee ready in 20 minutes, turn on the radio to my favorite station in the bathroom and turn the lights on."

    And a little bit further in the future: "Ok Google, you know the drill. Do the usual stuff except for the lighting, I want to watch a movie so dim the lights and start up Machete Kills Again In Space. Hold my calls I don't want to be disturbed. If the house is under attack start the House Party Protocol"

    That last bit is for people who've seen Iron Man 3 :P

  • luigi gorlero

    This is getting too far..

  • http://blog.artesea.co.uk/ artesea

    What kind of tea are you making with 80° water?

    • matthias

      something green? usually around 70-85 °C.

      • mobilemann

        imo he thought you were talking fahrenheit.

        • ElfirBFG

          Why would he think that? The pictures show Celsius. If those were in Fahrenheit, well, my shower can get hotter than that.

  • Kaero

    iKettle? more like WhyKettle.

  • RL010

    keep the iCrap

    • mobilemann

      keep the crap comments lol

  • alex

    Lazy Lazy people ... U still have to put water in !!!! ROFL

    • _ThaNerd_

      Not if you connect a Zwave water controller that fills it up for you :)

      • Danny Davis

        Still have to change filters...

        • MeCampbell30

          Fortunately for us changing a filter takes less time than bringing water to a boil.

          • Danny Davis

            All hope is lost than for mankind

  • Derek B

    Am I the only one who cringes whenever something comes out that has a name starting with an "i"?

    • rabidhunter

      You're not the only one. I hate the "i" infront of anything. It's irritating. Hello! There are other operating systems out there... Android, Firefox OS, Ubuntu, RIM (which should be RIP). Why make products with "i" in front of them if they're compatible with other OS's

      • GraveUypo

        because apple hardly owns "i" in front of words nor was the first to use it.

        • rabidhunter

          True that; however, because Apple has the domincance in the market and everything is compatible with Apple products (even most of Sony's products) have docks for Apple products. And therefore, the "i" is guilty by association.

  • Syje

    Lots of negative comments here, I don't see what the big deal is. Some people use a kettle daily, or even 2-3 times a day. And some people need specific temps for specific kinds of teas and coffees. This is especially true if you have housemates or officemates that are wanting different things. The notification is great if you have a big place, work in a large office, etc etc. It's really not the worst thing, it's just a niche item.

    • Fabian Pineda

      I totally use my kettle more than twice a day.

      I like to drink my coffee made with boiled water and then putting grounded coffee throught those filters that look like a sock. It's a million times better than coffee-maker made coffee and a billion times better than any weird machine and starbucks.

      If this was cheaper and was sold directly in the Americas, I'd totally get one. I could just pour water in it the night before and then program it to boil it at the time my alarm rings me up. Saves me the waiting for my coffee :D

  • Sune Posselt

    What's up with all the hate?

    I can fill up the kettle before I go to bed, tell it to start boiling when I hit snooze in the morning and have coffee good as ready when I leave the bed.

    I would have thought the geek community would embrace anything that helps you get coffee faster in the morning.

    • Danny Davis

      Most coffee makers, even cheap $30 ones come with Auto On timers. I mean is it really that hard to set that when you got to set the cup ready to brew?

      • Sune Posselt

        Some of us prefer French press or Aeropress. With an Aeropress set up before I go to sleep, I could have the perfect brew literally seconds after I get out of bed.

        Besides, most kettles with temperature settings are way more than $30.

        It's a niche product and it may not be for you, but there's no reason to hate on it

        • Danny Davis

          Lol who said anything about hating. Problem with people making assumptions or disagreement and they hating. And I'm sure anything has aeropress and what not still have an auto setting to have your cup ready. #shrugs

  • MeCampbell30

    It's sad that this makes me excited.

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    A WeMo switch and a hotpot would be a much cheaper method.

  • sd

    Too expensive.

  • Richard Sobey

    Bloody hell, £100 for a kettle. I admit it looks nice, and I guess you have to pay for the time spent developing an app, but.. but... it's £100! Besides, by the time I hear the notification ding, get out of bed and downstairs, I'll have to boil it again to bring it up to temp. Niche product for gadget lovers. Damn, now I have to buy one.

  • ginobili

    I thought it could be $50, paying 16x times the price is just stupid.

  • Mumbai_tea

    In the fine print on their website it says:
    35% of the proceeds of each item sold goes to undeveloped nations to purify unsafe drinking waters.
    No, no I made that up. Fuck the undeveloped world true, they simply wouldn't be able to appreciate life with a wifi Kettle.