It is no wonder that the Internet of Things (IoT) has proved to be useful for mankind but then taking it a bit too far with some weird inventions can make people awry about it. During this year and the one before it, a few new IoT devices fall in this category only which can seldom have any practical use for a person. We take a look at some of these IoT devices to understand them better.
• There is a smart salt shaker – A company called Smalt has made an internet connected salt shaker that can take care of the amount of salt that one needs on the table! The company explains ‘whether a person needs a teaspoon or a pinch of salt, simply turn the dial or ask “Alexa” and see the magic unravel.’ It also comes with an inbuilt speaker, and that makes it all the more futuristic.
• The advent of the smart toaster – Ya, that is a reality now with a device called Toasteroid, using which a person can print any design on a slice of toast or even send toast messages to friends who have a similar device with them! This is really as weird as it can get to imagine that there is a smart toaster that can print literally any type of message, be it regarding news, entertainment or simply weather. It is an “app-controlled smart image toaster” that is available on Indiegogo. The most surprising part is that 1997 people have really invested and bought it!! Now, that can be called a ‘real’ treasure for them.
• Mirrors have also got their upgrade – At least, so it seems to look at The Griffin Connected Mirror – which shows weather, time and ‘status messages’ in addition to providing the reflection. This $1,000 mirror is able to display the latest tweets up on it so that people don’t feel bored only to look up at a mirror!