The original Nomiku immersion circulator is one of the best sous vide cookers on the market. Now on Kickstarter, version 2.0 offers a number of big improvements over the original, including Wi-Fi. That means you can connect it to your network and control it from afar, via a mobile device. The accompanying app takes the guesswork out of sous vide, eliminating the need for memorizing temperatures and cook times. With the new Nomiku, you simply tell the app what food you’re cooking and it sets the time and temperature automatically. Retail price on the Nomiku 2.0 will be 250 dollars, but Kickstarter backers can reserve one and save 100 bucks.
Surprisingly enough, robotic fish are gaining popularity with parents and kids. Probably because you don’t have to feed them, and they don’t die. However, you do have to charge them. That’s why Sphere created the Capsule aquarium that can wirelessly power its robotic fish called LumiPuff. That’s right, one of the first uses of wireless power… is a toy. Now it does connect to your phone through Bluetooth, and the little fishies do light up and flash when your phone rings. The fish also react when you tap on the glass, and a companion app lets you play games and do other stuff. The whole thing should be available in about a year, and Sphere says they plan on making a robo-sea-turtle as well.
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