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Cream, sugar, or Wi-Fi? The iKettle makes coffee at your iPhone or Android’s command

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When we say the iKettle is hot, we mean really, really hot. So hot that it can effectively boil water at a maximum of 100 degrees. Scorching, right? Hold on, you’re probably thinking, that’s not especially clever, the kettle in my kitchen right now can do that. Yes, but can you order it to boil using your iPhone? We’ll wager you can’t, but the iKettle can!

Kettles may have only one simple task to perform, but very few can claim to be smart. The iKettle stands apart, as it’s the latest piece of technology – and a world first for kettles – to come with Wi-Fi and its own dedicated app for your smartphone. Once the kettle is safely connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can use the app to boil up some water regardless of where you are in the house, then keep the water warm if necessary.

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The iPhone or Android compatible app comes with an alarm, so when it wakes you up in the morning, you’re given the option to switch on the iKettle ready for a steaming morning beverage. The features keep on coming, as the iKettle can boil water and then maintain its temperature depending on your choice of hot drink. There are four settings: 65, 80, 95 and 100 degrees. Handy for milk, or if your tea goes all bitter when you use boiling water. 

It’s not just in the morning the iKettle’s app will help out, as with its remote capabilities, you can now watch more adverts on TV instead of popping to the kitchen when they come on. How’s that for a benefit? Of course, all this does depend on there being water inside the iKettle, as no matter how smart it may look, it can’t fill itself.

At the moment, the iKettle is an exclusive to Firebox.com in the UK, where it costs £100, or around $160, and it’s due for release at the end of November.

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