But what about the kitchen?
One of the challenges with any of this new technology is that it’s “new” so it tends not to “play nice” with any of your existing equipment.
Sure, if you’re a multi-millionaire you could dump all your existing equipment and replace it all with “smart” gadgets. But doesn’t that seem wasteful? Especially when so much of this technology is in flux. Who knows which technologies will really take off?
So the latest gadget that has caught my attention seems to be a move in the right direction.
“Countertop” is a smart countertop (thence the name!). But what makes this particular gadget intriguing and quite appealing is that it can work with “dumb” devices too ie. it can retrofit them.
Here’s their rather slick promo video that explains how it works:
I love the idea and it almost checks all the boxes. But I don’t have ANY of the kitchen devices it currently works with. Do I have a slow cooker? Yes, but not that brand. Do I have a blender? Yes, but again it’s not that brand.
I do, however, have a Jawbone UP, but without any of the other compatible gadgets this isn’t going to work for me – for now at least.
You can find out more details and order via the official site for shipping later this year.