Re: Nobody NEEDS a connected kettle...
Nobody needs a connected kettle, this is true. But a toaster ... that's a different proposition.
Cast your mind back to 2001, when a design student from Brunel University created a toaster that burned a pattern into your toast depending on the day's weather forecast. It had 3 stencils (for sunny, rainy or cloudy) and it popped the appropriate stencil in front of your toast for the last 20 seconds of its cycle.
Here's the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1264205.stm
I think this proves several things:
- Toast is brilliant.
- It goes very well with tea (regardless of kettle type).
- There are no new ideas.