We don't mean to hog your screens but we were over the moon that the TopBrewer was featured yet again on The Gadget Show; this time as part of a 'connected home' feature. If you missed it, then never fear, as you can still watch it On Demand
In this episode (Season 20 - Episode 14), Ortis and Jason look at the growing trend of Home Automation and put a range of connected products to the test; including a smart control system which allows you to consolidate up to eight remote controls into one app, a wireless music sound bar that you can communicate with via text message, light bulbs that flash red when the smoke alarm sounds, and a smart heating system which learns which rooms you use and warms them up for you in advance.
These 'smart' products can be categorised under the ‘Internet of Things’ which is a term used to describe a category of 'things' that have embedded technology and are able to enhance our daily lives through information sharing and data.
When TopBrewer was last featured on The Gadget Show (Season 19 - Episode 2) it was highly acclaimed for the quality of the coffee by none other than Italy's top barista, Giacomo Vanelli, who said it was "The best coffee he’d ever tasted from an automated machine.”
Featured alongside us on The Gadget Show was a product that’s also packed full of technical wizardry, but is practically invisible! Consisting of a few discreet components linked by a wireless network, the Heat Genius smart heating control system links your radiators to the internet, allowing you to control the temperature of each room from an app, wherever you are.
What’s unique is that it even lets you go one step further: full automation. Stick a wireless ‘smart sensor’ in each room and it’ll watch and learn when you normally use each room of your home, and schedule that room to warm up in time for your arrival. It’s even smart enough to work out how long it needs to pre-heat the room by checking the weather conditions. It can also reduce the temperature when it’s sunny and automatically turn the radiator off when you open the window.
All this intelligence means you can stay cosy without wastefully burning gas on heating empty rooms, cutting bills and carbon pollution. And even better, it’s so smart you’ll probably forget it’s even there!
The internet of things, or IoT, as it is affectionately known as in the tech community, is a hot topic at the moment. Smart devices and apps have the potential to enhance your life, make your home or workplace more efficient and keep you safe. Below we look at a selection of IoT product areas that are already available on the market and could potentially change your world for good.
9th - 13th April
See the TopBrewer in the HUB Theatre
Catch the TopBrewer as part of the "Connected Home" feature every day from 4:15 - 4:45pm.