Put the kettle on - from your bed

9 October 2013

Forget open letters to Miley Cyrus, this, my friends, is what wifi was invented for – a kettle you can switch on using your phone.


Designed to cater for ‘urgent hot drink scenarios’ (and let’s face it, there are several thousand of those a day), the iKettle can be activated from anywhere in the home, and you can even change the temperature to suit your drink. If you’re a hopeless green tea drinking hippy, for example, you can set it at 80º, or if you’re a coffee drinking macho man, 95º.

‘Stop wasting time waiting for water to boil. Relax. Let the iKettle take care of you.’ Says the iKettle blurb. Ok, so it’s a stupid Christmas novelty gadget, but this could be the most useful invention since the human being. When the water is boiled, iKettle sends you a message asking if you’d like to keep the water warm, and it has an automatic shut off system so the kettle will never boil dry. And if you put it in Wake Mode, it gently rouses you with a cheery ‘Good Morning! Would you like me to put the kettle on? Yes/No.’

So basically, the iKettle is your mum, best friend, carer and lover all in one. YAY! WE DON’T NEED PEOPLE ANY MORE!

The iKettle costs £99.99 and is available for pre-order from firebox.com

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Supermarket   Gadgets


  • Mick T.
    It can sit next to the chocolate teapot. Will it fill itself full of water? Otherwise it's not much frigging use because no one else will remember to fill the bastard, you'll still have to get up and go to the kitchen yourself.
  • Dick
    If only someone could combine an alarm clock, kettle and a teapot in one you could have the machine wake you with a pot of tea ready to drink. Oh, it's been done before.
  • Andy A.
    just get the mrs to get out of bed and make one

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