The Connected Home is here, with a range of devices that can connect to your wireless home network and interact with your smartphone to make your life easier. And the latest kitchen accessory to join the connected club is the Coffee Maker.
These new devices, like the Nespresso Prodigo, seamlessly sync with a specially developed smartphone app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. You can check your capsule stock at a glance and even get notifications when the machine needs to be cleaned.
Current price: €199.99
But beyond that is where things get really cool – with the touch of a special ‘Brew Now’ button, you can get the machine to kick off the creation of a perfect cup of coffee, and you can be sure it’s piping hot right when you need it.
Or if you’re a creature of habit you can set up a timer for exactly when you want your first cup of the day, or something to warm you up after a long commute home. Enter it into the app and when you get to the machine it will be all ready to go.
It’s a pretty amazing feature to be able to access on your smartphone, and naturally machines like the Nespresso Prodigo with Aeroccino is also easy to operate with your own fingers – preparing three coffee sizes with ease and also including a handy milk frother for even more tasty treats.
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Of course the next step is to get a Connected Home robot to actually serve the coffee to you, but we might be waiting a few more years for that!