Quirky Products Make Dumb Things Around Your House Smart, Even Your Egg Tray
The “Smart” things are coming. IDC expects the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion “things” globally by the end of 2020.
We are already starting to see IoT (or the internet of things) light up “dumb” things in our home - making them “smart”-er. Smart TV’s are an example of this. But there are so many other things in our home that could be doing much more for us.
This is where Quirky comes in. They have launched a new line of Smart Home items thanks to their partnership with GE.
Quirky’s line of “Smart Things” really start to drive home how powerful IoT is in changing our everyday lives. Right now Quirky has five items to choose from but I am sure this will grow as the inventions come in and are brought to life.
Here are two of my favorites:
1. Egg Minder - Smart Egg Tray
Egg minder is a smart egg tray that not only keeps track of how many of the 14 eggs its holds is left in the fridge but also uses LED lights to show you which egg is the oldest and should be used first. How many times have you been at the grocery store and wondered how many eggs you had left? The Quirky app will let you see how many eggs you have left anywhere you are so no more guesswork is needed.
2. Nimbus - Your Personal Dashboard
Nimbus is a smart alarm clock of sorts. A highly customizable 4-dial dashboard it can be personalized using your mobile device to monitor your commute traffic, weather, email, calendar, social media networks, and more. It even works with Fitbit and other products in the Quirky + GE collection.
Quirky is a crowdsourcing company headquartered in New York City that brings products to the marketplace through interaction between the online global community and Quirky’s product design staff. The community can invent, influence and purchase items.
Quirky recently partnered with GE to provide the Quirky community access to GE’s technology which is what is facilitating the creation of IoT items.
Sources: IDC, Quirky