Tech Talk: Kooky IoT devices and their uses

Devices connecting to the internet nowadays are a dime a dozen. We’ve seen technological advances that can help people live lives more comfortably in the form of smart thermostats, smart home security systems, and voice assistants that can control other devices at home. However, due to this booming industry of IoT devices, some creators have gone a bit overboard with the idea, creating IoT devices that have very peculiar uses. Here are some kooky IoT devices and the functions they serve.

Smart water bottles
Manufacturers of HidrateSpark have created a water bottle that glows whenever it wants to remind its user to hydrate. With this device, users are supposed to never feel thirsty given the constant reminders to drink water. The device also tells you how much water is left in your bottle.

Egg caddy
This egg caddy called Egg Minder is a device you put in your fridge. It tells you how many eggs you have left and how fresh they still are. For someone who does groceries on a regular basis, this device might seem too much. Though the idea of never cracking a bad egg is always welcome.

Smart condoms
i.Con is the world’s first smart condom. It basically measures a man’s performance in bed and sends results straight to your phone. Perhaps some people like to see the numbers in order to help improve themselves.

IoT Shutters
Shuttereaze promises that users need not go near window shutters just to close or open them. The idea of installing this product may seem absurd as one could easily adjust their blinders in less than 5 seconds.

Hello, my name is James P. DeVellis, and I’m a certified technophile. Since I work for a tech company, I get a lot of questions about tech stuff. So, I decided to blog about it. More tech reviews here.

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How technology has affected today’s consumer

When you look at how business transactions were done in the 1990s and compare them to how they’re made today, one huge factor stands as the difference-maker – technology, more specifically, online sales.

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To be fair to history, it was already possible to order a product via phone or mail or fax before the internet came along. But as the world wide web developed and more business establishments adopted and incorporated online sales into their operations, buying and selling as we knew it changed completely.

Perhaps the most prevalent reason for the popularity of online sales is the convenience if affords consumers. No longer do people have to go out of their homes, brave heavy traffic, walk through shopping malls, and line up at the cashier to get a single item. Nowadays, it can all be done with a couple of swipes and a few taps.

And while shipping costs may add to the total bill, let it be known that a lot of the products people are buying online come straight from manufacturers and are getting them at manufacturer’s price. Online stores also have lots of promos, deals, and discounts. Now, think of that and factor in the price of gas and parking fees and the time you use up to get an item in the nearest mall. Overall, online shopping is cheaper.

All these advantages and we haven’t even gotten to the wide array of selection yet. Online stores have almost everything a consumer wants. If an item isn’t available on one site, the consumer can always go to another online shop.

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Hi! I’m James P. DeVellis. I work for a tech company and answer a lot of IT queries. I’m starting my own social media platform and hope to take all of you along. Follow me on Twitter for everything IT.