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By Anthony Elio

3 Dumb Smart Devices to Waste Your Money On

We live in a time of unprecedented technological advancements. Between the supercomputers we carry around in our pockets and the online superhighway that allows us to answer virtually any question imaginable, it truly feels like a golden age of technology. The world of connected tech and the growth of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) has given us incredible ways to utilize the internet with everything from smart speakers to smart thermostats and beyond.

But aren’t you tired of getting all of that return on investment for a futuristic product that can revolutionize your daily routine? Wouldn’t you rather load your smart home with devices that will make you a laughingstock among your peers? Let’s look at the next great IoT devices you should be spending your disposable income on.

Salt Your Food The Smart Tech Way

Are you tired of lifting those everyday saltshakers, wholeheartedly risking the minor possibility of over/under seasoning your mashed potatoes due to human error? Well, fear no more, smart tech consumer, as Smalt is here to add a few extra steps to the process of adding sodium to your diet. Smalt is, according to its website, a “smart salt dispenser,” which can be controlled via your smartphone, Alexa, or by pressing a button directly on the device. This innovative piece of smart tech can also emit mood lighting and play music, which is much more efficient than my old method of taping a saltshaker to my boom box.

Use The IoT To Keep Track Of Your Eggs

In 1930, the jet engine was invented. In 1958, the pacemaker revolutionized health tech. And, in 2013, we finally got a smart device that tells us how many eggs are in the fridge. The Egg Minder, which bills itself as a “smart egg tray,” allows you to remotely check how many eggs you currently have at home. Which is great for anyone that has ever been out and about only to be struck with the existential dread of not knowing if they’ll have enough ingredients for that Neapolitan Omelette. Most importantly, the device helps to remind you which eggs are the oldest in your refrigerator, because as we all know those FDA-approved expiration dates cannot be trusted.

Eat Like A Slob For $130

Everyone has come home after a long day, cooked up some deliciously cheap ramen noodles, and slurped them down loudly to drown out the thoughts that they need to rethink their dietary habits. But what about when you’re trying to enjoy some Cup O’ Noodles in public? Well, thanks to the wonders of the technological age and people with too much money to spend on crowdfunding websites, we may soon be blessed with the Otohiko fork, which connects to your smartphone to emit a noise to cancel out your slobbish slurping for the simple price of $130. Considering dining etiquette classes can cost upwards of $140, you’re much better off sticking with the Otohiko fork as a budget option.

Author Bio: Anthony Elio is the Assistant Editor for Innovation & Tech Today. Outside of writing, he is a drummer, podcast host, sandwich enthusiast, and amateur self-describer.

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May 9, 2019
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