This Air Conditioner Can Be Controlled By an iPhone App
Jun 05, 2012 12:19
Now that you can control some of your gadgets around your house with a smartphone, why not the air conditioner right? Most air conditioners aren't very high in tech, but Friedrich wants to change that with their high end Kühl line. They've made a Wi-Fi dongle that lets you control the air conditioner from anywhere.
Costing around 2-3 times as much as a run of the mill air conditioner unit, the Kühl's have been a tough sell to all but the most style conscious apartment dwellers, but now there's a feature that may even get me to take notice.
The FriedrichLink Wi-Fi adapter can be added to any existing Kühl air conditioner, and will allow you to control the temperature, power, and set up a cooling schedule using an iPhone app.
Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, nor is there any word of an Android or Windows version of the app.
If Maslow’s hierarchy of needs could be updated by Maslow himself, he’ll add Wi-Fi right at the bottom as the most basic human need. We’ve relied a lot on mobile data to see us through this far. Now we don’t have to anymore. Here’s PortaWiFi and why we think it actually makes some good sense. Read more
Kodak showed off their PIXPRO SP360, billed as a 360º action camera. It can capture unparalleled, all-encompassing images of whatever situation. It features a 16MP sensor with 1080p video recording abilities and built-in WiFi connectivity. Read more