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Last weekend The Fellow and I went to the home of some friends for board games and dessert. The Fellow just got a 3D Printer (I can barely wrap my head around the fact that they exist, let alone that there’s one in our back room. It’s like something straight out of Star Trek.), and he printed a 3-D board for one of our favorite board games. The husband of this couple is very tech-savvy, so The Fellow was excited to share his new
toy hobby with someone who would appreciate it.
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While the guys were discussing the printer, “L” and I were discussing her newest tech addition – a smart kettle. Yupp. An electronic tea kettle that is hooked to an app on your phone.
She loves it, and I have to admit, as much as I’m not a tech-obsessed person, it was pretty cool to not have to get up from the table to turn the kettle on.
They walked me through the app a bit, and it can be preset to come on at a certain time – like for your morning cuppa. You can control the temperature of the water for a more precisely prepared cup of tea. (Teas have recommended water temperatures and steep times, not that I pay attention to them.) It also shows how much water is in the pot.
Basically, the only thing you can’t do from the app is fill and pour, but with driverless cars a real thing today I’m sure filling and pouring aren’t too far off.
When I went to college, the one thing I asked the student guides was if I could have an I have an electric tea kettle in the dorm. The answer was yes. (I probably should’ve asked something better like, “Why do most kids in my major have a 6-year graduation rate?” But hey, priorities.)
I got this little kettle, and it lasted me all through college. We just replaced it last year with the same model. It hasn’t given me a bit of trouble and since I’ve never bothered using the proper tea temps, I think my tea tastes just fine. Maybe when it’s time to replace this kettle, I’ll upgrade to a smart kettle. Maybe. What do you think? Technology for our tea – yes or no?