Internet of Things (IoT) already here

 This morning I received this email from KK4HSX saying that (certainly in the USA) Amazon is already selling wifi connected slow cookers called “Crock Pots”. Not sure if this is a stateside generic term.

It’s already here. Behold,the Crock Pot you can monitor and control with you phone.

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cambridge, England.

4 Responses to “Internet of Things (IoT) already here”

  • Paul Griffith, KE5WMA:

    Crock Pot is another term for type of slow cooker. The pot is an electrically heated, glazed clay or ceramic cooking pot. My grandparents called it a “bean pot”

  • Andor PA9D:

    wonder how secure those pods are (e.g. can I also control yours?)

  • Peter kg5wy:

    I bought a VHF/UHF handheld. It’s Wi-Fi enabled, so I log on to my I-phone, put in the correct password and access the handheld which is clipped to my belt, to turn up the volume.

  • Marty AG3EK:

    Crock Pot is a trademarked name, but as a generic term for a slow cooker the name is used in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. At least that’s where Wikipedia says they’re called that.

    Just used ours the other day for making chili. Before that we used it to cook beans using a ham bone. There, I included something about ham to keep it on topic. 🙂 Ours is an old fashioned one with only one connection to the rest of the world- the power cord.

    I’ll admit, given an option between a fully programmable one that lets you set different cooking times and temperatures and one that is just WiFi controllable… I think I’d opt for the WiFi one. I would sacrifice “set it and forget it” for being able to alter the settings on the fly.

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