LONDON: A WiFi-enabled kettle that can be controlled using a smartphone app and lets you boil water for tea from anywhere in the house has been developed.
The stainless steel 1.8 litre ikettle has been described as the 'World's first WiFi kettle'.
It comes with a wireless-equipped base station and can be switched on from anywhere in the house with your smartphone.
Users can keep the kettle and smartphone on the same network and use the app to control the functions.
The smartphone app wakes you up in the morning with a message that reads : Good Morning! Would you like me to pop the kettle on? The user can choose between 'Yes' and 'No' option.
If they hit the 'yes' button, the kettle will start boiling water for tea.
Once boiled it will ask the user if they are ready or if they would prefer to keep it warm for a while.
Also, at the end of a day's hard work, the device welcomes the user home by asking if they would like to pop the kettle on.
Users can set up the 'Wake up and Welcome home mode/Timer' according to the timings that suit them.
Dubbed the "steaming servant" by the UK retailer Firebox.com, it also has a LED Backlit control panel, soft-touch rubber handle and functional filtered spout.
The ikettle has four tailored and precise temperature settings.