You know which sector has been aching for interactive voice command features? Coffee makers. For instance, if I were to set the timer on my own personal coffee maker, I’d have to press the timer button, select the time I want the coffee to brew, and then press the timer button again to set it. That’s two button presses with some button holding in between!
Thankfully Hammacher Schlemmer is selling “The Only Voice Interactive Coffee Maker” for $100.
Space-age stuff, to be sure. According to the product description:
This is the first voice-interactive coffee maker that asks, “Would you like to set the clock or set the coffee brewing time?” and operates in response to your verbal commands. Simply saying, “Set the coffee brewing time,” or “Set the clock,” will prompt the machine to reply, “Please say the time, including AM or PM.” It uses an advanced voice recognition system to identify any time of day you speak, eliminating the hassle of fussing with buttons.
I’m almost certain that this product is positioned at the aging baby boomer crowd but if there’s one thing baby boomers hate more than trying to set digital clocks and timers, it’s talking to machines. In that case, this coffee maker can be operated the old-fashioned way, too.
The Only Voice Interactive Coffee Maker [Hammacher Schlemmer]