Current smart products are a mixed bag. Some are absolutely useful, while others are borderline absurd.
Belkin is one of the strongest players having brought us the incredibly popular WeMo Insight Switch, Light Switch, and the newly released LED light bulbs. This time around Belkin has crammed its WeMo technology into a coffeemaker…
Originally announced back in January during CES, the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker with WeMo is now ready for primetime.
The idea behind this product is simple. After connecting it to your WiFi network, you’ll be able to schedule and monitor your morning caffeine jolt from any iOS or Android mobile device. Belkin envisions this product simplifying your daily routine:
Perfect for busy weekday mornings and lazy Saturdays alike, the WeMo-enabled coffeemaker ensures coffee is always freshly brewed. Set a schedule to have coffee ready every weekday morning at 7:30 for the morning commute or hit brew from the dinner table so coffee’s ready just in time for dessert during a dinner party.
The stainless steel maker will pump out up to 10 cups of coffee at 205 degrees in just 8 minutes, which according to the press release, “is 20% faster than the average initial brew speed of the competitive coffeemakers tested.” That means you’ll be sucking down your morning coffee and getting on with your day faster than ever.
You can purchase the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker with WeMo starting today for $149.99 from Amazon and Belkin. But you can save 20% for a limited time by using promo code BELKINFALL20 when purchasing your coffeemaker from Belkin.com.
(update: today only, use coupon code VETERAN2014 to save 25%)
Brew the Perfect Cup Anytime and Anywhere with WeMo App
PLAYA VISTA, CA and BOCA RATON, FL – November 10, 2014 – WeMo®, the home automation ecosystem from Belkin International, and Mr. Coffee®, America’s original coffeemaker, today announced availability of the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffee maker Enabled with WeMo. The third product stemming from a collaboration between WeMo and Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker features WeMo connectivity built-in and enables consumers to brew, schedule and monitor the device from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet with the WeMo app.
“With more than 100 million daily coffee drinkers in the United States alone, coffeemakers have become an indispensable part of the kitchen and making coffee is a very personal ritual for a lot of people,” said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. “Having that first cup of coffee fresh and hot at the exact perfect moment makes the brew from anywhere, anytime aspect of the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker an enticing addition to the smart home.”
The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo is a smartphone-controllable coffeemaker which gives users remote access to all of the coffeemaker’s functions. Perfect for busy weekday mornings and lazy Saturdays alike, the WeMo-enabled coffeemaker ensures coffee is always freshly brewed. Set a schedule to have coffee ready every weekday morning at 7:30 for the morning commute or hit brew from the dinner table so coffee’s ready just in time for dessert during a dinner party.
With the WeMo app, users can start or monitor the coffeemaker from anywhere. Through the app, users can also schedule a week’s worth of brew times, check to make sure the coffeemaker has a full tank of water or the carafe is in place, setup reminders, and receive alerts when the water filter needs changing, or the coffeemaker needs to be cleaned. The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo also works seamlessly with the entire WeMo family of products and partner products.
In addition to WeMo’s connected capabilities, the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker is also a state-of-the-art, artisan-style coffee maker with optimal brewing technology for more flavorful, rich coffee. By heating up to an ideal brewing temperature of 205 degrees and a 10-cup, stainless steel thermal carafe, coffee stays hot until the last sip. Additionally, total brewing time for a full pot is just eight minutes, which is 20 percent faster than the average initial brew speed of the competitive coffeemakers tested.
“Perfect for families or anyone with a busy, unpredictable schedule, the 10-cup Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo brings a little bit of control and flexibility to hectic routines,” said Alejandro Pena, President JCS USA. “While it’s great in the morning, it’s also perfect for entertaining, letting users live in the moment instead of in the kitchen.”
Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo (F7C050)
- Start and monitor brewing from anywhere via smartphone or tablet and the WeMo app
- Set schedules, receive reminders and alerts
- Removable brew basket – easily add filter and grounds and clean up quickly
- Brew button – for manual operation when brewing without the WeMo App and smart device
- Sleek, sophisticated black and chrome design
- 10-Cup Thermal Carafe, double walled and vacuum-sealed to keep coffee hot
- Optimal Brew™ Technology – brews coffee faster and ensures full coffee flavor
Availability and Pricing
The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo is available now at Belkin.com, Mr. Coffee.com and Amazon.com with for an MSRP of $149.99. The WeMo app is available at no cost for download now at the App Store and Google Play Store.
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