Meat and your shower connected to the Internet. What’s next?

Cisco Systems has been touting the Internet of Everything for more than a year now. The more than $14 trillion profit opportunity that this market is slated to deliver has garnered a lot of interest.

Just to recap, the Internet of Everything or the Internet of Things pulls together people, processes, data and things for richer capabilities in business and government.

But besides talk and some neat demonstrations such as connecting corn to the Internet what is really out there.

Surprisingly there are a few cool, new products in the Internet of Things category that have been released most of them have been developed by Avon, Conn.-based iDevices LLC.

Meat connected to the Internet

igrill2For example, iDevices launched the iGrill, a smart meat thermometer with four probes. It also comes with a smart propane monitor that alerts you when the propane is low.

According to the company, the iGrill is made for the serious griller and enables the backyard barbeque cook to monitor the temperature of food using the free iDevices Connected App from up to 150 feet away.

The device features an LED display with proximity wake-up, magnetic mounting, four probe ports and a 150 hour battery life. The iGrill Connected App is currently only for iPad (generation 3 and up), iPhone (4S and up) and iPod touch (5 and up). An Android version will be released in 2014. No word on a BlackBerry or Windows version.

The price for the iGrill is $99.99.

Your closet connected to the Internet

My_Virtual_Closet2The My Virtual Closet app communicates with fashion designer’s garments using Bluetooth smart technology. Through a discreetly placed package with a BLE chip and small coin cell battery within clothing, handbags, and shoes, designers and fashionistas will be able to interact with each other.

Chris Allen, the CEO of iDevices, said My Virtual Closet is an idea based on wearable technology that may revolutionize the in-store and at home experience for customers, while adding unparalleled value for designers.

For example, My Virtual Closet can display full garment details;

  • Including descriptions and images or videos;
  • Care instructions;
  • Inventory Look-Up;
  • Enable cross-sell opportunities;
  • Shoppers are able to add items to their personal wish list for future purchases; and
  • Shoppers can share in-store pieces on their social networks.

At home the shopper can use My Virtual Closet to organize, locate, share and piece together their wardrobe and share the outfit with friends on social media.

No price has been established yet.

Your shower connected to the Internet


The iShower devices enable people to listen to tunes, radio shows and stream in podcasts along with playback from your favorite author’s books.

The iShower is water resistant, has on-device controls, comes with a 200 foot Bluetooth range, pairs up to five users, is compatible with most smart devices, and has an illuminated clock display.

The price? Never mind it’s currently sold out.

Swimmers connected to the Internet


Wahooo, a Redding, Conn.-based vendor has introduced the iSwimband, which is worn on the head or wrist of a child. This rubberized device alerts parents and guardians if the child is underwater for too long a period of time.

The iSwimband is a wearable app-accessory, according to the company, that is Bluetooth-enabled for a smartphone, tablet, or music player. If a swimmer has been submerged beyond a preset time limit, or if a non-swimmer (such as a toddler) enters the water suddenly an alert goes off warning the adult supervisor.

The company cautions that nothing replaces diligent human supervision. However, iSwimband provides an extra layer of protection in and around the water, the company added.

Price: $125.

Your bicycle connected to the Internet

SchwinnCycleNavThis next product in the Internet of Things category was also conceived by iDevices along with Schwinn.

Called the CycleNav, it’s a bike navigation app for iOS and Android that fits onto the handlebar. It provides riders a turn-by-turn navigation with visual and audible directions.

No price yet as the product will be release this spring.

Paper connected to the Internet

TargusInotebookTargus is best known for its leather cases and bags for technology products. The company recently released the iNotebook that seamlessly transmits handwritten notes to your tablet using Bluetooth wireless technology.

Price is $179

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