Welcome to the future of burning meat.
Wonderful news, everyone! iDevices plans to unveil the iGrill, the world's first Bluetooth wireless cooking thermometer at CES 2011. Do you really need a Bluetooth cooking thermometer? Probably not. But you didn't need that 55" 1080p HDTV either. Sometimes gadgets are worth buying on cool factor alone.
The iGrill may -sound- silly, but "unprecedentedly high demand" has completely depleted existing supplies. If you order now, your iGrill won't ship before January 1. The iGrill has been such a success that Apple picked it for the Made For iPod, iPhone, iPad Developer's program.
This is a perfect example of the right way to blend wireless technology with an existing product. The iGrill has one very specific purpose: allow people more free time without compromising the integrity of the task. By including alarm functions and giving you live temperature data, this hybrid may actually improve the quality of your grilling. I know I have trouble focusing on steaks when there's a party in my living room.
Products like the iGrill allow us to be a little lazier than normal without suffering any consequences. That right there may be the key to any successful technology.
The iGrill's success virtually guarantees follow-up products. Like a connected coffee maker you can control through an Internet app. Or a wired fridge & pantry that displays your current food stores in a simple online database. Or maybe a knife that also acts as a 3G hotspot and a Bluetooth headset. The sky (and Bluetooth technology) is the limit!