Sunday, November 06, 2005
That's Right. Coffee via text message.
Tea makers PG Tips have joined forces with mobile phone company Orange to create the world's first SMS enabled kettle.
All you do is text the words "switch on" - even when you're on the way home from work - and the water will be on the boil by the time you get to the kitchen.
Called the ReadyWhenUR, the silver and black kettle is fitted with a radio receiver programmed with your mobile number, an electronic circuit and a tiny set of mechanical levers.
PG are hailing it as the greatest thing since the Teasmade.
The high-tech gadget - inspired by animated inventors Wallace and Gromit - will be on sale from January.
Bad news is you still have to remember to fill the kettle with water - and actually make the tea or coffee. And it will set you back around £100.
100 British Pound = 177.680 US Dollar
Orange you glad you got text messaging?