Did These Smart Gadgets Go Too Far?

We love checking out the latest amazing gadgets which could change your life but do they sometimes go a little too far?
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Did These Smart Gadgets Go Too Far?

We love watching wannabe entrepreneurs pitch their ideas on TV’sDragon’s Den. And we feel for them when they’re told: “You’ve just invented a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist!”

This is a phrase worth bearing in mind as we take a look at the more unusual smart devices from the internet of things…

A CAT FEEDER WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION

Imagine being a cat owner and having to pour cat food into a bowl now and again. Sounds tough, right? Thankfully you now have smart cat feeders likeBistro. This high-tech device comes complete with facial recognition, to ensure your cat isn’t eating more than their fair share.

A WI-FI ENABLED TREAT DISPENSER FOR DOGS

SmartDogis a device that attaches to the wall of your home, and lets you stay in touch with your dog via your smartphone. You can use it to give them treats or speak to them and tell you how much you love them, even in the middle of important business meetings.

SMART TECH FOR EGGS

If you feel that you’re wasting precious time each day worrying that your supply of eggs is running low, you’ll loveThe Egg Minder. It’s an egg tray with a handy sensor in each holder that alerts you when it’s empty. You can view these ‘stats’ on a handy app and then… buy more eggs when you need them, we suppose.

READABLE PYJAMAS

If you’re the parent of young child, then letting them choose their favourite bedtime book and reading it to them is something to look forward to every night, right?

Wrong – it’s incredibly annoying. Luckily you can now treat them toSmart PJs. Stick them on your child and you can then simply wave your smartphone at them to start an automatic storybook. Probably not the story they want, but they’ll understand won’t they?

A BELT THAT’S TOO SMART

Beltyis a motorised smart belt, capable of automatically adjusting itself to be the perfect fit, even if you start putting on a few pounds. This is where the good news ends though, because it’s also capable of tracking your activity (or lack of it) and will nudge you when you’ve been sitting about too long.

Perhaps we’re being a little unfair on these products, so please tell us if you’d actually consider using any of them. Or, if you’ve any other examples of tech that might be a little too smart for its own good, feel free to share them with us.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

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