CES 2014: Connected CrockPot Shows Why Internet of Things Should Exist

Thank you, Belkin! I won't burn the house down.

The Internet of Things is made of promises. Promises and, well, junk. Take, for example, the HapiFork; the smart utensil, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show around this time last year, monitors the pace of the user’s eating and alerts them when it’s time to slow down. Helpful, thanks. Really.

This year, Belkin is showing the rest of the IoT and connected home manufacturers how it’s done. They’ve teamed with CrockPot to apply their WeMo connected appliance platform to slow cookers. Helpful! Thanks! (No, really this time.) Users can adjust timing and temperature of the Wi-Fo connected cooker through Belkin’s iOS or Android app. Peace of mind goes a long way.

The slow cooker will be available this spring for $99.

Corinne Iozzio
Corinne Iozzio

is the Editor-in-chief of Popular Science. She's been here, in one role or another, for more than 11 years. With a background covering consumer tech that began with the launch of the first iPhone, she's made a career nerding out about how fast the world changes around us every day.