You know how it is, fellow tech-heads – you show a Muggle your shiny new smartphone and they scoff, "What else does it do, make the tea?"
Now you can answer, "Yes. Yes it can." And then run off, laughing. The iKettle is the world's first Wi-Fi kettle – you can control it using an iOS or Android app, setting it to heat water to the temperature of your choice (if you're a fussy drinker who believes that green tea should never be brewed over 80 degrees Celsius) and maintain it for as long as you like.
It won't heat up if there's no water in the kettle – so there's no chance you'll burn the house down – and a Wake mode alarm lets you greet the morning with a freshly-brewed cuppa.
Okay, it's not cheap, at £100 from Firebox – but it's less than your very own butler. You can pre-order now, with stock expected to arrive in November.