Smart toast? Whatever's next?
Smart casserole, we imagine. Why would’t you want a smartphone-controlled toaster that can print, well, anything on your morning toasties?
There are many reasons. What’s so good about it, anyway?
Using the power of heat alone, the Toasteroid can print everything from weather forecasts on your wholemeal to reminders on your rye bread.
It's as simple as sketching on your smartphone, adjusting the settings and hitting the button: your doughy doodles will appear on the crusty good stuff in a jiffy.
What if I like my bread crisp and clear?
For those of a traditional toast disposition, the Toasteroid can handle mark-free toasting, too. Seven levels of brownness can be previewed and set using the app, whilst a fancy micro-filament will deliver delightfully consistent crunch.
But what about sending messages to my mates?
You can do that, too. As long as they’ve got push notifications enabled, you’ll be able ping pretty pictures to your pals for them to print at breakfast. Forget greetings cards: the future is birthday bread.
Does it look nice?
You bet it does. Die-cast aluminium, smooth curves and plenty of shiny parts make the Toasteroid an intelligent addition to any smart kitchen.
Better still, there’s function to match the form. There's an array of nifty features - including a clever crumb tray and integrated cord storage – that would make your nan proud.
I’m sold. How can I get one?
Presently searching for much-kneaded funding through Kickstarter, the Toasteroid will be available in two sizes.
The $79 (about ₹5,300) Toasteroid X1 can handle two slices simultaneously and print on both, whilst the Mini X1, which can toast two slices but print on only one, will set you back $59 (about ₹3,900).
Isn’t that a bit steep for a glorified bread warmer?
Just wait until your marriage proposal goes down a toasty treat.