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With the 4th of July just around the corner, the majority of Americans will spend the day grilling, watching fireworks, and relaxing with friends and family. Technology has changed a lot in the past 65 years, and the products below are the proven result of that advancement. So, pick up one of these nifty tech gadgets before the 4th and grill out with the most up-to-date products on the market today!
The Vivino Wine App – Find that Wine!
During such social events as Independence Day, it’s not uncommon to sample a pleasing wine only to forget the brand soon afterwards. The fun, free Vivino app was created to help people remember great wines.
Vivino was launched in April 2012, and is the #1 wine app. With ease, the app helps wine lovers — novice or pro — discover and rate wines tasted. It allows users to do this by taking photos of wine labels using unique image recognition technology that matches scans against an ever growing database. Vivino connects wine lovers via a network of posted reviews and allows users to share their experiences through Facebook, Twitter and email. The app is available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry (BB10). To learn more, please visit http://www.vivino.com.http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/Uncork-July-4th-Wines-with-Smartphone-Tech-2676257
The iGrill lets your smartphone know in real time what the internal temperature of your meat is. This Bluetooth-enabled thermometer’s probe connects to a stand-up digital display, which communicates with your iPhone up to 200 feet to keep you up to speed on the meat’s real-time internal temp readings, as you already know your iPhone is 98 Degrees. In addition, it’s less than $100 on BestBuy.com.
Looking to grill on the beach or other crowded location where smoke is frowned upon? Then the Lotus Grill is the grill for you! It features a built-in, battery-operated fan, which creates a bellows system that not only ensures the fire gets hot quick, but that there’s minimal smoke produced while it’s lit. It also works as a way to evenly distribute “thermal and radiant” heat across the grill, and thus only requires 10% of the coals you’d need in a regular, similarly sized rig.
While you won’t be able to order this in time for Independence Day (not available until September 20th for $99.95) we thought the Grillbot was still worthy of mentioning when it comes to the latest in grilling technology. It’s essentially a Roomba for grill tops; it moves around scraping the crusty sludge from grill rungs using three powerful, motorized wire brushes that conveniently activate at the press of a button.
Rechargeable and designed to scrub whether the grill is hot or cold, it’s equipped with an LCD timer for setting how long you want it to clean (a normal-sized grill should require about 5 minutes). In addition, when the brushes get overrun with gunk, they easily pop off and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
We hope everyone enjoys this blog and has a safe and fun-filled 4th of July! Happy Independence Day!