Smart products are flooding almost every industry. We all know about smart products for the car and smart products for the home and smart products for just about everything in-between. The concept behind all of these products is connectivity. We want just about everything we own to in some way be connected to the Internet and all of the information/perks it provides.
The evolution of connectivity is part personal, part social. We want products that perform their primary function while at the same time giving us that little bit of technology we’ve come to crave. It’s all about being connected to the Internet and all of its many social perks in some way.
For certain products, like smart dishes, there’s much more personal here than social. You’ve got a plate that stays hot all throughout the course of the meal so that food tastes its best. We all know and love that first bite of hot food but quickly notice the diminishing returns as the meal goes on. The food grows colder and then bam. By the last bite, it’s not a great meal anymore. Smart dishes are supposed to fix all of that. They’re going to make the last bite of food taste as hot and good as the first bite.
The inspiration for products like this is the spirit of connectivity and technology that has driven inventors for the past decade. The Internet, surely, can give us a little something extra, no matter what the product is. Now it’s to the point where inventors are taking it a step further and transforming something as common as dishes into something a little bit more special than it was before. Entrepreneurs are paying close attention to the performance of products like this, trying to gauge whether or not there really is a market for plates that are “smart” and connected to Wi-Fi enough to give their owners an edge over those using regular dinner plates. It might sound odd, but for now there’s a lot of excitement about “smart” dishes (try this website).
The idea came from a temperature controlled coffee mug that aims to give you the perfect sip of coffee every time. From this product and its eventual success, the inventor started to think about applying the same technology to dinner plates. This is just one example of the “smart” products that no one else really got a jump on.
And there’s plenty more of those products to come. By combining technology and regular everyday objects, there is a whole new breed of entrepreneurs on the way. Many of them are being funded by regular everyday Internet users who want to make small investments into products that will benefit their own lives at some point. If the smart product is interesting enough, the investors come out of the woodwork and bring that project to life. It’s still too early to tell if smart dishes will become a major market item in the years to come, but for now, it’s a fascinating subject at least.