Try and imagine what it would be like if The Jetson's had an HGTV spinoff. Chances are, their kitchen would probably look a lot like LG's booth at CES. Touchscreens. Device-to-device connectivity. Smart TV monitoring. Washing machines that text you when it's time to add fabric softener. But this isn't science fiction, it's real. Welcome to the home of the future.
Using LG's Smart ThinQ™ technology, LG's new smart appliances are equipped with wireless connectivity features that allow users to monitor their smart refrigerators and smart washing machines directly from their smart phone or smart TV. So while you're on the couch watching CSI, your television will provide you with a subtle reminder to move your clothes from the washing machine to the dryer. Or if you're out and about, you can change your washing machine's cycle right from your phone.
Refrigerators Just Got Cool Again
LG's news smart refrigerators don't just keep foods fresh – they'll alert you when food is about to expire. Using LG's Smart Manager functionality, the refrigerator essentially becomes a complete food management system – from synching grocery lists to your smart phone, to letting you know when you're low on milk, to recommending dishes that can be made using the foods available in the refrigerator at the time, the smart refrigerator brings technology to the kitchen in a way we've never before seen.
"LG's direction in smart appliance development has been in pursuing technological advancements that will make consumers' lives more convenient and ultimately upgrade their quality of life," said Moon-bum Shin, CEO of LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. "Device-to-device connectivity with smart phones and among LG appliances is a new and exciting way for us to realize this goal, helping consumers handle housework in a smarter manner by saving time, money and energy."
Also included is LG's Smart Diagnosis™ feature that helps customer service representatives diagnose problems quickly and troubleshoot mechanical issues. Simply call the LG service center, and customer service can easily check the status of your appliance remotely. Customers can even be notified via text message when minor issues occur, such as when the refrigerator door is left open or when the ice maker is turned off.
Now that's some fresh technology.
Click here to read LG's press release on its Smart ThinQ™ Technologies.