The smartphone will control all aspects of life in the future. Mark that down. It can start a car, unlock the front door to a house, turn on the lights and monitor sleeping patterns. And food. Glorious food. Control when food starts cooking with it. Exhibit A: Belkin’s partnership with Crock-Pot.
The Belkin Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker ($99) lets users change cooking temperatures, check meal times and obviously, turn the unit on and off. All this can be done miles away from home using a smartphone. Belkin also has more coming in their automated line, including a Mr. Coffee smart coffee maker and a Holmes smart humidifier. Here’s another prediction. Apple will enter the home automation category and revolutionize it.