Text message powered kettle

Mobile phones

You know the story. It’s cold wet and you are gasping for a cuppa, yet as you enter your front door you know it’ll take a couple of minutes for the kettle to boil and that’s without taking into account the time it’ll take for the tea to brew. Nightmare!
Well it appears Orange has heard your pleas for, in collaboration with Great British tea maker PG Tips, it is to launch a new service called ReadyWhenUR. It is based around a regular silver teapot that’s cleverly been kitted out with  a radio receiver, As soon as it gets the word ‘switch on’ via text it does just that ensuring that by the time you reach your abode the water is piping hot and ready for that tea bag. It goes on sale in January and costs £100.

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