LittleBits Smart Home Kit brings the IoT to your current home stuff
LittleBits has launched its kit which can help you “turn any household object into an internet-connected device”. This effectively could kick off the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution in your home.
The tech world is buzzing with stories about how the IoT will revolutionise technology as we know it, change the way we live and consist of billions of connected smart devices by tomorrow. However it seems like IoT devices are still few and far between – if you actually go down to your local electrical store looking for a toaster, for example, and ask the sales assistant “is it IoT enabled?” you’ll probably get a blank look. So LittleBits are here to help fix that with its LittleBits Smart Home Kit .
There are examples of how you can implement this kit in your home and daily life on the product homepage. LIttleBits suggest you can do stuff like automatically open your curtains in the morning, feed your kitty remotely, turn on your air conditioner via your smartphone before you get home and even just control home lighting via its kit.
As a kit you get quite a lot of ‘stuff’ which includes power supplies, sound triggers, light sensors, and IR transmitters and the core component of the CloudBit – 14 modules in all – this will enable you to “snap the internet to anything,” according to LittleBits catchphrase. If you find your appetite whetted for more components there’s lots more available from LittleBits in other smaller kits and as individual orders.
The LittleBits Smart Home Kit is priced at $249 with free shipping inside the USA. It is currently available for pre-order direct from LittleBits and is expected to ship in “early December”.