From a garment steamer and a smart tea kettle controlled by a smart phone to a skinny high-end wine refrigerator and plates that keep your food hot or cold, there are a number of new gadgets that have recently or will soon hit the market that will have you wondering how you ever lived without them until now.
The first gadget we love is the CHI “Easy Steam” Fabric and Garment Steamer, a brand-new, high performance hands-free solution for anyone who wants their clothes to look wrinkle-free. The new revolutionary product steams most garments in less than two minutes, with one tap of a single button and unlike a traditional hand-held steamer, the CHI Easy Steam does all the work for you.
The CHI Easy Steam (model 11572) retails for $160 and is available at Amazon.com.
Skinny Wine Storage
Sub-Zero has introduced its slimmest wine refrigerator to date. The IW-18 Integrated Wine Storage will enable even the smallest galley or apartment to have the finest in wine preservation. At just 18″ wide, the unit fits into almost any kitchen, study, media room—wherever you might enjoy imbibing—and like all integrated units, it virtually disappears into your decor. Slim as it is, it still delivers the most advanced protection features available, to defeat the natural enemies of wine – heat, UV light, humidity and vibration – and preserve every bit of wine’s complexity and character.
Spinning Cocktail Glass
Here’s a gadget for whiskey drinkers and cocktail lovers alike—the Shtox is a design award-winning rotating glass tumbler that spins. At first glance, the rotation of the glass seems unbelievable and difficult to understand. But in fact this “phenomenon” is as simple as the rotation of a wheel. You just take the glass, put it on a table and with a slight movement of the hand give the glass a spin, like a top.
The glass will rotate around and around, and will not topple over—mixing your cocktail at the same time. The shape of the bottom of the Shtox glass is specially designed and manufactured to allow it to easily spin on any hard flat surface without toppling over.
Hot and Cold Dishware
Ideal for entertaining, Sanodegusto, a division of Belgium-based Promeco Group, is now offering tableware that retain either heat or cold temperatures to keep food warm or cold. Sanodegusto’s Tempcontrol® is a revolutionary, unique and patented technology that keeps tableware warm or cold.
Smart Tea Kettle
This gadget is perfect for a kitchen or office as it is a sleek stainless steel tea kettle made by Bugatti that is like no other. Called the Jacqueline, it is a smart tea kettle that combines technology with style as it can be remotely controlled through an App on a smart phone.
The Jacqueline sits on a base that lights up when in use. You can prepare the perfect infusion adjusting the water temperature at the needed degree (from 40°C/104°F to 100°C/212°F) for the most refined and precious teas. You can set the “Keep Warm” function, which maintains water at the desired temperature for up to three hours.
The retail price for the Jacqueline is 299 Euros (approximately $371). The kettle can be purchased through the Bugatti website.