iKettle brings high-tech to tea for a mere $160

Remember that internet-of-things they keep talking about? There's now a new "thing," namely the iKettle, a $160 appliance that sends you a missive when your water boils or hits that perfect temperature. It connects via WiFi to a companion iOS or Android app, which can ask if you want to "pop the kettle on" when you wake up, or offer to keep the water warm after it's boiled. It also features such culinary touches as precise temperature control (it's 80 degrees for green tea, don'tcha know), a stainless steel design and a filtered spout. The iKettle's now up for pre-order and should be available in a month or two, so get to work on those matcha recipes, tea snobs.