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Smarter Coffee Machine - WiFi Connected Compatible with iOS and Android
- Control the Smarter Coffee machine from anywhere in the home via Wifi, with the free App
- Schedule alarms so you can wake up to the smell of freshly brewed Coffee
- Smarter Coffee welcomes you home, with a freshly brewed Coffee, for that instant pick me up
- Adjust the strength and amount of cups of Coffee you want, directly from the free App
- See exactly how much water is in the tank on the App and receive reminders when the water is low
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The Smarter Coffee machine, creates an even better way to start your day. Remotely brew your coffee from anywhere in the home, through the Smarter mobile app. Adjust the strength of your coffee as well as select how many cups you would like to brew. Welcome home mode and wake up mode allow you to brew a coffee at a time to suit you.
Activate home mode and the Smarter Coffee machine will welcome you home with a fresh cup of coffee. As you walk through the door you will have the choice to make your standard cup of coffee or amend for an extra strong coffee for that pick me up after a long day.
The free Smarter app can be downloaded by an unlimited amount of users. Up to 4 users can be connected at any time to either keep an eye on their brew or schedule the next cycle.
Wake Up Mode
The wake up feature in the Smarter App allows you to schedule your coffee in sync with your alarm. Set the desired time and your coffee machine will automatically start brewing.
With the rise in connected devices, Smarter's inspiration comes from making life easier by providing software that's intuitive, responsive and tailored to your individual needs
Describe your product in 3 words.
Smarter, Connected, Home
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
The iKettle was born from a love of tech and a desire to make connected products available to everyone, not just the very techy or the very rich. The kettle was the ideal place to start in the UK but we were nervous about the reaction to messing with the nations most loved appliance! It was received warmly and now turning your kettle on by your phone is as natural as picking up the remote to change tv channel. A natural progression for our European neighbours was our Smarter Coffee machine, bringing the same tech wizardry to the coffee lovers day.
What makes your product special?
Our products are special as they enable users to interact and customise an appliance that is used in homes across the world several times a day. Personalising the user experience, enhancing the taste of their drinks and saving precious moments in the busiest times of the day. We believe that the heart of the home rests in the kitchen. It is the place that you automatically go to when you get up in the morning, when you feel hungry, thirsty, and the place you gravitate to at parties and the last place you leave when you go to bed. There is always a task to do or a chore to be done. It is truly the centre of your life. We believe you should be able to have access to all your household appliances at anytime, anywhere in the world. It is our mission here at Smarter to make your existing kitchen space Smart by connecting old appliances and bringing them into the connected world. Household chores will be a thing of the past. Using Smarter products you will save time and money giving you the freedom to live life outside the kitchen.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
By far the best part for us has been our customers, they are fantastic! It’s been such an interactive journey with them giving us their feedback on features, suggesting improvements, many of which we have been able to implement and of course telling us if we’ve got it wrong! But it’s become a community of support for the product and ensures that we’re never out of touch with the people that are using the products in their every day life. It was something we didn’t expect and it’s been a really positive and useful experience.
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Top Customer Reviews
After speaking with the manufacturers they decided my machine was faulty - whether it is or it's a design fault I don't know. First and the most important is the coffee that it makes. If you make 8 or more cups in one go its not bad. But make 2 cups and you end up with water with a slight brown tinge. The problem is the water is not falling on to the beans - You have a pile of ground beans in the filter and the water seems to hit the side of filter at the top and run down one side so the majority of the beans don't even see any hot water. See Photo's
There is then the problem of the temperature of the coffee - again making 8 or more cups is OK but making less and its not very hot - to be fair this probably applies to most machines of this type if you were to make smaller quantities but if you are purchasing this to make small quantities its something you need to consider.
Water level sensor - a Quote from the web page "The water level sensor feature shows you exactly how many cups you will be able to produce" This is not correct it only shows Full - Half or Low and the suppliers confirmed this is how it works. With the water gauge on the side showing 12 cups the app showed full. Make 2 cup and the gauge on the side shows 10 cups the app then showed Half full.
Notification. Using an iPhone 6s I did not receive any notifications at all. After speaking to the manufacturers they suggested uninstall and reinstall the app and it did work sometimes but I still had intermittent problems with the notifications not appearing.
The hotplate for keeping the coffee warm can not be controlled from the machine itself only from the app.Read more ›
Follow this instruction and I'm sure you'll be fine!
There is a noticeable difference between this model and the previous. It is taller and more aesthetically pleasing and the flip lid works well, this makes it easier to fill the iKettle with water. It includes a filter attached to the spout to get rid of the nasties prior to pouring the water into my cup (things like Limescale), although I use filtered water to fill the iKettle and have had no limescale as of yet.
Setting the iKettle up was as simple as downloading the Smarter app from the iOS app store. Once installed, it walked me through setting everything up. This included connecting to my WiFi network (2.4ghz only though - we need 5ghz support though, as my router supports both), calibrating the iKettle so it can figure out how much water is left and various other things. I had difficulty getting this initially set up, but a call to the support team (they're super helpful both on the phone and on social media) had me set up in no time.
The app is very good, you fire it up and select the temperature you want and hit start. The iKettle boils quick and the keep warm function helps to keep the water warm if I haven't made it to the iKettle in time. Although I had a few issues using this feature, but an uninstall and reinstall of the app appears to have resolved this.
You can programme the iKettle's one button (just on the base) to a certain temperature and have the keep warm feature on or off. This is handy if you are near the kettle and fancy a brew.Read more ›
Setting up the Smarter Coffee Maker was quick and easy and I had no problems connecting it with my WiFi (WPA2). I just followed the app setup wizard and the whole process took no longer than 5 minutes. I have been using the coffee maker for 2 weeks and I never had any disconnection or other issues. As noted in the manual you can only operate the machine via the app when you are connected to your local WiFi and not remotely. I suppose this is for safety reasons.
After the first boot of the machine, the app prompted me to install the latest firmware. So my coffee maker is now running with version 22. I am also using the iOS app version 1.7.7 which has some great new features such as the option to select the "One-Cup" mode. This mode allows you to use the coffee maker without a carafe but instead with your favourable coffee mug or cup. Although it is called "One-Cup" it allows you to select either 1,2 or 3 cups depending on the size of your mug. The machine adjusts the coffee and water quantity automatically. So this option works great for me if I just need a quick cup of coffee before heading to work.
I have set the grinding intensity to about 3/4 using the adjustable knob on the machine and I am using the strong setting on the app. I found this combination gives a rich flavoured coffee. Also in contrary to other reviewers, the temperature of the coffee is to my liking.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Do not purchase this kettle the app is only 50 percent working customer service is less than helpful they blame apple for the app not working they say there will be a update no... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Dom25
Met and exceeded expectations. Really pleased - easy to setup and easy to use. Produces great tasting coffee.Published 24 days ago by AN
When it works it's cool. But it rarely does. The app is absolutely useless (iOS). Wake up mode doesn't work well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. A. Reay-Glover
Not as good as I thought they would be using a kettle is hotter also needs manufacturers to re look at the devices as the update allows the keep warm setting to stay on for up to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by thomas cooper
Started off as a perfect addition to the kitchen but..............................
Unfortunately it no longer gets used, whilst the app works fine it could do with a... Read more
Bought this for the other half as he is a tea addict and prone to boiling the kettle, sitting down and forgetting, and then having to get up and boil it again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Inge Breatnach
It simply doesn't make hot coffee. It doesn't keep coffee hot. We put the coffee into the microwave once its poured into mugs.Published 2 months ago by Keswick Don
Good kettle but does sometime drop from lid when pouring, a little expensive for what it doesPublished 2 months ago by Keith Crossingham