Smart technology isn’t just for TVs, LG is also incorporating a range of enhanced connectivity options into its range of home appliances.
While LG has long been an advocate of internet connected appliances, this year’s offering at CES seems to be the most comprehensive yet.
“LG’s direction in smart appliance development has been in pursuing technological advancements that will make consumers’ lives more convenient and ultimately upgrade their quality of life,” said LG Electronics Home Appliance CES, Moon-bum Shin.
“Device-to-device connectivity with smartphones and among LG appliances is a new and exciting way for us to realise this goal, helping consumers handle housework in a smarter manner by saving time, money and energy.”
LG’s Smart Refrigerator is on of the most impressive offerings, with the full range of LG’s Thinq technologies. LG claims this turns your fridge into a complete food management system. The LCD panel or a smartphone can check what food is inside ans well as their location and expiry date. It can even recommend meals to cook based on what you have left in the fridge.
Smart Shopping is another new feature which lets consumers buy groceries directly from the fridge’s LCD or a smartphone. If you have an LG Smart Oven you can even send recipes to it straight from the fridge and the oven will automatically arrange settings like temperature and timer.
Another Smart appliances is a washing machine that can self-diagnose problems via Wi-Fi. Consumers can also access their machine remotely via a smartpone to change pre-programmed wash cycles, add fabric softener, check status and be alerted when a wash is complete.
The LG HOM-BOT robot vacuum cleaner has also been given the Smart treatment with the ability to control the device remotely via smartphone.