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July 9, 2012

Smart Milk Jug

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From The Green Head: "Sure, you could simply give your milk a quick sniff — but the Milkmaid Smart Milk Jug is a state-of-the-art way to monitor your milk. This innovative quart-sized glass milk jug features:

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• pH sensors to detect how long the milk has left until it spoils — or if it already has.

• A smart base with a weight sensor that tells how many cups are left.

• A temperature sensor that alerts you when milk has been left out of the fridge for too long.

• A free iPhone app that lets you access this data remotely so you'll know when to pick up more at the store.

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It's a cool idea still in development at Quirky.com, so if you think this handy invention needs to exist, click on over and show your support.

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I need an something that tells me when the milk is low, before I get home. I run out of milk before it runs out on me.

Posted by: Julie | Jul 9, 2012 1:59:58 PM

Long before I'd buy this gadget I'd buy a washer / dryer, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher that could send status reports on the household wifi. Knowing that the dryer had finished the cycle could make hanging clothes up before wrinkles set easier (currently I use the timer feature on my iPhone - but I can only time one thing at a time); knowing if the fridge or freezer was warming up would be a real safety feature (and, reporting when the water filter needed replacement), reporting cycle state for the washer and dishwasher and permitting remote scheduling of starting times to take advantage of lower power rates at off hours (yes, SOCAL has tiered power rates based upon time of day and local temp).

I did just buy the Nest learning thermostat that is wifi/iPad/iPhone enabled and may well pay for itself in just two months (SOCAL power rates are fierce and a $600/mo power bill is not out of the ordinary).

Finally, with a Diabetic in the family, we have Almond Milk & Icelandic Yoghurt - not lactose-loaded milk.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 9, 2012 12:16:11 PM

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