We've all been in that catch-22 where we're just too tired to roll out of bed to brew that hot beverage that will wake us up enough to get out of bed. Fortunately, technology's here to help: Belkin has teamed up with Mr. Coffee to create a Wi-Fi-enabled coffee maker that you can control from your smartphone—which, presumably, is never more than an arm's length away.
The $150 Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker with WeMo—which requires at least a cup of coffee before you can even try and say the entire name—lets you program brewing times in advance, up to a week's worth, and allows you to monitor the process from afar via Belkin's WeMo app. The monitoring lets you know just how far along in the brewing process your pot is, avoiding the risk of getting out of bed before the coffee's ready, as well as letting you know when the filter or carafe need changing. You can even remotely adjust scheduling or brewing times from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Truly the era of technology-induced laziness is quickly approaching.