Putting Android in a coffee maker going too far?

June 11, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

OK, I get it. People love their smartphones and how versatile they are. With apps, they can be used to do just about anything. But do we really need a coffee maker controlled by an Android phone?

Some of the features, to be fair, such as recognizing who you are via your phone and not having to ask what kind of coffee you like are nice, I guess, but not really necessary. Others, such as built-in speakers so you can download music right to it to listen to music while your coffee brews, are flat-out ridiculous.

Look guys, I’m as excited as anyone about this brave new world of jack-of-all-trades smartphones, but let’s not get carried away, shall we?