The sink in our little apartment makes a lot of weird noises but at least it does not talk back to us yet. Apparently, the multi-billion-dollar smart home device industry has its way. This time, kitchen appliance giant
The proprietary technology that runs this new innovation is called Delta VoiceIQ Technology, which is designed to sync up Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant lets you speak with existing devices like smartphones and smart speakers. 20 percent of all Wi-Fi-enabled homes are equipped with a connected home device.
As to what Delta VoiceIQ actually wants to do it for you in the kitchen, it sounds like it's pretty handy for everyone. Speakers of our tiny friends, the sink wants to respond to a daily routine, such as filling a coffee pot or a watering can, a child's sippy cup or a dog bowl. The sink will dispense in ounces, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, liters, milliliters, and so monitor water consumption over time.
It's intriguing but it's not on the market yet. Delta Tricksic pull-down models starting during the summer of 201
Delta is just putting a toe in the water when it comes to smart home technology but the company's approach to innovation is worth noting. Delta runs something called the First Wave Innovation Lab. The lab's mission is to dream up new concepts around faucets, showers, and related products. Delta brings the financial backing, First Wave's small team of engineers and designers do their thing, and are now ready for release.
The innovation lab has even had a couple of success stories already. First Wave debuted on onboard Glass Rinser last year that reached 515 percent of its goal on Indiegogo, followed by the Precision Powder Room Faucet, a 3D printed metal faucet, and the Tap and Talk Faucet that eliminated the need for a handle. While these products were successful, others like Delta's Disastrous Wi-Fi Leak Detector, were not.