A kitchen is only pristine when it isn’t being used to whip up a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When food preparation is on the agenda, kitchens can get real messy real quick, making it onerous to both cook and simultaenously reference resources like cookbooks and internet recipes.
Salted Wire’s Babs smart kitchen assistant is here to help out in that regard. The Bags smart kitchen is exactly what people need to prevent their recipe books from getting soaked with water and their iPad screens from becoming grease-laden cesspools. Bats utilizes voice controls, thereby allowing users to ask Babs for anything as varied as dinner ideas tailored to specific dietary needs to suggestions on making a current recipe better. To make up for its lack of a display, the device is capable of interfacing with Chromecast, Android devices, and iOS devices. As a result, users can send whatever information they’d like to smartphones, tablets, and TVs to truly provide for a hands-off experience.
While Salted Wire is mainly positioning Babs as a kitchen aide, it can also answer other questions, such as queries about about the weather or the definition of a particular word. Babs’ current feature set, though, is just the beginning. Looking ahead, the company envisions Babs becoming the centerpiece to a modern day smart home. This may prove to be a daunting task, especially when previously released contenders like Ubi and Amazon’s Echo are already fighting for that vaunted spot. While Ubi’s spotty voice mars its potential, Echo’s recent software enhancements for smarthome integration is really appealing. Which is to say, Salted Wire definitely has an uphill battle ahead of them.
Salted Wire’s Kickstarter campaigns runs until May 11th, 2015, with a funding goal of $10,000. $200 gets backers their own by December 2015.