First Look: Textspresso: Coffee with a text
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Textspresso: Coffee with a text

1:08 /

Craving caffeine? Just text this concept coffee-maker to shoot out custom cups of joe.

Instead of sitting around, waiting for your coffee to brew and percolate, how would you like to text your machine and have it ready when you came downstairs to get it? I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This is the Textspresso. This is a concept text-enabled coffee maker that was whipped up by Zipwhip, which is a startup up in Seattle. Now, the way it works is it's got a Raspberry Pi computer inside. It's about $25, about the size of a credit card. And they've done a lot of hacks on those off the shelf De'Longhi machine. So, they really just hacked it and made it text-enabled. So, when I'm ready to have a coffee, I just text message the number associated with the machine, I give it my order, and I sit around and I wait for the machine to text me back and let me know when my coffee is ready. Zipwhip is not making these units commercially, but they are interested in doing business on the back end with their cloud texting service. One day soon, though, you may see a lot of more machines like this where you can simple text them to get whatever you want. Coffee, Coca-Cola, whatever. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET, and you've been looking at the Zipwhip Textspresso.

New releases

Worst tech logos
3:00 July 25, 2014
Some of the most important names in tech started off with awful logos.
Play video
Last-minute travel deals
1:03 July 25, 2014
If you hope to squeeze in a vacation before summer ends but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, try a last-minute...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Who is the Amazon...
2:55 July 24, 2014
Amazon's new Fire phone has three standout features, but it's lacking in apps and full Android offerings....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 024: Art by chainsaw-wielding...
20:05 July 24, 2014
On today's show, we get weirded out by the robot who can learn a new gait after it's injured, discuss Sharknado's...
Play video
LG G Pads sport sleek designs and...
2:17 July 24, 2014
These 7- and 10-inch tablets are average budget tablets with a high-end look.
Play video
GE's new microfactory wants to...
1:54 July 24, 2014
See some of FirstBuild's earliest concepts and find out how to submit your own ideas.
Play video
Nyne Bass: Big sound from a $150...
1:40 July 24, 2014
Nyne's current flagship model delivers surprisingly decent performance for its relatively affordable price...
Play video
The 404 1,531: Where we take it...
35:04 July 24, 2014
Coolio takes to PornHub to release his next album, a drastic makeup technique to throw of facial recognition,...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre