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Smart Home: This Bluetooth meat thermometer means business

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Smart Home: This Bluetooth meat thermometer means business

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iDevices' $80 Kitchen Thermometer lets you cook to temp without all the fuss.

[MUSIC] Hey I'm Megan Lawrenson Christina here with iDevices $80 kitchen thermometer. So at first glance, this looks like a traditional kitchen thermometer. So traditional thermometers have a chime. So you need to be nearby to hear that your food is finished. This one on the other hand has an app. So it'll send you a push notification when your food reaches an optimal temperature. It also two probes so you can cook two different meals at a time or use both for one meal. That promises greater flexibility if your cooking multiple things at once or more accuracy if your cooking one thing. But app connectivity is what separates this 80 dollar model from a standard 20 dollar thermometer. Even if you're using a regular thermometer, you have to constantly check in with it to make sure your food isn't over cooked. But with this one you can be as far as 150 feet away. So you need to still be at home or near home, but you can wander around your house. You can be even outside and if you have your phone or other connected device, you can still get that alert. I also found it to be incredibly accurate. So not only does it allow for more flexibility and convenience but it's also very accurate. For testing I convection roasted a whole chicken and a pork tenderloin. I also used two professional level thermal couples for comparison. These consistently stayed within a few degrees of the thermal couples so you know that. Not only are you getting that convenience with the app, you're actually getting an accurate reading. It's nice that the iDevice's app has a graph so you can track the progress of your food as it cooks, but in the full-screen view the app's not even labeled, which really affects the useability. Overall though, I really like this device. And knowing how accurate the probes are it can really give you the confidence to leave your food and rely on the app completely to let you know when your food is done. So while this is definitely an expensive kitchen thermometer, you're really just paying for that convenience and I think it's worth it. Thanks for watching this review of iDevices Kitchen Thermometer. I'm Megan Wolverton for c\net. [MUSIC]

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