This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Smart Home: This clever pitcher fills hands-free
About Video Transcript

Smart Home: This clever pitcher fills hands-free

1:13 /

FirstBuild's Smart Pitcher automatically fills for a steady supply of cold, filtered water.

[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET, here again at the First Look Facility in Ruralville Kentucky with the smart pitcher, basically, it takes a regular pitcher, add some smartsensing technology and makes it a lot easier for you to fill up your pitcher. So this pitcher is outfitted with two magnets and the dispenser kit inside is outfitted with two read switches. The first read switch comes in contact with the magnetic and lets you know the pitcher is there. The second read switch is built on a float, so as the water fills up, it comes into contact with the read switch and tells it to stop the water. And there you have an auto fill pitcher built into your refrigerator. First Fill will be selling these pitcher kits. On their website that you can fit to your refrigerator. But it's only gonna be available right now on one refrigerator model. You will also have the option of buying a refrigerator with the kit already built in. And this is definitely something that's geared around the maker movement. Something for someone who really likes DIY. You have to drill a hole into the back of the fridge. But that's the extent of the installation process. So it's pretty simple. And if you're interested in kind of an entry level DIY that has a pretty practical application, I think this might be an interesting way to start. [MUSIC]

New releases

The CraveCast remakes democracy...
34:26 October 22, 2014
In a special holiday CraveCast, we look forward to Halloween and plan ways to stay safe when the world is...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 073: Robot actors,...
21:31 October 22, 2014
On today's show, we check out a gadget for your shoe that might help you escape a bad date, this year's updates...
Play video
Use your Android as a dSLR rem...
2:10 October 22, 2014
Some Android handsets have the capability to act as an infrared remote for a dSLR. CNET's Lexy Savvides shows...
Play video
Apple Pay sees problems as users...
2:59 October 22, 2014
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a...
Play video
The LG Tribute is cheap and ch...
1:15 October 22, 2014
Virgin Mobile's LG Tribute is a winning budget Android.
Play video
Cree continues to shine with its...
1:54 October 22, 2014
At less than $20, there's a lot to like about Cree's bigger, brighter bulb
Play video
The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging,...
20:30 October 22, 2014
Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a...
Play video
Apps to manage your phone's battery...
1:03 October 22, 2014
A quick-draining battery is a common complaint from mobile users. What you might not know is that some apps...
Play video