Get into the holiday spirits with connected drinking in the CNET Smart Home
Hey, welcome to the scene at Smart Home Bar.
It's the holidays, a time for merriment and togetherness with family and friends, maybe some you haven't seen all year, maybe some for good reason.
But regardless, hosting a holiday party usually involves drinks so we're smartening up these smart home bar to see how tech can help you keep everyone in good spirits.
Let's start with beer, Uncle Phil is always particular about his beer and he know if you don't pour it right.
He's gonna put you in that headlock and you know now that you're 30 years old now that's gonna be really awkward so you have to get it right astrophysics.
This $170 gadget is portable, lightweight, and doesn't use any gas canister for test.
Put a bottle of beer and you can make it taste more like draft beer.
Physics actually uses sound waves to mix things up and top off your beer with a foamy head that should make Uncle Phil pleasantly surprised.
And maybe you'll be Be happy enough that he won't go on and on about the folly of your career choices at the dinner table.
Then there's liquor.
We all know cousin Sandy needs the perfect Manhattan to keep her from yelling at your brother Mark about the way he cooks the turkey unfortunately you're a lousy mixologist.
Perfect drink to the rescue.
Enter the cocktail of your choice in this connected 70 dollar scale will walk you through making it step by step.
You can search the app by name of the drink.
You can search it by the ingredients you have in your liquor cabinet, and then you'll just put your glass on the scale, add the ingredients, and it'll walk you through how much to add of each.
So then you can easily turn out a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, so maybe grandma won't ask you why you don't call more often.
Or even a whiskey sour so aunt Christie doesn't go off on one of her tirades about young people ruining the world.
You can also repurpose other smart home gadgets.
For example, stick a smart things door sensor on your liquor cabinet.
Not only will it monitor the temperature for you but you'll get a notification if it opens.
So you'll know when your younger cousin Brandon tries to sneak some peppermint [UNKNOWN] and then lie to everyone and say you gave it to him.
Get smarter with your drinking and happily host the holidays with "Connected Tech" to bring liquid good will to the party.
Be sure to check back in the following weeks and moths to see all of our plans for the C-NET smart home.
We'll see you next time.