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New Vitamix blenders talk to your smoothie containersThe Ascent line will use wireless connectivity to determine the best blend settings for the container you use.
[MUSIC] Vitamix has released a new line of blenders called the Ascent line, which can tell which containers you're using for your smoothie or your big pitcher of margarita. Here's how it works. The blender uses near field communication or NFC which is a type of wireless connectivity. To essentially talk to the bottom of your container to tell if you're using a 64 ounce pitcher or just an 8 ounce tiny, baby food jar serving. It's important for your blender to know what size container you're using so it can know how Strong the speed it needs to blend, how long it needs to blend. Later this year, Vitamix plans to launch the bluetooth connectivity that would allow you to connect your blender to an app and to a perfect blend scale. Which is a connective smart scale that let's you know exactly how to make. Your favorite smoothie or drink or any other food you wanna do in your blender. This technology doesn't come cheap. This Vitamix Ascent blenders start at $470 but it's interesting to see how they'll connect to the rest of the smart kitchen.