iPhone Meets the BBQ; Hermetically Seal Gizmos

By  |  Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

You’re out there, wondering if I had any more CES products in the wings. (Actually, I just LOLed, thinking that maybe you’re not.)

It doesn’t matter, I still have some particularly juicy products to tell you about. And here are two more.

iPhone Meets the BBQ

Watch the roast with your iGrill

Have $100 to burn? (Gawd, I certainly don’t.) If you do, splurge on iGrill‘s fancy probe. It’s another thing specially designed for Apple aficionados.

Stick the iGrill’s probe into a leg of lamb, toss it on the barbecue, turn on your iPhone, and snap open another Anchor Steam. A connection’s made using Bluetooth between the iGrill and your choice of iGizmo — an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. You’ll be alerted when the roast’s done, or, I imagine, overdone, if you’re not paying attention.

A couple of thoughts:

  • The iGrill probably won’t work well with a tofu roast, something you might not want to BBQ anyway.
  • Be careful with the probe; it’s delicate and prone to fail if you don’t use it carefully. It’ll cost you $20 to replace.
  • Don’t use the probe for medical purposes or on your pet.
  • If you’re in Chicago and it’s miserably cold and your BBQ’s covered with snow, whatever you do, don’t move to sunny southern California. We’re already crowded. Just wait until summer to use your iGrill.

Loksaks: Hermetically Seal your iGizmo

Too many of you have a Superglue bond between your hand and your iPhone. You probably take it to the beach or into the shower (just in case you want to check the water temperature with your 99-cent iTemp app). If you do, get a couple of Loksak’s storage bags. Provided you don’t open them up under water, they’re water tight as well as dust and sand-proof.

The Opsak (aka the Odor Proof Sak) holds in odors, so if you’re out in the wild, you can use it to prevent bears, insects, and presumably any of the DEA’s four-footed detectors from sniffing your goodies. Prices range from $6.50 and up, depending on size and function.

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  1. morphoyle Says:

    Wow, 100 bucks? That’s insane. You can get a wireless meat thermometer from just about anywhere for around 30 bucks. You have to be a true Apple hipster to want to pay triple for less functionality.

    Now that I think about it, maybe iGrill knows their audience well. 3x the price for 1/2 the functionality is what made Apple such a profitable company.