New York Times Features iDevices iGrill2 by Jesse McKinley!

The iDevices Bluetooth meat thermometer ($39.99 to $99.99) was among the consumer gadgets, gizmos and kitchen, bath and living-room accessories on display at the International Home and Housewares Show, the four-day extravaganza held earlier this week in Chicago.

Interacting with your food was the idea behind the products made by a Connecticut firm called iDevices, which is committed to using smartphones to save America from undercooked pork and desiccated turkey. The iGrill 2 (available in May for about $100) is a thermometer that uses four small probes to allow users to control how their meat is done — rare, medium, etc. — and then sends them a cellphone alert when the meat is ready. (Note: You do not place your smartphone in the oven with the thermometer.)

The iGrill 2 was in the show’s Wired and Well expo, along with other high-tech innovations.



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