When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine times where most things aren’t going to be connected to the internet. Internet of Things has the power to change everything, and its clear proof is the numerous smart home devices out there in the market. From smart home appliances to daily use objects, anything that can be connected to the internet, perhaps will be connected to the cloud in the near future. If you imagine having everything connected to the internet as a futuristic dream, make your first move with the Brio smart coaster developed by North Carolina-based electronics manufacturer New Potato Technologies Inc. Literally, this smart device has practical use in homes, but can be helpful in restaurant or bars to prevent drink spiking.
This app-enabled coaster is a technological solution designed to help people monitor their drinks even if they are not present at the same location. It wirelessly connects to smartphones, and you can adjust its features using the companion Brio Smart Life App. There are built-in motion sensors to notify users of any unusual activity with their glass. All around the smart coaster are LED lights that blink in different patterns and make it easily recognizable your drink among others.
While you need to go out to the bathroom or take a private phone call, just place the Brio Smart Coaster on the top of your drink and activate Guard Mode in the mobile app to get notified if anyone tampered the drink in your absence. You can interact with other users with Brio smart coasters. There are also options to save your favorite places and even get recommendations for the next hangout.
Brio smart coaster connects with the companion mobile app to ensure drink safety. Due to its minimal size, it easily fits in a purse or back pocket, and can be taken to restaurants, bars, or any nightlife party location. If you want to raise the bar on drink safety, it is available for Apple devices for about US$40 and an Android version is also coming soon.