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iDevices Sells iGrill and Kitchen Thermometers to Weber

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iDevices has announced that its app-enabled iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer accessories have been acquired by Weber-Stephen Products, a worldwide manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric outdoor grills and related accessories. The acquisition includes the iGrill2, iGrill mini, Kitchen Thermometer, and Kitchen Thermometer mini. The terms of the agreement are confidential.


Weber will partner with iDevices to release a new iGrill app, which is expected to be available in spring 2016. Until then, iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer users can continue using their accessories through the existing iDevices Connected app. Unlike some of its other products, iDevices's iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer accessories are not compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform.

iDevices said it will now be able to focus more on becoming a leader in the home automation market. The accessory maker already sells multiple HomeKit-enabled products, including a Switch, Outdoor Switch, and Thermostat. It introduced four more HomeKit accessories at CES 2016, including a Socket, Wall Switch, Dimmer Switch, and Wall Outlet. The products will be released throughout 2016.

iGrill is an intelligent thermometer that allows you to monitor the temperature of the meat you are grilling on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Article Link: iDevices Sells iGrill and Kitchen Thermometers to Weber
 

JonneyGee

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I love the way IOT devices are getting more and more common, but these seem like overkill to me. I'm sure someone out there would love to check a grill's temperature from a phone, but it's probably cost-prohibitive for most people.
 
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jmh600cbr

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if weber doesn't upgrade these to be home kit compatible than they just wasted money
 
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anjinha

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If you're cooking something over a multi-hour period, being able to check your grill status remotely is invaluable... it allows you to actually get other stuff done without being tethered to the grill...

Plus the iGrill has two probes, which means you can control two different temperatures at the same time. I used it this Thanksgiving and had one probe in the breast and one in the thigh.
 
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dannyyankou

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Plus the iGrill has two probes, which means you can control two different temperatures at the same time. I used it this Thanksgiving and had one probe in the breast and one in the thigh.
It really comes in handy for barbecues too. You can monitor steak and chicken at once. And the notifications make it so that you can still socialize with people while the food is cooking.
 
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bstpierre

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I love the way IOT devices are getting more and more common, but these seem like overkill to me. I'm sure someone out there would love to check a grill's temperature from a phone, but it's probably cost-prohibitive for most people.

$99.95, cheaper than ruining some nice steaks.
 
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iOSFangirl6001

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There's an iGrill? Dang I swear eventually some day there's gonna be an i version of everything and anything.


iCoffeePot or iMicrowaves anyone?
 
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slierow

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I love my iGrill 2. The ambient temp probe is awesome for long smokes on the Big Green Egg. Hopefully with a new app on the way they will finally add a complication for the Apple Watch app.
 
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69Mustang

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The inevitable march of technology continues, sometimes to my chagrin. This is one of those times. I am a self professed tech geek, but there are times where being disconnected is freeing. Grilling is one of those times for me. Flames, smoke, beer, and talking crap with my friends. No rings, buzzes, jingles or vibrations. Same with books. I love the smell of the paper and tactile feel of turning pages. Sigh.

/gets off own lawn

/posts this rant to facebook

/tweets this rant on twitter

/post this on Instagram below picture of ribeye

:oops:
 
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flybynight

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I love this device. I don't always use the app with it. It's a great multi-probe thermometer, with a large, easy to read display. I can have it in the kitchen and read it from the dining room. The app is nice too, if you have something roasting or slow cooking. If I had a smoker I would pick up one of the ambient probes, too.
Just glad I got mine before the price septuples with the new branding.
 
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jamesdmc

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My iGrill 2 gets used 3-5 times a week. And I don't even own a grill. It's my all purpose kitchen thermometer. Those $10-$20 thermometers from Bed Bath Beyond were retired once the iGrill showed up.

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the price once (I assume) Weber rebrands it.
 
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Amplelink

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I love the way IOT devices are getting more and more common, but these seem like overkill to me. I'm sure someone out there would love to check a grill's temperature from a phone, but it's probably cost-prohibitive for most people.

I was just about to say, these are products that exist because they can and not because anyone wants them.
 
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splogue

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This really isn't for grilling. It is for barbeque (smoking).

Having the ability to go inside when grilling, which cooks the meat in a few minutes isn't useful.

However, having the ability to go inside during a ten-hour smoke is extremely valuable.

I really like Weber. Their company impresses me, and I'm guessing that they treat their employees well, because every time I speak with one, they are upbeat and happy.

But, they are very far from a technology company. I really hope they keep all the employees involved in the products they bought, because they have little or no ability to keep them up to date over time, which is necessary for this type of equipment.
 
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akm3

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I love the way IOT devices are getting more and more common, but these seem like overkill to me. I'm sure someone out there would love to check a grill's temperature from a phone, but it's probably cost-prohibitive for most people.

It's quite handy for a BBQ enthusiast doing something like a pulled pork that is mostly set and forget just need to get it at 190 degrees.
 
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magbarn

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This really isn't for grilling. It is for barbeque (smoking).

Having the ability to go inside when grilling, which cooks the meat in a few minutes isn't useful.

However, having the ability to go inside during a ten-hour smoke is extremely valuable.

I really like Weber. Their company impresses me, and I'm guessing that they treat their employees well, because every time I speak with one, they are upbeat and happy.

But, they are very far from a technology company. I really hope they keep all the employees involved in the products they bought, because they have little or no ability to keep them up to date over time, which is necessary for this type of equipment.

Yup I'll pay double for a weber grill over a cheap knockoff anytime unfortunately, they've semi succumbed to the market and have the Chinese made spirit line now that's made in China. Genesis and summit grills are still usa made. I also have a kettle and a smokey mountain smoker which I would use the igrill on
 
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Boatboy24

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Yup I'll pay double for a weber grill over a cheap knockoff anytime unfortunately, they've semi succumbed to the market and have the Chinese made spirit line now that's made in China. Genesis and summit grills are still usa made. I also have a kettle and a smokey mountain smoker which I would use the igrill on

They are the "Apple" of the grill world. Like my numerous idevices, I own a handful of Weber grills/smokers. Their products last, and their customer service is top notch. Except for the cheap Sprit line, their stuff is still made here in the US.

These devices are good. Hopefully, Weber knows what their doing in the electronics world.
 
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AntonLee

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Plus the iGrill has two probes, which means you can control two different temperatures at the same time. I used it this Thanksgiving and had one probe in the breast and one in the thigh.
Totally awesome
 
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macduke

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I really like my iGrill but after a year of use the ambient sensor went haywire. I only BBQ about 20-25 times per year. I think there was a recall with this one though, but they required you to cut it up and take a picture of it cut up which is really lame. I never did that because I didn't think about it until it was grilling season and I couldn't wait that long, but I should have just photoshopped the cut. Hopefully they still honor it at Weber. I'll try this weekend while we're in the deep freeze with snow. I think my other meat probes were also recalled.
 
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My wife just bought a digital thermometer that sticks into the meat and has a wire that connects to a display with a magnetic back. We used it for the first time over the weekend. You set the temperature desired and a timer. The thing then set off a audio alert when its ready. Actually quite nice and simple. Total cost - $18.
 
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chukronos

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I love my igrill2. Being able to monitor different steaks for the right temp is really nice. I never over-cook the skinnier steak any more. I haven't bought any additional probes, but the ability to have 4 separate probes is really nice. I get to talk and drink with my friends instead of worrying about how long I've had the steaks on the grill.

BTW - when using your weber seer station on high, don't have the probes in. It'll be too hot.
 
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