It seems as though everything is connected to our smartphones nowadays. You can find an app that correlates with anything from sound systems to heated toilets. Panasonic has caught onto the craze, and has made what might just be the wold’s first smartphone-controlled rice cooker.
Officially, it is dubbed the SR-SX102. All you need do is wave your FeliCa-enabled (contactless RFID technology made by Sony) device past the blue dot found on the lid, and you can customize how you would like your rice to be prepared. There are options for things like type of rice, time, and cooking type. Panasonic has a cooking cloud server that will give you access to up to 100 recipes through your phone. Sadly, this fancy machine is currently only in Japan, and would cost about $600 before shipping. However, if it meant that I never had to mess up rice again, I might think it was worth it.