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CubeSensors – small smart cubes improve your life by keeping track of your environment


Humans ship with multiple senses, but to be honest they’re not actually that great at their job. At least not when compared with animals like dogs and cats. So how can we overcome this limitation and tune in to our environment more efficiently?

One solution would be to grow super spidey senses, but that’s probably a few decades away. For now we could try out these new CubeSensors, which are small wireless connected sensors which monitor the immediate environment and deliver alerts to a mobile phone when things need fixing.


The tiny boxes manage to cram in enough intelligence to measure temperature, humidity, noise, light, air quality and barometric pressure in a room. When things get a bit out of whack, they send an alert to their base station which then transfers it to your mobile phone for action.


We can definitely see this being useful in those interminably long meetings where people drone on and on about TPS Reports and the aircon breaks and the windows don’t open and you all start to drop like flies off a camel’s backside. The alerts can tell you when to adjust the lighting, open the windows, and even when to dehumidify the surroundings. They probably won’t be able to tell you when to stop talking though, which is a shame.

The product is available in pre-configured kits, and can be pre-ordered now for shipment in the summer. The two cube kit costs $249, and additional cubes will be $99 each.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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