LG’s big new feature in all of its devices this year is One Touch Connectivity, an NFC tag in every gadget. By tapping your phone onto the tag, the LG app can control every aspect of your house, from anywhere in the world:
“This year at CES, LG will demonstrate their most advanced, convenience-enhancing smart home appliances,” said Seong-jin Jo, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. “LG’s upgraded smart technology gives users the ability to control their appliances, no matter where they are. They can start a load of washing while driving home from work, tell their robotic cleaner to vacuum the floor to receive unplanned guests or bring up a list of food items in the fridge. And LG’s enhanced device-to-device connectivity offers incredible convenience, as the user can control and monitor household appliances through their TV while still watching their favorite show. It’s a smart home for those who want the ultimate smart lifestyle.”
This is one category where LG has been very aggressive, and their offerings get more interesting every year. It should be noted that their robot vacuum, the HOM-Bot, can actually double as a home security system with its inbuilt camera, and a way to freak your family out when you’re away by ordering your poor children to clean their rooms and do their homework. Sadly, the one thing this amazing new ecosystem still cannot move clothes from the washer to the dryer, or do your taxes, but we’re pretty sure LG is working on it.