You can already switch on your lights, TV, instant pots and animal feed from your smartphone – so why not a candle with a real flame? The candle touch aims to make lighting a candle as easy as scrolling through Instagram. It is currently available at Kickstarter from $ 49.
Working with a candle touch is like any smart device – just download the app (iOS and Android). Pair it with your device and press the right prompts to light the wick. As soon as the base receives the Bluetooth signal, it sends a current via two metal rods that ignite the cotton wick according to Apartment Therapy .
The candles themselves are made from natural coconut wax, and there are nine scents to choose from, including white tea and ginger, amber and clove, and avocado and mint. Each candle should burn for about 40 hours, and a single smartphone can be paired with up to 10 of them.
Since it is an open flame, the app has several security functions. To begin with, you need to be within 60 feet of the candle in order to light it. So you don't have to worry about accidentally lighting them when you're not at home. You can even password protect the candle touch, which is useful when kids are walking around. The app also has a timer and a reminder if the candle has been on for too long.
If the wax runs out or if you just want to change the smell, you can simply put a new wax refill in the candle intelligent base. You can currently buy the candle base in silver, white or black. And carbon and wood colors are available for a limited time.
At $ 32,353, the campaign has already exceeded its original goal of $ 30,000. But you can still help bring the project to life and get your own smart candles by clicking here.
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