Consumers Can Ask Alexa When Their Leftovers Will Go Bad
IoT storage containers integrate with Amazon Alexa and display color-coded lights to warn users when food is about to expire, reducing waste
Tech company Ovie is pairing its Smarterware food storage containers with Amazon’s Alexa to make it easier to reduce food waste. As covered by PSFK before, IoT-enabled Smarterware signals to homeowners when foods might be nearing their expiration dates through a simple color coding system: ‘green’ for recent food, ‘yellow’ for priority food and ‘red’ for when food has gone bad. By pairing Ovie’s products with Alexa, users need only say the name of the food in the container to receive expiration information from the Smarterware database.
Ovie also offers an optional Smarterware companion app that gives an overview of items tagged in the fridge, sends notifications directly to mobile when food is about to go bad, and connects to a recipe search engine based on ingredients it knows are in the fridge. This partnership between Ovie and Amazon will help consumers waste less money on food and waste less food in general.