Imagine lying in bed and the simple motion of reaching for your cell phone has become something more similar to reaching for a remote. Your Wi-Fi is now a connection from your bed to your coffee maker or the kitchen to your washing machine downstairs. Inventors are pushing onward with the “Internet of Things,” creating more and more devices with capabilities of connecting to your home Wi-Fi. Great Plains Communications wants to tell you about three of our favorite ‘Smart’ products that your Wi-Fi could bring you in 2015.



–          ‘Smart’ Coffee Maker

  • The Mr. Coffee smart coffee maker provides a 10-cup pot and the convenience of being controlled from the WeMo app. By using the mobile software on your phone or tablet, you can schedule brewing, turn it on and off or monitor the status of your current pot. This product can be found at stores such as Walmart, Target and Kohl’s. Everything tastes better with Wi-Fi.

–          ‘Smart’ Thermostat

  • Wi-Fi programmable thermostats have been around for a couple years now, but are really starting to pick up in popularity as people gain a better understanding of the product. The Honeywell products provide a way to stay connected and informed on your home at all times, no matter your location. Using their Honeywell Total Connect Comfort system, you will be able to change the thermostat settings and temperature, receive temperature and connection alerts as well as manage multiple thermostats from one account and one mobile device.

–          ‘Smart’ Washing Machine

  • If you hate the constant annoyance of having to check to see if the laundry is done, the Samsung 4.5 cu. Ft. Front-Load Washer is something you might want to take a look at. Not only does it have a sleek design and handy touch screen, it also comes with its very own mobile app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. From there you can keep track of all your washer settings and receive notifications when the laundry is finished.

Convenience is a feature of all three of these products, along with the many other Wi-Fi accessing gadgets available. With more connections and devices comes the need for faster Internet speeds. You can find more information on Great Plains Communications’ Internet services on our website or by calling our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

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