Dial-control toasters may soon be a thing of the past as the straightforward kitchen appliance gets an extreme, high-tech makeover.
The Toasteroid — the latest gadget to hit it big on Kickstarter — perfects your morning slice via a smartphone app. The brownness control feature allows you to toast each slice with an enviable level of precision, meaning no slice will ever be over- or under-done.
How many ways can you toast a piece of bread? Lots, it turns out. The sleekly designed Toasteroid uses micro-filament heating technology to evenly distribute heat so it can also brand each slice with a message or image. Serve up everything from the weather report to funny doodles, cute messages, passive-aggressive reminders and emoji faces. Breakfast will never be the same.
The company is currently crowdfunding $150,000 on Kickstarter and will ship to backers in July 2017.
In the meantime, here are 10 ways to upgrade plain toast, sans the fancy kitchen gadget: