Oct 16 AT 1:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

iGrill comes to Android devices

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If you love to grill and show off your Android phone, you might want to take note of the new iGrill accessory. This cool Bluetooth gadget allows you to remotely monitor food temperatures from the convenience of your Android smartphone. It has been available for iOS devices for a couple of years, but today the company just rolled out their official Android app.

The iGrill retails for $79.99 and you can get free shipping right now if you use the promo code “ITSHERE”. A list of compatible Android devices that have been tested is available on the iGrill site, so make sure to check that out before ordering.

Chris Allen, CEO, iDevices LLC said, “We are very excited to invite Android users into the iGrill community. Android currently embodies roughly 68% of the smartphone market so we see this as a tremendous opportunity to reach a much larger audience. Now, Android users can utilize the main features of the iGrill, providing them with a carefree cooking experience while also saving them time. We are very proud of what we have created for our Android fans and are confident they will enjoy it as much as we do.”

I have an iGrill review unit, but I haven’t been able to test it yet since the app was just released today. My dutch oven has been calling my name, so I think I’ll grill a big pork roast this weekend and test it out. Given the current retail price, I think the iGrill is more a novelty for people that want to show off what their phone can do. If you are in the market for a basic wireless thermometer, you can find them online at a third of the price.

Check back in the coming weeks for our full review.

 

Via: PR Newswire

Source: iGrill

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  • halo0

    The range limitation of Bluetooth would make this completely useless to me.

    • halo0

      Oops, just saw the 200 ft range part :) Seems a bit optimistic, but I’ll accept it for now.

  • MyMilan

    Must be a slow news day. This is VERY old tech and you can get a Oregon Scientific AW131 (which basically does the same thing) for less than HALF the price. When this comes down to a more reasonable 19.00 – then – it will be worth buying.

  • Nicko01

    This was a bad idea on iOS and it’s a bad idea on Android. I can’t imagine someone’s motivation for buying such a thing. Not only is it expensive for what it is, but even at half the price it would be ridiculous.
    Maybe I’m just too critical, but this has to be one of the dumbest peripherals I’ve seen yet.

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

    I am all for technology, but this seems a little over board. I mean it’s grilling; one of the most primitive functions of man. Fire meet Meat…Now GRILL!

    “My dutch oven has been calling my name…”
    Last time I had a dutch oven, my wife was calling my name…to let her out.

  • spider

    Any company that takes 2 years to develop an android app while running an iOS app should just save their time and energy and remain dedicated to the herd. Besides, there’s probably multiple apps that already do whatever revolutionary idea they sell the sheep anyway. If they want to cater to the 30%, let them die with that business model…not interested!

  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    The price is absurd. Anything past $30 puts this thing too far beyond the range of reasonable kitchen thermometers.

  • Nathan D.

    That price is so outrageous, I can see this sell at all. Only rich people would get this for that much.

  • jefflarkin

    I love the idea, but I wouldn’t pay that much for such a single-use device.

  • LittleGreenDude

    68% I’m likin’ those numbers :)

  • Rydah805

    Anybody else think the screenshot on the GS3 looks as it were from a Sense device? lol

  • thechad
  • Michael

    Taylor, it’s 2013. Did you change your mind about writing the review? We’re dying to know.

  1. The range limitation of Bluetooth would make this completely useless to me.

  2. Must be a slow news day. This is VERY old tech and you can get a Oregon Scientific AW131 (which basically does the same thing) for less than HALF the price. When this comes down to a more reasonable 19.00 – then – it will be worth buying.

  3. This was a bad idea on iOS and it’s a bad idea on Android. I can’t imagine someone’s motivation for buying such a thing. Not only is it expensive for what it is, but even at half the price it would be ridiculous.
    Maybe I’m just too critical, but this has to be one of the dumbest peripherals I’ve seen yet.

  4. I am all for technology, but this seems a little over board. I mean it’s grilling; one of the most primitive functions of man. Fire meet Meat…Now GRILL!

    “My dutch oven has been calling my name…”
    Last time I had a dutch oven, my wife was calling my name…to let her out.

  5. spiderGuest 3 years ago

    Any company that takes 2 years to develop an android app while running an iOS app should just save their time and energy and remain dedicated to the herd. Besides, there’s probably multiple apps that already do whatever revolutionary idea they sell the sheep anyway. If they want to cater to the 30%, let them die with that business model…not interested!

  6. The price is absurd. Anything past $30 puts this thing too far beyond the range of reasonable kitchen thermometers.

  7. That price is so outrageous, I can see this sell at all. Only rich people would get this for that much.

  8. I love the idea, but I wouldn’t pay that much for such a single-use device.

  9. 68% I’m likin’ those numbers :)

  10. Rydah805Guest 3 years ago

    Anybody else think the screenshot on the GS3 looks as it were from a Sense device? lol

  11. MichaelGuest 2 years ago

    Taylor, it’s 2013. Did you change your mind about writing the review? We’re dying to know.