This has been an exciting week at DADO Labs! Many of our team members got to have fresh smoked turkey from their Char-Broil Simple Smokers; we were invited to present at the IoT Evolution Conference in Fort Lauderdale; and OUR FIRST DADO PRODUCTS HIT THE MARKET! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Char-Broil launched its SmartChef™ line of connected products—powered by DADO Labs. Char-Broil launched its Simple Smoker ($299) and Digital Electric Smoker ($399) with the Char-Broil app and SmartChef technology—lovingly known around here as the DADO Platform. The best part […]

3 Questions To Ask About Process Automation With IoT

The smart home is certainly a hot topic, yet the unsung—arguably geeky—hero behind it all is process automation. This is the actual programming within devices that allows user input to automatically spur an action within the device. (You can find a great explanation of the differences between IoT, connected devices, and automation here.) In order to make smart devices more mainstream, developers need to keep the excitement strong and hold the consumer’s attention by using automated processes, including automated updates and troubleshooting. Customers will demand […]

The Connected Kitchen: Reimagining Your Brand With IoT

Every day, it seems that there are dozens of new “smart” devices being announced for the kitchen—everything from grills to slow-cookers to coffee makers. So how does a known brand shift into this burgeoning space? The way we see it, there are three major hurdles to jump over: Showing customers how connected features will make their lives easier. Adding value beyond the interaction. Making sure the technology delivers. Major retailers are already investing a lot of money to get the IoT message across. Demos, videos, […]

Three Ways DADO Can Make Products Safer Through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) can make life easier for consumers by connecting their home appliances, wearables, and even utilities to the Internet. But IoT can also make traditional products in the home—like smoke alarms, outdoor grills, and more—even safer. People are more likely to pay a premium for smart home devices that offer safety over novelty, according to a study from Acquity Group. The firm found that 83% of consumers were willing to pay more for a smart alarm, compared to 59% for a […]

IoT In The Kitchen: The Family’s Gathering Place Gets Smart

The modern kitchen is sleek, streamlined, and oh-so central to our lives. It’s the center of gravity at a party and the hub of everyday life. So it’s no wonder that the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to hit the kitchen in a big way. In fact, the “smart kitchen” may result in a $10 billion industry by 2020, according to a report from NextMarket Insights. One Forbes columnist has gone on the record saying the smart kitchen may be the biggest opportunity in […]

4 Ways the Internet of Things Is Saving Energy, Water & Money

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we use products and systems at home and work. And by focusing on energy- and water-efficient applications, IoT can also save money and help us reduce our impact on the environment. Some of these technologies are already on the market. Others are waiting to be developed. Here are a few trends we’re watching. Energy-efficient appliances: Higher energy bills and gas prices are driving consumer demand for energy-efficient appliances, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Manufacturers are […]

Smarter Cookouts With IoT-Enabled Grills

Cookouts have been a hallmark of summer for ages. There couldn’t be a more perfect combination of food, drink, and friends. But if you’re hosting, you know all too well the feeling of being stuck behind the grill while your guests live it up. It’s time to join the party. Barbeques may be timeless, but the technology behind them is not. Over the last few years, manufacturers have been trying to automate the work behind outdoor cooking so the host can spend more time with […]

DADO & Partners Take Home Top Awards at Home Electronics Shows

As if seeing our vision of further connecting consumers to their ‘things’ come to life earlier this year wasn’t enough, we’re honored to share that we’ve kicked off the Spring of 2015 by accepting three awards with our partners SABER and Behmor at two leading home shows. At the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, the DADO Platform helped SABER Grills (Char-Broil, LLC) introduce its new EDGE grill to the world with Vesta Awards for both ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Best Gas Barbecue’. Simultaneously, at the […]

Watch What You Missed at CES

CES may be over but the energy isn’t. CES was DADO’s coming out party. We announced our first IoT partnerships with Behmor, Char-Broil and SABER, showcased the first DADO-driven appliances from these three partners, and announced fourteen winners who will be some of the first to experience smart appliances by DADO first hand later this spring. If you weren’t able to attend our CES event at the Inspire Theatre, you’re in luck. Click the links below to watch our entire presentation broken up into three […]

6 Takeaways From CES and DADO’s Product Launch

DADO Labs just returned from a very successful event at CES 2015. Thank you to all who attended and supported us. We introduced our partners (SABER, Char-Broil and Behmor) and announced the first products that will be launching with the DADO Platform in 2015. Char-Broil CEO Christine Robins and Saul Colt raised insightful and provocative insights about the IoT while Behmor demonstrated its DADO-enabled coffee roaster and brewer, and all attendees got to sample some delicious barbecue from Big Ern’s BBQ, the best barbecue in […]