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LG's new SmartThinQ Sensor will bring some smarts to your everyday appliances

LG has just announced the SmartThinQ Sensor, which will help turn your normal household appliances into smart gadgets.

Published onAugust 31, 2015

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Smart appliances are everywhere nowadays, but it can be really tough to find connected products that don’t cost an arm and a leg. To help solve this problem, LG today announced some new sensors that will breathe some life into your older, non-connected household items.

The new connected gadget to come from the company is called the SmartThinQ Sensor, which can be used to communicate with the SmartThinQ application by sensing feedback such as vibration and temperature. For example, attaching one of these sensors to a washing machine door will allow the app to notify you when your laundry is finished. Or if you place it on a refrigerator, the new sensor can send you a notification when a particular food item is about to expire. You can also keep track of how many times the door is opened, even if you aren’t at home. LG says you can even connect it to an air conditioner that will let you remotely control it through the SmartThinQ app.

Pricing and availability information is still unknown at this point, but LG will show off these new sensors at IFA 2015, which we will be attending. For more information, feel free to check out the press release attached below.

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