We'll be covering plenty of connected tech here at Connectedly. There are loads of connected devices out there already, and we'll undoubtedly be seeing loads more in the future. Many of the connected devices we'll see here have actually been around for quite some time — devices like Sonos and Withings have been on the market for years. Others, like many smartwatches and other wearables like Google Glass are still relatively new. While there will certainly be some amazing connected products to be had, there will also be a handful of devices that just shouldn't be touched — at all. Leading us to ponder, how connected is too connected?
Cruising around at CES 2014 we saw aisles upon aisles of connected products. Fitness bands, smartwatches, smart scales, connected cars — you name it. We even saw things like Oral-B's Bluetooth toothbrush, which is now available in the UK. This is just one of many products that pushes the limits of connectivity. Do we really need devices like a connected toothbrush? Or even fitness trackers for kids? Some would argue that we don't really have a need for smartwatches or connected eyewear, so how far it too far?
Of course everyone here at Connectedly is excited for what's to come — we're all geeks and love the latest and great connected gadgets. But not everyone feels the same way. Some people certainly have a line where some things are just pushing it too far. Pretty soon we'll be connected everywhere we turn, in every room of every building. Connected things are everywhere — appliances, toys, cars, clothing and yes, even utensils.
Hit up the comments and let us know what you think — is there such a thing as being "too connected"? How much is too much?