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Voice-controlled faucets are now a thing
(06/Jan/2018)
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Everything's voice-activated these days — even the kitchen sink.
 
The Delta Faucet Company announced Friday it's developing faucets that respond to voice commands. Along with turning off and on, they'll be able to measure amounts of water for cooking, and warm water, too. 
 
It's all possible thanks to Wi-Fi and Amazon Alexa.
 
Mike Sale, Delta Faucet's senior research and design product development manager, said in a call this week that the sink designers took a page from early voice-enabled lights and HVAC systems that could turn on with a simple command. 
 
"If you don’t do it with voice, you’ve got a mess of dials," Sale said. Voice technology also keeps the design sleek with the engine and valve under the sink and the internet-connected components also tucked away.  
 
"When your faucet responds — that's not something anyone has really seen," Sale said.
 
The technology, which is still undergoing testing and development, is expected to come to market later this year, and is currently installed in trial homes. 

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