The Smart and Not-So-Smart Appliances at CEDIA
Samsung's hum-drum WiFi-enabled refrigerator/freezer eliminates magnets, while Sub-Zero shows full integration with Control4 home automation plus a new kosher mode. Despite its “Intelligent Dispenser,” Samsung WiFi-enabled RF4289 refrigerator/freezer isn’t so smart.
Smart appliances may hold a lot of promise for the home of the future, but you wouldn’t know it by CEDIA Expo 2011. Two companies showed white goods at the Expo: Samsung and Wolf/Sub-Zero (in the Control4 booth). One was really smart, one not-so-smart. Let’s start with the latter. Samsung’s RF4289 “smart