LG offers a line of smart home appliances under its SmartThinQ brand, letting you connect your refrigerator, oven, or other products to the internet so you can control them from a phone.
Now the company is preparing to launch a device that can turn existing appliances into smart home devices.
The new SmartThinQ Sensor can be attached to an existing device, allowing you to connect your air conditioner, washing machine, kitchen appliances, or other hardware to the internet and communicate with it from a phone, tablet, or other internet-connected gadget.
The SmartThinQ Sensor is a small, circular device that attaches to an appliance to send an alert to your phone when a laundry cycle has finished, when food in your refrigerator is approaching its expiration date, or how often the refrigerator door has been opened, among other things.
It can also let you use your phone as a remote control to adjust your air conditioner or other appliances remotely.
LG will reveal more details about the SmartThinQ Sensor at the IFA show in Berlin this week.