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The Ovie Smarterware Tupperware knows when food is about to go bad

Our world is becoming ever more connected. We have “smart” fridges, lights, and now smart Tupperware. The Ovie Smaterware Tupperware is a new Kickstarter campaign meant to give a modern-day spin on the 60-year old good storage system. The system is designed to help you keep track of what foods are stored in your fridge. The problem they’re trying to solve is when people place left-overs in a food storage container they often forget when they put the food in the refrigerator. The Ovie Smarterware system comes in several parts; a SmartTag that goes into an Ovie container, a clip for bags of food, or a universal connector for other forms of storage. To use the system you push the button on the SmartTag. That turns on the tag and then tell the app what you’re storing, or you can ask Alexa to enter the item with your voice.

Ovie says it plans to launch the system with Google Home compatibility alongside Alexa support. The battery on the SmartTag lasts for 12 to 18 months which should let you forget about it through the year. The SmartTag uses a countdown based on a database of common spoilage on different foods, produce, and snacks.

Ovie Smarterware Tupperware

Ovie Smarterware Tupperware helps prevent food spoilage

Other food spoilage apps exist, but often they’re not paired with hardware that alerts you to the status of food. The light on the SmartTag will turn red when the food spoils, and yellow when the food is halfway to spoiling. The green light stays on the SmartTag for the first half of the countdown, indicating the food is at its freshest.

The Kickstarter package starts at $60.  With the starter system, you will get three Ovie SmartTags, three Smarterware Universal Connectors, and an Ovie Hub. Ovie is looking at a February 2019 ship date with a $40,000 goal. The Kickstarter product was first showcased at CES 2018.

Let me know what you think about the Ovie Smarterware Tupperware system! Are you going to back the Kickstarter campaign?!