I was reminiscing with some friends recently about the 3com Audrey which I used to have and hacked, and was thinking where is all the internet enabled appliances predicted back in the heady dot-com days? Is there even a descendent of the Audrey in existence today?
I remember these being pretty pricey back in the day, and one of the main uses being a central point for multiple palm users which may not have been as popular as 3com predicted. However, certainly there are many more pda/phone/electronic organizer users now-adays, than there were then, especially 2-pda families.
I would think that these types of devices would be much cheaper to manufacture now, and with the much wider use of broadband and wifi in more households, that there would be more demand for something like this. Closest I’ve seen to something like this is a LG refrigerator that has a basic calendar in it, but there’s no sync ability or web / connectivity functionality.
Has anyone seen anything recently like this made, or is this something that you think that the public is just not interested in?