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So Many People Are Willing to Pay $900 for This Smart Kegerator

The Kickstarter still has 28 days left to go.


There's a fancy new kegerator in town that's a craft beer lover's dream. According to Digital Trends, startup PicoBrew has invented a smart kegerator for craft beer called KegSmarts. It's outfitted with an OLED display and is "controlled by a microprocessor."

Currently, it's hard to track how much beer is left in your kegerator, but, according to the project's Kickstarter, KegSmarts will display how many servings are left. The device also maintains beer at the "perfect temperature," tracks how fresh the brew is, and displays details about the beer's style and alcohol content. Plus, it has a "social mapping" component that helps identify craft beers nearby that you want to try. And, great news for those who love guests: It will notify your friends when you've installed a new keg.

KegSmarts is charging $250 for a build-your-own single-tap version, meant for people who already own a kegerator but want the "smart" component. For a manufactured version, prepare to dole out an $899 pledge (double-tap versions run for $1,099). The Kickstarter has been quite successful so far: PicoBrew has already managed to raise $2,000 more than their goal of $100,000, and there are still 28 days left to go in the campaign. Sounds like a good time to order one and put that beer studies degree to use.