Another utilitarian houseware has succumbed to the Internet of Things. The Pium aromatherapy diffuser, now fully funded on Kickstarter, holds three capsules of natural essential oils that emanate in flux throughout the day according to specific needs. The scent of rosemary in the morning, for example, can stimulate energy levels, while lavender is conducive to nighttime relaxation. Minimal and columnar in form, Pium can be controlled through a dedicated app, or through smart home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home. Slated to ship in early 2018, Pium’s smaller Chelsea diffuser can be pre-ordered for $149, with the higher-end Brooklyn model running $299.
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