Roundup: 5 Home Tech Items We're Itching To Play With

Roundup: 5 Home Tech Items We're Itching To Play With

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 6, 2009

While we know that keeping our belongings to a minimum is a big step in the battle against clutter, there's still some home tech gadgets we're oh so curious about. Usually, they're things we've survived so far without and seem like total overkill, but we just can't help thinking about testing them out. $1300 for self propelled luggage is totally doable right, or what about a coffee maker that takes 12 hours? See all 5 after the jump...

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1. Self Propelled Suit Case: for $1300 from Hammacher Schlemmer. Sensors in the handle monitor how much force you are using to pull the suitcase and signal to electric motors in the wheels to engage when you are struggling. Max speed is 3mph and only gives it's (overpriced) assistance when the suitcase is in motion, the handle is pulled out and it is tilted between 15 and 35 degrees.

2. Dynatrap Insect Eliminator: for $105.15 from Amazon. We live in a particularly buggy part of the country and are unable to venture outside without being eaten alive. We're super curious about this mosquito trap that uses light, heat and carbon dioxide to lure the little blood sucking jerks in. Friendly to pets and humans alike and seems like a very scientific approach.

3. Acid Reducing & Flavor Enhancing Coffee Hourglass: for $79.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer. It's a cold brew machine that uses zero heat or electricity to produce coffee that's low in acid, but high in taste. Just add ground coffee beans and water to the blue hourglass, wait 12 hours, turn over the hourglass, add hot water, and voila!

4. Dog Silencer Pro: for $89.95 from UltimateBarkControl.com. This anti-barking device has been designed to cover almost all bark control situations (including single dogs, multiple dogs and neighbor's dogs). It emits waves of sound until the barking is stopped that's undetectable to human ears.

5. Brinno GardenWatchCam: for $139.95 from Amazon. This all weather garden stake/camera holds a 1.3 mega pixel camera and a 2GB flash drive. You can't tell us we're the only one's who have wanted to watch our tomatoes grow... wait, you can? Low tech or not, we still think it's fun!

Do you have a gadget that you know you don't need, but wouldn't say no to giving it a try? Leave us a comment below and let us know!


(Images: Amazon.com, Hammacher Schlemmer)

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