Best Self Watering Solutions for Container Gardens

This morning we talked about expanding crystals to help save water while keeping plants alive in the heat. We thought we'd delve into the archives and round up our favorite self watering products so that you can rest assured your plants are taken care of and enjoy the summer, like going on a weekend getaway:

A bunch of you have also recommended certain products like these:

Gardener's Supply has a whole range of self watering pots that look like regular containers, too.

Has anyone made their own self watering container? what's the longest you've gone without having to water something (without it dying)?