When I first came across this, my first thought was Skymall gadget. The plasticky silver industrial design just yelled cheap, cheap, cheap. After thinking a little bit more about the idea of a lit tray for your bedside table though, I actually warmed up to the idea. Mainly because I wear glasses and am pretty much blind without them. This has resulted in middle of the night fumbling that has found me on the ground pawing around to try and feel for the glasses I swept off my bedside table when trying to grab them. How does it work?
A simple wave of the hand over the Night Coaster illuminates it just enough so that you can see the items placed on it. A temporary night light that shuts off after you have had time to find what you need. Now if they could only do something about the horrid industrial design.
Available here for $25.
-via Boing Boing Gadgets