May 29, 2007

Winner, Best of Show, at The International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago in March, the SmartShopper seeks to revolutionize your grocery list.

How it works: you record the items you need, the voice recognition adds it to your items to a list for the grocery store and other errands. When you're ready to go, print the list off and you'll find your items organized by area within the store, alphabetical for all other errands.

We're think it's a great concept, if you're inclined to use it...but isn't this the case with just about everything in our lives?

It runs on 4 AA batteries and sticks to anything magnetic (besides coming with a wall mount), making its logical home to be the refrigerator, which is often where you are when you realized you're running low on something and should add it to the list. It also has the ability to learn other words not in its database.

The SmartShopper retails for $149.99 and comes with 3 rolls of thermal paper for future replacements (a 3-pack of thermal paper will set you back $7.99; we're glad to see that the future use of the product isn't price limiting, once you get the product itself).

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