We want to shake the hand of the person who invented this. Why? Because it's one of those items that seems totally useless ("How LAZY do you have to be to not put your friggin' Diet Coke in the fridge?!") and/or totally frivolous ("Why can't you just POUR your friggin' Diet Coke in a glass with ice?!"). But yet? We've all needed one of these One-Minue Drink Chillers in the eleventh hour, like when unexpected guests arrive with a warm bottle of white wine; or your slobby roommate slurps all of your Diet Coke in one sitting and tries to hide the evidence by leaving you a 12-pack of Diet Coke in the cupboard.
So here's the nerdspeak: This chiller will bring your drinks down to a cool 38 degrees Fahrenheit, or bottles of wine in four minutes. Also, it comes with a 12-volt car adapter (for tailgating purposes). The chiller will shut itself off when your drink reaches the right temperature. And how exactly does it work? Basically, you shovel ice in the unit, turn it on, and the device spins your drink so it's evenly cooled. (And yes, there is a no-spin option for the fancy delicate wines).
Available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $89.95.