4 Pieces Of Home Automation We Could Do Without

4 Pieces Of Home Automation We Could Do Without

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 25, 2010

Although the idea of automating certain things in our home sounds appealing, often times, in a rush to get a product on store shelves, there's several ideas that just don't measure up. They're either off-putting due to their lack of awesomeness or because they don't measure up to the

Here's a few gadgets that were pretty sure we can live without. There's either a perfectly acceptable solution already in place or there's just no need. Have you seen a product recently that you thought was ridiculous when it came to doing things for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Towel Warmers: Of any kind. Bars, bags, buckets, we really just don't need to spend the extra energy on warming a towel. We've never put a towel on in our entire lives and said brrr... that's a cold towel. Ok, so maybe once when we lived in Alaska, but everything is cold there, we learned to deal!

Motorized Tie Racks: Although tie racks might not clean your dishes for you or turn on your lights, many people find it best to push a button and have their collection go round and round. Our biggest problem is that it takes up space in the closet when tacks along the wall or door would do just fine. They also hold 50-60 ties at a time and honestly, who needs that many ties?

Electric Bottle and Can Openers: The only point in time we can justify using one of these contraptions is for someone with a condition that limits their mobility. Otherwise, can openers and corkscrews do just fine... even if they're manual!

Scrubbing Bubble Shower Cleaner: Now we know there are homes that simply couldn't function without these bad boys. But after having tried them for several weeks in a row, all we accomplished is only having to clean the tricky parts of the shower instead of the more commonly used ones. In the end we had to wipe and spray everything down anyway, so why waste the money?

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