Yes, you read it right. Ok, I suppose the vase itself doesn't change colors. THe lights inside it do.
The Color Illuminating Vase
"This is the vase that can be customized to illuminate in 300 different colors."
Yes, really. You'd never have to buy another vase! A bunch of LED lights work their magic and "cast a solid hue or transition seamlessly through the colors in two- or eight-second intervals." It's cordless, battery operated, and holds water like a regular vase. Seriously, this is pretty cool. I like red in my kitchen and purple in my bedroom (yes, I like color) so this little ditty would rotate nicely.
Pros: A vase that changes colors! Need I say more?
Cons: How long do batteries last? I'd be willing to spend the $80, but I'm not going to spend a fortune in batteries.
The Always Cool Pillow
A pillow that regulates your head and face temperature no matter the pillow case. The specs say it creates an optimal sleeping climate by preventing overheating. Developed by NASA to help astronauts adapt, this thing's got a 300 thread count hypoallergenic cover.
Can you imagine? No waking up with a sweaty head (especially in the spring and fall here when the temperature fluctuates so much). No sweating means not waking up with oily skin and feeling yucky. That means better skin over all.
But does it really work? Hammacher Schlemmer says so, and NASA's name has to be good for something.
Pros: All night comfort
Cons: Retails for $89.95. Hard for me to spend that kind of money on a pillow.
The Elliptical Machine Office Desk
This one really blew my mind. It's a desk that doubles as an exercise machine. Those of us that are on our butts all day at home can exercise without getting up! According to the specs, the average user can burn about 4,000 calories a week. Not too shabby. Padded seat, adjustable backrest, all sorts of bells and whistles to measure distance, rpms, calories, etc. You can even use it as a chair or work out while standing. Amazing.
Pros: Working out and getting your work done at the same time.
Cons: How much work can you get done while your exercising? I'm not sure I could write while I'm jiggling all over the place. And the cost: 8,000. I'd rather put in new windows and a new deck for that.
What do you guys think? Do you know of any gadgets that would make life so much easier?