Groqit. This barcode reading ‘personal inventory manager’ gets our vote as the saddest gadget of modern times. The idea is you’ve accumulated so much stuff – like some pathetic forgetful bag-person – that you need to carry around another piece of stuff to stop you repeating your mistakes. Dude, if your memory is this bad – or your possessions that many – then you probably need more help than this thing can supply. One for the Stuff Anonymous meeting perhaps? (“Hi, I’m Cindy and I used to be a stuff addict…”) $95.00. [via The Gadgeteer]
Have you ever brought home a movie you already had? Or stood wondering in a bookstore if this was a book you had at home – whether to risk buying a duplicate or missing out on a good read? Groqit can help you avoid these regrets and hesitations. Groqit can help you keep track of exactly what you have in your collection. It goes with you whenever you go shopping. You can check, just by wanding the barcode, to see if the book, movie or game you’re looking at is one you already have. Groqit is the heart of the patented Personal Inventory Management System.