I'm a list guy. I have lists everywhere. I have stacks of them all telling me to do various things. Pay the bills, deal with the DMV, feed the neighbor's cat--stuff like that. These scraps of paper litter my house from end to end. A quick survey reveals that most of them seem to be grocery lists. I know for a fact the word "eggs" is scrawled on at least half a dozen pieces of paper, yet my refrigerator houses none of them. What's the problem? I always forget my shopping list.
For years, I've tried unsuccessfully to persuade my family that it's in their best interest to write foods down on the shopping list. They simply aren't interested, they can't find a pen, there is no paper, or they just don't want to. So every week, I find myself starting from scratch, writing, and rewriting.
The SmartShopper sounds like a good solution. It's a voice-activated "shopping assistant" that uses voice recognition software to track groceries and errands.
The interface seems simple enough: hit "record" and say, "apples," or whatever … Read more