If you've ever been rudely interrupted by a doorbell because someone was dropping by your house at an inconvenient time, this prototype doorbell will make a lot of sense.
DoorJamz from KMN Home is a touchless, customizable doorbell that lets you adjust the ring volume, as well as set the ring to a favorite tune, just like the .
As suggested in the promo video below (warning: it features a half-naked guy dancing in white socks, a la "Risky Business"), you can choose MP3s for different days of the week or for any occasion, such as "Thriller" on Halloween.
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You can upload ringtones from your smartphone, which will receive snapshots of visitors from the doorbell's integrated camera.
DoorJamz is one of 10 finalists in From Home Plate to a Home Run, a product competition that shopping site Daily Grommet is hosting in Boston next week.
The contenders, which are introducing everything from leak-proof underwear to kids' goggles, have to sell their products to a panel of judges. The winner receives marketing help to launch the prize-winning product.
Another interesting concept among the finalists is Grid, a mesh-like iPhone case with flexible, customizable nylon bands that can hold anything from pens to earphones to ID cards or cash.
It looks like a great idea if you don't want to lug a wallet or purse around. Check it out in the second video below.
From Home Plate to a Home Run kicks off at Fenway Park on March 19.