Hope floats: The remote-controlled serving tray

Hammacher Schlemmer's Remote-Controlled Floating Serving Tray holds up to five cans and a 16-ounce bowl of delicious snacks.

Hammacher Schlemmer

We're still waiting on the time machine, human teleportation, and commercially available flying cars. But scientists have been working hard, and now the Remote-Controlled Floating Serving Tray is ready for the world.

Hammacher Schlemmer's remote-controlled tray holds up to five cans (no room for a six-pack?) and a 16-ounce bowl of delicious, delicious snacks.

The piece de resistance--a remote control with 25 feet of range--lets the operator transport various refreshments to you aquatically. (Or, depending on how good a friend the operator is, float the snacks just out of reach and make you swim around and chase them.)

At $50, the Remote-Controlled Floating Serving Tray is a medium-risk buy with potential for high returns. At the very least, fellow Craver Caroline McCarthy can live her dream of consuming a spaghetti dinner and five mai tais in the middle of a pool without ever leaving the water. Kudos, Caroline.

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