Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner
For Nest-like cooling smarts in homes without central air, the Aros looks like an excellent option.
FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice
The $500 Opal Nugget Ice from GE FirstBuild plans to turn the dream of making crunchy nugget ice at home a reality.
Ninja Nutri Ninja BL450
This is a powerful and effective single-serve blender that won't cost a fortune, just don't expect it to go too far beyond the line of duty.
NutriBullet Pro 900
Beneath all the health hype, you'll find a competent blender that gets caught in the middle between the best single-serve smoothie makers and the best full-size multitaskers.
Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven
Packing the benefits of pressure cooking into a countertop oven is a pretty clever idea. Chef Puck's oven isn't perfect, and at $249 it isn't for everyone, but crafty home cooks will nonetheless appreciate its performance.
Vitamix 7500 ( Black)
As tempting as that freakishly powerful motor is, it's difficult to justify the $529 Vitamix over some of the more affordable competitors available.
Ninja Cooking System
If you're just looking for a simple "set and forget" countertop cooker, there's no reason to spend this much. Still, with unique functions like searing and steam baking, creative home chefs will love having the Ninja in their culinary arsenal.
Dyson channels its existing Air Multiplier tech with this brand-new "self-cleaning" humidifier-fan hybrid.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale ( Black)
If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.
Food Cycle Science Food Cycler: Home
This luxurious in-home composter promises to recycle your food waste in a matter of hours.