Here's the salt shaker with Bluetooth and Alexa integration that you've always wanted


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just add a salt and batteries.


I don’t know which is more depressing: that this thing does not appear to be satire, or that it’s already raised $9,000 on indiegogo.


0:54. That’s how long it took me to realize it wasn’t an SNL-type parody commercial. Even the name sounds like a joke.


It’s missing the rotating video cam on top.

It also could use a mildly painful laser to zap your hand when you’re over your limit on wine.


Is this real, or what? It’s satire, right? A leftover April Fools joke?


Still can’t tell if parody. Every individual element screams satire. I mean, who on Earth would want a ginormous salt shaker that’s ridiculous to use?


Is this real, or what? It’s satire, right? A leftover April Fools joke?


that’s the bluetooth deCAN’Ter.


have you met people?


Sort of a missed opportunity, isn’t it? It should just be able to run salt and water with some cleverly placed metal plates.


I’m pretty sure this is all a scam. I know I’ve seen it on crowdsourcing sites before, and the most recent campaign appears to have had all its backing almost immediately on launch.



Well played. Bravo.


Pretty sure the poster’s account has been hijacked by an AI.


How much does the DRM salt cost?


On the plus side I think there’s been a bit of a backlash against this stuff - clearly with the juicero and stuff like it the tech went way too far and people are starting to make fun of it more.

at least, that’s what I tell myself. To stay sane.


What the actual fuck…


I’m almost certain that this is a very elaborate joke.



I googled “list of most ridiculous internet of things” and the first hit was this. I mean, you can’t make this shit up (although someone did). I mean, really – a smart tortilla maker? A smart floss dispenser??? Who needs this shit? Jeez. The salt shaker is pretty tame in comparison.