This is a completely impractical, unaffordable, probably crappy product. But it has a very high cool factor and I'm a sucker for gadgets. So in my book this is one of the coolest gadgets available today.
Many believe that water scarcity due to population growth and climate change would be a central factor in future conflict. For Israel specifically, it's a huge source of tension with neighbors. Here's a technological solution to prevent this. As they say: Necessity is the mother of invention.
"Israel now gets 55 percent of its domestic water from desalination, and that has helped to turn one of the world’s driest countries into the unlikeliest of water giants."
"...the national water authority built innovative water treatment systems that recapture 86 percent of the water that goes down the drain and use it for irrigation — vastly more than the second-most-efficient country in the world, Spain, which recycles 19 percent."
Today is the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Apple put up a really nice site for it. My first Mac was a Macintosh Plus in 1987. I was a little kid doing stuff on it that no one else could do: desktop publishing, illustration, sound editing... It was a gigantic leap from anything else at the time and it completely changed computers forever.
$35 with three months of free Netflix ($24) means you can justify this toy for $11. I'm addicted to gadgets and I'm fighting myself hard to keep me from buying this. I simply do not own a TV where I can plug it in. My only TV is attached to a Mac mini. And still I want to buy one.