Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Electronic grocery list has voice recognition

SmartShopper is an easy-to-use electronic device that helps you make your grocery list. Simply press its Record button and say the name of the items you want to buy, press Print, and SmartShopper prints your list categorized by grocery departments such as "frozen foods" or "produce.".

SmartShopper comes pre-loaded with over 2,500 food, beverage, household, beauty, and office items, and recognizes words as specific as swordfish, emory boards, and lawn bags, allowing you to store and print shopping lists simply by speaking.

It's designed to magnetically attach to your refrigerator, and also can be wall-mounted or kept on a countertop. The unit uses a speaker-independent voice recognition system to match a spoken item with one in its database. It has an LCD screen that puts your list in alphabetical order, and it recognizes errands, such as going to the bank, library, or veterinarian. You can also add items to the database, up to a maximum of 5,000 items.

The built-in thermal printer never requires ink replacement. It uses four AA batteries. Suggested retail price is $150 but I've seen it selling for less than $120.
This is a preview, not a review.

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