The Barman

While we’re usually content with our standard one-mixer-plus-booze-in-a-glass, we won’t refuse a product that offers to perfect our drink-making abilities. Powered by a single 9V battery, The Barman is a simple, sleek mixing platform that sports a single LED in its center plus an LCD screen, and connects via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. Place your glass in the center on the LED, select a drink amongst the hundreds in The Barman App, and add the ingredients sequentially as the unit weighs them and signals when to stop, both by your glass’ illumination changing from blue to red thanks to the LED underneath and by way of an on-screen progress bar. It can even be set to learn new drinks, download recipes online, and list the drinks possible with the ingredients on hand.

Hit up Kickstarter for details – $50