• A device you retrofit onto a residential trash dumpster that can automatically drive it out/in on trash days (and s… ,
  • A glove plus short leash combo that helps when training a dog to walk with you (so you don’t have the dog out ahea… ,
  • I can see why my stovetop requires me to hold a button for 5 seconds to disable the child safety lock, but it would… ,
  • A mask that completely separates the nose from the mouth, so I am not just breathing my own carbon dioxide.,
  • An openable yet lockable hula hoop ring that you slide pool noodles onto to make floating rings; perhaps the ring c… ,
  • Wash towel/cloth that has microfiber on one side (for the final cleanup and streakfree wipe) and a more rough terry… ,
  • When casting to a TV, having the ability to use your smartphone as an intercom.,
  • A lip-balm-like stick that smells great (maybe like Dr Pepper or candy) that you rub on your kids’ noses before fee… ,
  • FaceTime should use computer vision to know where the face of the person I’m talking with is and automatically move… ,
  • Kid-proofing rolls of tape by having it pre-cut to 1 inch lengths as they pull it out.,
  • Cool sunglasses that also shade your nose and ears,
  • As you pour the cereal out of the box, it goes over a screen-like filter to separate the crumbs/dust out so that th… ,
  • Tape measure printed on both sides of the tape, and perhaps an adjustable wire down the center to prevent it from bending when extended.,
  • Oreo cookies with cookie dough filling; we call it a Doreo.,
  • Tator tots pre-injected with ketchup, could call them tomatortots.,
  • A wine glass weight that goes around its base, so you can eat at the same table as your rowdy kids and not fear the… ,
  • A rake with a hoe on the other side.,
  • Very thin area nets that you lay on your yard in the fall for rapid removal of fallen leaves.,
  • A type of hair gel that is also a lotion/ aftershave, so I can put it on without having to wash my hands afterwards.,
  • A clip on air freshener that you attach to where the air blows out of the vacuum cleaner, similar to car vent air fresheners;,
  • For trees that have lost bark, a tree bandaid material with capillary action that you fill in the missing bark areas to keep the tree alive;,
  • An attachment to my razor that clears away the shaved hair so it doesn’t clog between the razor blades while I shav… ,
  • Specialized shoes that allow you to jog on top of water, or perhaps a floating treadmill that pedals as to run;,
  • A sunscreen that is highly hydrophobic, so that it can stop most of the sand from sticking to you.,
  • Auto-coiling extension cords, perhaps by weak magnetic sheath.,
  • A programmable kitchen faucet, with buttons/gestures for different effects (blast, spray, pulse), timings (1 sec, 3… ,
  • AR glasses for joggers that allow you to see multiple virtual runners alongside you running at configurable paces (… ,
  • A little plate attached to the forearm so kids can eat salsa without spilling between the container and their mouth.,
  • The ability to remotely unplug the vacuum cleaner from the power outlet (so you’re not tempted to yank on the cord,… ,
  • Toy guns that use machine learning to recognize humans so that they do not fire at people, and they can use the sam… ,
  • A natural Christmas tree service that professionally installs the lights for you, perhaps also with delivery.,
  • A vacuum cleaner robot that uses machine learning so that it knows to suck up Cheerios but not Legos (or maybe the… ,
  • When repairing a section of drywall, an aluminum foil-like material that allows you to take a relief of existing te… ,
  • A thin metal wire inside the entire border edge of a bandaid so that it keeps its shape and does not easily fall off.,
  • A refrigerator that has not just a dispenser for water, but also a dispenser for milk (which is piped out of gallon milk cartons inside).,
  • A refrigerator ice maker that has special inserts so you can make custom-shaped ice (or even just cube-shaped ice).,
  • A specially designed brown paper bag for popping your own popcorn kernels in the microwave, with reservoir for oil/… ,
  • A white, rubberized mini crowbar, so that it doesn’t and mar things so easily when set down or dropped.,
  • When patching larger holes in drywall, having a sturdy, “leave in” plastic backing brace that attaches to the drywa… ,
  • Cotton candy with lightweight treats sprinkled in while it is being spun (e.g. popcorn).,
  • Water heater controls should have a lock or at least be placed out of reach of toddlers.,
  • A laptop briefcase that doubles as power bank and a heated cushion to sit on when working outside the office.,
  • Cameras on parking lot overhead lights to give composite birds eye view of parking and additional safety.,
  • Trick-or-treating service where trained staff hand out candy at your door so you don't have to buy candy (& have extras), be disturbed, etc.,
  • A smart fridge with bar code scanner so I can scan in food I put in there (e.g. the freezer) and it tells me when they are about to expire.,
  • Sneakers that have built-in tuck-away storage for the tied shoelaces, both for aesthetics and so they don't come undone.,
  • A bottle cap that is shaped like a rounded square, requiring only a quarter-twist to open;,
  • A ring glove, maybe silicone, that covers and protects your wedding ring while you do work that could damage it (e.g. lifting weights, etc).,
  • A hotdog casing shape that is less of a choking hazard for kids.,
  • A broom that sweeps but also can vacuum up small piles without requiring electricity (e.g. push handle down to create vacuum up poll).,
  • An adapter for blowing up large inflatables (boats, mattresses, etc) that gives you a pressure gauge so you don't over-inflate.,
  • A snowblower attachment that acts as a Gatling-like snowball maker/shooter,
  • Low-relief stucco molds for making houses have affordable stone-like facings,
  • And smartphone app that uses the phone's camera as a laser detector for target practice.,
  • A smart ring you wear while working out that counts your reps when you squeeze it and tells you when your set is done.,
  • A supermarket self-checkout station where you could scan a cart/basket of items at once rather than scanning items one at a time.,
  • A QR reader built into the iOS lock screen.,
  • A hover house: small light-weight room that could use drone mechanics to temporarily float in scenic areas,
  • A small 2D printing device that does window screen repair.,
  • R2-D2 and C3PO "costumes" for portable IV units at children's hospitals so sick kids can walk the halls with their favorite Star Wars droids,
  • A laser pen that makes a dot matrix for quick grid sketching on whiteboards.,
  • Using AR to teach piano visually (e.g. overlaying next notes on the piano keys, perhaps synced with iPad and voice driven for rewinding),
  • A fire alarm with gradual notifications of increased smoke levels, a 20 min silence button (for kitchen mishaps), and smartphone control.,
  • An acoustic guitar body that is remoldable to different shapes for unique resonances.,
  • Reusable, collapsible cloth and spring wire present forms for a green alternative to using wrapping paper.,
  • Screws/nails made with a bubble of silicone glue at the tip so that when used it breaks the bubble and does not loosen or squeak with time.,
  • Heated (or cooled) fan blades on a ceiling fan for heating (or cooling) a room.,
  • An app that tracks your ideas while you run; bonus points if it organizes them for you into a mindmap.,
  • Large water balloon-like sacs that burst when on fire, to be used as part of a wildfire barricade.,
  • Smart side mirrors in your car that are a LED screen, integrated with cameras around car and have an indicator if safe to turn/change lanes,
  • Silicone lid for a soda can that can double as a coaster grip when on the other end.,
  • A Linux distro designed for kids that rethinks workflow of vital activities (answering questions, digitizing ideas, safe communication, etc),
  • An app or in-store kiosk where you give it your list of items you need, and it maps out the fastest path through the store to get them.,
  • A calendar visualization tool that allows you to see and manage your calendar as a mindmap.,
  • A plastic milk carton that easily crunches down when empty, perhaps by twisting.,
  • A specialized utensil for scooping and spreading peanut butter and jelly--a mix of a spreading knife and a spoon.,
  • A specialized spoon for eating pho, perhaps a mixture of a knife and spoon.,
  • Kids sippy cup that has one-way valve to prevent backwash, bubbles, etc.,
  • A shower head that does not shoot out cold water when you turn it on.,
  • Using parallel sets to visualize and analyze network traffic connections,
  • To be able to tell the time by touch, without looking at my phone/watch (e.g. by only touching my phone in my pocket while in a meeting).,
  • A D3 plugin for Excel.,
  • Thimble-like finger tips for guitar play that give you agile control of glass slide ability, cool mutability, or even artificial harmonics.,
  • A CSS validation service that alerts you when your CSS does not support a specified device target (e.g. iOS 6.1), and recommends a polyfill.,
  • A leaf blower attachment that is forked so that you can better control the direction the leaves will be blown.,
  • A silicone baby tray that holds the individual Cheerios in fun little recessed shapes (hearts, triangles, etc.).,
  • A smartphone feature where if the caller is not already a contact, automatically send to voicemail (and optionally notify me with details).,
  • A bike headlight that shines in 360° but not up, so it reflects off the rider (but not into his eyes) and everyone around can see it.,
  • A Kleenex tissue shaped with a pocket so nothing "escapes " when you blow your nose.,
  • A smart TV analytics app that helps you watch less by figuring out what you like the most. Coupled with phone app to know if you're bored.,
  • Need to find a good way to convert sound pollution into a more useful form of energy.,
  • Beds take up lots of space in small rooms. A large hammock bed that spans the room could save a lot of space and almost completely fold away,
  • A social newsfeed that summarizes/shows me actual content rather than just lures.,
  • Wide candles where the wick takes a circuitous path instead of straight down.,
  • A mute toggle on the cord of smartphone earphones.,
  • Disposable teeth-cleaning wipes (maybe like mini washcloths) for when you can't brush your teeth on the go.,
  • iPhone screen protectors should come with a template/jig so that there is basically no way to apply it slightly crooked.,
  • A flavor-scented cup so you can drink pure water and it tastes like flavored tea. Bonus points if you can change the flavors.,
  • At attachment you can clip onto any plate that helps kids spoon peas without using their fingers.,
  • Rockstar karaoke: where instead of singing you step on stage with a trained band and get to play guitar.,