Bathroom scale goes Wi-Fi
A French technology company, Withings, has introduced the first-ever bathroom scale with Wi-Fi capability. And if that wasn't enough, it also has an iPhone app.
All you do is step on the scale, and your weight shows up on a personal Web page (hopefully, that's secure too) or the phone screen where you can compare it to past readings. You can even get a graphic showing weight loss -- or gain -- over time.
This could perhaps bring on a new wave of smashed computer screens, or broken iPhones from them being thrown across the room.
The Wi-Fi Body Scale also measures body mass index and recognizes up to eight users, so the whole household can join in.
The price: $159.
In a press release, a Withings official declared that the company strives to make products "that make everyday life better."
Well, in this case, it would depend on the day.
-- David Colker