HapiLabs Hapifork electronic fork
Useful health product or "the ultimate first-world solution to overeating"
? Using a motion sensor, the HAPIfork tracks how quickly you're shoveling food into your mouth and signals if you're raising the utensil too much or too quickly. "The idea," explains Dan Munro at Forbes
, "is simple. If you slow down the rate of consumption you will take in fewer calories." The fork generated plenty of buzz at CES, but critics say the idea, well, bites. The device, says InfoWorld's Babb, "has no idea if you're shoveling in pounds of bacon-wrapped bacon or just savoring your peas one at a time, so the whole thing an exercise in pointlessness."