CES 2017: Hands-On With GeniCan

While there are lots of ways to stay up to date on your groceries and make sure you're always stocked up on anything you need, and this includes using a good old fashioned pen and paper to write down your items that are running low, with the age of technology in the state that it is there are numerous ways to make things like grocery shopping more efficient and smarter. So smart, in fact, that items such as Amazon's Dash buttons allow consumers to restock on items they need with one simple click. Items like the GeniCan of course do things a little differently. Instead of reminding yourself that running low on something, GeniCan makes things smarter by scanning what you toss away in the trash and can help you refill those items, and we've been able to get some hands-on time with it to see if it's really all it's cracked up to be.

While not everyone will see a use for the GeniCan in their own home, there are those that certainly wouldn't mind the convenience of having a device to do some of the thinking for them, and that's what the GeniCan is here to do, with groceries at least. While you can scan things in as you toss them in the trash, you do have to hold the item there for a few seconds until it reads what you're throwing away. What this does is add items to your shopping list so you don't have to remember to do this on your own.

The nice thing is that there is an optional method of adding items in and this is by speaking to the GeniCan instead, which for some might be an easier way of doing things so long as you remember to talk to it as you toss stuff out. That being said, scanning items in and speaking to the GeniCan simply adds items to your shopping list, but holding the item in place for a few seconds as you toss it out will actually re-order the items for you if you have it connected to Amazon Dash, and you can connect it to Amazon Dash thanks to the partnership between Amazon and GeniCan. The device also comes in a few different colors including Red, White, and Black if you want something basic. If you're interested in getting a closer look at the GeniCan, make sure to check out the gallery below.

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Justin Diaz

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Lover of food, craft beer, movies, travel, and all things tech. Video games have always been a passion of his due to their ability to tell incredible stories, and home automation tech is the next big interest, in large part because of the Philips Hue integration with Razer Chroma. Current Device: Google Pixel.