Technology is all about making life simpler and more convenient. How much more convenient do you think grocery shopping can get? The Hiku grocery scanner that you see above could serve as a reminder of sorts instead of relying on the usual pen and paper combination. The Hiku grocery scanner will cost you $80 a pop, where it will feature Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in microphone as well as a scanner, all crammed into a round form factor that is made out of a combination of silicone as well as aluminum.
The Hiku will work this way – it will enable you to scan the barcodes of household and food products using a one-button push in order to construct grocery lists. This will be done alongside a companion mobile app, and will be exclusive to the iOS platform at this point in time, although it has been confirmed that there is an Android version of the app arriving in due time. Apart from that, it comes with a magnetic back and a battery that has been rated to last for up to two months. This means you are able to keep it stuck to the fridge for quick and easy access. It is said that the company behind Hiku intends to issue frequent updates and in due time, expand the functionality to allow Hiku users to scan and actually purchase products.