hiku: Shopping Simplified

Grocery shopping just got a heck of a lot easier with this device called hiku. You scan the barcode of an item you’re running out of or finished OR you speak what item you need right into the hiku and then it magically sends (well, via Wi-Fi) the item name to a list on your phone. No more forgetting food when you’re at the store because you’ll have the list that you’ve been accumulating with you. Genius!

The nifty little gadget stands up on your counter or sticks to your fridge with the magnet on the back. The white and stainless steel design will blend in with any kitchen decor so it won’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Now that they’ve figured out the technology, hopefully this concept will get off the ground one day because who wants to run back to the store after forgetting something?

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.