The gadget world has been a buzz about the idea of Swedish designers Electrolux's Dustmate slipper vacuum, which has a built-in vacuum cleaner in the sole of the shoe.
I am generally a skeptic when it comes to novelty gadgets, but this one seems just about as functional as you can get. I only have carpet in a small area of my house, and the rest is covered with hardwood floor so everyday is a dust battle. The idea of putting on some shoes, turning on my iPod and sliding around the house while picking up dust and dirt is just the kind of geeky thing I fantasize about daily. No word yet on the potential cost of the shoes or when they might make it to the market. I'll be waiting nonetheless.