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Shopping Carts Get An Upgrade: LCD Screens

The Concierge system from Springboard Networks might be the upcoming innovation I'm looking forward to the most. It's a cart-mounted computer interface with LCD screen that acts as a guide through your favorite (or foreign) grocery store. You won't have to ask anyone where the black olives are because you can just do a query on your cart.

While the Concierge system is still in its concept juncture, the device seems like it would come in handy in nearly any shopping situation. For more about it,

Concierge offers customizable personalized content, security encryption (cause no one wants to know how much wine and tequila I buy!), advanced database analytics and low maintenance. It features built-in, future-proofed functionality that is ready for tomorrow's technology: integration with cell phones and handheld computers, a comprehensive shopping, nutrition and recipe web portal, and new CRM models. I'm not sure the co-op where I shop will be signing up anytime soon, but I'm sure there's a trendy market or two that would love to say they offer Concierge assistance for every shopper.

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karaglo karaglo 9 years
it would be really neat if you could upload your grocery list and have it make a navigation plan so you can get everything in the most efficient way possible. Maybe the cart would have a bluetooth sync to the grocery list on your phone.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
This might work in upscale grocery stores, but I think they'll get taken away from regular stores due to vandalism. Also, Neural's right, kids would totally mess around with this. But I like the idea.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
In Atlanta for a little while, they had carts with a little computer on it...I loved it. It told you where everything was located. They eventually stopped using them...that was a bad day for me. :(
shmoo15 shmoo15 10 years
This is magnificent! It would help me get over my scatterbrained shopping techniques.
boredatwork boredatwork 10 years
i love this idea. maybe my husband would do the shopping then, ha! i think i saw a news clip on something like this maybe a year ago...if i remember right, they also mentioned something about being able to check yourself out you add the items to the cart it adds to the bill.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I think that sounds great, and esk4, I think your menu idea is a good one too! Yay for technology!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
Calculators used to be a common cart gadget, too, but people were vandalizing them and breaking them. I hope that doesn't happen with these.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
That would be magnificent!
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I would love this. I think it would also cut down on those flyers that seem to be in every single shopping cart that you get about the stores sales. I would much rather read about them on that, and save the trash.
esk4 esk4 10 years
can you imagine having a child in the seat and them not playing with that??? I think a better idea would be LCD menues in restaurants that when the waiter pics up it already has your order reducing error. possibly even with a sectionw here you can list food allergies and it can sort out things you'd be allergic to... yeah I go to a tech school... sadly this is what we talk about on wild nights... jk lol
Neural Neural 10 years
I totally see this happening in the next 5 years.
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