Business: Supermarket: Trolley
Shopping Cart Mouse   (+2, -2)  [vote for, against]
For a high-tech feel at the grocery store

A computer mouse is attached to the grocery store shopping cart so you can click a product on the shelf and add it to your shopping cart just like you do on-line.
-- Mustardface, Feb 05 2005

So you point the mouse at a box of laundry detergent, and click, and the box slowly floats into your cart?
-- robinism, Feb 05 2005

No, you just put it in the cart yourself after you click on it with the mouse. It's just a way to make dull grocery shopping seem like high-tech on-line shopping. Everybody loves to point and click.
-- Mustardface, Feb 06 2005

Maybe the mouse could have a bar code reader, so that when you click, the item is automatically crossed off your electronic shopping list.
-- robinism, Feb 06 2005

There are (were?) shopping systems which allowed you to actually push a button to scan a product and add it to your cart. The checkout system was just a matter of re-docking the reader and letting it charge the pre-arranged credit card. (Good customers, random audits, yada-yada). At least pressing that button did something useful.

I don't know if it let you upload your shopping list to the store computer ahead of time, but that might make a nice feature.
-- half, Feb 06 2005

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