If you sometimes feel like you're talking to a wall and no one is listening to you, you might need this new, voice-activated trash can from Simple Human.
Unlike your dog, it will actually listen to you — and follow orders! You can say, "Open sesame," and it will open its lid. And it takes other commands, like "Stay open!" It also has a motion sensor, in case you've lost your voice or just don't feel like speaking (some days, that's just too much effort!).
Hitting stores in March, the single can (for just garbage) will cost $180 and the double can option (for garbage and recycling) will come in at $240.
See more: Sensor Can with Voice Control, from $180 at Simple Human
Gimmicky or totally useful? You tell us — and we promise to listen!