I’m a gadget freak, of that there’s no doubt. Even analog ones occasionally interest me. Case in point is the Aerobie Aeropress, which had its moment as a web meme a few weeks ago. I bought one on a whim and have been using it on the weekends for the last couple of weeks. This thing makes the best coffee I’ve ever had. It’s relatively easy to use once you get a hang of how to work it, and cleanup is a breeze compared to a french press. My only complaints are that by the time I have my cup of joe in hand it’s substantially cooler than I like it and the maximum capacity of the thing is perhaps half of what I would normally call a cup of coffee. Still, it’s become the way I make coffee on the weekends when I have the time to do it. It’s actually faster at brewing a cup than my pot is, but it’s a hands on process. Anyway for ~$30 this is definitely a worthwhile investment if you’re a coffee fan, even if it’s just for the novelty of trying an alternative approach to brewing.