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Go ahead, ask Jim Beam's 'Smart' decanter for a shot
Don't call it an Alexa for Alcohol or a Google Guzzler. Jim Beam would prefer you refer to this product as an "intelligent bourbon decanter." Bottoms up.

If you ever thought "gee, my ultimate man cave could really use a decanter that pours whiskey whenever I yell at it", then Jim Beam has your smart-home solution. The "JIM" is as absurd as it is useful, and it's worth keeping your eye on, as supplies appear limited. (Either this is just a marketing stunt, or the concept of a booze-pouring smart device is just too popular to pass up.)


For $35, the JIM "offers groundbreaking shot-pouring functionality that allows legal drinking age consumers to serve up a drink without lifting a finger," Jim Beam's website describes. But you better get your drink orders in fast, as the device's 3G connectivity—no Wi-Fi—only works for six months. After that, the smart shot-pourer turns into a boring ol' decanter that won't be able to strike up a party on command. What a buzzkill.

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