Vying with the Sharper Image and Hammacher Schlemmer for the title of Most Expensive and Useless Electronics-Inspired Gift Shop Ever, Brookstone trades in intriguing items that you really, really don't need. How about a talking remote thermometer ($75) or a talking picture frame ($45)? Or perhaps you'd like an alarm clock that plays bird chirps ($175) or a lighted nose/ear trimmer ($50)?
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