Thank goodness for people that are geeks about different things than I am and are willing to share their findings with the world.
That is exactly what Marco Arment is (a geek about different things than I am, willing to share findings) when he reviews Coffee Joulies (which started as a Kickstarter project). When he and others linked to this Kickstarter project I was moments away from backing the project before I thought these little guys were a bit superfluous for me. Yet, I had hopes that when they did come out they'd be either good or great and I'd eventually cave and buy a set. Turns out that Marco's findings, regrettably, are that they really aren't worth buying.
Thanks for saving me money Marco.