I laughed out loud when I discovered this item in one of the 275 holiday catalogs we receive in the mail.  I suppose this automatic “martini shaker/stirrer” might be useful for someone.  As a martini drinker (and maker), I see this device as being absolutely useless.  It’s not that automatic if you have to put the booze and ice in it.  And really, how much trouble is it to shake or stir?