RollScout is a Toilet Paper Holder That Alerts When it's Low

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 24, 2014
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
The RollScout TP holder is designed to make sure that you know when the roll is getting dangerously close to low. The battery-powered toilet paper holder may be more high tech than most TP holsters that you're familiar with, but this one is also smarter. The device makes use of infrared sensors and reads the levels of tissue that are still left on the roll. When you're down to the last few papers, the light on the toilet paper roll flashes, bringing your attention to it.

In addition to being functional, the design takes decoration into consideration, offering RollScout in a number of metallic finishes, including chrome, antique bronze, brushed nickel, white and even 14K gold.