I'm all for gadgets that facilitate lifestyle improvements, but I'm not so sure this one falls into the category of "worth it." The SRS Labs MyVolume adapter is a small device that plugs into your cable box meant to regulate your TV's volume. The premise is fairly simple, but the technology is advanced; basically everything on your TV — from prime-time programs to commercials — will be leveled out to the same volume.

At first read, this sounds like a great device to deal with loud commercials but . . . isn't that what a remote control is for? In my opinion, the mute or volume buttons work just fine for volume control — this little device will run you $99! There's still no word on when a new bill regulating commercial volume will be put into effect, but I'd sooner hit "mute" than shell out more cash. What do you think? Is it worth it?