'Smart' potty or dumb idea?



LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had.

Toilet training a toddler is no picnic, but iPotty from CTA Digital seeks to make it a little easier by letting parents attach an iPad to it. This way, junior can gape and paw at the iPad while taking care of business in the old-fashioned part of the plastic potty.

IPotty will go on sale in March, first on Amazon.com. It's expected to cost $39.99.

There are potty training apps out there that'll reward toddlers for accomplishing the deed. The company is also examining whether the potty's attachment can be adapted for other types of tablets, beyond the iPad.

"It's novel to a lot of people but we've gotten great feedback from parents who think it'd be great for training," said CTA product specialist Camilo Gallardo.